What happened when the greatest golf course architect in the modern era plied his considerable imagination and skill on one of the most beautiful spots on Earth? Well, you get one of the special places to play the game of golf on Pete Dye’s glorious Teeth of the Dog layout at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic. “Teeth” is widely known as the No. 1 course in the Caribbean.
Even with Mr. Dye’s 50-plus-year legacy featuring sparkling gems like Harbour Town Golf Links, the Ocean Course at Kiawah, TPC Sawgrass, PGA West and Whistling Straits, the maestro himself called Teeth of the Dog his “best course.” How is that for high praise? However, Mr. Dye didn’t take full credit for his creation of the “Heaven 7” on Teeth of the Dog. He gave a “co-designer” tribute to a higher power as he famously quipped, “I created 11 holes and God created seven.”
Upping the ante even higher for golf travelers, the resort has two additional Dye-created gems. Twenty-seven-hole Dye Fore joined Teeth of the Dog in 2002. Its three nines – Chavon, Marina and Lakes – are distinct. Chavon features seven holes running atop cliffs dropping 300 feet, Marina meanders down to a harbor ringed by restaurants and shops, and Lakes is artfully crafted across tumultuous terrain. Golf course architecture aficionados call Dye Fore “the most underrated course in the Caribbean.”
Located in the interior of the property is the resort’s third Dye layout, The Links. The moderately hilly track with tall Bahia grass framing bunkers and undulating greens presents spectacular Caribbean views. Slightly over 7,000 yards from the back tees and playing to a slope of 126, it is considered one of the most-forgiving courses Dye has designed, but it is a blast to play, nonetheless.
Ideal for creating a “world of your own,” Casa de Campo offers an array of exceptional fully appointed private villas perfect for golf groups, complete with a pool, maid, and butler service. The villa options range from three to 11 bedrooms with stylish living areas as well as myriad creature comforts.
From secluded garden villas showcasing the area’s abundant flora to the tranquil splendor of the Caribbean coast in an oceanfront villa, each style offers contemporary designs. The 7,000-acre property additionally features 247 luxurious guestrooms and a variety of splendid restaurants for all tastes.
The Minitas Beach Club is also a perfect spot for swimming, drinks, and dining. The new family and adults-only pools at the beach both offer an ideal alternative to the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea. The resort is additionally highlighted by a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, La Terraza Tennis Center with 13 immaculate Har-Tru courts and 245-acre Shooting Club.
For more information on Casa de Campo Resort & Villas call 800.877.3643 or visit: www.casadecampo.com.do.
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