When it opened in 1971, Casa de Campo’s famed Teeth of the Dog Golf Course became the highest rated golf course in all of the Caribbean and Mexico – and more than fifty years later, despite dozens of new course and fierce competition it is.
golf magazines The industry-leading Top 100 You Can Play list ranks Teeth of the Dog at the top of the tropics and seventh for North America – ahead of famous names such as Bandon Dunes, TPC Sawgrass, Whistling Straits, Streamsong and Shadow Creek. First international rating site Top 100 Golf Courses also has it at number one in the Caribbean – out of 50 regional competitors.
If Teeth of the Dog were the resort’s only major course, it would still be a place of pilgrimage for golfers, but it’s not. The late and great Pete Dye, the most awarded architect in golf history, designed all three courses here (and lived next door to the teeth), including the Links and the 27-hole Dye Fore, which is a hidden gem, fantastic, almost as good as its more famous sibling. It is idyllically situated on cliff-top promontories above a tropical river valley running through the property. Teeth of the Dog, by comparison, sits just at sea level on the black rocky shore whose jagged stones give the course its name. It has eight stunning oceanfront holes, including three of the most spectacular par-3s in golf, as close to the ocean as you can get without taking your shoes off. In addition to three exceptional courses with 63 holes of golf — and caddies — the resort has a full-fledged golf learning center with Trackman technology.
While Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is one of the best golf destinations in the world, it is also much more, the first resort of any type in the Dominican Republic, with 7,000 acres of vacation and adventure facilities. unmatched. It boasts a world-class 370-berth marina and yacht club with excellent deep-sea sport fishing, polo grounds and an equestrian club, a top-notch tennis center with over a dozen harp courts. tru overlooking the ocean and 245 acres of land. shooting club. It has a large, gorgeous private beach with a full beach club and plenty of water sports, three pools, multiple venues with nightly live music, even free merengue lessons. There are eight restaurants, two food trucks, half a dozen bars, and a full-fledged nightclub. The vast culinary offering includes both exquisite Dominican cuisine and flavors from around the world, from casual to fine dining. Most people opt for all-inclusive packages that make adult food and drink very affordable for a luxury resort. There’s a lot more shopping than you might think, from international boutique to local artisans.
The most unique resort feature of all at Casa de Campo is Altos de Chavon, a replica of a set of 16e Century Mediterranean village, hand built in stone and truly a place like no other. It is a vibrant cultural center full of working international artists with active studios in many different mediums that you can visit, its cobbled streets are lined with shops, galleries and restaurants, there is an archaeological museum, a church and a 5,000-seat open-air Roman-style amphitheater that has hosted star performers like Elton John, Julio Iglesias, Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli. You won’t find this at any other golf resort in the world.
But the big news this winter at Casa de Campo is the opening of a brand new luxury boutique hotel within the sprawling resort, The Premier Club at Casa de Campo, an elevated all-suite accommodation choice which will instantly become one of the most popular. tropical escapes from the cold American winter.
“Casa de Campo’s Premier Club will create an unprecedented level of privacy and exclusivity for our guests,” said Senior Vice President Jason Kycek. “Upon arrival, guests will be privately checked in by our Welcome Receptionists at the exclusive Premier Club Lounge and can relax in privacy while enjoying a drink or light nibbles at the Club Lounge Bar. With indoor and outdoor spaces, Premier Club guests will be able to retain exclusive autonomy to guests staying in our new suites. We are grateful to be able to take Casa de Campo to the next level and raise the bar for luxury hospitality in the Dominican Republic.
Raising the bar is no small feat here, as the accommodations were already impressive, a mix of hotel rooms, suites and luxury villa rentals of all shapes and sizes, with plenty of staff. The Premier Club at Casa de Campo is a more hotel-like option, and in addition to its own private lounge and bar, it will feature a total of 58 luxurious suites: 53 Premier Junior Suites, four Premier One-Bedroom Suites and the Premier Presidential Suite. Each will offer luxurious amenities not found in other parts of the hotel, such as an exclusive golf cart for travel throughout the resort, private concierge service, turndown service and a personalized pillow and aromatherapy menu. Other exclusive amenities include oversized smart TVs with international cable and streaming channels, wet bars and premium drinks, and a selection of artisan gourmet coffees and teas. The new Premier Club will be available for booking from December 2022.