Here, we share our top picks (within driving distance) for a world-class game on your next Club vacation.
It’s no surprise that golf—with its wide-open fairways and socially-distant tee-offs—is booming. Since June 2020, there have been over 50 million rounds played—rebounding from a 42.2% decline to a 6.2% increase over 2019. According to the National Golf Foundation, there’s only been one other year that saw a bigger rise in interest—1997. The year Tiger Woods became a household name.
So, where can you go after you’ve mastered your local course or country club? Here, we share our top picks (within driving distance) for a world-class game on your next Club vacation.
CASA DE CAMPO RESORT (TEETH OF THE DOG COURSE)
This pilgrimage site for traveling golfers was hand-built by hundreds of local laborers, guided along by a plain-spoken Hoosier savant named Pete Dye. The workers nicked their hands on the sharp coral mantle, calling it “diente de perro,” thus inspiring the layout’s colorful name. Once this oceanside beauty opened in 1971, neither Dye nor Caribbean golf were ever the same again.
Getting There: A one-hour drive from Eden Roc Cap Cana.
Know Before You Go: No COVID-19 test is required. All tourists visiting a hotel/resort will be granted a temporary travel health insurance assistance plan that will include coverage for emergencies, telemedicine, lodging for prolonged stays, and costs for changing flights in the event of an infection. This insurance will be provided at no cost to the visitor until April 30, 2021. All foreign and Dominican passengers entering or leaving the country must complete the electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration, and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms.