Mother Nature at its finest is what this amazing Caribbean getaway is all about. Casa de Campo, as popularly known in the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, offers 7,000 acres of relaxing respite away from the hustles of city traffic and long work hours. Set in an enormous geographic location coupled with an impressive historical legacy, Casa de Campo is often flocked by both the local and foreign vacation goers to spend some time with nature while getting a glimpse of the high mountain ranges, tropical rainforests, green valleys, sundry sanctuaries, and the sparkling seas. This beacon for travel is also home to some of the world’s finest golf courses including the Teeth of the Dog, the Dye Fore, and the Links Course.
The Teeth of the Dog is a Pete Dye classic masterpiece that ranked as the #1 course in the Caribbean as well as the 43rd among the world’s top 100 Courses as cited by Golf Magazine. The “Teeth” layout features the devilish dogleg and the signature obstacles that include the elevated greens as well as the “trick of the eye” trees that challenge both the amateur and the best professional golfers. The course’s top-notch caddies are also ready to assist every golfer all throughout the terrain. Even without the proper heavy machinery to design the area, pickaxes, chisels, and sledgehammers were used by the tireless Dominican crew in order to come up with a truly- inspired masterpiece.
Considered as Pete Dye’s latest Casa de Campo gem, The Dye Fore is the Teeth of the Dog’s rival that offers the staggering 7,740 playable yardage. The course also features the 18 picturesque holes, 7 of which are cliff-side holes that goes along with the 40 mph gusting winds, and the 12th and 15th as the world’s greatest par three. The layout also provides guests with the spectacular views of the Caribbean’s highest mountains, the Caribbean Sea, the Chavón River, as well as the artists’ village of Altos de Chavón to complete an exciting golf vacation. With the intimidating greens and incredible par threes, golfers of all ability levels can experience the best tee times that no other courses in the world can offer.
A Pete Dye masterpiece that runs through a moderately hilly track that features the guinea grass and tall bahia grass roughs, The Links Course has been thought to be reminiscent of the traditional Scottish and British courses. The layout features several lakes and lagoons with wading birds and the multiple traps that will take out the best golfer in you. To add up to the challenge, the course offers 5 holes where water features come into play. From the back tees, this golf course provides the par 71 6,461 yards of play that was given the course rating of 124 and the slope rating of 70. Caddies are also available to assist golfers all the way to the final shots.