It is to imagine any part of the Caribbean to be anything other than beautiful. From the skies to the sea to the mountains, beauty comes in all forms here. It does not come as surprising why many golf course developers and designers come over to make a golfer’s haven of this blessed paradise. Many have succeeded; in fact, some of the world’s most beautiful courses are found here. But it takes the genius of someone like Jack Nicklaus to bring out the best golfing experience in a golf vacation destination using and highlighting what nature has to offer hereabouts. One look at the Punta Espada Golf Course at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is a most perfect example.
The course, measuring a well over 7000 yards from the longest tees, par 72, is the first of the three Nicklaus designs at the beautiful Cap Cana Resort. Punta Espada Golf Course features eight of its holes playing along and over the sea. The views here of the Caribbean Sea are enough to put the most hard-hearted person to tears. Take this image: azure skies, sapphire seas, seen from the most emerald of fairways and greens . Nothing gets better than this, the superstitious might actually be led to believe that Nicklaus was appointed by the golf gods themselves to bring this gift of splendid golf vacation for their subjects.
That said, it isn’t at all surprising why the Punta Espada Golf Course was hailed by GolfWeek Magazine as the No. 1 Golf Course in the Caribbean and Mexico. Out of the many courses in this area, GW singled it out as the most beautiful, perfect for any golf trip. What could go bad if this is the best of the best?