La Romana: Golfer’s Paradise

La Romana: Golfer’s Paradise
Illustration/Gary Hovland
With three golf courses—including the best in the Dominican Republic—Casa de Campo is tailor-made for a long golf trip
The right side of the fairway is jagged, as if a towering sea god had risen from the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean to rend the earth with his mighty, clawed hands, removing safe landing areas for your golf ball. Welcome to the 17th hole at Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo. The resort has three golf courses, the best of which is this one, which has been delighting and challenging golfers since it opened in 1971. Designed by Pete Dye, the course was created by more than 300 workers over the span of a year. As legend goes, the workers noted the bite of the sharp coral near the sea, calling it dientes del perro , Spanish for “teeth of the dog,” and the course …
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