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New Pete Dye Nine Opens at Casa de Campo


The newest Pete Dye-designed nine has opened at Casa de Campo, a 7,000-acre luxury resort in the Dominican Republic. The newest side brings a total of 63 holes of golf at the facility, joining Teeth of the Dog, The Links and Dye Fore.

Dye's latest nine, Dye Fore Lakes, is located near the Altos de Chavon artisan village and will connect with Dye Fore Chavon, the original north nine of Dye Fore, and the Marina Nine, the original south nine, to create a 27-hole complex.

The new holes were unveiled to 268 golfers September 14-18 at the 30th Annual Casa de Campo Open. "We thought it would be fun to have these golfers, many of whom have been coming to Casa de Campo for 30 years now, to be among the first to experience a new added dimension to our Dye Fore," said Gilles Gagnon, director of golf operations at the resort.

The legendary Dye said he built the new nine to decrease distances between the nines and the Dye Fore clubhouse. "It took five years to build and when you have so much time you keep looking at it, trying to see the long views," said Dye. "There's about 20 acres of lakes up there, so high in spots all you see are mountains and ocean. I really like it."

In December 2010 the resort finished a $40 million hotel redesign. Teeth of the Dog, with seven holes on the Caribbean Sea, opened in 1971 and consistently ranks as the top course in the Caribbean and one of the top courses in the world - most recently No. 47 on Golf Magazines' Top 100 Courses in the World.

The Links, an inland course opened in 1976, is currently being renovated and will reopen in late February 2012. Dye Fore debuted in 2001 as an 18-hole course at Altos de Chavon. With seven cliff-side holes dropping 300 feet to the Chavon River and 360-degree views of the river, the Dominican mountains, Casa de Campo Marina and Altos de Chavon, Dye Fore now features Dye Fore Lakes for the expanded 27-hole layout.

For additional information, visit www.casadecampo.com.do or call 800/877-3643.