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DR Wellness December 2017 release - APPROVED

Kick Off 2018 With a Wellness Getaway in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic starts in Your Concierge

Dominican Republic starts in Your Concierge

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DR Luxury November 2017 - FINAL-2

Dominican Republic Redefines Luxury Vacations

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Dominican Republic: A Vacation Destination Fit for the Whole Family

Dominican Republic: A Vacation Destination Fit for the Whole Family

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DR SDQ Culinary November 2017 release - APPROVED-1

Dominican Republic’s Capital Offers Abundance of Culinary Delights

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Minister Francisco Javier García refers on Sustainable Tourism In the UNESCO

Minister Francisco Javier García refers on Sustainable Tourism In the UNESCO

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Dominican Republic participated in the International Tourism and Travel Show in Montreal

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Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange Promotes Unparalleled International Golf Experience

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DR Adventure October 2017 release - FINAL Spanish2

Dominican Republic Dares Adventure Seekers to Plan an Active Getaway

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Dominican Republic launches Dominican Republic LIVE, a new promotional campaign

Dominican Republic launches Dominican Republic LIVE, a new promotional campaign

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No Filter Needed Release - APPROVED

No Filter Needed: Dominican Republic’s Most Picturesque Sites

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Civil aviation board approves 318 flights from Canada to the Dominican Republic to cater to new markets

Civil aviation board approves 318 flights from Canada to the Dominican Republic to cater to new markets

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Dominican Republic’s tourist destinations operating normally and without damages after Hurricane Maria

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Dominican Republic promotes tourism in the of Air Transat’s product launch

Dominican Republic promotes tourism in the of Air Transat’s product launch

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Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, official sponsor  of the “OTDYKH 2017″ fair

Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, official sponsor of the “OTDYKH 2017″ fair

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The Touristic Destinations of Dominican Republic Operating Normally

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Meet in The Dominican Republic

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DR Romance August 2017 release - Approved2

Swoon-Worthy Destinations to Spark Romance in Dominican Republic

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Diving Into Dominican Republic’s Hidden Scuba Gems

Diving Into Dominican Republic’s Hidden Scuba Gems

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Dominican Republic Promotes Tourism With Dominican Night In The Mall Of San Juan

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Your Ideal Guys’ Getaway Awaits in Dominican Republic

Your Ideal Guys’ Getaway Awaits in Dominican Republic

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RD World Education Congress 2

RD promotes MICE offer under the World Education Congress

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Dominican Republic Promotes Tourism In Puerto Rico In The Dominican Festival

Dominican Republic Promotes Tourism In Puerto Rico In The Dominican Festival

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Dominican Republic Consolidates MICE Offer In  “IMEX Frankfurt 2017″

Dominican Republic Consolidates MICE Offer In “IMEX Frankfurt 2017″

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New Hotels Cater to Business Travelers, Tourists in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City

New Hotels Cater to Business Travelers, Tourists in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City

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Dominican Republic Announced as Top Caribbean Destination for Delta Vacations

Dominican Republic Announced as Top Caribbean Destination for Delta Vacations

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Punta Cana Luxury Hotels to Complete Expansions, Major Renovations

Punta Cana Luxury Hotels to Complete Expansions, Major Renovations

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Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Santo Domingo Updates and Developments

Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Santo Domingo Updates and Developments

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Dominican Republic Announces 2017 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

Dominican Republic Announces 2017 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

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Nota  GOLF PGA 2017 ENGLISH

The Dominican Republic Selected to Host next PGA Golf Tour

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“Puerto Plata is Alegría” inaugurates the Amphitheater of Puerto Plata

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The Dominican Republic Partners With Montreal’s Annual Baseball Match at the Iconic Olympic Stadium

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The German Tour Operator TUI Will Celebrate Its Event “TUI Erleben Tour 2018” In Dominican Republic

The German Tour Operator TUI Will Celebrate Its Event “TUI Erleben Tour 2018” In Dominican Republic

