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Best Golf Courses in the Dominican Republic

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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.

Casa de Campo, Teeth of the Dog Course

Skirting the island's rugged coastline lies one of Pete Dye’s most famous creations. The Teeth of the Dog course at Casa De Campo Resort is one of the most breathtaking places to play rivalling the likes of Pebble Beach and Thracian Cliffs for scenery. Many of the courses holes hug the jagged rocks of the coast and provide golfers with spectacular views out towards the sea. However, don’t get too caught up in your environment as the margin for error round here is barely visible with any errant shot being punished. Those looking for a truly unforgettable golfing experience then Teeth of the Dog is the perfect place for you to play.

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Quick facts about Teeth of the Dog Course

Location: La Romana
Length: 7,350 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Pete Dye
Established: 1973

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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Quick facts about Dye Fore Course

Location: La Romana
Length: 7,740 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Pete Dye
Established: 2002

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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Quick facts about Hard Rock Club Cana Bay

Location: Punta Cana
Length: 7,253 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
Established: 2010

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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Quick facts about Corales Golf Club

Location: Punta Cana
Length: 7,600 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Tom Fazio
Established: 2010

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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Quick facts about La Cana

Location: Punta Cana
Length: 7,334 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Paul Burke Dye
Established: 2001

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 6,665 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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Quick facts about The Lake Course

Location: Punta Cana
Length: 6,655 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Paul Burke Dye
Established: 2010