Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Marina Course - 5th
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Marina Course - 5th
No words can do justice to the views from the fifth tee on the Marina nine of Dye Fore at Casa de Campo. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Marina Course - 3
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Marina Course - 3
The third green of the Marina nine on Dye Fore at Casa de Campo reveals the Caribbean Sea. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Marina Course - 7
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Marina Course - 7
An elevated green plays havoc with club selection on the seventh hole of the Marina nine on Dye Fore at Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Chavon Course - 3
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Chavon Course - 3
The third hole of the Chavon nine of Dye Fore at Casa de Campo can stretch to a scary 232 yards long. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 2
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 2
Water doesn't allow golfers to relax on the second hole of the Lagos nine on Dye Fore at Casa de Campo resort. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 4
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 4
It's dangerous bunkers like these that make the fourth hole the no. 1-handicap on the Lagos nine of Dye Fore at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 6
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 6
A waste bunker and water run up the right side of the par-5 sixth hole on the Lagos nine of Dye Fore at Casa de Campo. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 7th
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Casa de Campo - Dye Fore G.C. - Lagos Course - 7th
More water, rocks and bunkers await on the par-3 seventh hole of the Lagos nine of Dye Fore at Casa de Campo. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Dye Fore Marina nine - No. 3
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Dye Fore Marina nine - No. 3
The par-3 3rd hole of the Marina nine has a great view from the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dye Fore Marina nine - No. 7
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Dye Fore Marina nine - No. 7
A waste bunker sits to the right of the par-4 7th hole of the Marina nine at Dye Fore Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dye Fore Marina nine - No. 4
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Dye Fore Marina nine - No. 4
The 4th hole is a scenic dogleg left on the Dye Fore's Marina nine. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Chavon at Dye Fore - No. 3
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Chavon at Dye Fore - No. 3
The par-3 3rd hole on the Chavon nine at Dye Fore is demanding. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dye Fore Chavon nine - No. 9
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Dye Fore Chavon nine - No. 9
The par-5 9th hole on the Chavon nine has a tricky, elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Chavon at Dye Fore - No. 4
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Chavon at Dye Fore - No. 4
The Chavon nine features back-to-back par 4, dogleg lefts that head downhill towards the sea. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

27 holes to Dye Fore at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- Clifftop holes. Seaside views. Daunting lagoons. Pete Dye's 27-hole Dye Fore Course at Casa de Campo has it all except for the ocean holes that make the Teeth of the Dog Course so revered.

The original 18 holes, the Marina and Chavon nines, opened in 2005 and were designed by P.B. Dye. The new Lagos nine, opened in 2011, is the least visually explosive of the three loops on Dye Fore, but it doesn't lack for dramatic shot values (it was built more for member play). Lagos is a virtual swimming pool of water. The 300-foot cliffs of the Chavon nine overlook the winding and scenic Chavon River. Both its par 3s fly across ravines choked with tangled jungle right along the cliff's edge. They're beautiful holes, although not when compared to the mesmerizing moments of the Marina nine. Golfers standing on the elevated tee boxes of the fourth and fifth holes stare beyond the mouth of the river to the Caribbean Sea.

The Dye Fore will never be as highly sought after as the Teeth of the Dog . Those who have experienced it know otherwise. It's good -- really good, and certainly worthy of being included in any golf trip that features the best courses of the Dominican Republic.

Dye Fore is located about 10-15 minutes away from Teeth of Dog and the main resort compound at Casa De Campo, but it's right next door to Altos de Chavon, a remarkable complex that replicates a 16th century Mediterranean village that overlooks the Chavon River. Dinner at La Piazetta features excellent Italian fare, while the Dye Fore bar is more casual, open air and overlooks the river.


Staff course reviews of Dye Fore: Mike Bailey | Brandon Tucker | Jason Deegan


Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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