Tournament and Travel Information
The CGA staff looks forward to seeing
everyone for the CGA Island Four-Ball Getaway Tournament from
February 19-23, 2013. Please note that the CGA staff will not arrive
at Casa de Campo until late-afternoon on Tuesday, February 19. If
you need assistance prior to our arrival or after February 23,
please contact Carolina Montesino, Liondy Jaquez or Gilles Gagnon in
the Casa de Campo golf office.
Please find below information that we
have accumulated through the years to help with your journey. This
should answer most of your questions about the trip.
Travel to the Dominican Republic and
Casa de Campo
AIRLINE BAGGAGE FEES:
It appears that airlines may be charging a higher fee
for luggage. You may want to
check with your airline about any new
baggage fees that may be charged in particular for oversize bags
For entry into the Dominican Republic, a valid
passport is required. A $10 Tourist
Card must be purchased upon arrival
at an airport in the Dominican Republic. Please bring cash (US$ is
to pay this fee. You will buy the
tourist card and then immediately hand it in at immigration.
SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORTS TO
RESORT: Transportation to and from La
Romana Airport (LRM-10
minutes), Santo Domingo (SDQ-60
minutes) and Punta Cana (PUJ-45 minutes) airports are included
package. Tropical Tours is the
shuttle provider for Casa de Campo Resort.
Casa de Campo has been given your
airline information and has arranged shuttle pick-up at your arrival
Once you have retrieved your luggage
and cleared Dominican customs, look for Tropical Tours with
your name or
group name (Carolinas Golf
Association) outside the airport terminal. The resort phone
number is 888-212-5073
or 809-523-3333 and Tropical Tours
phone numbers are 809-523-2028 or 2029.
Be advised that as you leave the airport terminal you
will be asked by Dominican locals to
assist with your luggage for a tip.
If you need their help, keep an eye on your luggage and then tip the
you have reached the shuttle bus/van.
If you do not need their assistance then a simple “No Gracias” or
Necessito” will be sufficient. Same
process applies for departures. Usually the shuttle bus driver and
the airport will expect a tip.
Casa de Campo Resort Information
ABOUT CASA DE CAMPO RESORT:
54-holes of championship golf, horseback riding, skeet shooting,
deep-sea fishing and beach access.
Also, the hill-top Mediterranean village, Altos de Chavon, is nearby
sightseeing and shopping.
Transportation to Altos de Chavon and all other Casa de Campo
properties and venues
are available through the resort.
Additional information may be found at www.casadecampo.cc.
nearby casino gambling is available
through the resort for a fee.
Resort Check-in is 3:00pm; Check-Out is 12:00pm.
If you have made certain
lodging requests, make sure they have
been honored prior to leaving the front desk at check-in.
Package begins at
check-in and ends at check-out.
FOOD AND DRINK:
With the all-inclusive package, three meals a day and
unlimited drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic)
are available at all included hotel
restaurants and bars. You will be asked to sign a receipt after each
drink, snack or meal that will list
the items in US$ and you can add an optional tip. You will not be
billed for that
amount since you are on the
all-inclusive plan unless you add an additional tip which will be
billed to your room.
The receipts are necessary for their
internal accounting. A list of included restaurants and bars is
package for food and drinks begins at
check-in and ends when you check-out. Items from golf course
carts are not included so make sure
you get a bottle of water to go at breakfast or stop at the 19th
Fore Snack Bar when you make the turn
if you want to avoid any charges. The caddie master will place one
of water per player in your golf
cart. Dinner reservations are highly recommended and are required at
restaurants. Reservations can be made
by calling the concierge desk in advance or upon arrival.
Restaurants/Bars Included in Package:
Lago Grill (main resort area)
Lago Grill (main resort area)
19th Hole Bar (golf clubhouse)
The Beach Club (beach)
Dye Fore Snack Bar (Dye Fore course)
Dinner (*Dinner reservations are
The Beach Club (beach)
La Casita (marina)
La Piazetta (Altos)
La Caña Bar & Lounge by Le Cirque
(main resort area)
Room Service ($7.00 delivery charge)
Coco Mar (beach)
Main Area Pool Bar (main resort area)
19th Hole (golf clubhouse)
La Caña Bar & Lounge by Le Cirque
(main resort area)
La Terraza Bar (tennis)
*note that on-course beverage carts
are NOT included in the package.
