Casa de Campo,
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk
Residential and tropical vegetation.
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 (The Links course): Although often demoted to third in line in the Casa de Campo hierarchy, the Links course is another excellent Pete Dye design, and definitely not to be overlooked. Although lacking the dramatic oceanside holes of its illustrious neighbour, the Teeth of the Dog, or the stunning river views of Dye Fore, this very pleasant parkland-style, resort course is certainly no pushover.
Gracefully weaving its way through unintrusive, upscale housing, the fairways here are lined with a dazzling array of tropical flora, as well as artistically crafted bunkers of every shape and size. The flatness of the opening two holes changes dramatically at the par-4 3rd, one of several holes played to small, elevated and heavily contoured greens. Around the putting surfaces all manner of bunkering and lunar-like mounding will test and challenge your short-game, on what you'll discover is generally a "forgiving tee-shot", but "testing second-shot" golf course.
Although absent on the front-nine, water makes its present felt during the middle section of the inward-nine. Both the par-3 13th and 16th holes are defended by ponds fronting the greens, while back-to-back par-4s at 15 and 16 are wrapped around the same small lake, bringing water into play for anything hit too far left off the tee.
It's difficult for The Links to steal any limelight from Casa de Campo's Teeth and Dye Fore courses, but if those two golfing behemoth's have given your game a mauling, the Links might just be the place to put it back in order.
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.
Transforming Casa de Campo from a concept to reality in the late 1960s, involved finding a suitable plot of land on which the dream could unfold. The land that was selected for the resort was a huge 7,000 acre plot to the east of La Romana.
Like the original links-land used for the earliest golf courses in Britain & Ireland, the terrain that became Casa de Campo was too sparsely vegetated for cattle grazing, and too infertile for agriculture, which in Dominican's case implied sugarcane production. Although it may not have the look and feel of a classic British links layout, the Links Course at Casa de Campo occupies a tract of Dominican "links-land", on which grazing and agriculture were not possible.
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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