Pete Dye is considered in many circles to be the most influential golf course architect of the last 60 years. Casa de Campo have three of his courses on the grounds. Each is distinct from the rest yet each bears the signature Dye style and challenge. Dye´s hands-on approach and organic style are superbly influenced by the traditions of the game. In fact, it was in 1963, that Dye´s style congealed on a visit to Scotland. It was there that he discovered railroad ties, tiny pot bunkers and many other course elements that he has successfully incorporated over the years. Most all of these features can be found on many of his internationally celebrated courses, including the world renowned Stadium Course at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, the PGA West course, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Whistling Straits. His work also includes a collaboration with Jack Nicklaus on the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC.
The courses created by Pete Dye at Casa de Campo are among the finest places to golf in the world. The Teeth of the Dog´s inception in 1969 tasked Dye with transforming the overgrown, jagged coral reef coastline of the Dominican Republic into a single course worthy of "The Caribbean´s Most Complete Resort." With the aide of 300 local labourers, Dye and his talented partner and wife Alice, worked for two years to create the course that now ranks #1 in the Caribbean.
Golf Courses by Pete Dye
Teeth of the Dog
In 1969, Pete Dye, with the aid of 300 local labourers and his partner and wife Alice worked for two years to create this masterpiece. The Teeth of the Dog feature seven waterholes overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Teeth of the Dog name comes from the distinctive sharp points of the coral formations along the shoreline. The course has been Dye's personal favorite over the years. Ranked as the number 1 course in the Caribbean and number 39 in the top 100 courses, worldwide, by Golf Magazine. (2017)
Pete Dye´s classic Teeth of the Dog attracts the best professional and amateur golfers in the world.
This is Pete Dye's newest creation at Casa de Campo Resort. The course features nine cliff-side holes, 7800 yards from the black tees. The course is situated on a 500 feet cliff above the Chavon river, where Apocalypse Now was filmed. This is the first course planted from it's inception in Casa de Campo with two new strains of grass that thrive on a salt water irrigation system.
Teeth of the Dog Golf Course
Teeth of the Dog Golf Course
Play on the "Teeth´s" seven ocean side holes is exhilarating. Errant balls collide with ocean rocks like ping pong balls, and strong Caribbean breezes challenge each stroke. His trademark railroad ties, vast waste areas, peninsula green and tees, hand-sculpted putting surfaces and unique assortment of pot bunkers and elevated bunkers give the course the signature Dye-style.
Although credited with designing the course, Dye is quick to point out that the "Teeth" was "definitely designed by the ´man upstairs´." In other words... "I created eleven holes and God created seven!" By far Dye"s personal favorite, the "Teeth of the Dog" opened in 1971 as a 6,888-yard, par 72-layout, with par 3´s celebrated by Golf Magazine. The newer Dye Fore course and the award-winning Links course further the vision of Pete Dye and bring a unique and thrilling golf experience to Casa de Campo guests.
A Pete Dye Golf Course Design with spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea and the resort and villas of Casa de Campo. The course layout is reminiscent of traditional British and Scottish courses in which the greens are small and elevated and several lagoons are featured.
Night Golf - You have a chance to spend an unforgettable evening outdoors at our Night Golf Party. Multi-color LED golf balls will fill the night sky ,while flying towards brightly lit targets placed all over our new state of the art driving range. Music, Drinks, BBQ and Animation Team will complete a fun and unique experience. Test your short game by taking a part in the Chipping and Putting Contests to see if you can win a prize and get the bragging rights among your friends.