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.
First tee time is at 7:30am, and the course is open until sundown. This golf course could be considered a classic spot to tee off, having been founded in 1990. The layout, hole placement, and feared sand traps all came from the imagination of Ramón Pérez Bras, the architect of this golf course. There are 9 holes here, and they have a total distance of 2650 yards. Also be aware that there's a golf pro, Luis Acevedo, available who can help novices work on their swing or give more advanced help for seasoned golfers.
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.
Review the following chart for summary information.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
If you need some more time to work on your putting, get there a bit before you're scheduled to tee off to take advantage of some practice. Luckily, this golf course does have a practice putting green for guests to practice on.
Costa Azul is near Puerto Plata, the closest urban area, so walking the city is a definite option.
If the possibility of other golfing options interests you, there are at least two other courses that should be noted within easily reached by taxi of Costa Azul. These sites are Los Mangos Golf Course and Playa Dorada Golf Course. The next closest of your options is Playa Dorada Golf Course.
The popularity this golf course on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are ample numbers of lodging options close by, meaning there will also be quite a few fellow traveling guests golfing and exploring alongside you. Those looking to stay near this golf course shouldn't have much difficulty booking a room. In the following table, you can see which hotels are located nearest to the sand pits at Costa Azul.
|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|
|Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata||0.4||E||Resort|
Situated in Playa Dorada, Costa Azul offers a great opportunity for golfing. Even if you are not staying nearby, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. From this location, Puerto Plata is to the northwest.
Address: Carretera Sosúa-Cabarete, Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic
Primary Phone: (809) 571-2608
FAX: (809) 571-2766
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