COVID-19 Entry Guidelines Relaxed

By Leigh MacKay

Golf in the Dominican Republic is alive and well, and once again, thankfully, the Teeth of the Dog is baring its distinctive fangs.

Pete Dye’s oceanside masterpiece (I created eleven holes, and God created seven.) is open, is in impeccable shape, and is lacking only players. Golf Digest ranks the iconic layout as the No. 1 course in the Caribbean and No. 27 in the “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

Along with Dye’s 45 other holes—27 at Dye Fore and 18 at The Links—Casa de Campo is a luxury, five-star golf and recreational resort that has recently been enticing golfers and vacationers from the U.S., South America, and Europe with its own stimulus packages.

For an overview of the resort, click here.

For Casa de Campo Visitors: COVID-19 Insurance

Casa de Campo, which is Spanish for “Country House,” is a tropical seaside resort in La Romana on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, opened and developed in 1975 on 7,000 acres.

The PGA Tour showcased the Dominican Republic haven of Punta Cana in late September when the pros journeyed to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. Hudson Swafford earned the $740,000 first-place check, but the lavish TV coverage encouraged many viewers to consider ending their pandemic self-imprisonment to sojourn where the pros played and frolicked.

And, to encourage a return to their lush island retreat, the Dominican Republic and Casa de Campo are ready when you are.

The Dominican Republic government and the resort management have instituted policies to keep residents and guests as safe as possible from the Covid-19 bully.

The DR no longer requires a negative PCR test to enter the country but administers breath tests upon arrival. The DR offers insurance at no cost to any guest if that guest becomes ill with Covid-19 while on vacation. That insurance covers all emergency hospitalization, medical, lodging, and airline ticket change fees. More