Playa Grande Golf Course

The course is completely secluded save a few residences and the golf resort. By far, the most unforgettable aspect here is its location atop the breathtaking cliffs of the northern coast. The course is laid out all along the coast, and ocean vistas seem to stretch on forever. In the opposite direction are the hills and mountains of the island's interior. Fortunately, the course doesn't waste it's unbelievable location by offering sub-par golf. The course is challenging, and stiff winds can be problematic. Nevertheless, golfers of a variety of still levels should be able to manage.

Course Description

This golf course could be considered an established spot to play some holes, having been founded in 1997. The lay of the land, holes, and surprise challenges were created by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the lead architect of Playa Grande Golf Course. It has a course rating of 72.3, and its 18 holes stretch out a length of 6295 yards.

The Playa Grande course is one of the more stunning courses imaginable. It is located in the lush, tropical surroundings of the Dominican Republic's northern coast. The course begins on the beach, and makes its way alongside the 60 foot cliffs overlooking the ocean. Palm trees and an abundance of other native vegetation surround the course.

At a Glance

You can look through this table for a few key facts concerning this course.

Playa Grande Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6295 72.3 136 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Play 9 holes for $65 and 18 for $95. Taxes are not included in the price, and caddie fees will also need to be paid ($12 for 9 holes, $20 for 18). The price does include a cart, and cheaper package rates are available for those who want to do a lot of golfing. Special twilight rates are also available.

Caddies are mandatory, whether you are taking a cart or walking the course.


If putting isn't your strong suit, plan to arrive a bit before your scheduled tee time to get in some practice. Fortunately, the course does offer a practice putting green for guests to make the most of. Novices or people who have been playing for years who are taking the time to practice their swing can take advantage of the driving range that is found here.

What's Nearby

The closest urban neighbor to Playa Grande Golf Course is San Francisco de Macoris.

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The golf course is not adjacent to any large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller hotels nearby. Though most hotels are a bit of a drive from this golf course, we've listed the closest hotels to Playa Grande Golf Course in the following table.

Places to Stay Near Playa Grande Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Caliente Caribe Resort & Spa 3.7 E Resort
Hotel Bahia Blanca 3.7 SW Hotel
Hotel La Catalina 7.1 ESE Hotel
Uncle Mark Suites 7.9 E Guest house
Bahía Príncipe San Juan 7.9 WSW Resort


Playa Grande Golf Course is located 3.7 miles northeast of Rio San Juan, a town in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; it's 30.4 miles to the northeast of San Francisco de Macoris.

Address: Km 9 Carretera Rio San Juan-Cabrera, The Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, Hispaniola

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (809) 582-0860

FAX: (809) 582-9884




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