Casa de Campo Resort & Villas– home to the Caribbean’s premier, luxury golf experiences, including the iconic Teeth of the Dog course – has opened its new world-class Golf Learning Center.
The state-of-the-art facilityis led by Charlie Epps, renowned instructor and longtime coach to twice major champion Angel Cabrera. Highlighted by Trackman and BODITRAK technology, it features two indoor hitting bays for rapid game improvement, year-round training, individual and group golf lessons and schools, and expert club-fitting and repair.
Residing on 21 acres of “pure grass,” the PGA Tour-quality facility also showcases practice greens for honing putting, chipping and pitching games as well as unlimited use of the pristine outdoor range for full shots. On-course instruction is available on the resort’s three Pete Dye-designed layouts including celebrated Teeth of the Dog.
Ideal to improve in the scenic Caribbean, the resort is offering a “Train in Paradise Package” starting at $823 (per person, per night). It includes deluxe accommodations in Pete Dye Golf Lodge and Elite guest rooms, one golf lesson per day with a Golf Learning Centerprofessional, complimentary club-fitting, daily green fees and breakfast, a four-passenger golf cart to use throughout the stay, unlimited use of the resort’s fitness center, and club storage and shared cart when playing the courses.
In an innovative approach, the resort is also offering a “PGA / LPGA Package” for visiting teaching professionals. It gives instructors full use of the Golf Learning Center facilities to provide their students with a place to train and improve at one of the world’s elite golf destinations.
“Our new outstanding Golf Learning Center offers guests an exceptional setting to improve their respective games with our expert instructors and the latest technology” says Andres Pichardo Rosenberg, President of Casa de Campo. “We invite you to visit us for an extraordinary golf experience and discover first-hand why our golf courses, accommodations, customer care and amenities are second to none.”
Since opening in 1974, Teeth of the Dog has been a “bucket list” layout for those seeking to play one of the top 50 golf courses in the world. Dye’s design hallmarks are all present: railroad ties, vast waste areas, peninsula greens and tees, hand-sculpted putting surfaces and a unique assortment of pot bunkers. “The Heaven 7” oceanfront holes are astoundingly beautiful, causing Dye to famously quip: “I created 11 holes and God created seven.”
Twenty-seven-hole Dye Fore joined Teeth of the Dog in 2002. Its three nines – Chavon, Marina and Lakes – are distinct. Chavon features seven holes running atop cliffs dropping 300 feet, Marina meanders down to a harbor ringed by restaurants and shops, and Lakes is artfully crafted across tumultuous terrain. Golf course architecture aficionados call Dye Fore “the most underrated course in the Caribbean.”
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About Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, 7,000-acre Casa de Campo attracts affluent travelers with 63 holes of exceptional golf. The Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links courses – Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek award winners – are designed by the legendary architect Pete Dye. They are complemented by spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expertly prepared cuisine from around the world, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, the La Terraza Tennis Center, 245-acre Shooting Club and Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city – are other on-property highlights.
How to Get There: La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from Casa de Campo and serviced by JetBlue (direct flights from New York – JFK three times weekly) and seasonally by American Airlines (non-stop service from Miami). A short drive from the resort, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major North American airports.