The third and certainly not least course at the famous Casa De Campo, is the humbly named Links Course.
Designed once again by Pete Dye, the Links course takes many of its cues from the famous courses of Britain and Scotland but with its own, distinctive flair. It has a different design and different flavor compared to the other courses. The water comes into play on five holes, with lagoons and lakes dotting the course. Home to several families of birds. Pete Dye incorporated a lot of his favorite aspects of course design into the course while still maintaining the proud links heritage. Strategically placed throughout the course are waste areas that can throw the player off. The elevated greens are also a favored detail of dye courses. The elevation adds a level of challenge that makes course worthy of being the sibling of Teeth of the Dog.
Compared to the Teeth of the Dog, the Links is a worthy sister. Just as challenging but perhaps possessing a little more in the way of mercy. The fairways are forgiving but the greens are still have a bit of bite to them. It is a shorter, more level course with rolling fairways that are only a moderate on the hill scale.
There are still dozens of bunkers of all shapes and sizes ready to gobble up any wayward shots and Pete Dye built this course to be healthy challenge for any level of golfer. Still, compared to the intense challenge of Teeth of the Dog, the Links may be a nice palate cleanser after a long day of tropical golf.
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