So we bought my Dear Old Dad a book of the world’s most difficult golf holes though the Teeth of the Dog where they like to Dom Rep it up wasn’t on it.
The book was, of course, a joke with tees on one mountain and the green on the other among the ‘holes from hell’.
And bless him, Dad was incredulous and slightly nervous even looking at the holes.
On account that he took a 7-iron off the tee at a particularly difficult par-5 at his local Hilton Park Golf Club, near Glasgow.
Teeth of the Dog
The Teeth of the Dog in Casa De Campo is one of those courses which will test all those Sunday golfers, like Dad and me, but it’s for real.
Casa De Campo, which my old chum and expert on all things Caribbean (and golf) Clem Walshe, came on my radar.
When we all met up for a Caribbean Road Show in Dublin.
And the Dominican Republic resort brings news to us that it has been voted No. 1 golf resort in the Caribbean.
All of which hasn’t escaped the notice of the world’s A-listers.
Grand Slam Dunk It
Grand Slam Dunk Michael Jordan is a fan.
As well as Jennifer Lopez, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Dennis Quaid.
While Bill Clinton has even got his molars into the Teeth of the Dog.
The specs are that it was designed by Pete Dye with seven of the 18 holes on the 7,357 yards course playing right along the Caribbean Sea, 20 feet above the surf.
For those golfies among you Golf Digest placed The Teeth of the Dog at No.20 in its top 100.
Up the road from me here in New Berwick, at No.7.
On the Teeth of the Dog the sea is on the left on holes five through eight.
And on the right on holes 15 through 17 and every hole is unique and scenic.
Now there are three courses at Casa de Campo in La Romana.
The geniusly-named Dye For and the more traditional The Links building the trinity with our Teeth of the Dog.
We’re told that with your all-inclusive stay you can enjoy daily golf across all three award-winning courses at a reduced daily rate.
The nightly rates per person are between $65-$95 and follow the site for other rates.
The resort also boasts eight outstanding restaurants.
And the stunning Minitas Beach Club, a Marina and an Equestrian Center featuring Polo.
There’s a shooting course too.
While there’s great shopping, and three private pristine white sand beaches.
So go on Dom Rep it up.