Situated on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo Resort is easily accessible having its own airport, La Romana International Airport. The Santo Domingo International Airport and Punta Cana International Airport are both a 50-minute drive away. The Marina at Casa de Campo is a full-service facility with docking for yachts up to 250 feet long.
Casa de Campo Resort and Villas offers a wide range of hotel rooms from the original Golf Lodge rooms, close to the course, or spacious Elite Suites – each room is equipped with all amenities. The luxury private villas, from the natural Garden Villas to the high-end Oceanfront Villas, all feature a private pool and stylish living areas with daily breakfast prepared at the villa and full maid service.
Whatever your taste, Casa de Campo offers quality gourmet dining from around the world. Seven signature restaurants are available where Spanish tapas, classic Italian pasta, traditional Dominican cuisine, fresh sushi, and much more are on offer. Additionally numerous other more casual dining options are available within the resort coupled with five bars and lounges, including the Genesis nightclub, located in the picturesque Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village.
Beyond Casa de Campo’s private Minitas Beach, which is perfect for soaking up the sun or enjoying sports like snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boating are the secluded Catalina and Saona Islands with hidden beaches to explore. Many other excursions are available, including a visit to the historic Hacienda Higüeral ranch, a working farm where horses and cattle are bred and raised – you’ll also see cowboys hard at work. 50 miles to the west of the resort, you’ll find culture and history at the capital of the Dominican Republic and the oldest city in the new world, Santo Domingo.
Aside from the golf, there’s something for everyone at Casa de Campo. The Shooting facility is perhaps the best in the Caribbean, the 13-court Tennis Center is dubbed the Wimbledon of the Caribbean and the Chavón River and the Caribbean Sea are the water sports playgrounds. A comprehensive stable yard supports impressive equestrian facilities with jumping, trekking, rodeo and polo on offer. Extensive Spa treatments are available and a state-of-the-art fitness center is there for those with leftover energy.
It’s said that Casa de Campo is the “Caribbean’s most complete resort” and frankly we couldn’t disagree. With three stunning Pete Dye-designed championship courses, water sports, shooting, tennis and even polo – on horses as well as in the water – there’s more than enough going on here to keep everyone happy.
Situated in La Romana on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo Resort is set in 7,000 acres where the impressive hotel is augmented by lavish villas with private pools and an array of amenities including an expansive marina and a pristine, white-sand, private beach. The resort even provides complimentary golf carts so you can comfortably explore this tropical paradise.
However, there’s one thing at Casa de Campo with a bark as well as a bite and that’s Pete Dye’s Teeth of the Dog, a course that for decades has been firmly anchored in the World Top 100 rankings.
Over a period of two years, Pete Dye, his wife Alice (also an architect) and some 300 local helpers transformed, virtually by hand, an overgrown rocky wasteland, which is set alongside the coral coastline of the Dominican Republic, into one of the most exhilarating golf courses in the world. Teeth of the Dog opened for play in 1971 and, being modest, and not wishing to take all the credit, Dye quickly pointed out that the course was fashioned “by the ‘man upstairs’. I created eleven holes and God created seven!"
Pete Dye’s Links layout followed three years after Teeth of the Dog but this top drawer course has been overshadowed since the unveiling of the Dye Fore course in 2002. The Dye Fore course sits high above the flowing waters of the Chavón River with many of the holes on the back nine routed along the top edge on one side of the valley, offering spectacular views down to the Marina and the Caribbean Sea beyond.
No other Caribbean golf resort can offer such golfing quality as Casa de Campo, the jewel of the Caribbean.
But don’t take our word for it. Here are a few review comments from golfers who’ve played the world ranked Teeth of the Dog:
“The course routing makes maximum use of the location. As you stand on a couple of holes along the sea, water is crashing immediately behind you, to the side of you and ahead of you directly on the same level you are standing.”
“Once I got to the third and fourth holes the course starts to “wag her tail” as the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea come into view. For the first time I had a clear vantage point to what is in store and the true reason why I always wanted to come here.”
“The thought of being in the Caribbean in the month of February warmed up my shivering northern bones. It was time to hang up the skis and remember the feeling of a grip in my hands.”
“The par three 16th brings the camera out of the bag. It represents 204 yards over the active ocean to a diagonal green.”
“WOW – the pictures looked stunning and the course exceeds your expectations when you get there. Not a bad hole on the course.”Read all Casa de Campo Teeth of the Dog course reviews