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 been erected in 2010, tourists visiting this course can expect freshly built, modern amenities. The layout, hole placement, and feared sand traps all came from the imagination of P. B. Dye, the lead architect of The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course. The golf course features a course rating of 72.1, and its 18 holes stretch out 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

Take a moment to look through the following table for a brief summary.

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 your highest skill isn't putting, get there a bit before your scheduled tee time to get in a little practice time. The great thing is that the course does offer a practice putting green for guests to practice on. Novices or even professionals that are taking the time to practice their swing could spend some time at the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is in the same region as Friusa, the nearest major area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go.

The most proximate airport is Punta Cana International Airport, so visitors landing and departing there should highly consider golfing here. The airport is only seven miles away out from this course.

If you are someone who likes variety, there are other golf courses close by. Notable courses in the area are Cocotal Golf and Country Club, Catalonia Bavaro Resort Catalonia Caribe Golf Club, and Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro. All of which are within three and a half miles and the nearest one of the group, Cocotal Golf and Country Club, is just a short distance away from the main golf course, so it won't be a bother to plan stopping by for a few rounds of golf.

The popularity this golf course on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. You'll find no shortage of hotel options close by, which means there will also be large numbers of additional vacationers enjoying themselves alongside you. You'll find 52 accommodations near this golf course. Check out the closest ones by looking at the table below.

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


Set in the vicinity of Punta Cana, The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is on the premises of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, and can offer a great opportunity for golfing. But even if you aren't rooming particularly close, you should feel free to stop by for some fun in the sun. 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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