“Teeth of the Dog: the # 1 Golf Course in the Caribbean and ranked # 27 in the world.”
Simply spectacular, meticulously sculpted from the rugged rocks and coral of the Dominican coast, the steadfastness and challenge of creating Teeth of the Dog may well equate to a round of golf. The golf course that best represents Pete Dye. The course is packed with stunning natural landscapes, historical nuances, and the opportunity to play your best game.
Strategically located at Casa de Campo, this course single-handedly placed the Dominican Republic on the world golf stage in 1971. Teeth of the Dog continues to amaze avid golfers 45 years later. Check our private luxury properties in Casa de Campo.
Seven of its 18 holes directly face the Caribbean Sea—four on the front nine, and three on the back, making it particularly tough to play due to tenacious Caribbean winds. The course was updated in 2005, adding more length to select holes and upgrading greens and bunkers. Its championship black tees measure 7,471 yards now, an increase of nearly 600 yards.
The golf course was originally called Cajuiles, in reference to the trees of that name that grew in the mountains, but it was changed to Teeth of the Dog when Dye heard the natives refer to the coral rock with that name by appearance sharpened from the teeth of a hound. “Almost by accident, I saw before me the most beautiful place by the sea for a golf course, I did not realize that my wonderful discovery would be the beginning of a lifelong devotion to this Caribbean country and its warm and friendly people” .
The golf course, par 72, has hosted countless national and international tournaments, among which are the PGA Tour Dominican Republic Open and twice the Latin American Amateur Championship (LAAC).
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