Playing Golf In The Dominican Republic And Casa De Campo

Tripoto
11th Feb 2017

Dominican Republic, the undisputed “it” destination for golf, is

widely known as having the most magnificent golf courses in the

Caribbean and Latin America. The country boasts a growing list

of world-class golf courses designed by some of the game’s most

acclaimed course architects, including Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Jack

Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Nick

Price and Greg Norman. In fact, seven Dominican courses were

featured in Golfweek Magazine’s Top 50 courses in the Caribbean

and Mexico for 2016, including two in the Top 10, with Nicklaus’s

masterpiece Punta Espada taking the number one spot – a position

it has held every year since 2009, when it took over from Casa de

Campo’s veteran layout, Teeth of the Dog.

Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean

and also one of the most ecologically diverse nations in the

world. Stunning vistas – including waves crashing over dramatic

coastlines, coconut palm groves, lush sun-kissed fairways, gentle

mountains and exotic nature – set the scene for uniquely designed

and distinct golf courses. Golf champions and hobby players alike

cannot resist playing the island’s challenging courses blessed with

clear blue skies, azure seas and constant beautiful weather.

The country has a wide variety of both inland and coastal

courses, including 86 stunning sea-view holes and 39 ocean side

holes – more than any comparable destination – making it

a perfect spot for golf travelers of all experience levels. Whether

you are a professional golfer or a beginner, playing golf here is a

unique experience. Most clubs in the country provide clinics and

lessons with some of the sport’s most elite players and a variety

of accompanying golf vacation packages. These packages cater to

both the serious and recreational player, offering affordable club

rentals and often including accommodations, meals and drinks, as

well as green fees and cart rentals.

The following golf guide includes descriptions of each of the 18 golf

courses and some recommendation for luxury vacation rentals in Casa de Campo by 360Luxury.

Operators (IAGTO) – and nearly 350 holes of golf open for play to

tourists in Dominican Republic, so you can begin planning your first

– or next – visit now.

DYE FORE

Location: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas,

La Romana

Holes: 27

Par: 72; Yardage: 7,714

Designer: Pete Dye

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The southeast coast of Dominican

Republic combines picturesque

beaches, luxurious hotels and

resorts with a variety of exciting

attractions and some of the most

famous golf courses in the country.

Golfers can play at world-class

courses designed by the Dye family

dynasty, most of which are located

at the Casa de Campo Resort &

Villas in La Romana. Once a sugarproducing

region, La Romana still

charms with beautiful Caribbean

waters, exotic islands, the famous

Chavón River valley and palm-tree

covered national parks that provide

scenic backgrounds for the area’s

courses.

Pete Dye completed his hat trick of perfection

at Casa de Campo when this course opened in

2005. Nestled right in the breathtaking Chavón

River valley – where scenes from Apocalypse

Now were filmed – golfers enjoy cliff-side holes

dropping 300 feet to the valley below. The

course also boasts 13 holes overviewing the

Caribbean Sea, as well as breathtaking views

of Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th-century

Mediterranean village, and the Dominican

mountains, which challenge players with 40

mile-per-hour gusting windsus

Chavón River valley and palm-tree

covered national parks that provide

scenic backgrounds for the area’s

courses.

TEETH OF THE DOG

Location: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas,

La Romana

Holes: 18

Par: 72; Yardage: 7,471

Designer: Pete Dye

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As Pete Dye’s first Casa de Campo creation, this course

first put Dominican Republic on the world golf stage in

1971. Teeth of the Dog continues to amaze golfers with

pristine playing conditions 45 years later. It consistently

ranks as the best course in the Caribbean and as one

of the top courses in the world, making it a must-play

destination for both serious and recreational golfers.

Seven of its 18 holes are directly on the ocean front –

four on the front nine and three on the back – making

it extra tough to play due to tenacious Caribbean winds.

The course was updated in 2005, adding more length

to select holes and upgrading greens and bunkers. Its

championship black tees measure 7,471 yards now, an

increase of nearly 600 yards.

NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN?

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Pete Dye designed this course only a few years after

Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog. It first greeted

golfers in 1975 and has drawn comparisons to

traditional British and Scottish links courses thanks

to its firm fairways and open putting surfaces that

invite golfers to play shots along the ground. This

moderately hilly course has several lagoons and

lakes that are popular with wading birds and features

tall, dense bay and guinea jungle-grass rough, as well

as numerous bunkers. Most of its holes dogleg either

right or left over the undulating landscape, and five

holes are directly surrounded by water for an extra

challenge. The Links was completely overhauled in

2012 to make it as challenging as its sister courses.

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