DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF WHY CASA DE CAMPO IS THE CARIBBEAN´S MOST COMPLETE RESORT!
Spread out over 7,000 acres on the country's southeast coast, Casa de Campo is a tropical mixture of magnificent beaches, world-class golf courses, superb restaurants and pampering amenities. The resort makes it easy and convenient to navigate the grounds on your own by providing each guest room and villa home a four-passenger touring cart ideal for aimless cruising and exploration.
Activities abound with tennis, private beaches, water sports, pools, horseback riding, a fitness center, sport shooting and a spectacular marina and yacht club.
Dining at the resort is impressive with numerous choices of varied cuisines highlighted by The Beach Club by Le Cirque, a partnership between Casa de Campo and the Maccioni Family of the world-famous Le Cirque Restaurant in New York City. This beachside restaurant offers a truly memorable dining experience.
Enhancing a visit to Casa de Campo is Altos de Chavon, a recreated 16th century Mediterranean village with cobblestone streets on the resort property. The coral stone buildings lining the cobblestone streets house restaurants, artists' studios, art galleries and boutiques. If you're lucky, there will be a concert at the 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater, which has hosted superstars like Frank Sinatra, Julio Iglesias, Sting and Andrea Bocelli.
Teeth of the Dog
One of the greatest seaside courses in the world, the Teeth of the Dog ranks 56th in Golf Digest’s “The World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses”.
Built by Pete Dye in the early 1970’s, it opened for play in 1971 and has consistently been among the best ever since. The Teeth of the Dog is unique because Dye directed his crew to use pick axes, chisels and sledgehammers rather than heavy machinery to carve the holes out of the sensitive coral. The jagged edges of the coral elicited the famous name Diente del Perro, The Teeth of the Dog.
The golf course offers strategic challenges with tropical, often windy conditions, a fantastic shoreline location and exceptional shot values. As Pete Dye’s number one course in the Caribbean, it leaves nothing to be desired. The ocean comes into play more often than not and the small greens provide a supreme challenge.
With seven holes playing along the brilliantly colored turquoise and blue Caribbean Sea, the Teeth of the Dog is an unparalleled Caribbean seaside golf experience. While most of the world's great oceanside courses play along high cliffs, the Teeth of the Dog is ocean level and you'll feel the spray of the waves on a couple of holes.
The four par threes (5, 7, 13 and 16)—an absolutely superb collection of short holes--are adroitly designed, scenic and exciting. The 176-yard par three No. 5 hole starts the fun by requiring a shot over a small cove and crashing waves with a wicked sea breeze.
The numbers are staggering: 27 holes, 7,740 yards in length; 7 cliff-side holes dropping 300 feet to the Chavon River below; 40 mph gusting winds - and breathtaking 360 degree views! Introducing Pete Dye´s latest gem at Casa de Campo: Dye Fore.
Of the 27 picturesque holes on the Dye Fore course, #12 and #15 are two of the greatest par three holes in the world. "Dye Fore has spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican mountains - the highest mountains in all the Caribbean, the Chavón River below, the Casa de Campo Marina and the Altos de Chavón artists´ village," said Gilles Gagnon, Director of Golf at Casa de Campo. "Visually, the course is intimidating and the par three´s are in a word... incredible." The Dye Fore addition to Casa de Campo´s golf triad is said to rival the "Teeth of the Dog." Come play them both... then you tell us.
The beautiful inland Links course at Casa de Campo may not seem as exciting or challenging as its sea-side and cliff-hugging siblings, but don´t be deceived.
The Links is interior on the Resort property with spectacular views of the Caribbean and the Resort. Its moderately hilly track, with tall bahia and guinea grass roughs plus multiple sand traps keep you on your toes. Thought by some to be reminiscent of traditional British and Scottish courses, there are several lagoons and even lakes with wading birds. There are five holes where water comes into play on this course making it a challenge unto itself.
Ask any golfer who has played The Links and you will hear that this course is equally as challenging as the Teeth. It´s a demanding, merciless course for the unwary, with water coming into play on five holes.