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.
Built in 1997, this course in the Dominican Republic has become an established and respected place to play a round of golf. The course layout, difficulty of the holes, and bunkers are all part of the design by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the architect of this golf course. The golf course has a course rating of 72.3, and its 18 holes measure a total 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.
Glance through the following chart for a few key facts concerning this course.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
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, get there a slight bit before your scheduled tee time to get in a little practice time. Luckily, the course does have a practice putting green for patrons to make the most of. Newbies or even seasoned pros who are taking the time to practice their swing should take advantage of the driving range found here.
Playa Grande Golf Course is near, the nearest notable area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the course.
How many other people you encounter while playing a few rounds will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't any major hotels near this course, but it can appeal to guests from smaller hotels in the area. You'll find 6 hotels located nearby, the nearest of which are listed in the table below.
|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 is 30.4 miles to the northeast of San Francisco de Macoris.
Location: Km 9 Carretera Rio San Juan-Cabrera, the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, Hispaniola
Primary Phone: (809) 582-0860
FAX: (809) 582-9884
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