There are a number of ways to measure the greatness of a golf vacation destination. A course could be great by virtue of difficulty, scenery, or by its being relaxing. It could be one, or a combination of. A golf course’s being difficult is not always seen as a good quality course, except on the perspective of the more competitive ones. In the same way, a rather easy course is not exactly lame, as it provides a great room for relaxing – most perfect for those long vacations. Such is the Dominican Republic’s Punta Blanca Golf Course.
The Punta Blanca Golf Course is a Nick Price designed 18-hole spectacle whose best quality ranges from being beautiful to fun to extremely relaxing. A pleasurable venue that befits the description of ‘vacations’ in golf vacations. And the ‘golf’ is not too shabby either. Measuring 7,174 yards from the longest tees, par 72, the course winds through and around a mixture of natural and man made features. It rolls on gently rolling terrain and wide fairways; if this sounds too cozy, the well placed sand bunkers, natural water hazards and trees onsite would keep every golfer awake.
There are no killer approaches nor overtly difficult shots to make; so long as one stays focused on the game, the Punta Blanca Golf Course assures every golfer a very good time. Great time, even, especially that, the unmistakable beauty in this Caribbean island nation is too visible from here. The true measure of greatness of this course is by the number of happy golf trips it has made. At the moment, it is listed at countless (and it is growing).