Another of the three courses designed by Pete Dye for the Casa de Campo resort, the semi-private La Romana has since its opening in 1990 become known for such amenities as good practice facilities, fine dining, and opportunities for such alternative activities as tennis and swimming. The holes play out from tees that look down over broad fairways, so accuracy on the drives is not quite so much at a premium. The main challenges on the course surface are the putting greens, which feature undulations and gaping bunkers that make for some damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don't shot choices. As if that weren't enough, a number of the greens are raised in a way that calls for incredibly steady and gentle chipping. For those fortunate players who nab one of the unpredictable slots available for non-members, the trendy watering hole at the clubhouse will help to soothe the pain of a less-than-stellar round.