The Teeth of the Dog, a Jewel of the Caribbean

The Teeth of the Dog golf course in Dominican Republic designed by the world-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye is considered to be the best golf course in Caribbean and 43rd in the top 100 courses listed by the Golf Magazine. Opened in 1971, the Teeth of the Dog measures a whopping 7,350 yards from the tips. Weaving through citrus and coconut trees, the course boasts incredible views of the ocean.

Teeth of the Dog – as the name implies, is indeed one of the toughest course to play golf. There are seven holes that are set on the shore line, meaning a miss hit (or even a change in direction of the strong Caribbean breezes) will send the ball into the ocean. “The opportunity to carve our Teeth of the Dog was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Pete Dye wrote in his book, Bury Me In a Pot Bunker. “Without proper heavy machinery to crack the coral, the tireless Dominican crew used sledgehammers, pickaxes and chisels. The result was a true masterpiece” he adds.