The Dominican Republic Golf

Challenging golfing set on beautiful landscapes

Photo credit: © Ministry of Tourism of The Dominican Republic

When planning a vacation in the Dominican Republic, travelers may feel bombarded by the seemingly endless options for different activities. One of the most classic ways to spend a sunny day outside is golfing. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an eager newcomer, the golf courses located throughout the Dominican Republic guarantee to dazzle you with their unparalleled scenery and creative course layouts.

Local Golf Courses

Some of the top courses on the island are located on the grounds of the Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa. These three facilities were designed by the famous Jack Nicklaus, and have been ranked as the best golf courses in the Caribbean by GolfWeek Magazine. Golfers may find themselves distracted by the stunning scenery and breathtaking views of the ocean that accompany each hole. The first of the courses is the Punta Espada Golf Club, which spans more than 7,000 yards. The course was designed to integrate the natural wonder of the area’s surroundings with challenging obstacles designed to test even the best golfer. Las Iguanas Golf Course is a newly designed golfing haven that promises to deliver oceanfront sporting and a spectacular landscape. Feeling drained after a long day on the greens? Head to the Punta Espada Golf Club for a classy way to unwind and recharge. This exclusive facility boasts excellent features like an on-site restaurant, fully stocked bar, library, snack bar, lockers, pro-shop and more.

Another set of quality courses can be found at Casa de Campo, an enormous facility sitting on 7,000 acres of land near La Romana. This trio of courses was designed by Pete Dye. Casa de Campo also offers horseback riding, tennis, shopping, dining and a beautiful marina. The most popular course at Casa de Campo is named Casa De Campo Resort Teeth of the Dog, as boasts recognition as one of the Top 50 courses in the world. This course is known for being rigorously challenging with beautiful scenery and well-planned holes. The other two courses, Casa De Campo Resort Dye Fore and Casa De Campo Resort Links, also provide excellent golfing opportunities. Each of these three courses will delight golfers of all skill levels with long holes, unique obstacles and breathtaking panoramic views.

At the Playa Grande Golf Course in Rio San Juan, guests will be treated to a Robert Trent Jones designed facility that is teeming with sophistication and class. This course features an ocean view at every hole, and 10 holes are situated directly along the inviting shoreline.

If you’re looking to feel like a celebrity, head to the Punta Cana Resort & Club. This enormous facility is comprised of a world-class hotel, rental properties, fitness areas, swimming pools and a beautiful golf course. Co-owned by famous singer Julio Iglesias and fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, this golf course promises to dazzle patrons as they enjoy a greens layout that hosts 11 seaside holes. The course itself was designed by Pete Dye, and features some of the designer’s signature pot bunkers. Golfers traveling with loved ones will enjoy this venue as it allows for endless opportunities for non-golfers to enjoy their day while exploring the resort.

Apart from the above-mentioned courses, there is a wide selection of other golf facilities spread throughout the the Dominican Republic. The most convenient way to choose an appropriate golf course for your vacation is to consider proximity to your lodging accommodations.

Golf Courses
Name Phone Location Island
Casa De Campo Resort Dye Fore (855) 877-3643 Casa de Campo - 6.8 mi. (11.0 km) East of La Romana Hispaniola
Casa De Campo Resort Links (855) 877-3643 Casa de Campo - 4.2 mi. (6.7 km) East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Casa De Campo Resort Teeth of the Dog (855) 877-3643 Casa de Campo - 4.3 mi. (6.9 km) East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro (809) 412-0000 Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort - 5.7 mi. (9.1 km) North of Punta Cana Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Resort Catalonia Caribe Golf Club (809) 412-0000 Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort - Plao Bonito Hispaniola
Cocotal Golf and Country Club (809) 687-4653 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) Southeast of Friusa Hispaniola
Corales Golf Club (809) 959-2672 Puntacana Resort & Club - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) Northeast of Punta Cana Hispaniola
Costa Azul (809) 571-2608 Carretera Sosúa-Cabarete - Playa Dorada the Dominican Republic
Guava Berry Golf and Country Club (809) 333-4653 KM 55, Autovia Del Este - 9.2 mi. (14.8 km) West of San Pedro De Macoris Hispaniola
Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay (866) 842-6521 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana - Punta Cana Hispaniola
Iberostar Bavaro Golf Club (809) 221-6500 ext. 1609 Playa Bavaro - 1.5 mi. (2.5 km) North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Isabel Villas Golf (809) 385-0066 Avenue Belice - 4.0 mi. (6.5 km) Northwest of Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Jarabacoa Club (809) 854-2631 Quintas de Primavera - 2.5 mi. (4.0 km) East of Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic
La Romana Country Club (809) 523-8600 5.8 mi. (9.3 km) East of La Romana Hispaniola
Las Aromas Golf Course (809) 626-1288 1.3 mi. (2.1 km) South West of Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Las Iguanas Golf Course (809) 688-5587 Golden Bear Lodge & Spa Cap Cana - Cap Cana Hispaniola
Los Mangos Golf Course (809) 970-7143 Calle Principal - 2.4 mi. (3.9 km) West-Northwest of Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Los Marlins Golf Course at Metro Country Club (809) 526-3315 Embassy Suites Hotel at Los Marlins - Juan Dolio Hispaniola
Playa Dorada Golf Course (809) 320-4262 Playa Dorada the Dominican Republic
Playa Grande Golf Course (809) 582-0860 Km 9 Carretera Rio San Juan-Cabrera - 30.4 mi. (48.9 km) Northeast of San Francisco de Macoris Hispaniola
Punta Blanca Golf Course (809) 468-4734 Carretera Arena Gorda-Macao Bavaro - 2.4 mi. (3.9 km) North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Punta Espada Golf Club 1.809.CAP.CANA Golden Bear Lodge & Spa Cap Cana - 6.5 mi. (10.4 km) South-Southwest of Punta Cana Hispaniola
Santo Domingo Country Club (809) 530-6606 Calle Isabel Aguiar - 6.9 mi. (11.1 km) West-Southwest of Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course (809) 686-5797 ext. 1835 Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe - 3.8 mi. (6.1 km) East-Southeast of Friusa Hispaniola

For many travelers, a quality day spent touring a course with a golf cart loaded with clubs is an ideal way to enjoy a vacation. Regardless of your ultimate choice in golf course location, vacationers of the the Dominican Republic are guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised by the golfing facilities housed on the island. Each course offers beautiful landscapes, impressive course obstacles, impeccable service and excellent features. Many establishments combine their golfing facilities with other indulgent activities, such as upscale restaurants, relaxing spas and more. The opportunities for excitement and entertainment are endless; all you have to do is plan your next vacation to the the Dominican Republic.


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