Highlights include Pete Dye’s iconic Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo, with seven holes played so close to the coastline, you might feel the spray of the Caribbean Sea. It opened in 1971 and instantly put the Dominican Republic on the golf world’s radar.
Consistently ranked as the number one golf course in the Caribbean, this masterpiece of a course should be on every globetrotting golfer’s bucket list.
The second Pete Dye course at Casa de Campo is the 27-hole extravaganza Dye Fore. This is not as well known as the Dog, but the amazing mountain, river and ocean views and the impeccable conditioning make Dye Fore an absolute dream to play.
The east coast Punta Cana and Cap Cana area has a range of options for resorts and courses.
You might, for instance, opt for a world-class experience at the highly-acclaimed Punta Espada course. Designed by golf architect powerhouse Jack Nicklaus, Punta Espada puts up some fierce competition to Teeth of the Dog for the Caribbean’s finest golf course. The jury is still out, but there is no doubt that these are both elegant courses of the highest quality.
Also in that easterly region are La Cana Golf Course (P.B. Dye) and Corales (Fazio), both very impressive and highly regarded courses.