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 built in 2010, golfers heading to this golf course should expect freshly built, modern amenities. The lay of the land, holes, and feared sand traps all came from the imagination of P. B. Dye, the architect of this golf course. It has a course rating of 72.1, and its 18 holes measure out a total 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

Be sure to look through the chart below if you want some quick facts.

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, plan to arrive a slight bit before you're scheduled to tee off to get in some practice time. Luckily, this golf course does offer a putting green for golfers to use to their advantage. Beginners or even seasoned golfers that are practicing their swing could spend some time at the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is near Friusa, the most close by metropolitan area, so you can explore the city before or after a few holes.

The closest airport is Punta Cana International Airport, so visitors landing and departing there may want to plan for a day of golfing here. The airport is just seven miles away from this course.

If you are someone who likes variety, there are other golf courses to choose from close by. Notable courses in the area are Catalonia Bavaro Resort Catalonia Caribe Golf Club, Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro, and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. Each is within three and a half miles and the closest of the bunch, Cocotal Golf and Country Club, is just a small hike away from the main golf course, so it won't be hard to plan on stopping in for a few rounds of golf.

The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely ——it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. You'll find an impressive variety of hotel rooms in the vicinity, meaning you will likely be sharing the experience with a somewhat large number of fellow visiting guests playing some holes and kicking back alongside you. This area is a hotel hot spot, so if you're looking for a place to stay close to this location, you shouldn't have much difficulty. Find the hotel that suits you best in the list of nearby options 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
Tropical Sueno Resort and Spa Club All-inclusive 2.0 NW Hotel
Tropical Orquidea 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 chance to golf. Whether or not you are rooming nearby, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Friusa is four miles (six kilometers) to the west-northwest.

Address: Carrtera Bavaria KM 1, The vicinity of Punta Cana, Hispaniola

Contact Information

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




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