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New European Tour Operators Open Seasonal Winter Flights To The Dominican Market

New European Tour Operators Open Seasonal Winter Flights To The Dominican Market

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Dominican Republic closes with great acknowledgments and achievements the ITB Berlin

Dominican Republic closes with great acknowledgments and achievements the ITB Berlin

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10 New Flights From Germany To Dominican Republic Guarantees Tourism Growth

10 New Flights From Germany To Dominican Republic Guarantees Tourism Growth

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Nota Aeropuerto POP Marzo 2017 Ingles

Puerto Plata Airport Declared Best Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Nota LES CANADIENS Ingles FINAL

Dominican Republic, the Montreal Canadiens, Air Canada Vacations Offer Post-Game Beach Escape in Punta Cana

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Dominican Republic Is Declared Culinary Capital Of the Caribbean

Dominican Republic Is Declared Culinary Capital Of the Caribbean

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Dominican tourist offer will be exhibited at Holiday World

Dominican tourist offer will be exhibited at Holiday World

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MITUR brings Dominican golf offer to the PGA Merchandise Show

MITUR brings Dominican golf offer to the PGA Merchandise Show

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Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic obtains another recognition at FITUR 2017

Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic obtains another recognition at FITUR 2017

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Iberia renews promotion agreement for Dominican Republic

Iberia renews promotion agreement for Dominican Republic

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Minister of Tourism receives Medal of Merit in Spain For His Contribution To The Tourism Sector in Latin America

Minister of Tourism receives Medal of Merit in Spain For His Contribution To The Tourism Sector in Latin America

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Minister of Tourism heads delegation to participate in FITUR 2017

Minister of Tourism heads delegation to participate in FITUR 2017

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Dominican Republic is turning up the heat Downtown Toronto to beat the winter blues on Blue Monday

Dominican Republic is turning up the heat Downtown Toronto to beat the winter blues on Blue Monday

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Fitness Getaway Release_12.29

Kickstart your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions on a Dominican Republic Fitness Getaway

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DR Romantic Travel_PR NEWSWIRE

Romance Travel Continues to Trend in Dominican Republic

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UNESCO Declares Dominican Republic Merengue an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

UNESCO Declares Dominican Republic Merengue an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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Merengue and More: Dominican Republic’s Music Scene Attracts Best of National, International Talent

Merengue and More: Dominican Republic’s Music Scene Attracts Best of National, International Talent

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Montreal To Get An Authentic Taste Of The Dominican Republic At Oneofakind Culinary And Crafts Festival

Montreal To Get An Authentic Taste Of The Dominican Republic At Oneofakind Culinary And Crafts Festival

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Forecasts for a Harsh Winter Drive Increased Interest in Dominican Republic Travel

Forecasts for a Harsh Winter Drive Increased Interest in Dominican Republic Travel

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For the Love of the Game: Experience the Passion of Baseball in Dominican Republic

For the Love of the Game: Experience the Passion of Baseball in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic Continues to Grow Reputation as International Golfing Destination

Dominican Republic Continues to Grow Reputation as International Golfing Destination

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Tourists Flock to Dominican Republic to Explore Natural Wonders

Tourists Flock to Dominican Republic to Explore Natural Wonders

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Dominican Republic Offers Contrasting Natural Beauty

Dominican Republic Offers Contrasting Natural Beauty

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Puerto Plata Celebrates Opening of Landscape Park of La Puntilla and Amphitheater

Puerto Plata Celebrates Opening of Landscape Park of La Puntilla and Amphitheater

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Treat Yourself to Spa Luxury in Dominican Republic

Treat Yourself to Spa Luxury in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic: The Exclusive Destination of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

Dominican Republic: The Exclusive Destination of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

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Dominican Republic Home to Golf Courses Worthy of the Pros

Dominican Republic Home to Golf Courses Worthy of the Pros

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Dominican Republic Invites Adventure Seekers To Explore Its Adrenaline-Pumping Terrains

