What really sets Casa
de Campo apart are the four golf courses designed by Pete Dye, each offering the golf
enthusiast breathtaking beauty and challenge for all levels of play.
The famous “Teeth of the Dog”, with its distinct and striking seven
holes skirting the sea is ranked by Golf Magazine in their Top 100
Golf Courses in the world year after year, currently #35, and always #1 in the Caribbean.
Trying to top the “Teeth” was no small matter, yet in designing the
new "Dye Fore" course, Pete’s son P.B. (and fellow golf
architect) commented “I’ve seen enough golf courses to know nothing
compares to it. Where else do you have the Caribbean Sea,
a river 300 feet below the course, a 16th century
Mediterranean village, and mountains as a backdrop.” It is
shock and awe!
The third course, the “Links” course, is a moderately hilly Dye
design with distant ocean views and five water holes. The
private La Romana Country Club offers a terrific upland Dye course
layout surrounded by magnificent villas
and ocean views.
TEETH OF THE DOG
Play on the “Teeth’s” seven
waterholes is wild with errant shots bouncing
off rocks like a ping-pong ball and strong Caribbean ocean breezes challenging every stroke. But it’s the magical location
Dye’s personal touches that catapulted the “Teeth of the Dog” to
one of the best in the world.
Although credited with designing the
course, Dye is quick to point out
that the “Teeth” was “definitely designed by the man upstairs.”
words, “I created eleven holes and God created seven!”
The newest Dye course perched
around the quaint artisan village of Altos de Chavon is giving its
players breathtaking views of the Chavon River and the Caribbean
Sea, and golf architect Pete Dye is making history once again at
Casa de Campo with nine cliff-side holes. With wife Alice
again at his side, Pete has created a third resort course sure to be
destined to be another Dye-abolical treasure in golf annals and
rumored to rival the “Teeth of the Dog.” “Dye Fore” sits on
what he calls “the best piece of land I’ve ever worked on.”
Perched on the cliffs overlooking the Chavon River, this Dye layout
promises to be one of the most spectacular courses in the world.
“The Links” is interior to the Resort property with spectacular
the Caribbean. Dye would have preferred to have it named La Barranca,
or “the little hill” for it offers an undulating layout reminiscent
of traditional British and Scottish courses, featuring small greens
and several lakes. Ask any golfer who has played “The Links”
and you will hear that this
course can be equally as challenging as the “Teeth.”