DRINKING THE TAP WATER:
Brushing your teeth is fine. Drinking from the tap is
not advisable. Bottled water is
widely available and highly
Mini-bar items are NOT included in the package and
are billed to your room.
room has a safe where you can store your valuables. You will be able
to program the safe using your
own four-digit code. We highly
recommend that you store any valuables in the safe.
EXTRA HOTEL NIGHTS:
For those staying extra nights at Casa de Campo, the
cost is $298 per person/double
occupancy or $419/single occupancy
(includes hotel, meals, drinks and taxes). You will pay this fee
directly to the
resort and it will appear on your
room-bill at check-out. Extra rounds of golf are available and
included in your
package day(s). Rounds of golf
outside of your package day(s) are available for $105 per person
plus 16% tax.
*Make sure to check your bill and
ensure that you are receiving the correct rate(s) prior to
Gratuities for most services are included in the
package, HOWEVER, please take care of
the bellmen that assist you with your
luggage and we suggest a small extra tip at dinner based upon your
service. Also, speaking from
experience, a dollar tip here and there goes a long way, especially
at the beach, pool,
The U.S. Dollar and Dominican Republic Pesos are used everywhere on
the property. Away from
Casa de Campo, Pesos will be needed.
Casa de Campo can exchange currency. Right now the current exchange
rate is around 39 Pesos to US $1. It
would be wise to bring $1.00 and $5.00 bills for any additional
instead of exchanging your money for
pesos. You may use credit cards for purchasing items such as gifts,
exchange rate given by the credit
card companies is sometimes 20% less (not in your favor) and most
charge 2-5% for an “international
currency exchange” fee. Cash is best for shopping purchases.
Resort casual for breakfast and lunch. Appropriate
golf attire required on the golf course.
“Caribbean chic” is the appropriate
dress code enforced during dinner. No jeans, tank tops or shorts.
not required for gentlemen.
February, it should average in the low to mid-80’s by day and
perhaps get into the low 60’s at night.
The beach is used year-round. Sun is
very strong as we will be near the equator so please bring any
PHONE CALLS TO U.S.:
A small charge per phone call from hotel rooms will
be required when a calling card is
used. Check with your long-distance
company on rates. We do not recommend dialing direct.
Wireless Internet is available for free in the hotel
lobby and for $15.00/day in hotel rooms.
The business center is open
Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am to
from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Shuttles run all day to all points in the resort
complex. You may use your personal
golf cart to travel around the resort
(except to Altos and Marina due to the distance). One resort golf
cart per room
is included in your package. You will
use the club’s golf carts during rounds of golf.
THINGS TO DO (included in the
package): Fitness center and the beach are
MORE THINGS TO DO (fees vary):
Tennis, massages and spa services, horseback
riding, skeet shooting, dancing
lessons, tennis lessons, golf
lessons, shopping, deep-sea fishing, and water sports are offered.
Boat rental and
river cruises are also available.
Casino gambling is nearby and transportation to and from the Casino
arranged through the resort for a
Casa de Campo has a great caddie program where several caddies are
available daily. Caddies are
mandatory at Teeth of the Dog course
only. Each group can share one caddie and split the $40 caddie fee
includes tip (equals $10 per player).
Caddies are paid directly in cash. Caddies are optional while
playing Dye Fore
and The Links.
Golf cart use is mandatory. NO WALKING!
The club will store and clean your clubs each night.
It is included in your package. You may
keep clubs in your room as well.
TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES:
First and second round tee times are available on the
CGA website. Final round tee
times will be available at the
scoreboard 1 hour following the second round.
PRACTICE RANGE/PUTTING GREEN:
Practice range balls are included in the golf
package. You may have to
check-in with the golf shop to
receive token(s). The putting green is located adjacent to the golf
practice range. There is not a
practice range or putting green at Dye Fore.
SHUTTLE TO DYE FORE:
The Links and Teeth of the Dog courses are located at
the main golf clubhouse area of
the resort. Carts will be staged
adjacent to the practice putting green. Dye Fore course is about a
15 minute shuttle
ride from the main golf area. The Dye
Fore shuttle will pick-up players at the practice range. Make sure
there 30-45 minutes ahead of your tee
Men’s and women’s locker rooms are available in the
main golf clubhouse. Shoe shine service
is available for a nominal fee.
