Casa De Campo
Most tourists visit the
The resort is located in La Romana on the southeast coast of the country. Casa de Campo (Spanish for "Country House") is a Ponderosa-style, tropical seaside resort. Built by the late Charles Bluhdorn, Gulf+Western’s founder and CEO, the interior design is by one of his Dominican friends, Oscar de la Renta. After Bluhdorn's death, the Cuban-American Fanjul family (one of the world’s leading sugar merchants), bought Casa de Campo and opened it to paying guests. Without compromising the feeling of exclusivity, they’ve developed it into one of the most complete resorts in the region.
Casa de Campo’s golf has been internationally recognized for more than three decades. Golf architects Pete and Alice Dye have had a home at Casa de Campo since the early 1970s, when they guided 300 local laborers with machetes to blaze the Diente del Perro, (Teeth of the Dog, opened in 1971) through the jungle and along a rocky coast. The world's golfers flocked to the course after it served as a backdrop for the 1971 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. It remains the only
Casa de Campo has a modern, new 400-berth marina, complete with a shipyard with a 120-ton TraveLift designed by Italian architect, Gianfranco Fini to resemble
Located in two-story clusters surrounded by colorful gardens in the main area of the resort, is the oversized, newly remodeled chic hotel. Rooms offer private balconies, splendid views, and provide guests with easy access to the lobby, main pool and deck, Cygalle Healing Spa, golf pro shop and the Teeth of the Dog and Links golf courses.
A stay in a Casa de Campo villa is like having your own private hideaway, with the amenities of a world-class resort at your doorstep. Here is the perfect option to share time and space with family and friends, great for golf buddy escapes, and outstanding for business retreats. This taste of the high life can be surprisingly affordable. When you estimate the cost per person in your villa, you’ll find the price is similar to a regular room at many luxury resorts.
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Jim WeaverGolfWiz BlogSenior Travel Writer