I had heard so much about Teeth of the Dog that I made the trip from Punta Cana. I can see how the club might have dazzled in the 70s and 80s, but it does look a bit old now. The new driving range was very good. The course itself has 7 holes right on the water, 2 holes with nice views of the sea, and 9 inland holes. Yes, it has spectacular views and the 7 holes right on the Caribbean Sea get as close to the water as any course. The 3 par 3s on the water are tough little tests. For my taste though, the course is too tight, and relies to much on very small greens. The inland holes are average. The conditioning is not perfect, and the grass is spongy, as you can expect in the Caribbean. Pitches and chips are pretty unidemensional because of the soft playing surface. The bunkers on the ocean are lined with a concrete curb and twice I ended up against it. Completely unnatural and unfair. Having seen it once, I would not make the trip again from Punta Cana to play it.
Date: November 02, 2017