Casa de Campo,
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb, and some long green-to-tee distances.
River valley and residential.
Sharing the same clubhouse at the resort centre are the 18-hole Teeth of the Dog course (par-72; 7471 yds from back tees) and 18-hole Links course (par-71; 6664 yds). Five minutes from the centre, with its own clubhouse and shop, is the 18-hole Dye Fore course (par-72; 7714 yds from back tees). Also on property is the private 27-hole La Romana CC course.
4 km E of La Romana
Casa de Campo is just off Hwy 3 on the east side of La Romana. If approaching from the east (Higuey) look for the entrance on your left before getting into La Romana. If approaching from the west (Santo Domingo / San Pedro de Marcoris) go through La Romana on Hwy 3, following signs for Casa de Campo. Look for the entrance on your right, about 1.2 km after crossing the river bridge on the east side of the city.
Casa de Campo (Dye Fore course): For over thirty years, the toast of Casa de Campo was Pete Dye's legendary Teeth of the Dog golf course, one of the Caribbean's most acclaimed layouts. In 2002, the great man unveiled another in his world-class collection of inspired designs. Challenging "The Teeth" for top honours at Casa de Campo, but very different from its stablemate, the Dye Fore course is another immensely scenic, challenging and daring layout.
Blessed with incredible terrain, the front-nine of Dye Fore enjoys many fabulous views onto the Caribbean Sea. The wonderfully crafted holes sweep down and back from the River Chavon. Views of Casa de Campo's marina and the river flowing out to the ocean are, like the holes themselves, stunning.
Not to be outdone, the fabulous back-nine is played on one side of, and high above the river, which spectacularly carves its way through a valley of rocky cliffs and tumbling forests. Many of the back-nine greens seem to hang out over the valley, while a look backwards from the long par-5 10th provides a memorable view of Casa de Campo's rustic, hilltop village - Altos de Chavon. With many British links-style influences, including dramatically undulating holes, and even a dry-stone wall to guide your drive at the short, uphill par-4 17th, Dye Fore's very open (and usually windy) back-nine is as thrilling and challenging a loop of golf holes as you are likely to play.
When asked for his opinion, the acclaimed Welsh golf writer, Dai Faw, declared Casa de Campo's Dye Fore "a golf course that was certainly one to die for !" How right he was.
Stay & Play at Casa de Campo: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Walking permitted with a caddie. Golf carts compulsory if caddie not used.
The Dye Fore golf course starts and finishes in the lofty environs of Casa de Campo's famed Altos de Chavon - a re-creation of a medieval European village. It was conceived and created by Roberto Copa, a former Paramount Studios set designer, and Charles Bluhdorn, the then chairman of Gulf+Western. Its construction began in 1976 when a nearby road and bridge crossing the Chavón river had to be blasted through a mountain of stone.
Bludhorn had the idea of using the stones to build a 16th century Mediterranean village. Narrow, cobbled alleyways and shuttered limestone walls are home to several restaurants, quaint shops featuring local crafts, the charming St Stanislaus Church with its plaza and sparkling fountain, and galleries exhibiting work from an on-site design school. A Roman-styled 5,000-seat amphitheatre has hosted many notable bands and singers, while the Génesis nightclub provides a popular venue for guests from the Casa de Campo resort.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 4th best course in Dominican Republic.
Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Casa de Campo, the Caribbean's most complete resort, offers an extraordinary range of activities and facilities, spread throughout its huge and impressive ocean-fronted domain. With 81 holes of golf and nine more on the way, this is a golfers paradise. Two of the courses - the Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore - are amongst the most acclaimed in the Caribbean. The resort also includes the world-class La Teraza Tennis Centre, a 25-acre Shooting Centre, an Equestrian Centre, a dozen restaurants, night clubs, bars, a movieplex, pharmacy, marina and the stunning artist village of Altos de Chavon.
Teeth of the Dog; Dye Fore; The Links; La Romana (Private)
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