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The Dominican Republic's lush foliage, breathtaking coastal views, and dramatic landscapes make it a golfer's dream. Robert Trent Jones, Pete Dye, Pete B. Dye, and Pepe Gancedo are some of the course designing Greats that have left their mark here.

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Playa Grande Championship Golf Course, Rio San Juan

Golfers dream about playing the well-known Pebble Beach Course on the Pacific coast of California, but for most it stays a dream. Very few golfers know of the existence of a much better course in the Caribbean. Before loosing his sight designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. cried of joy after visiting the coastline because he knew that all the possibilities were present to create a true and unique masterpiece. After completing the course he said: "This is the most beautiful course I have designed and it is the last one!" Well he is right. Simply a dream! The location is absolutely fantastic and so is the course, no wonder it has been nicknamed "The Pebble Beach of the Caribbean"! "Comparing the two courses, Playa Grande wins with 10 of its 18 holes situated ocean side on the dramatic coast line near Playa Grande, Dominican Republic" - Jens Keeper, Golf Journalist. A world-class golf course that you must play! Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included.


Playa Dorada Golf Course, Puerto Plata

Playa Dorada Golf Course is designed by Robert Trent Jones and is located in the Playa Dorada complex only 5 minutes from down town Puerto Plata. This 18-hole par 72 course has 4 ocean front holes. Even though it is a resort course, relatively flat and is considered to be forgiving, it can be a challenge in the Caribbean breeze and if you don't use your course management skills - especially hole 5 is perfect for course management lessons. Several holes are located between the resorts. On 8 holes the water hazards are in play around the greens or affects your second shot. The par 5 holes are long, especially hole 18. Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included.


Las Aromas, Santiago - Golf & Cigars

In Santiago we visit the country's largest cigar factory and get an introduction to the world of cigars and how they are hand rolled. Before heading for the golf course you have time to buy some fine hand rolled Dominican cigars. Las Aromas is a par 70, 5485m / 6033 yards course. Not many people know this course because locals mainly play it. The course is situated in the outskirts of Santiago and has several interesting holes among them. Hole # 1: a solid drive will get you over the trees and on the fairway. Hole # 4: You tee of with the city as a spectacular backdrop. The course is hilly and several fantastic views over the Cibao Valley accompany you during your round. The clubhouse facilities are limited. Transportation, green fee, golf cart, golf host, a light lunch (sandwich) and Dominican sales tax included.


Punta Cana Golf Club, Punta Cana

The spectacular new seaside golf course designed in 2000 by the talented P.B. Dye, of golf’s illustrious Dye family. Fourteen holes feature breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea -- and four play along the ocean itself. And in true Dye form, P.B. has crafted each hole to present its own unique challenge: sometimes infuriating, always memorable. Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included. 18 Holes. Par 72.

Yards / Rating / Slope

  • Back Tee: 7,152 / 76.2 / 133
  • Middle Tee: 6,252 / 71.9 / 129
  • Front Tee: 5,266 / 75.0 / 130

Teeth of the Dog, La Romana

Opened in 1971, the ferocious oceanfront "Teeth of the Dog," with seven holes right on the water is ranked #35 in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses of the World," --- and is the only course in the Caribbean to be featured in this prestigious ranking! Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included. 18 Holes. Par 72. Bless Pete Dye.

Yards / Rating / Slope

  • Back Tees M: 6900 / 74.1 / 140
  • Front Tees M: 6100 / 70.1 / 129
  • Back Tees L: 6057 / 75.4 / 139
  • Front Tees L: 5571 / 72.9 / 130

The Links, La Romana

The Links has spectacular views of the Caribbean and the Resort at Casa de Campo. It offers an undulating layout reminiscent of traditional British and Scottish courses, featuring small greens and several lakes. Ask any golfer who has played "The Links" and you will hear that this course is equally as challenging as the "Teeth of the Dog,". Course opened in 1974, and designed by Pete Dye. Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included. 18 Holes. Par 71.

Yards / Rating / Slope

  • Back Tee M: 6,650/ 70.,0 / 124
  • Front Tee M: 6,900 / 74.1 / 116
  • Back Tee L: 6,100 / 70.1 / 123
  • Front Tee L: 6,057 / 75.4 / 113

Dye Fore, La Romana

The latest masterpiece from P.B. Dye opened in 2000 offers breathtaking views of the river Chevon and Caribbean Sea. It is a real test for the discerning golfer. Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included.Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included. 18 Holes. Par 72.

Yards

  • Tees Gold 7,770 yards
  • Tees Blue 7,099 yards
  • Tees White 6,420 yards
  • Tees Red 5,445 yards

Cocotal Golf Club, Bavaro

In part of what used to be a coconut plantation lies the wonderful Cocotal Golf & Country Club. With an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole regular course. It was designed by the 7 times Spanish golf champion José ”Pepe“ Gancedo, and opened in 2001. The constant Caribbean breeze makes some par 4’s into par 5’s. 18+9 Holes. Par 72/36.

Yards / Rating / Slope

  • Back Tee: 7,183 / 75.2 / 131
  • Middle Tee: 6,766 / 71.0 / 126
  • Front Tee: 6,342 / 73.1 / 128

 

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