The Dominican Republic is the Caribbean's premier golfing destination thanks to its many high-caliber courses, including Casa de Campo's famed Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog (pictured), with seven holes skirting the sea. La Cana, the challenging 7,150-yard course built by Dye's son, P.B. Dye, at the posh Punta Cana Resort (www.puntacana.com), is two hours east of La Romana. — Jill Fergus