Above is the 15th hole on the Teeth of the Dog course
The Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo was named Golf Resort of the Year by IAGTO at tonight’s 15th annual awards ceremony in Lake Como, Italy.
We had the pleasure of staying at Casa De Campo not long after the votes had been counted and managed to grab an interview with the resorts Chief Sales Manager Peter Bonell.
The awards are voted by specialist golf tour operators from 62 different nations, making in this one of the most prestige’s award in the golf travel industry. Casa de Campo’s “Teeth of the Dog” is regularly voted in the worlds Top 50 courses, but the resort has 4 other courses along with world-class facilities for Tennis, Polo and shooting. Add in the first class spa and sports therapy centre, the La Casita restaurant at the marina and New York’s famous Le Cirque restaurant owners the Maccioni family opening up The Beach Club by Le Cirque, and you can see why Casa de Campo has won this years award.
Other winners on the night were;
2015 IAGTO Awards Winners
Golf Destination of the Year – North America Charleston, South Carolina
Golf Destination of the Year – Latin America & Caribbean Cancun-Riviera Maya, Mexico
Golf Destination of the Year – Africa & Gulf States Marrakech, Morocco
Golf Destination of the Year – Europe Dublin East Coast, Ireland
Golf Destination of the Year – Asia & Australasia Sanya, China
Golf Resort of the Year – Rest of the World Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Golf Resort of the Year – North America Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina
Golf Resort of the Year – Europe PGA Catalunya Resort, Spain
Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year – Slovenia
IAGTO Honorary Award – Costantino Rocca
IAGTO Sustainability Award Winners
Overall category – Sustainable Golf Course of the Year Dundonald Links, Scotland
Community Integration category – Vidago Palace Golf Course, Portugal
Efficient Use of Resources category – Emirates Golf Club, UAE
Nature category – Bahia Beach Resort & GC, Puerto Rico
Above is some of the many restaurants, sports and amenities at the Casa de Campo Resort