On Monday, October 23rd, the Dominican Golf Federation (FEDOGOLF) officially announced the details of the 8th DR Open Amateur Championship, to be held from October 31st to November 5th on our world-class Casa de Campo golf courses where up until now nine countries have been confirmed to be participating!
The aim of this tournament is to promote the Dominican Republic as a leading golf destination in the Caribbean and in other parts of the world for its excellent facilities and opportunities. The DR Open Amateur Championship will take place on our Pete Dye designed golf courses: The Teeth of the Dog, The Links, and the Dye Fore here in Casa de Campo. Around 120 players are expected to participate in this tournament. Some of the countries confirmed to participate include: the United States (the 2016 champion), Mexico, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Venezuela, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
“It is an event that combines tourism and competition in different categories, where not only you can enjoy a good golf game, but a great climate, beaches and tourist attractions, something that continues to motivate players to visit our country year after year. Along with the fact that they are able to play and enjoy an environment where comradeship reigns, it is in that sense that we make a great contribution to strengthening the country’s tourism and particularly the East Zone as the most important golf destination in the Caribbean,” said Rafael Canario, director of the event, who together with Fedogolf organizes the international affair, whilst Rafael Villalona, president of FEDOGOLF thanked everybody and the sponsors for their continued support.
The tournament will be played in a “Stableford” format. The men’s division has an age limit of 49 years-old and is divided into four categories; A, B, C, and D. The age range for the senior division is from 50 to 59 years-old and is broken down into three categories: A, B, and C. The super senior division is for players age 60 and over. There are also two divisions for female players: Ladies up to 49 years (division A) and Ladies 50 years and over (division B).
8th DR OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
When: From Tuesday, October 31st to Saturday, November 5th
Where: Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and The Links golf courses
Tel: (809) 338- 1004, (809) 850-0105
* Information provided by FEDOGOLF.