2008 Travel News ArchiveTravel

ABTA award for Roco Ki

The Campo Alto Verde Nick Faldo signature championship course (18-hole, par-72 golf course) that winds along the beach through a tropical mangrove forest and stretches across the property’s headland with stunning cliff-top views of the sea, is just opening to the general public this month but has already won several awards. The most recent came from the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) that chose the course second best in the world, only behind St. Andrews in Scotland. This is the third recognition that the newest course in the Punta Cana area has received. Travel & Leisure Golf had already voted it one of the top 10 best new golf courses in the world for 2008, and Golfweek has selected the new course among its top 20 of the 50 best courses in the Caribbean for 2008.

“Roco Ki is every golf course designer’s dream come true,” says Nick Faldo. He explains that the variety of landscaping along the 18 holes comes to an impressive finale. Lodging will soon also be available on site. The Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort is preparing for opening in the first half of 2009.