Happy 40th anniversary Casa de Campo!
August 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Casa de Campo resort! So… Happy Birthday Casa de Campo!
And so in celebration of this remarkable milestone, here we bring you a brief history of the Casa de Campo resort, ‘Casa de Campo, 40 years in the making’ by Eliana Alba also published in the summer issue of TODO Casa de Campo magazine.
Casa de Campo, 40 years in the making by Eliana Alba
From concept to reality, remembering Casa de Campo’s remarkable 40-year journey.
This summer marks Casa’s 40th anniversary, yet when the resort opened its doors as an executive retreat for Gulf + Western in 1974, although undoubtedly a paradise, it was a far cry from the resort we know and love today.
The story begins in the 1960’s, when Álvaro Carta arrived to La Romana to run the Sugar Mill, then part of the Gulf + Western empire headed by Charles Bludhorn. Perhaps Casa’s first great sportsman, as well as a visionary, Carta decided to start developing the tourism industry and brought in famed golf course designer, Pete Dye, to create the Teeth of the Dog (TOTD). Opened in the fall of 1971, TOTD immediately became what is still today the best golf course in the Caribbean, and one of the best in the world.
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