Dominican Republics ‘Swaying’ vote for Golf destination of the year award


Over 500 years ago on December 5th 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered The Dominican Republic on his voyage to the new world. An Island that Columbus accounts in his diary as being “a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys” it was a discovery has been recalled as one of Columbus’ fondest.
Now as the island approaches the anniversary of its discovery it has been given the award for the 2008 “Golf Destination of the Year for the Caribbean and Latin America” by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). It was presented on November 18th at the 2008 International Golf Travel Market´s (IGTM) held in Marbella, Spain by Francisco Javier Garcia, the Dominican Republics Minister of Tourism and comes at a positive time for an island that is famed for its celebratory fiestas. Garcia states: “The IAGTO award affirms that the Dominican Republic has arrived on the international scene as an important new ´It´ destination for golf. The world is taking notice of the Dominican Republics world-class designer golf courses set amid stunning sea sides, beaches and mountains in an accessible and affordable destination.”
Garcia goes on to say: “The Dominican Republic is home to some of the world´s most dramatic and spectacular golf courses designed by legends such as Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player, Tom Fazio and Nick Faldo.” In addition to this award magazines specialising in golf, travel and leisure are highlighting the Dominican Republic with golf courses on the island being found in the top 10 and top 20 features run within the publications.
Steve Worboys, Director of Experience International who offer investment opportunities on the island says: “The Dominican Republic is now a world renowned location famed for its white sandy beaches and picturesque scenery and it is continually being discovered by celebrities, families and couples as a famed holiday destination. Worboys continues: “We have seen an increase in popularity with the island and as the tourism sector increases its position in the world market this Caribbean island has now been honoured with an award that makes it even more attractive to the avid traveller and golfer.”
Swaying Palms is located in the exclusive Punta Cana area of the Dominican Republic and is becoming one of the most popular areas on the Island. It has recently attracted large scale investment from superstars including Brad Pitt and Donald Trump and it takes just 20 minutes to drive to this stunning beach town from the International airport.
Swaying Palms is a luxury gated and private community in Punta Cana that offers 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses that come with a private terrace and Jacuzzi. Facilities onsite include a tennis club (free membership included), private beach club, restaurant and supervised children’s play areas. Prices start from $140,000/ €155,889/£93,468.

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