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August 19, 2019
Casa de Campo Receives Golf Kitchen’s ‘Visionary Leader Award’
(LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic) – Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – home to the Caribbean’s premier, luxury golf experiences, including the iconic Teeth of the Dog course – announces its director of operations, Charles Keusters, has received the “Visionary Leader in Club Management Award” from Golf Kitchen.
The debut ceremony of Golf Kitchen’s “Culinary Excellence Awards” will be held on Aug. 19 at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. The awards honor the “best of the best” in culinary practices at golf clubs and resorts around the world.
An economics major in college, Keusters pivoted into resort management after two years as a financial consultant. A native of Belgium and Portugal, Keusters began his career with Casa de Campo as food and beverage director in 2014 managing and overseeing eight restaurants, 12 bars, extensive banqueting operations, villa catering services and more.
Keusters became director of operations in late 2018 and is instrumental in brand development, design and construction as well as opening the resort’s flagship restaurant at its exceptional Minitas Beach Club set in a tropical beachfront landscape with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.
“Charles has been an exceptional food and beverage innovator since joining our team five years ago,” says Andres Pichardo Rosenberg, President of Casa de Campo. “We are thrilled to see him being acknowledged with this prestigious accolade honoring his work ethic and vision as a top resort management executive.”
About Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, 7,000-acre Casa de Campo attracts affluent travelers with 63 holes of exceptional golf. The Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links courses – Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek award winners – are designed by the legendary architect Pete Dye. They are complemented by spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expertly prepared cuisine from around the world, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, the La Terraza Tennis Center, 245-acre Shooting Club and Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city – are other on-property highlights.
Getting There: La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from Casa de Campo and serviced by JetBlue (direct flights from New York - JFK three times weekly) and seasonally by American Airlines (non-stop service from Miami). A short drive from the resort, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major North American airports.