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 facility is led by Charlie Epps, renowned instructor and longtime coach to two-time 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 Center professional, 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.
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.”