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In case you haven’t heard, Casa de Campo again makes the list for the world’s finest places to play golf. We recently shared Teeth of the Dog’s recognition in Golf Digest. This time, our luxury resort finds itself in Live and Invest Overseas’ Best Places To Retire Overseas To Play Golf, garnering spot #2!
Live and Invest Overseas was founded by Kathleen Peddicord and is perceived as a one of the world’s most trusted sources of information when it comes to living, retiring, and investing overseas. They even held a conference in Santo Domingo last year titled, “Live And Invest In The Dominican Republic.”
This information doesn’t come as a surprise to us, since we know first-hand how amazing it is to live here! Not only for golfers or retirees, but anybody who wishes to live comfortably, surrounded by nature, positive attitudes, beauty and friendship. In addition, Casa de Campo has a ton of amenities to offer.
A few weeks ago, we hosted the Latin America Amateur Championship, LAAC on the Teeth of the Dog, selected for its mastery in design and competitive layout. It demonstrated itself to be a true challenge, and left the LAAC in a tight race, ultimately won by Paul Chaplet. Casa de Campo also has 2 other golf courses, designed by Pete Dye as well: The Dye Fore and The Links Course. Golfers have access to high-end golf carts, specialty events like Night Golf, which has opened on Teeth of the Dog’s new driving range, and expert consultation in the field through Casa de Campo’s golf department.
It’s not only a golfer’s paradise though. Residents and guests alike have a number of extraordinary places to visit. First of, La Marina offers an amazing selection of restaurants, or the ability to take your boat out of the harbor and enjoy the calm waters of the Caribbean ocean. Palmilla and Catalina, both nearby, offer beautiful landscapes and pristine beaches. Bask in the sun, snorkel, or partake in exhilarating water sports there or shoreside at Casa de Campo’s very own Minitas.
Sports enthusiasts can visit the shooting range with qualified personnel, or the tennis club to perfect their backhand and serve. Excursions on bikes and horseback are available to all throughout Casa, including little ones! In fact, this weekend as part of Hogar del Niño’s Annual Weekend, there will be a MTB bike marathon.
Plus, every member of Casa de Campo knows an afternoon spent watching or playing polo tops the charts. Recently, the Royal Salute Charity Polo Day took place featuring Adolfo Cambiaso, ranked the #1 polo player in the world; and the Polo Challenge RD 2016 Silver Cup has just begun.
In goes without saying that one of the perks to living in Casa de Campo is Altos de Chavón. The beautiful village located on the edge of the Chavón River (from where it derives its name) was inspired by 16th-century Mediterranean villages and designed by Roberto Copa in 1976. The stone amphitheater was inaugurated in 1983 by Frank Sinatra, and since has presented a number of famous artists throughout the years. It just held the epic Ricky Martin concert last Saturday!!
The picturesque St. Stanislaus Church is the perfect spot for a top-notch destination wedding. Nearly 33 years ago, it became home of The Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation, a non-profit educational institution that includes The School of Design, graduating internationally recognized artists.
Altos de Chavón is also home to The Regional Museum of Archaeology with its collection of indigenous objects assembled over 40 years by collector Samuel Pión; and the Davidoff Artists in Residence program, where artists from all over the world come to stay for a period of three months developing their work. The Gallery features their selections and many talented local artists.
Casa de Campo has no shortage of nightlife options either. With its vibrant social scene, locals frequent Chavón’s bars and restaurants, and the recently opened nightclub, Genesis for parties that don’t stop until the last person leaves!
The closely knit community is also one to support and nurture the surrounding areas of La Romana, with charities that aid impoverished children with education, healthcare, and dental care, including Hogar del Niño, Fundación MIR, and the Orfanato Niños de Cristo.
With the fantastic array of sporting events, outdoor leisure, cultural activities and charitable causes, we can’t imagine anywhere greater in the world to live!
The following collection of photos by José Calzada gives a look into the idyllic setting and laid back lifestyle of Casa de Campo: