Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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C harlotte's hosting of the PGA Champion- ship at Quail Hollow Club in August is generating a new level of golf fever here, spurring many to seek the ultimate golf holiday. A look south to the Domini- can Republic's Punta Cana on the island's east coast yields Puntacana Resort & Club, a shimmering getaway where salt air, azure seas and balmy trade winds envelop 45 holes of out- standing golf in the Caribbean. Just a three-hour nonstop flight from Charlotte, Punta Cana is an all-season destination where the weather is mild, the beaches stretch for miles and culinary discoveries are true tropical treasures. The lush 26-square-mile, eco-minded resort includes several accommodation options, which include the Tortuga Bay Hotel, a baker's dozen collection of beachfront villas with interiors designed by Oscar de la Renta, and the Westin Punta Cana, a family-friendly upscale property situated directly on Playa Blanca Beach. Be as active as you like with kitesurfing, paddle boarding, beachside yoga or tennis on the resort's clay, grass or hard- surface courts. Or, do nothing at all. A good beach novel and a tropical smoothie while loung- ing poolside are formidable foils for shaking off the hustle of the Queen City. found Punta Cana is Heaven for Golf, Relaxation and Tropical Treats By Michael J. Solender Photos courtesy of Puntacana Resort & Club BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2017 79 Escape

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