Thursday, February 21, 2019
Winter Getaway Casa de Campo Is a Stylish Destination for Golfers
Located in La Romana, Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo is no stranger to luxury. This prestigious resort spreads over 7,000 acres, features three award-winning golf courses, a clay pigeon shooting center, an equestrian center, tennis courts, pools, and restaurants, as well as 1,700 private villas populating the resort. Nicknamed the Hamptons of the Caribbean, this one-of-a-kind luxury resort boasts lavish amenities and fun activities to entertain holiday-goers from all walks of life.
For those who consider vacation to be synonymous with tee time, Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is the ideal getaway. Long hailed as one of the world’s leading golf resorts, Casa de Campo boasts three courses designed and created by the legendary Pete Dye, two of which reside on the water, with spectacular views providing the backdrop to golfing that’s anything but ordinary. The storied Teeth of the Dog course is the most remarkable of the three: it’s the top golf course in the Caribbean, and is a yearly shoe-in for GOLF’s Top 100 Courses in the World.
Casa de Campo’s other two courses are also unique and well-loved. The Dye Fore Course can be considered an “extravaganza”: it contains 27 holes, with a championship 18th on a tremendous 7,740-yard-long course. The Links, meanwhile, is more traditional, but its inland location doesn’t mean it should be skipped: the recently renovated course provides the unique experience of links golf in the Caribbean.
Finally, the resort has recently added a learning center, where golfers who are new, or are simply looking to up their game, can improve.
Golfers who have played the Teeth of the Dog have often marveled at the views and at the beautiful homes that lie near the course. For those who never want to leave the game they love, staying in one of these unique modern villas is a possibility.
Costa Verde #1
Located on hole #8 of the Teeth of the Dog, Costa Verde #1—also known as Casa Palma—is a modernist beauty full of elegance and charm. All six bedrooms in this home are designed to be private, facing the sea and intimate interior garden. Its huge windows allow all the Caribbean light to come into the home. Capable of comfortably hosting 12 guests, Costa Verde #1 is one of the few properties in the resort where guests are able to land and take off from helicopters. The villa is surrounded by luscious, meticulously landscaped tropical gardens, displaying hundreds of palms.
Located off the green of the first hole of the Teeth of the Dog, Cacique #32 is one of the most beautiful and modern villas in Casa de Campo. Designed by awarded Dominican Architect Rafael Selman, this five-bedroom home capable of hosting ten guests features a lush central courtyard and ocean views. Its thatched roof and modern lines combine perfectly in one level with its five spacious bedrooms, air-conditioned dining room, grand saloon state-of-the-art kitchen, BBQ area, gazebo, and an outside bar. The villa is filled with modern art, and its location in the resort is ideal, as you will find yourself a close golf cart away from the Minitas Beach Club.
For more information, visit www.casadecampo.travel.