Covering about 1,100 acres of a fairly deserted area, Punta Cana is a region in the Dominican Republic that boasts of its coastline of white beaches facing the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Both the local and foreign guests visit the place to take advantage on one of natures’ finest. Aside from the array of water activities, Punta Cana also serves as the haven for fine dining, relaxing spas, and prestigious golf. With the tropical climate that is mildly windy, golfers of all ability levels can have the best tee times at the well designed golf courses that meander through the lush and tropical grounds. Some of Punta Cana’s finest greens include the Roco Ki – Faldo Legacy Course, the Punta Espada Golf Course at Cap Cana, the La Cana Golf Club, the Cocotal Golf & Country Club, and the Corales Golf Course.
Considered as one of Caribbean’s uniquely dramatic course, the Roco Ki – Faldo Legacy Course is perfectly nestled in the contrasting environment of pristine white sand beaches, sea grass meadows, tropical mangrove forests, and the elevated headlands. With the majestic panoramas of headlands, ocean, and the mountains at the first tee, guests will have the equally spectacular tee times and nature watching.
The Punta Espada Golf Course at Cap Cana is considered as the first among the three Jack Nicklaus Signature layouts in the area. This 18-hole course features the par72 7,000 yards of play along with stunning views, miles of white beaches, and the most complete and modernized marina in the Caribbean. While testing those swinging skills, golfers will also enjoy spectacular sea views.
The La Cana Golf Club serves as P.B. Dye’s first solo masterpiece in the Dominican Republic. The Course features the long 7,152 yards of play from the tees and superb 12 holes that offers the magnificent sea views. Golfers can also improve on their swinging skills by taking golf lessons with the golf pro Kim Jensen or have the 5-day clinics before taking the challenges of this world-class beachfront layout.
Designed by the renowned golf course architect and six-time Spanish Champion Jose “Pepe” Gancedo, the Cocotal Golf & Country Club is perfectly created using the area’s natural terrains. The course also features the strategically-placed trees, mounds, bunkers, gently rolling terrains, and the generous fairways. With the four sets of tees designed for the low-handicapped golfers, beginners and intermediate players will have their fair share of the course’s challenge.
Set between the expansive Caribbean Sea, coral reefs, and rocky cliffs, the Corales Golf Course offers the golf adventure that is beyond compare. Designed the famed Tom Fazio, the layout features the variety of long and short holes that are bordered by lush vegetation and trees as well as the holes that are playing along the crashing waves and oceanfront cliffs or beside the crystal blue lakes. The layout’s 16th, 17th, and 18th holes are considered the world’s most scenic and toughest finishing holes.