Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort and golf destination in La Romana, Dominican Republic, has announced the development of a new driving range and golf practice facility. Scheduled to open in November 2015, the 25-acre facility will replace the current driving range making way for one of the most impressive practice facilities in the Caribbean. The brand new driving range will make its official debut ahead of much-anticipated Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), scheduled for January 2016.
Designed by golf mastermind Pete Dye, and his son, P.B. Dye, the space will feature 48,000 square feet of teeing room, 13 target areas, and a 400 yard driving range – allowing for more golfers to improve their game at a variety of distances. Located just south of the 10th and 11th holes of the legendary ‘Teeth of the Dog’ course, the new golf facility will include a dedicated, short-game practice area with pristine bunkers, challenging grass mounds, and unforgiving depressions. The facility will be designed to simulate true course play with the planting of fresh Paspalum grass found on the Caribbean’s best courses, all of which are located in Casa de Campo.
The new golf facility will also serve as home to Casa de Campo’s legendary Jim McLean Golf School. Under the leadership and expertise of resident Director of Instruction, Eric Lillibridge, the Jim McLean Golf School will continue to provide players of all levels with the opportunity to improve their golf game through individual and group instruction.
Casa de Campo www.casadecampo.com.do
Pete Dye / P.B. Dye www.dyedesigns.com