Casa de Campo - Teeth of the Dog

4.4117647059 4.4 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7471 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 75.9
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes, required


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards are accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7471 yards 75.9 145
Gold 72 7077 yards 74.1 140
Blue 72 6845 yards 73.2 137
White (W) 72 6015 yards 75.2 131
White 72 6015 yards 69.5 130
Red (W) 72 4906 yards 68.7 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"One of the best in the region"

odominguez's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course will let you see the best of playing inland and right on the edge of the island, where it meets the sea. It is a beautiful place, well taken care of. Be mindful of really fast greens that usually run towards the water on the seaside holes.

You will have very few tree obstacles while trying to get to the greens, the biggest problem I came across was trying to get my ball to stay on the green once I got it there. It will challenge your abilities and you'll definitely enjoy playing it.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"One of the Caribbean's Best"

edstone40's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Pete Dye created Teeth of the Dog in 1971 as the first of four courses he designed at the popular Casa de Campo Resort. There are “seven holes created by God” said Dye indicating he only created the other eleven. The course plays along the sea’s edge and is ranked number one in the Caribbean and 43rd in the top 100 courses worldwide by Golf Magazine…for all the right reasons.<br/> When the golf course was being built, a large crew of Dominican laborers did most of the heavy, back-breaking work. Very little heavy machinery was used during construction, so the workers had to use shovels and pick-axes to break apart the rock to create the routing. Much of the golf course is built on coral rock that is very sharp and caused cuts to the feet, hands, arms and legs of the workers. The workers would comment that the rock was like the "teeth of the dog." When the course opened in 1971, it was officially called "Cajuiles," which is the Spanish word for the cashew trees found around the property. However, it has always been called Teeth of the Dog by the locals. Eventually, since everyone already referred to the course by its nickname, the decision was made to officially change the name to its current, iconic name. The Spanish name for Teeth of the Dog is Diente del Perro…kind of sounds better. Playing the tips of this course offers a slope and rating of 75.9/145 with the forward tees having a 68.7/124.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Sink your teeth into one of the best of Caribbean"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

With seven holes directly along the rocky shore, Pete Dye's iconic Teeth of the Dog has a way of tempting golfers to take on the Caribbean Sea without a life vest.<br/> The first four holes serve as a warm-up to the first stretch along the water, holes 5-8. The par 3 fifth hole is pure evil from the 137-yard blue tees. The narrow green squeezed tight by a wrap-around bunker looks so tiny compared to the expansive backdrop of the sea. The seventh green looks much bigger but so does the ocean carry from the 188-yard blue tees. The sixth and eighth holes - two strong par 4s - require two of the boldest tee shots of your life. Golfers must flirt with the shoreline to find the fairway or bail out right, leaving long approaches into difficult greens.<br/> Many of the inland holes of the back nine are solid, but they can feel like filler until you return to the sea. Birdie isn't out of the question from the 334-yard blue tees at no. 15, although the approach is fraught with peril. The 181-yard tee shot (blue tees) on No. 16 over a seaside inlet can be especially terrifying if the wind kicks up. No. 17 - the no. 2 handicap at 377 yards from the blues - completes the magical and memorable tour of the shore.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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