ONE OF THE TOP CARIBBEAN GOLF COURSES IS ABOUT TO UNDERGO A FACE LIFT

by | May 2, 2024 | Golf, Leisure, Travel

Some interesting news on the Caribbean golf courses front this morning: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic, named in GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World”, is undergoing a restoration of its celebrated Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog golf course. The restoration will be led by Jerry Pate Design and will start in January 2025.

Since opening in 1971, Teeth of the Dog has become widely known as Dye’s masterpiece and has been long considered the No. 1 course in the Caribbean. Dye’s genius design hallmarks are all showcased on the dramatic seaside layout: railroad ties, vast waste areas, peninsula greens and tees, hand-sculpted putting surfaces and a unique assortment of pot bunkers.

Caribbean Golf Teeth Of The Dog Hole 8

Hole 8

Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo Course Preview  |  #LAAC2022

Pate and his team will work on modernizing and updating the classic 18 with an assortment of predominantly cosmetic enhancements, the chief being a complete regrassing of Teeth of the Dog with Dynasty Paspalum – an ideal grass for seaside courses. In addition to the new state-of-the-art turf on the tee boxes, fairways and greens, three inches of sand will be added to the fairways before seeding for improved playability and irrigation.

Pate and his team will additionally return the surrounding edges of Teeth of the Dog’s greens to their original size as first fashioned by Dye with some slight recontouring as well. All greenside bunkers will be reshaped and expanded to flat bottoms with enhanced faces for a sharper, more dramatic look. All cart paths will feature new concrete along with new rock paths curbing around the tees and greens. Following the modernization, Teeth of the Dog will reopen for resort and member play in November 2025.

Top image: Hole 6

Caribbean Golf Teeth Of The Dog Hole 16

Hole 16

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Caribbean Golf Teeth Of The Dog Hole 5

Hole 5

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