Fifth Annual DR Golf Travel Exchange Returns to SECRETS® Cap Cana Resort & Spa in September

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – April 17, 2018 – The fifth annual Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange will return Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 for the second year at SECRETS® Cap Cana Resort & Spa. The announcement follows the 2018 World Golf Awards where Dominican Republic was recently announced the Best Caribbean Golf Destination for the fourth consecutive year.

“We are thrilled to organize the DR Golf Travel Exchange for the fifth time. This event is the only platform that commercializes the Dominican Republic as the best destination in the Caribbean and Latin America for golf,” said Teddy De Lara, Executive President of TARGET Marketing.

The event, hosted in large part by TARGET Marketing and Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, serves to promote Dominican Republic and its world-class golf offerings with international tour operators and golf media from around the globe.

As in past years, attendees will have exclusive access to some of the best courses, specialized seminars and professional workshops all set against the backdrop of the luxurious five-star SECRETS® Cap Cana Resort & Spa, the newest property from AM Resorts in the country. There will also be meet-and-greet activities with international delegates and the opportunity to experience what Dominican Republic has to offer “off the greens” with excursions within the country’s east coast.

This year’s courses will include the following world-class golf clubs:

  • Pete Dye’s, Dye Fore course, located within Casa de Campo, most recognized for its seven-scenic cliff-side holes set against the Chavón River. It also offers breathtaking views of the Marina, and Altos de Chavón, this challenging cliff-side course is a delight for players of all levels.
  • The Jack Nicklaus designed course, Punta Espada celebrated by GolfWeek as the best golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico.
  • La Cana Golf Course – designed by P.B. Dye, located within Puntacana Resort & Club. Boasting 14 ocean-front holes, the course rates among the world’s finest golf experiences.

In 2017, it was announced Dominican Republic’s golf industry has grown more than 45 percent in the last five years. The 2018 DR Golf Travel Exchange announcement follows Dominican Republic’s recent celebration of hosting the country’s first ever PGA Tour, held at Corales Golf Course located within Puntacana Resort & Club, March 19-25.

The SECRETS® Cap Cana Resort & Spa is the ideal place to spend unique and unforgettable vacations. With a privileged location inside the tourist complex of Cap Cana and a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea, the hotel is situated in front of Playa Juanillo and it is only a 20-minute drive from the International Airport of Punta Cana.

This adults-only property represents the highest level of luxury in the area and this is demonstrated by its 457 finely decorated suites and the two well-known surrounding golf courses, designed by the famous golfer Jack Nicklaus; as well as renowned fishing and excursion areas and a stunning marina.

Dominican Republic is the undisputed Golf Capital of the Caribbean home to 26 picturesque destination courses along the coast and inland, with seven courses offering an impressive 86 oceanfront holes.

Those interested in participating in the 2018 DR Golf Travel Exchange can register and / or receive more information via email at, calling 809-532-2006.

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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 of coastline, 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.

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