Dominican resort features 3 Pete Dye-designed courses
By Dan Wooters
The best. The most. The first.
After 50 years of welcoming guests seeking the ultimate Caribbean getaway, those three statements have never more true than the present day at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas. The pioneer of Dominican Republic luxury resorts is as world-class as it gets for holiday vacationers seeking an incredible experience.
The 7,000-acre luxury enclave has long showcased the best golf in the Caribbean, especially as it is the home to Pete Dye’s masterpiece course design, Teeth of the Dog. Since opening in 1971, the celebrated layout is widely recognized as the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean and is continually ranked among the top courses in the world. The oceanfront holes are astoundingly beautiful, causing Dye to famously quip: “I created 11 holes and God created seven.”
Casa de Campo features two additional Dye-designed gems, Dye Fore and The Links. Dye Fore’s three nines – Chavon, Marina and Lakes – are wonderfully distinct and a joy to play. Golf course architecture aficionados call Dye Fore “the most underrated course in the Caribbean.” The Links sits regally on moderately
sloping terrain with spectacular Caribbean views and is just the ticket for golfers of all abilities.
The myriad amenities at Casa de Campo certainly don’t end with golf. The Minitas Beach Club is a “must visit” with its perfect sandy beach ideal for swimming, lounging and relaxing in the sun. It also features an elegant infinity pool for adults, world-class dining combined with splendid seascapes and a separate family area featuring a pool for all, children’s pools, retail shops and two food trucks.
To further complement a joyous stay is the 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club – an entire community for sport fishermen, yachting enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. The marina also contains several superb gourmet dining options for all tastes. Be sure to take a leisurely stroll along the docks as the sun sets and take in the splendor of another day in paradise.
But wait, there’s even more! Further highlights include the La Terraza Tennis Center, the largest racquet sport complex in the Dominican Republic; a 245-acre Shooting Club, with over 200 stations for trap, skeet and sporting clays and pigeon rings; and Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city.
Perhaps the best way to indulge in all the fun above is by booking a stay in one of the resort’s exceptional array of villas which range from three to 11 bedrooms. Villa guests receive a welcome amenity upon arrival, daily breakfast, private maid and butler service, golf carts, use of the Fitness Center and a dedicated concierge.
This holiday season, the tropical retreat has never been more accessible. When booked by Oct. 31 for travel by Dec. 19, guests can save up to 50% for an unforgettable stay in a luxurious villa. Casa de Campo is also offering an exceptional winter sale for travel from Jan. 6 – April 30, 2020 with a 40% savings (per room, per night).
Casa de Campo assures the safety and security of guests is of upmost importance as the entire resort is a world onto itself. Simply enter through the property gates, check in and let their outstanding staff do the rest. It’s beyond perfect for a memorable vacation in paradise.
For more information on Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and its array of offers, call 800.877.3643 or visit: www.casadecampo.com.do/.