GOLF IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
World famous for having the most spectacular golf courses in the Caribbean and Latin America, Dominican Republic is the undeniable leader in golf in the region. The country’s 86 sea-facing and 39 ocean-side holes, on the 26 challenging and stunning courses have helped maintain the status of Golf Capital of the Caribbean. Recognized four consecutive years by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators as the number one Golf Destination in Latin America and the Caribbean, Dominican Republic is world famous for its courses and the luxury accommodations that come with them.
From La Romana to Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Juan Dolio, the country’s courses offer golfers tee time by the sea, or along lush inland courses designed by the most acclaimed golf course architects, including Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Nick Price, and Greg Norman. The country’s fantastic courses have attracted famous golf lovers such as Tony Romo, Golden Tate, Former President Bill Clinton and more. Whether champion or hobby player, you’ll enjoy trying your hand at our spectacular courses.
The north coast beacons golf lovers to the gem that is Playa Dorada. This 18-hole course was designed by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.. The breathtaking course features five holes with sea views and one directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Another Puerto Plata dream course is the Playa Grande Golf Course. Known as last course Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed, but also considered among his best. All 18 holes overlook the Atlantic Ocean, with 10 that are played directly ocean-side, and the course spreads out along a hilly area atop cliffs.
For an inland challenge, golfers flock to Guavaberry Golf & Country Club near the capital city of Santo Domingo. Designed by the famous Gary Player, Guavaberry Golf & Country Club is nestled around a lush nature reserve and features a 15-foot waterfall and coral rock formations that add dramatic visual interest at holes 9 and 18. Although Guavaberry Golf & Country Club earned a reputation as a tough course, it is playable for golfers of all skill levels thanks to five sets of tees.
Next to the famous La Romana courses, other hot spots at the top of every golfer’s bucket list include Cana Bay, located adjacent to the luxurious Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana or the magnificent Tom Fazio designed w overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Punta Cana is also home to the country’s PGA Tour at Puntacana Resort & Club which is slated to be held September 21 to 27, 2020.
La Romana and golf are synonymous. The destination lives and breathes golf and it home to the country’s flagship courses which include the Pete Dye-designed trifecta at Casa de Campo resort, which features Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links. From the British-inspired hills, lagoons, and lakes at The Links to the challenging sea-facing holes at the world-famous Teeth of the Dog, Dye’s courses embody an elusive combination of variety, difficulty, and natural beauty.