Golf places in Dominican Republic offer unique characteristics. The 26 golf courses sprinkled throughout the country, professional and hobby golfers can enjoy a slice of paradise at both inland and coastal golf places while improving their game in the breathtaking ocean-front greens. Dominican Republic is ideal for adventure seekers but as it seems it’s also a paradise for golfers as it has a few of the best rated golf clubs in the world!
“Dominican Republic has long been known as a top golf destination and we are proud to be home to many world-class designer courses,” said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “With our meticulously manicured green and 86 holes on or overlooking the ocean, golfers of all skill levels are sure to find their new favorite course in Dominican Republic.”
Top rated golf places in Dominican Republic
Punta Cana is the epicenter of the country ,thus a few best golf courses are locate there, such as the Corales course. La Romana is a must visit for the golf aficionado while in Santo Domingo , the country’s capital, there are intriguing courses close to the city. In Puerto Plata golfers will enjoy the renovated golf courses.
Places to play golf in Punta Cana and the east coast:
- In Punta Cana, the resort epicenter of the country, golfers can tee up at any number of golf places and intriguing courses. Puntacana Resort & Club is home to two golf courses of its own: P.B. Dye’s La Cana is a challenging 27-hole course that weaves inland through tropical vegetation and offers spectacular sea views, with 14 oceanside holes. The resort also features Tom Fazio’s picturesque Corales course, which showcases a cornucopia of natural wonders, taking golfers over cliffs, coves, lakes and quarries. Starting this year, Corales also played host to the first-ever Professional Golfers Association (PGA) tournament to be held in Dominican Republic.
- In Cap Cana, the Punta Espada Golf Club—designer Jack Nicklaus’s first Signature Course in the country—routinely reaches the top of lists of the best golf courses in the region.
- A short distance from Punta Cana in Bávaro, Cocotal Golf & Country Club is situated on a former coconut plantation and offers three nine-hole courses designed by six-time Spanish champion José “Pepe” Gancedo.
- The Lakes Barceló Golf Course in Bávaro was the first golf course in the entire Punta Cana tourist region. Seventeen of its 18 holes feature inland lakes that are home to flamingos, ibis birds, turtles and enormous tarpons—perfect for the golfer that also loves wildlife.
- In Macao, add a splash of pink to your game at the Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. This 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus is a challenge complete with flamingos at the final hole. Other natural highlights include lakes, rolling fairways and carefully preserved native flora and fauna.
- Punta Blanca Golf Club in Macao is three-time Major championship winner Nick Price’s first design in the Caribbean. Enjoy greens surrounded by jungle and large natural lakes at this par 72 inland course within Macao’s Punta Blanca residential development.
Places to play golf in La Romana:
- La Romana is known as a must-visit golf destination in Dominican Republic, and it’s home to courses worthy of the all-stars. Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo Resort is the course that put Dominican Republic on the map for world-class golfing. Designed by Pete Dye, the course is best known for its fifth hole—famous for both incredible difficulty and stunning views. Dye’s other courses at the Casa de Campo Resort include The Links, a course reminiscent of Scottish fields with its small and rolling views, and Dye Fore, offering 360-degree views of the cliffs, the sea and the village of Altos de Chavón.
Places to play golf in Santo Domingo and the south coast:
- In the capital city of Santo Domingo, city slickers can enjoy pristine golf places and interesting courses just a short distance from the capital. Cayacoa Country Club is less than a half hour from Santo Domingo and full of lakes and hills that make for a challenging game.
- Gary Player’s course in Juan Dolio at Guavaberry Golf & Country Club provides enchanting views of the neighboring tropical forest and nature preserve. It’s a challenge not to be distracted by the crystal-clear waterfall at the 13th hole, or the 200,000-year-old coral rock formations at the final hole.
Places to play golf in Puerto Plata and the north coast:
- On the country’s north coast in Puerto Plata, golfers love the Playa Dorada Golf Course for its ease of access in the Playa Dorada Resort and its flat course.
- In Río San Juan, the Playa Grande Golf Course is a can’t-miss. It’s the final masterpiece of designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr., blending views of the Atlantic Ocean with the vegetation of thick and leafy palm trees. The course underwent an extensive renovation in 2015.
About Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south. The tropical country boasts nearly 1,000 miles of coastline of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options.The country is also well known for the warm and hospitable people. Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history,rich cultural experiences and of course some of the most intriguing golf places and some the best rated golf clubs in the world!