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From this Thursday the 1st of August to Sunday the 4th, the Casa de Campo resort will be playing host to the Washington-Atlanta Golf Group.

The Washington-Atlanta Golf Group was founded in 1999 and has 140 members from 14 different states of the US, although most members herald from Washington, DC Metropolitan Area or Atlanta, Georgia (hence the name). They are one of the largest Africa-American golf groups in the United States.

Taking part in their visit to Casa de Campo are 56 members, who are all very excited to spend 3 days golfing on some of the best courses in the Caribbean. Having visited the Dominican Republic in 2005, the group’s only visit to the country, they enjoyed a round of golf on the Dye Fore Course.  At that time, they stayed closer to the Capital City, Santo Domingo, lodging in Boca Chica. After visiting the Casa de Campo facility, Stephan Bell, president of the group told us that they knew they just had to come back – and this time stay within the resort.

Arriving on Thursday afternoon, the group’s first activity will be their annual poker tournament, as well as some shooting clays at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center. Later that evening the group will celebrate with a welcome dinner at La Casita in the Marina Casa de Campo.

On Friday the group’s most important round of golf will tee-off on the Links at7:30am for their “Ryder Cup,” uniforms and all, with the North team playing in white and the South donning orange Nike-sponsored golf shirts. At the end of this round, the winning team is not only presented with a trophy… but also earns the “bragging rights” for the next 361 days!

On Saturday and Sunday the group will play on the Dye Fore and the Teeth of the Dog respectively.

On Saturday night, they will enjoy a big party at La Piazzetta in Altos de Chavón… during which the “rookies” will be initiated into the group! To be officially welcomed into the group each new member must be given a nickname – to be allocated and announced during this dinner.

Over the last 14 years, the Washington-Atlanta golf group have traveled all over the world in search of excellent golfing and so it is a honor to have them visit us here in Casa de Campo. We wish you a wonderful time – we know you’ll love it!