While the Dye Fore golf course may not get as much publicity as the top rated Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo in La Romana Dominican Republic.
I think is is time to let the secret out about how challenging and deceptively tricky this is is to play.
The course is one of the four options you have to play at Casa de Campo and each one is different.
From the tee box over looking the marina
Dye Fore course is built on cliffs
This means you are going to encounter some jaw dropping scenery of the Caribbean sea with amazing views. Because of the higher elevation you will find yourself playing over ravines.
The fairways are longer and wider, I started on the Marina 9 hole layout first,
There are 27 holes for you to choose to play.
It plays plays back and forth to the highest points of the golf course with views down below to the Chavon river mouth at the marina.
Be prepared to tee off from elevated tees that play out toward the marina and the sea with trouble to your left.
Chavon is another 9 holes that you high above the cliffs of the Chavon river, this is where Rambo with Sylvester Stallone Part 2 & 3 was filmed.
The final 9 hole option is the Lakes which has water on five holes, with narrow fairways and smaller greens.
To be honest I found this layout not to be as exciting as the other 18 holes.
It is tough with beautiful greens from the mountain.
Yet can see that world class designer Pete Dye's fingerprints is present everywhere.
As challenging as it is, Dye Fore is a course that players of all levels should experience.
With five sets of tees, the Chavon and Marina Nines can be played by golfers of all abilities (from 5,225 yards to 7,714, with a very reasonable 6,070 as the men's "standard" whites
This is a really a great course, it is tough with beautiful views from the mountain. But with the Chavon River beneath you and the ocean in the distance
The greens are challenging with two outstanding finishing holes. Hole #18's approach shot is to a high protected green.
Then there is the Chavon river beneath you and with the ocean in the distance, I am glad I am letting the secret out the Dye Fore as not only as another great Dominican Republic golf course option but also an exceptional Caribbean golf getaway