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Teeth of the Dog
Photo: Courtesy of Casa de Campo

Teeth of the Dog

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

This resort put the Dominican Republic into the consciousness of the "course collecting" American golfer back in the 1970s, when trailblazing modernist architect Pete Dye designed Teeth of the Dog. The part of the course that quickens heartbeats is a stretch of surfside excitement highlighted by holes five, seven, and 16, where smooth turf grass meets coral, sand, and warm Caribbean waters. Oceanfront golf so reliably adheres to Scottish minimalism and rusticity that the glam enticements of Casa de Campo merit some celebration. Rates start at $295, 18 holes of golf for $135; 855/877-3643 or

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