Dominican Republic Invites Adventure Seekers To Explore Its Adrenaline-Pumping Terrains

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Multigenerational Travelers Find Their Bliss in Dominican Republic

Multigenerational Travelers Find Their Bliss in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Samaná Updates and Developments

Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Samaná Updates and Developments

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Puerto Plata Announces Increase in Tourism Numbers and Active Travel Initiatives

Puerto Plata Announces Increase in Tourism Numbers and Active Travel Initiatives

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Dominican Republic Announces 2016 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

Dominican Republic Announces 2016 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

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Juan Dolio Announced As Dominican Republic’s Up-and-Coming Destination

Juan Dolio Announced As Dominican Republic’s Up-and-Coming Destination

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jetBlue Plans Updates to Offer Best In-Flight Experience for U.S. to Dominican Republic Flights

jetBlue Plans Updates to Offer Best In-Flight Experience for U.S. to Dominican Republic Flights

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Expedia Reports Steady Growth In Travel and Room Bookings in Dominican Republic

Expedia Reports Steady Growth In Travel and Room Bookings in Dominican Republic

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Delta Vacations Announces Expanded Offerings for Dominican Republic Based on Growing Demand

Delta Vacations Announces Expanded Offerings for Dominican Republic Based on Growing Demand

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TripAdvisor Award 2016 ENG

Punta Cana Named #1 Destination in the Caribbean in 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

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Dominican Republic’s World-Class Gastronomy Encourages Visitors to Explore Beyond the Buffet

Dominican Republic’s World-Class Gastronomy Encourages Visitors to Explore Beyond the Buffet

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Humpback Whales

Spring Whale Watching Tops List of Dominican Republic’s Diverse Nature Activities

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Nice ‘N’ Easy Does It: Great Golf Now Feels Closer Than Ever In The Dominican Republic

Nice ‘N’ Easy Does It: Great Golf Now Feels Closer Than Ever In The Dominican Republic

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Adventure Hotspot Puerto Plata Shows Off Prime Watersport Conditions This Week

Adventure Hotspot Puerto Plata Shows Off Prime Watersport Conditions This Week

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Dominican Republic’s Sizzling Beaches Beckon Sun Seekers

Dominican Republic’s Sizzling Beaches Beckon Sun Seekers

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As The Temperature Falls In Montreal, Dominicans Will Still Be Dancing In The Streets!

As The Temperature Falls In Montreal, Dominicans Will Still Be Dancing In The Streets!

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Golf’s Caribbean Queen, Dominican Republic Wows Golfers With 86 Ocean View Holes

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Golf’s Caribbean Queen, Dominican Republic Wows Golfers With 86 Ocean View Holes

Published on February 4, 2016

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – FEB. 4, 2016 – With seven golf courses offering 86 holes on or overlooking the ocean, the Dominican Republic truly is golf’s Caribbean queen.

Exhibiting at the annual PGA Show in Orlando just two months after the reopening of the iconic, cliff-top Playa Grande Golf Course – the penultimate design by the great Robert Trent Jones Sr., now remodeled by his son, Rees Jones – at Río San Juan, the tropical nation boasts more golf holes with a sea view than any other Caribbean destination.

What’s more, 37 golf holes are directly on either the Caribbean Sea or Atlantic Ocean, meaning golfers enjoy an unrivaled experience playing alongside azure-blue waters or crashing waves.

Dubbed the “Pebble Beach of the Caribbean” for its dramatic layout, every one of Playa Grande’s 18 holes offers stirring views of the Atlantic Ocean, more than half of them playing right along the edge of 100-foot sea cliffs. Its reopening, following a redesign of six of the course’s back nine holes to accommodate the new Amanera Resort hotel on the cliff edge, has resulted in the final five holes being routed along the cliffs parallel to the ocean. This takes the country’s total of ocean view holes from 68 to 86, while the number of holes alongside the sea has gone up from the previous 27.