Checklist of Items to Bring
____ $US Cash for tips, Tourist Card
($10/person), caddie at Teeth of the Dog ($10/player or $15-$25/day
____ Sun block
____ Lip Balm
____ Golf Clubs/Balls/Tees
____ Golf Shoes
____ Bathing Suit
____ Golf Attire
____ Casual Resort/Dinner Attire
____ Personal Bathroom Items
(toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
Format is 54-holes of four-ball stroke play. 90% course handicap
with a maximum of 30 strokes. Gross
and net prizes are awarded in each
flight. Championship division (Men=6500 yards, Women=5000 yards) or
Tournament division (Men=6000 yards,
Women=5000 yards). Field has been pre-flighted according to team
handicap computed by adding 2/3 low
handicap index to 1/3 high handicap index. Teams will be repaired
divisions for final round. Make sure
to switch score cards with your fellow competitors prior to play
TEES TO PLAY:
Dye Fore: Championship Men=Blue;
Tournament Men=White; All Women=Red
The Links: Championship Men=Gold ;
Tournament Men=Blue; All Women=Red
Teeth of the Dog: Championship
Men=Blue; Tournament Men=White; All Women=Red
Further course information available
Rules of Golf govern play. Local rules will be distributed prior to
play. The Carolinas Golf
Association reserves the right to
alter the conditions or schedules as stated, including alteration of
round at any time during the
championship. The competition is be deemed to have closed when all
PACE OF PLAY:
Each group is expected to stay in position with the
group ahead of you.
To assist with pace of
play, please pick-up if you are out
of the hole and cannot assist your partner.
Typically the pace of play at
Dye Fore is between 5-6 hours so
anything you can do to keep a good pace is appreciated. Pace of play
Links and Teeth of the Dog courses
are generally much better. We do not recommend ordering sandwiches
turn as this could take 10-15
minutes. Get a quick drink/snack and keep moving. Please plan your
accordingly during tournament rounds.
Merchandise (redeemable at Casa de Campo Pro Shop) will be awarded
to winners at the conclusion of
the competition. Merchandise will be
distributed in each division based upon the number of entries.
February 19: Arrive at Casa de Campo.
Optional practice round available.
6:30pm Shuttle leaves front
desk/concierge for Altos de Chavon.
6:45pm Cocktails at Altos de Chavon –
Dye Fore Terrace.
7:30pm Dinner/Pairings Party at Altos
February 20: Round One, Dye Fore
course (8:00am-9:50am #1 and #10 tees).
February 21: Round Two, The Links
course (7:30am-9:27am #1 and #10 tees).
Field re-paired by gross score for
final round within division.
February 22: Final Round, Teeth of
the Dog course (7:30am-9:27am #1 and #10 tees).
Awards ceremony immediately following play at 19th
February 23: Depart Casa de Campo
Departures and Getting Home
It is highly advised to try and check-out early the
day of your departure. The line at check-out can
be very long and slow. Your departure
shuttle is on a schedule so make sure to give yourself ample time at
Your bill will be available the night
before for inspection. Trying to get a charge reversed once you have
resort is very difficult. Late
check-out may be available if you request it in advance. Late
check-out is always
available for a fee. If you check-out
at the regular time, your bags will be tagged and held at the bell
stand until your
DEPARTURE AIRPORT SHUTTLE:
A schedule listing all departure shuttle times
will be available following the final
round at the scoreboard. Shuttles
will leave from the front desk bell stand area.
Be advised that when you arrive at the airport
terminal you, luggage porters will probably
handle your luggage. If you need
their help, keep an eye on your luggage and then tip the person once
reached the check-in line. Luggage
will go through screening first prior to entering the airport
terminal. If you do not
need their assistance then a simple
“No Gracias” or “No Necessito” will be sufficient. Usually the
shuttle bus driver
and coordinator at the airport will
expect a tip along with the luggage porters.
You will need to clear customs when leaving the Dominican Republic
and complete a customs form
that must be presented at security.
Upon arrival in the U.S., you will
need to retrieve your luggage at baggage claim, clear U.S. customs
luggage (if you have a connecting
flight). The published limit on items purchased outside the United
States is $400.
Airports have duty-free shopping.
Important Phone Numbers
Casa de Campo Resort: 888-212-5073 or
809-523-3333 Tropical Tours: 809-523-2028 or 2029
CGA Office: 910-673-1000