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 could be considered an established place to tee off, having been built in 1976. Robert Trent Jones designed this golf course. The golf course has a course rating of 71.2, and its 18 holes stretch out a distance of 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

Look through the chart below for a brief summary.

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 all 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 your highest skill isn't putting, arrive a slight bit early to have a little practice. Fortunately, the course does house a practice putting green for golfers to use to their advantage. First-timers or even seasoned pros that are taking the time to practice their swing can take advantage of the driving range that is found here.

What's Nearby

Playa Dorada Golf Course is in the same area as Puerto Plata, the nearest major area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the golf course.

If you like having options, there are two or more other courses that you can visit within are simple to get to of Playa Dorada Golf Course. These sites are Los Mangos Golf Course and Costa Azul. The most proximate of your options is Costa Azul.

The crowdedness of the golf course can vary widely ——it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the area's hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from nearby hotels. Still need a place to stay? You will find plenty of accommodations near this course. Several of the closest ones have been listed in the table below.

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
Barcelo Puerto Plata All Inclusive 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


Playa Dorada Golf Course is located in Playa Dorada, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; it is 3.2 miles to the southeast of Puerto Plata.

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (809) 320-4262

FAX: (809) 320-2773




Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.