(LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic) – Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – home to the Caribbean’s premier, luxury golf experiences, including the iconic Teeth of the Dog course – has been honored in GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses in the World” list featured in its November / December issue.
Showcasing both private and public courses, Teeth of the Dog is among the most legendary layouts in history including Pine Valley, Cypress Point Club, The Old Course at St. Andrews and Augusta National. The list also includes many modern marvels including Sand Hills, Pacific Dunes, Tara Iti and St. Patricks Links. Teeth of the Dog was featured among only two courses from the Caribbean and was the higher ranked of the two at No. 75.
The rankings were based on GOLF Magazine’s rater team’s consideration of categories such as variety, setting, greens and conditions..
“To be in the same company as some of the most heralded golf courses in the world continues to be extraordinary for us here at Casa de Campo,” says Jason Kycek, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “In 1971, Teeth of the Dog began a new chapter for golf in the Caribbean and we are extremely proud it is still recognized as one of the best courses in the world today.”
GOLF Magazine also recognized each of the “World Top 100” course’s best amenities and highlighted The Spa opening in May 2023. Casa de Campo has become the Dominican Republic’s premier wellness destination. Featuring over 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor facilities, the spa will provide a unique blend of prestige spa services, wellness experiences, and cutting-edge technology. To view the full spa menu, please click here.
Additionally, opening in December 2022, The Premier Club at Casa de Campo sets a new standard of excellence and luxury for the resort’s most discerning guests. Highlighted with Caribbean warmth, exclusivity, personalized service and privacy from the moment guests arrive with a dedicated concierge showing them to their new Premier Suites. The Premier Club is also a place for guests to gather in their own exclusive bar and lounge area, enjoy premier beverages and a unique selection of complimentary canapes and appetizers prepared by its executive chef. To explore the new accommodations, click here.
“Our new Spa and Premier Suites have been a game changer and taken our resort experience to a whole new level,” continues Kycek. “Teeth of the Dog will remain the constant at Casa de Campo for years to come, but we look forward to always innovating and delivering something new each time guests arrive back.”
Teeth of the Dog has long been a “bucket list” layout for those seeking to play one of the top 50 golf courses in the world. Dye’s design hallmarks are all present: railroad ties, vast waste areas, peninsula greens and tees, hand-sculpted putting surfaces and a unique assortment of pot bunkers. “The Heaven 7” oceanfront holes are astoundingly beautiful, causing Dye to famously quip: “I created 11 holes and God created seven.
The resort’s world-class Golf Learning Center is a “must visit” when on property. Highlighted by Trackman and BODITRAK technology, it features two indoor hitting bays for rapid game improvement, year-round training, individual and group golf lessons and schools, and expert club-fitting and repair. Residing on 21 acres of “pure grass,” the PGA Tour-quality facility also showcases practice greens for honing putting, chipping and pitching skills as well as unlimited use of the pristine outdoor range for full shots. On-course instruction is also available.
The 7,000-acre Casa de Campo attracts affluent travelers with 63 holes of exceptional golf. Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links courses – Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek award winners – are designed by the legendary architect Pete Dye. They are complemented by spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expertly prepared cuisine from around the world, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, the La Terraza Tennis Center, 245-acre Shooting Club and Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city – are other on-property highlights.
Getting There: La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from Casa de Campo and caters to private jet service from around the globe. A short drive from the resort, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major North American airports.