Golf

The Dominican Republic and especially Punta Cana is a golfer’s paradise! There are so many golf courses to play! Our picks for MUST PLAY courses are Punta Espada, Corales, La Cana, Teeth of the Dog & Dye Fore – see more below.

When you book your tee times with us, we include round trip transportation from our villas in Bavaro, Punta Cana & Cap Cana! Transportation from our villas in Casa de Campo are subject to an additional fee of US$ 15 per person.

Check out the golf courses below and start planning for your upcoming vacation in Punta Cana!

 

Barcelo The Lakes

BARCELO THE LAKES

Barceló The Lakes golf course was completely re-designed by P. B. Dye, who turned this course into one of the best inland courses in the Caribbean. Located at the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana, this 18-hole golf course plays through one of the most beautiful settings in the Dominican Republic, Barceló The Lakes offers and incredibly unique nature experience. READ MORE

 

Cocotal Golf Course

COCOTAL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Cocotal Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole, inland golf course located in Bavaro, Punta Cana and belongs to the Paradisus and Melia Caribe Beach Resorts. Six-time Spanish Champion, Jose “Pepe” Gancedo designed the resort golf course by following the lay of the land and using the natural terrain to provide a route easily remembered long after the player finishes. READ MORE

 

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CORALES (PUNTA CANA) – MUST PLAY

Corales golf course is located at the exclusive PUNTACANA Resort & Club in Punta Cana. Designed by Tom Fazio and opened in November 2009, Corales is a dramatic 18-hole course with 6 Caribbean ocean side holes and 10 holes with ocean view. Designed along the natural cliffs, bays and coves of the sea, the inland lakes and coralina quarries, the Corales course rates among the world’s finest golf experiences. READ MORE

 

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DYE FORE (CASA DE CAMPO) – MUST PLAY

Dye Fore golf course is another Pete Dye masterpiece located at Casa de Campo resort in La Romana (approx. 40 minutes from Punta Cana). 27 holes, 7,740 yards in length, 7 cliff side holes dropping 300 feet to the Chavón River below, 40 mph gusting winds and breathtaking 360 degree views are part of the experience golfers will have at Dye Fore. READ MORE

 

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HARD ROCK (PUNTA CANA)

Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay is located inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana Resort. This inland course designed by Jack Nicklaus is the first Hard Rock Golf Club in the world. Unique to Hard Rock Golf Club is a golf course that derives its personality and character from the undulating fairways that carve through the surrounding Dominican jungle and are framed by windswept native grasses. READ MORE

 

Iberostate

IBEROSTAR (PUNTA CANA)

Iberostar golf course is located inside the Iberostar resort complex in Punta Cana. This 18-hole inland P. B. Dye golf course has plenty of mounds, devilishly placed green bunkers and big lakes will surprise and challenge the skills of the experienced golfer, while beginners will find the course a friendly and forgiving experience. READ MORE

 

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LA CANA (PUNTA CANA) – MUST PLAY

La Cana is located at the exclusive PUNTACANA Resort & Club in Punta Cana and is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Caribbean. P. B. Dye designed this spectacular seaside golf course which has 27 holes; Tortuga, Arrecife and Hacienda (the new 9 holes). These nines are played on a rotating schedule. 14 holes feature views of the Caribbean Sea, and 4 holes play directly along the ocean. READ MORE

 

Punta Blanca

PUNTA BLANCA (PUNTA CANA)

Punta Blanca Golf Course is set just one kilometer back from the ocean. With plenty of tropical vegetation, this well-maintained parkland course is a great starting point for any golfing trip to the Punta Cana area. READ MORE

 

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PUNTA ESPADA (PUNTA CANA) – MUST PLAY

Punta Espada is a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course located at the exclusive Cap Cana Resort in Punta Cana. Beautifully integrated into the existing landscape of Cap Cana, players will enjoy spectacular sea views and close-up encounters with nature. 9 holes are situated directly on the ocean side and all 18 holes have unique ocean views. READ MORE

 

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TEETH OF THE DOG (CASA DE CAMPO) – MUST PLAY

Teeth of the Dog is one of the most famous courses in the Dominican Republic and perhaps the entire Caribbean. This legendary golf course, designed by Pete Dye, is located at Casa de Campo resort in La Romana (approx. 40 minutes from Punta Cana). 12 of the 18 holes have ocean view and 7 holes play along the ocean. READ MORE

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

Tee time reservations: Our tee time reservations include round trip (shared) transfers – some restrictions or additional fees may apply. Private transfers are also available at an additional cost.

Please note that these courses are not available if you’re staying in other areas than Punta Cana and Casa de Campo.

Please book your tee times with your villa coordinator (prior to arrival) or with your villa manager/concierge (after your arrival).

If you’re coming to the Dominican Republic in high season (November – May), we definitely recommend that you pre-book your tee times prior to your arrival in order to guarantee space as everything does fill up fast and some courses only offer limited availability.

CADDIES are mandatory and not included (must be paid directly to the caddie):

  • La Cana: Caddie fee US$ 30 per caddie + tips
  • Corales: Caddie fee US$ 30 per caddie + tips
  • Punta Espada: Caddie fee is included, tips are not included
  • Teeth of the Dog: Caddie fee US$ 30 per caddie + tips

DRESS CODE: Please note that proper golf attire is required at all golf courses. MEN: Bermuda golf shorts or long pants (no jeans or sweat pants), polo shirt with collar and sleeves and golf shoes with soft spikes or tennis shoes. WOMEN: Bermuda golf shorts, long pants (no jeans, sweat pants or leggings), or golf skirt/skort, polo shirt with collar and sleeves (or sleeveless) and golf shoes with soft spikes or tennis shoes.

RENTAL CLUBS: If you don’t bring your own clubs, all of the courses have clubs that you can rent. They are usually around US$ 50-60, depending on the golf course. Each player must have his/her own set of clubs (i.e. you cannot share clubs with another player).

PAYMENT: Any tee times that are booked prior to arrival will be added to your invoice and should be prepaid. If you book a tee time while you’re staying in the villa, this will be added to your final bill, which you’ll pay upon checkout.

CANCELLATION & RAIN CHECK: Tee time reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the day of play in order for you to receive a refund. If you are a “no-show” for the pickup, you won’t get a refund. If it starts raining while you are on the golf course, it is up to the golf director to decide if any rain check will be given. In case you get a rain check to play another day, there may be an additional fee for the transportation.