Keep your eyes peeled while playing Playa Grande, too. When you are not sizing up your putts looking for birdies, cast your gaze seawards and you might spot a passing humpback whale – thousands of them migrate to Samaná Bay, to the northeast, to mate and calve from mid-January to mid-March each year. You can also sometimes see them from other courses including Corales and Punta Espada, by the country’s easternmost tip.

Corales and Punta Espada are among five other golf courses around the Dominican Republic’s coastline with oceanside holes. Eight holes of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Punta Espada course play next to the sea, while 13 of its 18 holes have ocean views. Not only that, Punta Espada is this month celebrating its retention, for the eight consecutive year, of the #1 golf course ranking in GolfWeek’s Best of the Caribbean & Mexico list.

A Tom Fazio design, Corales boasts one of golf’s most magnificent finishes, the last three holes being called the Devil’s Elbow and culminating in a striking, U-shaped 18th that plays around a narrow, bluff-edged bay. Its 18 holes include 12 with sea views and four on the ocean. Of neighboring La Cana’s 27 holes, golfers can see the ocean from 14, with four also playing right by the water, including the closing two holes of its Arrecife course.

Opened in 1971 and renovated in 2005, Teeth of the Dog is one of four Pete Dye’s designs at the Casa de Campo resort at La Romana on the southeast coast, and was the first Dominican Republic course to use the sea to dramatic effect, putting it on the global golfing map. Its name derives from the jagged rock formations jutting into the Caribbean on which Dye placed tees and greens. Three of its four par-3 holes play over waves to the greens. In total, it has seven holes next to the sea and 11 with ocean views. Sister course Dye Fore, partly set on cliffs skirting the Chavón River valley, has 13 holes with Caribbean views.

In the far north, Playa Dorada Golf Club in Puerto Plata is another Trent Jones design that has four holes set right by the Atlantic and five in all with ocean views.

You can also drink in the Dominican Republic’s glorious seascapes while sipping local specialties after a long and hard-fought round with your golfing buddies, chilling out with a drink at the 19th hole. The country has some great 19th hole locations to help you relax, nowhere more so than La Cana’s grand Golf & Beach Club, magnificently positioned overlooking a white-sand beach and the blue Caribbean. The clubhouse bars of Punta Espada and Corales also offer great beach and sea views.

If you prefer a change of scenery, try one of the 12 courses perfectly set up for visiting golfers inland. They include The Lakes Barceló Golf Course, with 25 lakes set within a mangrove forest, the Nicklaus Design layout at the Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, where pink flamingos resident on a lake by the 18th green add a splash of color, and the Gary Player-designed Guavaberry Golf & Country Club course, 30 minutes from capital Santo Domingo’s airport, bordering a tropical forest and nature preserve and lined by stately Corozo palm trees. Several have island greens for those who really don’t want to get away from water!

The Dominican Republic has garnered lots of interest at the PGA Show. Wendy Justo, Dominican Republic Tourism Board Supervisor for the US & Puerto Rico, said: “The response from Club Pros from across the U.S. here at the PGA Show has been tremendous. They were already pretty familiar with the excellent reputation that our golf clubs have for looking after Golf Pros and their groups, but they were definitely blown away by the fact that there are now 86 holes of golf overlooking the sea for their club members to enjoy! We are planning to get the message across to club members all over the States that the Dominican Republic now needs to be on every avid golfers’ bucket list!”

Notes for Editors: The Dominican Republic is the country most recognized in the Latin American & Caribbean Golf Destination of the Year IAGTO Awards category, as it has won three times including in 2016.

Photos are available at www.IAGTO.com/DRPhotos. For more information on Dominican Republic’s golf and tourism offerings, visit www.GoDominicanRepublic.com

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About Dominican Republic

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.

Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.

Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.  Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.

 

CONTACT:

BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism
Annie Holschuh, US PR Director
(414) 247-2140/aholschuh@bvk.com

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