The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course

Fairways and greens are meticulously manicured, and natural hazards provide plenty of surprises for visiting golfers. There are a pair of island greens, and total of 25 inland lakes. Greens are well-bunkered, and there is a steady supply of fairway sand traps. Despite these challenges, the course isn't that long, and the fairways generally have some width, making this course playable for varying skill levels.

Course Description

Visitors can golf at the course year-round.

Tee times being at 6:30am, and twilight times are from 1pm - 3pm. The golf shop is open daily from 6am to 8pm.

Having opened in 2010, guests heading to this course will find newly built, modern amenities. P. B. Dye designed The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course. It features a course rating of 72.1, and its 18 holes measure a total distance of 6655 yards.

This course on the island's east coast is in one of the prettiest spots in the Dominican Republic. It's located just a short ways from the ocean, and winds through the surrounding mangrove forest. The architects have done an admirable job sticking to the natural contours of the land, and incorporating a nice amount of native plant species.

At a Glance

Check out the following table for a quick summary of this course.

The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6655 72.1 135 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Depending on the season, Barcelo Bavaro Resort guests golf for between $40 and $65. Non-guests play for between $110 and $135 in the morning, and there are reduced rates after 1pm. Golf carts are included prices, and clubs can be rented for $50.

Ranger-regulated pace of play, and golfers cannot share clubs. Clubs are available for rent from the clubhouse.


If you need a little extra help with putting, arrive a little before your scheduled tee time to have some practice. Luckily, this course does house a putting green for golfers to use to their advantage. First-timers or people who have been playing for years who are working on their swing can use the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

The closest populated area to The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is Friusa.

At just seven miles away out from the golf course, the closest airport, Punta Cana International Airport, is consistently utilized by the same type of tourists as people who golf at The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course.

If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are other choices close by. Well- known courses in the area are Catalonia Bavaro Resort Catalonia Caribe Golf Club, Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro, and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. All of which are within three and a half miles and the nearest one of the bunch, Cocotal Golf and Country Club, is just a short interval away from the main golf course, so it won't be trouble to plan on stopping by for some rounds on the links.

The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely ——it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You'll find a broad selection of places to stay close by, meaning you can expect to encounter a somewhat large number of fellow vacationers golfing and exploring alongside you. There are a substantial number of places to stay near this course. Check out the closest ones by looking at the following table.

Places to Stay Near The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe 0.3 N Resort
Barceló Bávaro Beach 0.5 NNW Resort
Melia Caribe Tropical 1.2 NW Resort
Paradisus Palma Real Resort 1.5 NW Resort
Secrets Royal Beach 1.7 NW Resort
Now Garden 1.8 NW Resort
Tropical Sueno Resort and Spa Club All-inclusive 2.0 NW Hotel


Located in the vicinity of Punta Cana, The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is found within Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, and can provide a fun golfing experience. Even if you are not staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. It's 3.8 miles east-southeast of Friusa.

Location: Carrtera Bavaria KM 1, the vicinity of Punta Cana, Hispaniola

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (809) 686-5797 ext. 1835




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