Casa de Campo - The Links
The Links, the beautiful inland golf course at Casa de Campo, may not seem as exciting or challenging as its sea-side and cliff-hugging siblings, but don't be deceived.
The Links is known for its spectacular views of the Caribbean and the resort. The golf course features a moderately hilly track, with tall Bahia and guinea grass roughs, plus multiple sand traps. Some find the golf course reminiscent of traditional British and Scottish courses. There are five holes where water comes into play, including several lagoons and even lakes with wading birds.
|White (W)||71||5508 yards||71.6||118|
|Red (W)||71||4514 yards||65.7||113|
|Gold M: 73.5/133||397||534||423||331||189||443||565||214||491||3587||433||447||391||178||427||402||167||554||417||3416||7003|
|Blue M: 69.8/123||349||487||363||307||151||401||527||173||441||3199||393||411||355||137||387||353||143||513||373||3065||6264|
|White M: 66.3/116||321||443||327||281||131||341||479||153||382||2858||343||349||317||124||323||307||121||471||331||2686||5544|
|Green M: 65.5/113||312||433||321||264||121||316||468||136||372||2743||313||340||302||115||316||293||108||451||324||2562||5305|
|Red W: 65.8/114||273||389||279||223||95||291||397||107||281||2335||257||317||241||91||249||245||95||402||283||2180||4515|
The Links proved to be challenging for me, an 18HCP weekend golfer. Although the course does not require the player to be very precise on every golf shot, strong winds made me struggle a lot with distance. The greens made me think before hitting each putt. Playing this course will be a great experience for anyone who is playing this game just for fun.
The Links: The third wheel at Casa de Campo
The Links is the odd-course out at Casa de Campo. While clearly a solid and fun resort course, it's not of the same caliber as Teeth or Dye Fore. Even though water threatens on the back nine, it just might be the most playable Pete Dye design ever built. It's got a nice collection of dog legs, although wide fairways don't require too much precision. It's probably best to play the Links as a warm-up round, otherwise playing it after the Teeth or the Dye Fore might feel like a letdown.