Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog course)


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   Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog course) Est. 1971

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Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog course): It was back in 1971 that Pete Dye's aptly named Teeth of the Dog set the bar for a new generation of golf courses in the Caribbean islands. To date, few courses have matched the oceanside splendour and fabulous design features of this magnificent layout. The seven holes played directly alongside the ocean (and some over it), have tested and thrilled all who play here. The short, challenging and exquisite par-3 5th, is one of the Teeth's most photographed holes, with its seemingly postage-stamp green surrounded on three sides by the azure waters of the Caribbean. This gem of a par-3 starts a run of four oceanside holes, all of them immensely scenic, any one of them capable of giving your score a serious bite. The par-3 7th provides as scenic a spot to tarry a while as you'll find anywhere in the golfing world. On the back-nine the oceanside stretch embraces the par-4 15th, par-3 16th and par-4 17th. If the prevailing sea breeze is blowing, drawers of the ball may need to hit out over the ocean to see their ball come back from right to left onto dry land. With the greens hanging out over the ocean, all three of these holes demand top quality approach shots. When not alongside the seashore and its jagged, teeth-like coral rocks, the course assumes a calmer, more resort-style persona, although Dye's prodigious mounding and bunkering around the often elevated greens will continue to emphasis great approach work and an excellent short-game.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Casa de Campo Resort
Casa de Campo,
La Romana,  
Caribbean
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Office   +1 (809) 523 3333
Pro Shop   +1 (809) 523 8115
Fax

  +1 (809) 523 8800

Email   t.times@ccampo.com.do
Website   www.casadecampo.com.do
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Golf Pro
 
Gilles E. Gagnon (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Oceanside and residential.
 
Designer: Pete Dye
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7471 6015 4906
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.9 69.5 68.7
 
At the Same Location:
Championship courses at Casa de Campo: sharing the same clubhouse in the resort centre is the 18-hole par-72 Teeth of the Dog (7471 yds from back tees) and 18-hole par-71 Links course (6664 yds from back tees). A five-minute drive from the centre, with its own clubhouse and shop, is the 18-hole par-72 Dye Fore course (7714 yds from back tees). Also on the property is the private 27-hole La Romana Country Club course. A new 9-hole course is in construction close to the Dye Fore course.
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How2Get There?

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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Nov thru' April): US$230, includes golf cart. Discounted Stay&Play packages and twilight rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Caddies compulsory (minimum of one per flight). Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Some Teeth of the Dog aficianados believe the name of the course comes from an occasion when Pete Dye flew over the par-3 16th green, commenting how its shape resembled that of a dog's tooth. However, the name is more widely credited to the jagged coral rocks that buttress its oceanside holes. >> The construction of Teeth was largely achieved by 300 Dominican labourers, armed with sledgehammers, pickaxes and chisels. Importing the heavy mechanised equipment normally used in course construction was considered too difficult and too expensive. >> Since its creation the "Teeth" has continually been rated a World Top 100 course.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: No.1 course of the 30 courses in Dominican Republic.
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Location

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Latitude: (18.412106)
Longitude: (-68.934150)
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Casa de Campo Resort 5-star
Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 523 3333
www.casadecampo.com.do

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.

Golf at this hotel Teeth of the Dog; Dye Fore; The Links; La Romana (Private)
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