Corales Golf Course is a magnificent 18-hole course in the Punta Cana Resort and since opening in 2010, has firmly established itself as one of the best golfing experiences in the Caribbean, if not the world. Also, Corales will be hosting the 1st PGA Tour event in Dominican Republic in March 2018.
Tom Fazio’s exciting design has led to this championship golf course being able to test the best of golfers while remaining fun and exciting for those with a high handicap.
Corales Golf Course is an exceptional experience for all golfers with dramatic holes at every turn and five sets of tees with the back measuring at 7,650 yards. The course naturally embraces its oceanside landscape with bays, coves, coral reefs and cliffs all bordering the six fairways which run parallel to the Caribbean Ocean.
As golfers start their round, water will only be in play on the 3rd but the whole of the front nine is littered with large bunkers which are extremely punishing while after the turn things start to get a little bit more tricky with a 265 yard par-3 at the 11th. The standout holes at Corales Golf Course are undoubtedly the final three which are named the Devil’s Elbow. The 17th plays precariously along the cliff edge while the awe-inspiring 18th dog legs around the Bay of Corales for a truly exhilarating experience - only the brave will take on the edge of the cliff. The entire course is grassed using Paspalum seeds which is used due to its ability to be watered by sea water while many of the holes will feature sporadic Coconut Palm trees, adding bundles of character and reminding golfers of the courses spectacular location.
If you don’t catch the beverage cart on the course then the 19th Hole Bar at the clubhouse offers brilliant views of the Caribbean, also serving a range of grilled meats and snacks. The practice facilities are also impressive at Corales, offering all golfers a putting green, chipping area and driving range to help with any flaws in their game, while within the modern clubhouse there is a well-stocked pro shop.
Corales is ranked as one of the best courses in the Caribbean