Playa Dorada Golf Course

Photo credit: © Harry and Marilyn

Fairways play pretty open, and greens are generally large but well fortified by sand traps or water. You'll be playing alongside multiple elegant resorts, and will get a few nice glimpses of the warm Caribbean waters. Like many seaside courses, winds can cause problems from time to time.

Course Description

The course is open throughout the year.

This golf course has made itself an established spot to tee off, having been built in 1976. The layout, hole placement, and surprise challenges reflect the design of Robert Trent Jones, the architect of the course. The golf course has a course rating of 71.2, and its 18 holes stretch out 6309 yards.

The course is on the northern coast, and it makes its way out to the ocean on several holes. Water plays a big role here, even when it's not the ocean. A number of lakes make their presence known, and large, wide trees are scattered throughout.

At a Glance

Check out the chart below for summary information.

Playa Dorada Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6309 71.2 126 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

From May to October, 9 holes is $35, while 18 is $60. Packages for multiple rounds are available, and twilight golfing is a possibility for $40. From November to April, 9 holes is $50 and 18 is $75. No matter the time of year, clubs can be rented for $15-20 and a cart for $15-25. Club and cart prices depend on whether you are playing 9 or 18 holes.

Playa Dorada Golf Course accepts most major credit cards.

Caddies must be used at this course. Prices are $8 for 9 holes, and $15 for 18. Tipping is recommended, but not required.


If you need a little extra help with putting, arrive a bit before you're scheduled to tee off to have a little practice time. Fortunately, this course does have a practice putting green for patrons to practice on. First-timers or even seasoned pros who are practicing their swing should make use of the driving range that is found here.

What's Nearby

Playa Dorada Golf Course is in the same area as Puerto Plata, the closest notable area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the course.

If other golf properties may interest you, there are at least two other golf courses worthy of mentioning within within traveling distance of Playa Dorada Golf Course. These sites are Los Mangos Golf Course and Costa Azul. The next nearest of these options is Costa Azul.

The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely ——it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from nearby hotels. Those hoping to stay in a hotel near this course shouldn't have much difficulty booking a room. In the table below, you'll find those hotels which are located nearest to the greens.

Places to Stay Near Playa Dorada Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Hotel Dorado Club Resort 0.1 NNW Resort
Bluebay Villas Doradas 0.1 E Resort
Sunscape Puerto Plata 0.2 NE Resort
Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada 0.2 NW Resort
Caribbean Village Playa Dorada 0.3 W Resort
Casa Colonial Beach And Spa 0.3 ENE Hotel
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada 0.3 NNE Resort


Located in Playa Dorada, Playa Dorada Golf Course provides a fun chance to golf. Even if you are not rooming in this location, you should consider dropping by to check it out. It is 3.2 miles southeast of Puerto Plata.

Location: Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (809) 320-4262

FAX: (809) 320-2773




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