Costa Azul

The layout of the course is fairly standard, but the well-bunkered greens create an extra challenge. Moreover, fairways are well-lined by palms and other tropical trees, giving the course a few additional obstacles, as well as providing shaded resting spots.

Course Description

First tee time is at 7:30am, and the course is open until sundown.

Built in 1990, this course in the Dominican Republic has made itself an established place to tee off. The lay of the land, hole placement, and bunkers all came from the imagination of Ramón Pérez Bras, the lead architect of Costa Azul. The golf course has 9 holes, which measure out to 2650 yards. Also be aware that they've got a golf professional, Luis Acevedo, available on the grounds, so golf here if you want a little help perfecting your swing.

Up on the lush northern coast, the course winds around a pair of resorts, and even makes a visit to the coast where you'll stay for a few holes. In addition to the vast ocean waters, there are four lakes, all of which will play a factor at some point. Like many coastal layouts, stiff winds might knock your ball around a bit if you aren't careful.

At a Glance

Be sure to look at the following table for a brief summary.

Costa Azul Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
9 33 2650 -- -- -- Yes

Amenities

If your highest skill isn't putting, get there a bit before your game is scheduled to start to have a little practice time. The great thing is that this course does offer a practice putting green for guests to practice on.

What's Nearby

Costa Azul is in the same area as Puerto Plata, the closest metropolitan area, so a trip into the city is a definite option.

If the possibility of other golfing options interests you, there are a couple of other courses worth mentioning within easily reached by taxi of Costa Azul. These include Los Mangos Golf Course and Playa Dorada Golf Course. The most proximate of your choices is Playa Dorada Golf Course.

The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to share the course with more than a few hotel guests who are staying close by. You'll find 21 hotels located nearby. You can see the nearest ones to Costa Azul in the following table.

Places to Stay Near Costa Azul
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Caribbean Village Playa Dorada 0.2 NW Resort
Fun Royale and Fun Tropicale All-Inclusive Resorts 0.2 SE Resort
Hotel Dorado Club Resort 0.3 N Resort
Bluebay Villas Doradas 0.3 NE Resort
Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada 0.4 N Resort
Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata 0.4 E Resort
Sunscape Puerto Plata 0.4 NE Resort

Location

Located in Playa Dorada, Costa Azul can provide a unique golfing experience. Whether or not you're rooming in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to check out the sights. It is southeast of Puerto Plata.

Location: Carretera Sosúa-Cabarete, Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (809) 571-2608

FAX: (809) 571-2766

 

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