Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog named No. 1 course in the Caribbean
(LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic) – Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – home to the Caribbean’s premier and luxury golf experiences – announces its Pete Dye masterpiece design, Teeth of the Dog, was named the “Caribbean’s Best Golf Course” at the 6th annual World Golf Awards.
The coveted recognition was announced at the gala ceremony of the World Golf Awards held at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi on Oct. 29. The honor adds to a string of significant acclaim for the world-class destination having just received the “2020 Hotel Experience Award” from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).
Casa de Campo also recently was honored in GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Resorts in North America” list. Showcasing the “best of the best,” Casa de Campo was featured in the “General Luxury” category identifying exemplary resorts highlighting polished customer service, superb golf, high-end amenities and outstanding off-course experiences.
“We are thrilled to receive this wonderful recognition from the World Golf Awards for our Pete Dye treasure, Teeth of the Dog,” says Andres Pichardo Rosenberg, President of Casa de Campo. “These recent awards are all testament to our quest to continue offering an unparalleled golf vacation experience few resorts anywhere can match.”
Since opening in 1971, ocean hugging Teeth of the Dog has been a “bucket list” layout for those seeking to play one of the top 50 layouts in the world. “The Heaven 7” oceanfront holes are astoundingly beautiful, causing Dye to famously quip: “I created 11 holes and God created seven.”
Casa de Campo offers several stay-play-packages ideal to enjoy a vacation in paradise. Its “Unlimited Teeth of the Dog with Breakfast” package starts at $249 per person, per night. In addition to “all day” play on Teeth of the Dog, guests can also tee it up from dawn to dusk on the resort’s two additional Pete Dye gems: Dye Fore (27 holes) and The Links (18).
The offer includes deluxe accommodations in the resort’s recently renovated guest rooms, full daily breakfast buffet at Lago Restaurant, use of a four-passenger golf cart to travel throughout the resort, complimentary Wi-Fi and use of the resort’s fitness center. All golf rounds are based on availability and include arrival and departure days.
The “Unlimited Teeth of the Dog All Inclusive” golf package features all the components above plus daily breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and drinks by the glass at resort signature restaurants or room service (extra delivery charge), unlimited horseback riding, use of the property’s tennis courts, one round at the 245-acre Shooting Club, non-motorized water sports and family program activities. This offers starts at $899 per person, per night.
Casa de Campo also offers an array of exceptional fully appointed villas perfect for golf groups and families. The villa options range from three to 11 bedrooms with stylish living areas, a private pool as well as myriad creature comforts. From secluded Garden Villas showcasing the area’s abundant flora to the tranquil splendor of the Caribbean coast in an Oceanfront Villa, each style offers contemporary designs. Daily breakfast, private maid service and full access to a wide range of on-site activities are additional highlights.
Villa stays also include use of four-passenger golf carts for easy travel throughout the 7,500-acre resort, complimentary Wi-Fi and unlimited use of the resort’s fitness center.
About Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, 7,000-acre Casa de Campo attracts affluent travelers with 63 holes of exceptional golf. The 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 serviced by JetBlue (direct flights from New York - JFK three times weekly) and seasonally by American Airlines (non-stop service from Miami). A short drive from the resort, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major North American airports.