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Best Golf Courses in the Dominican Republic

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Golf in the Dominican Republic

In the heart of the Caribbean Sea is one of the world’s lesser known golfing paradises. Renowned more its white sand beaches and turquoise coloured water, the Dominican Republic is also home to some of the most stunning championship golf courses which have been designed by the game’s biggest names. The combination of a fantastic climate and unrivalled hospitality from the locals make the Dominican Republic a great place to travel on your next golf holiday.

At the forefront of the island’s golfing reserve is the luxury Casa De Campo Resort which boasts 3 glorious golf courses, each of which serves up stunning views and unique golfing challenge. If it is paradise you want, then look no further than the Dominican Republic.

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Casa de Campo, Teeth of the Dog Course

Casa De Campo's Teeth of the Dog course is quite rightly ranked as the number 1 course in the Caribbean. The sheer cliff faces that the pristine fairways skirt are reminiscent of some of the world’s best coastal golf courses such as Pebble Beach.

Pete Dye claimed 7 of the holes to be created by God and these hug the rugged rock faces of the Dominican Republic coast leaving no room for error. The course’s name is very apt as it will challenge even the best golfers out there but those brave enough to take it on are in for a real treat.

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Casa de Campo, Teeth of the Dog Course facts
Location La Romana, Dominican Republic
Length 7,350 yards
Par 72
Designed by Pete Dye
Established 1973
Where to stay Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

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Casa de Campo, Dye Fore Course

The Dye Fore course at Casa De Campo has the capabilities to challenge the games very best players with drastic changes in elevation that require pin point accuracy throughout your round. With some of its holes sitting almost 300 ft above sea level, golfers are treated to unrivalled panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding islands.

In typical resort fashion, the course features multiple tee boxes with significantly alter the challenges faced throughout a round making it a great place for players of all abilities to play. The stunning accommodation that accompanies the golf courses make it a great all round golfing destination.

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Casa de Campo, Dye Fore Course facts
Location La Romana, Dominican Republic
Length 7,740 yards
Par 72
Designed by Pete Dye
Established 2002
Where to stay Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

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Corales Golf Club

Since opening in 2010, Corales Golf Club has gone from strength to strength and is now renowned as one of the best courses in the Caribbean. The course’s impeccable design and the immaculate condition it is always in was recognised by being the first course in the Dominican Republic to host a PGA Tour event in March 2018.

Fazio has created a true monster of a course with it stretching 7,600 yards from the tips and with many of its fairways hugging the stunning coastline the wind can often make it feel even longer. Taking on this beautiful course is not for the faint hearted but those who do will be rewarded with an unforgettable round of golf.

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Corales Golf Club facts
Location Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Length 7,600 yards
Par 72
Designed by Tom Fazio
Established 2010
Where to stay Westin Punta Cana, Tortuga Bay

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Hard Rock Club Cana Bay

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the golf course is the perfect accompaniment to what truly is a remarkable place to stay. The course blends in beautifully with the stunning flora and fauna of the island is designed in such a way that it provides a stern challenge for the games best players whilst still remaining fair for the more social golfer.

In addition to the glorious 18 championship golf holes, the clubhouse is the perfect setting for the 19th hole and guests can enjoy a cold beer or two whilst they settle up with their playing partners. The hotel itself is one of the most vibrant places to stay on the island with the onsite casino being at the forefront of this. Those looking to match their excellent days golf with a great night out then look no further than the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Hard Rock Club Cana Bay facts
Location Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Length 7,253 yards
Par 72
Designed by Jack Nicklaus
Established 2010
Where to stay Hard Rock Hotel

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La Cana

La Cana Golf Club is another one of P.B. Dye's fantastic creations featuring 3 loops of nine that are both challenging and enjoyable. The course provides guests with stunning views out towards the sea and many of the holes will leave you in awe of the islands natural beauty.

The links style pot bunkers are a hallmark of the course and are representative of Dye’s love of links golf with the 7th featuring 21 individual sand traps. However, it is the 12th hole that steals the show as the short par 3 features an island green similar to that of the 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

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La Cana facts
Location Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Length 7,334 yards
Par 72
Designed by Paul Burke Dye
Established 2001
Where to stay Hard Rock Hotel, Be Live Collection

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Bavaro Beach, The Lake Course

The Resort is situated on the front of one of the world’s most picturesque beaches where crystal blue waters wash gently up onto the bright white sand. The Resort also boasts a stunning 18 hole golf course aptly called the Lakes which was crafted by Pete Dye and winds its way through stunning mangroves, 122 bunkers and 25 inland lakes.

Measuring in at 6,655 yards the course is by no means the longest out there but instead is designed to challenge players of all abilities depending on which tee box you play from. With so many hazards littered throughout the course accuracy is paramount in order to score well but the stunning setting is enough to make even your worst round of golf a great one.

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Bavaro Beach, The Lake Course facts
Location Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Length 6,655 yards
Par 72
Designed by Paul Burke Dye
Established 2010
Where to stay Barcelo Bavaro Beach

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Frequently asked questions about Golf in the Dominican Republic

How many golf courses are there in Dominican Republic?

There are 26 golf courses in the Dominican Republic with many of them coming from the most acclaimed golf course architects, including Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Nick Price, and Greg Norman.

What is the best region of the Dominican Republic for golf?

The areas of La Romana and Punta Cana rule the roost as far as golf is concerned in the Dominican Republic.

Do you need a caddie when playing Dominican Republic Golf Courses?

Some courses will state that a caddie is required while others make it optional, ask your golf expert if the courses you want to play require a caddie.