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The Teeth of The Dog
by Pete Dye

        “I created eleven holes and God created seven.”

–Pete Dye

Arguably the most iconic golf course in the Caribbean, Pete Dye's Teeth of the Dog should be on every golfer's bucket list. Ranked #20 on Golf Digest's Worlds 100 Greatest Courses, it's the course that put the Dominican Republic on the map as a golf destination.

Opened in 1971, this masterpiece is known for its seven holes that run along the black rocks jetting out of the ocean. It's those rocks, referred to by locals when building the course as "dientes de perro," that inspired Dye to give the course its name. And it's so appropriate because while the course is beautiful, it definitely has plenty of teeth, so precision and length are both required to play this course. 

One of the most photographed holes in the world is the par-3 fifth, which is just 168 yards, but it's all carry to a small green that juts out into the sea with very little bailout.

Two holes later is another seaside par 3, the 227-yard seventh, which is also mostly carry over water depending on the line you take.

The 16th is another par 3 on the sea, and it, too, is over 200 yards. Fortunately there are five sets of tees, with the forward tee on this hole just 89 yards. 

The course plays as long as 7,263 yards from the tips, and just over 4,800 from the front set of tees.

Teeth of The Dog - Hole 8
Teeth of the Dog - Hole 6
Teeth of The Dog - Hole 5
Teeth of the Dog - Hole 7
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