Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
Dominican Republic, Caribbean
Widely considered one of the world’s leading golf resorts, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is an amazing complex for games and sports enthusiasts. It is a complete resort, with a fantastic 5-star hotel, a wonderful choice of private villas, 63-holes of golf created by the famous Pete Dye, tennis courts, polo fields, a private beach, and a marina where you can find a shopping centre, a yacht club and many bars and restaurants.
The golf offering at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is nothing short of spectacular. Three Pete Dye designed golf courses make up this fantastic offering. The resort’s main attraction, Teeth of The Dog, is the top ranked course in the Caribbean and 43rd in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 courses worldwide. The Dye Fore Course features 27-holes, measuring at a monstrous 7740 yards. It has seven cliff-top holes lying 300 feet above the Chavón River and offers breath-taking 360 degree views.
The links, located on the interior of the property, is a beautiful inland course. Although it may not have the same “wow factor” as its 2 siblings, this is still an exceptional course by anyone standards and reminiscent of traditional British courses.
A member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, this spectacular 5-star resort is renowned for its elegance, quality and diversity of activities. It has been consistently ranked as the best golf resort in the Caribbean for the past 10 years, and was awarded the “World’s Leading Golf Resort” at the World Travel Awards in 2014.
The resort is composed of 175 Elite Hotel rooms and 10 Suites, 60 classic and exclusive villas dotted around the estate from three to 10 bedrooms and 64 newly-refurbished Casita rooms near the golf courses. The Elite rooms at Casa de Campo hotel are located along the main lobby and pool of the venue, and are designed to the highest 5-star status, with the ultimate aim for guests to be able to enjoy the peaceful and calming Dominican Republic landscapes.
There is a wide variety of villas to suit all types of clientele. The smaller classic villas give couples more space to stretch out, families can enjoy villas with connecting rooms or en-suites. For larger families, or groups travelling together, the exclusive and ocean-front villas are the perfect fit, and provide a home-like comfort feel.
Restaurant & Bars
Within the whole estate, the resort has no less than 15 bars and restaurants onsite including the new Chilango Taqueria in Altos de Chavon and two food trucks. You can choose to be on the “complete” supplement, which is essentially an all-inclusive program, or just book on the Bed and Breakfast basis, with more freedom to decide onsite. In the main hotel area you have the La Caña Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine, as well as the Lago Grill which specialises in traditional local Dominican dishes. Go a step further and experience The Beach Club by Le Cirque, from the World Famous Cirque restaurant in New York, located at Minitas Beach. You can also choose between authentic Italian gourmets at La Piazzatta, Spanish tapas at La Casita, or alternatively explore the room service menu which is available 24/7.
If you fancy a drink before dinner or after hours, then Onno’s Bar is the perfect fit. The 19th hole is the perfect place to stop after a round at Casa de Campo Golf Club, or if tennis is more your sport, then La Terraza Bar overlooks the courts. Further options include Coco Mar for cocktails at the beach club, Punto & Corcho for the wine lovers in the marina, and La Cana Bar & Lounge for any refreshing midday drinks.
Spa & Leisure
The Casa de Campo Resort & Villas Spa offers guests indoor and outdoor spa services, with homeopathy and holistic beauty products from the Signature collection. Hotel guests can choose to have their treatments in the Zen gardens of the Spa, composed of six treatment rooms - on the resort’s private beach gazebos - or in the comfort and intimacy of their own villa.
The Casa de Campo Resort & Villas Spa is a sanctuary of renewal, with 100% natural products to revitalise your mind and body which will leave yourelaxed and with little desire to leave this wonderful resort.
The resort is located in La Romana. The nearest airport is La Romana International, which is located 10-minutes away, however the best option is to fly into Punta Cana International (40-minutes) where there is a direct route with British Airways from Gatwick, with a flight time of 8.5 hours. The 3rd option is Santo Domingo, which is located 45-minutes away, with connecting flights from major UK airports.
On Site Activities
Next to the hotel and golf complex lies La Marina. Here guests can go shopping, rent a boat for deep sea fishing or enjoy the many dining and drinking options on offer. The resort also has its own private beach called Minitas beach, where patrons of the resort can relax and enjoy Al Fresco fine dining.
Apart from its three world class golf courses, Casa de Campo offers many other sports and activities. It has 13 tennis courts, three polo fields, and an immense 245 acre shooting facility if you’re feeling adventurous, or to release some tension after a tough day on the golf course. You can also enjoy water activities, such as sailing from the Minitas Beach or visiting the family pool club, fishing in the Chavón River. Furthermore, at the Marina, you can also find a shopping centre as well as a yacht club.
If you want to venture out of the resort, excursions are also available such as Cave exploration, tours of the Capital Santo Domingo, Catamaran day trips to Catalina island, as well as visiting Altos de Chavón, which is a 16th Century replica of a Mediterranean village situated high above the Chavón River.
Golf courses at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
Teeth of The Dog Course
One of Pete Dye’s finest masterpieces, Teeth of the Dog is one of the world’s most highly ranked courses. With spectacular views and some iconic par-3s, Dye claims that it was “created by God.” The course has many tricky dog legs and signature Dye obstacles which will trouble any golfer. A par-72 course, it measures 6888 yards off the black tees.
The Links Course
The shortest of the three courses at Casa de Campo, this links course features 18-holes including three par-5s, four par-3s, and eleven par-4s. This inland links layout was designed in the mold of a classic Scottish course, with small hills and rolling views. The course meanders its way through the resort property and features small greens very well protected by Dye’s famous “wave” bunkers.
Dye Fore Golf Course
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