Dominican Republic Golf Resort Information
Golf is one of the Dominican Republic’s top attractions, bringing thousands of tourists to this Caribbean destination. What makes Dominican golf so popular is the variety of the terrain in combination with the outstanding year-round weather conditions.
Dominican Golfers have no less than 28 courses to choose from. All of these courses were designed to expose as many holes as possible to the beautiful Dominican coast. Because green fees and caddy costs at many of them are quite reasonable, the Dominican Republic has become one of the fastest growing golf trip destinations in the world. It is clear that when it comes to golf in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic still reigns supreme.
Golfing took off in La Romana at Casa de Campo in 1971 with the construction of the legendary 18-hole golf course “Teeth of the Dog”, which recently has been renovated. At this time, “Teeth of the Dog” ranks 35th on Golf Magazine’s top 100 in the world. Other golf facilities at Casa de Campo are “The Links” with 18 holes, the 27-hole “Dye Fore” at Altos de Chavon and the members only La Romana Country Club with 27 holes. La Estancia, with 18-holes, is located in the La Romana-Bayahibe area.
The southeastern beach resort of Juan Dolio, close to the Capital, boasts three golf courses: Guavaberry with 18 holes, Los Marlins and Costablanca.
Santo Domingo has three golf courses, the membership Santo Domingo Country Club, Las Lagunas and Isabel Villas golf courses, where non-members are also welcome to play a round of golf.
The Punta Cana coastline has the largest number of golf courses in the Dominican Republic, including one 27-hole course, the Cocotal and one 9-hole golf course, the Catalonia Cabeza de Toro. Others, with 18 holes, are the Cana Bay Palace, the Punta Blanca, Iberostate Bavaro, Barcelo Golf de Bavaro, Catalonia Caribe, Corales, La Cana and Punta Espada. The par-72 course at the Roco Ki resort in Punta Cana, which opened in 2008, remains to get rave reviews from golf experts.
Playa Grande Golf Course is one of the last courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. Located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic near the Dominican town of Rio San Juan, Playa Grande sits atop towering cliffs overlooking the beach and sea, providing extraordinary views. To the west, nearby Puerto Plata you can enjoy the 18-hole Playa Dorada at the hotel complex of the same name and the 9-hole Los Mangos in Costambar that primarily caters to hotel guests in nearby Cofresi.
Finally, in the central mountain area of Santiago, there is 18-hole Las Aromas, designed by Pete Dye when he began his career as a golf course designer. The 9-hole Jarabacoa Golf Club is considered by many as a hidden gem. The 9-hole Bonao Golf Club also opens it doors to visitors.