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 well-established location to hit a round of golf, founded in 1990. Ramón Pérez Bras is the designer of this golf course. There are 9 holes here, which stretch out a total length of 2650 yards. Also note that there is a pro, Luis Acevedo, on the premises, so you'll especially enjoy golfing here if you'd like some pointers on your back-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.
Glance through the chart below for summary information.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
If you need some more time to work on your putting, plan to arrive a bit before you're scheduled to tee off to take advantage of some practice. Fortunately, this golf course does offer a putting green for guests to practice on.
Costa Azul is in the same region as Puerto Plata, the most close by major area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go.
If the possibility of other golfing options interests you, there are two or more other courses worthy of mentioning within easily reached by taxi of Costa Azul. They are Playa Dorada Golf Course and Playa Dorada Golf Course. The most proximate of these options is Playa Dorada Golf Course.
The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You may want to brace yourself for lodging options in the area, which means you can expect to encounter quite a few additional active travelers golfing and exploring alongside you. If you're looking for a place to stay in this vicinity, you shouldn't have much difficulty. Choose from among the many hotels listed below.
|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|
|Sunscape Puerto Plata||0.4||NE||Resort|
Costa Azul is located in Playa Dorada, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; it's to the southeast of Puerto Plata.
Location: Carretera Sosúa-Cabarete, Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic
Primary Phone: (809) 571-2608
FAX: (809) 571-2766
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