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Teeth of the Dog Golf Course
La Romana, Province of La Romana, Dominican Republic|www.casadecampo.com.do
A serious contender for the best course in the Caribbean, CdC has 18 salivating holes of golf meticulously carved out of the rock and coral of the south-eastern shores of the Dominican coast. This Pete Dye masterpiece is no pushover.
When the trade winds blow it plays every inch of its 7,350 yards (from the tips), but its genius is in its tempting risk/reward layout: gamble off the tee and your reward is a much easier second shot, but get it wrong and the course will absolutely bite back. No wonder its motto is ‘All bite, No Bark.’
Getting there & doing it
Make a holiday of it and stay at the delectable Casa de Campo Resort. Book a tee time through the website; guests of the resort get preferential rates and discounted tee times.
When to do it
The best time to play is from March to May, when the peak season offers the best weather. Luckily, the weather is warm year-round, with average highs around 80 degrees Fahrenheit – but there’s always the risk of storms.
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