Article repost from Puro Golf
Five days might not be enough to enjoy everything that Punta Cana offers us in the Dominican Republic. It is true. The endless panoramas to live a vacation accompanied by rounds of golf in outstanding fields may be insufficient, because it has to be the paradise where you are always amazed.
This year the Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange, the first and only marketing event that aims to consolidate golf in the Dominican Republic, gave us five days to live in first person the experience of sharing with the main tour operators, enjoy the secrets of Cap Cana Resort & Spa, visit in tours other luxury hotels and finally play a two-day tournament in epic fields such as Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog and Cap Cana’s Punta Espada.
On the first day, with 70 international delegates, representing 35 tour operator companies, as well as 17 international media specializing in the golf industry, the event was inaugurated led by Mr. Teddy De Lara. The president of Target Marketing Consultors, the organizer of the event, confirmed that “in the last five years golf tourism in Dominican territory has grown by more than 45%, according to data released by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) “.
The second day of this event allowed to participate in the seminar commanded by James J. Keegan and Kelly Fullford. The first, Top Ten Golf consultants, explained the reasons for success on golf courses. While Kelly, representative of GolfNow, addressed the development of golf trips in the world and specifically in the Caribbean.
The Secrets of Cap Cana Resort & Spa
As we said at the outset, five days may not be enough to enjoy all that this resort offers. After the seminar we had the opportunity to visit the Hoyo Azul and Zip Line, located no more than ten minutes from the hotel. Simply astonishing. The Hoyo Azul hides in the jungle to bathe in a natural pool displaced in a cave, whose depth is of 75 meters. The Zip Line is for the more daring, where a canopy circuit offers the experience of vertigo to observe the landscape of Cap Cana from the altitudes.
The Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa offers luxurious rooms with a complete view of the Caribbean Sea. The beach? A paradise. It is the garden of the hotel to give you complete relaxation with various services available. The bars also accompany you in this stay, having two on the beach and others installed in the swimming pool. What to say about the restaurants. Guests can choose from more than five different cultural options. A minor detail: If you stay at the hotel, all the benefits listed are included and what you get out of your wallet you only use to tip the good services of the employees.
Golf in Punta Cana.
During this stay in the DR Golf Travel Exchange 2017 two fields were played for the tournament: Teeth of Dog and Punta Espada. Also known as Dog’s Tooth, it is approximately 45 minutes from Cap Cana. The court is located inside another Luxury Resort: Casa de Campo. There they move three courts and if you have to choose one, that has to be Teeth of the Dog.
The course was designed by Peter Dye, acclaimed builder who has made Teeth of the Dog the No. 49 field of the leading American magazine Golf Magazine. Mainly the lifting of holes surrounded by the Caribbean sea make this field known. But, in fact, it goes beyond the landscape.
Dye built this course so that any golfer, from the lowest handicap to the highest handicap, can play it. This is because there are different games, making it challenging for the good and enjoyable for beginners. The fairways are wonderful, just like their greens whose entries are possibly the most complex of the course. Before reaching them, there are ripples that do not allow them to be pointed if you do not poke the ball inside the perimeter. A meter before and physics will do the same. As for the amenities, they are perfect. Adapt carts and, where possible, carry a caddy. This will make it much easier to return to enjoy it.
Staying in Cap Cana, Punta Espada is the perfect court to play. It is only 10 minutes from the hotel. We are talking about a field designed and supervised by Jack Nicklaus. There is no question on why it is ranked number 76 in the world by Golf Digest. It is also surrounded by holes along the sea and its fairway is a delicacy, whose greens are the end point of a perfect course. Here, for example, a PGA Tour Champions tournament was hosted. No need to describe its characteristics, they speak for themselves and it’s for you to find out for yourself.
DR Golf Travel Exchange, along with the Ministry of Tourism, Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Casa de Campo Resort, Cap Cana, AlSol Hotels & Resorts, Punta Espada Golf Course, Scape Park and EITI DMC have made this great experience possible and where you can start programming yourself, thanks to the hospitable reception to guests provided by hotels.