Golf in Punta Cana
Punta Cana in Dominican Republic is the hottest golf destination in the Caribbean because Punta Cana golf courses are spectacular. With 12 golf courses open and many more under construction, a golfing boom is definitely happening in Punta Cana.
Punta Cana features golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, P.B. Dye and Tom Fazio. The variety and quality of golf in Punta Cana is unmatched and now more and more, delighted golfers are discovering this player’s paradise.
Punta Cana golf courses are world class and Punta Cana is poised to become the Caribbean golf mecca. There’s nothing like teeing it up at Punta Cana. Playing Golf here give you a real feel for what a round in paradise is going to be like. Of course, you don’t smell the fresh cut grass or the sea air, but you can see how the course lays out, and even get a feel for the contours of each fairway and green.
PUNTA CANA GREAT GOLF COURSES:
Punta Espada Golf Club
This immaculate course is designed by Jack Nicklaus and is already a stop on the PGA Championship Tour. Punta Espada was recently singled out as the #1 golf course in the Caribbean by Golfweek magazine.
Eight holes play along and over the sea. From all points of Punta Espada, golfers are blessed with extraordinary views of the Caribbean, where the sea contrasts against the emerald fairways and the perfect greens.
Challenging stroke play and beauty are entwined in this outstanding par 72 course, which hosted the inaugural PGA Tour’s Champions Tour in April 2008 – The Cap Cana Championship. The annual tournament is televised internationally through the Golf Channel and its license-holding subsidiaries.
A Caribbean style facility, Punta Espada Golf Club includes a concierge service to assist with travel, entertainment, private dinning room, signature restaurant, members’ trophy gallery, library, meeting room, and equipment repair service.
La Cana Golf Club
La Cana Golf Club is a 27 holes golf course consisting of three nines; Tortuga, Hacienda and Arrecife. This Punta Cana golf course features 14 holes with ocean views of the crystal blue Caribbean Sea.
La Cana Golf Club was the first course in the Caribbean to use paspalum, a grass seed that can be watered using sea water. Golf Magazine has compared La Cana to Pebble Beach and declared it the “number one course in the Caribbean.”
Caddies are available. All golf rates are inclusive of taxes and include, eighteen holes with cart and an expansive practice facility. Replays or additional nine holes are available.
Taylor Made RBZ rental clubs are available for men/women in right and left handed. The Nineteenth Hole is located at Los Plátanos Bar located at the Clubhouse. On course beverage cart and half way house.
Corales Golf Club
Designed along the natural cliffs, bays and coves of the sea, the inland lakes and coralina quarries the Corales Course rates among the World’s finest golf experiences. The exhilarating challenge culminates playing the Devil’s Elbow, Corales’s last three holes.
The Devil’s Elbow features the striking eighteenth hole with a dramatic forced carry over the cliff lined Bay of Corales, an inspired capstone to a memorable and breathtaking golf experience.
Catalonia Caribe Club Golf Course
Many, many palm trees give this course a true Caribbean feeling. The course boasts an island green and includes many picturesque lakes.
The palm trees are everywhere even sometimes in the middle of the fairway making for some interesting shot choices.
The Cana Bay Golf Club
Both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels, the Cana Bay Golf Club hosts 18 holes of championship golf designed by Nicklaus Golf. The Par 72 course provides challenging yet accommodating golf for all players, regardless of skill level or experience. The course is 7,253 yards in length from the back tees and twists and turns through beautiful tropical landscapes.
Nicklaus Design has created a golf experience at Cana Bay that is certain to enhance the fast-growing reputation of the Dominican Republic as a world renown golf destination.
A hallmark of all Nicklaus Design courses, Cana Bay will be a fun and memorable golf experience that is playable for all and challenging for even the most skilled golfers.
Unique to Cana Bay is a golf course that derives its personality and character from the undulating fairways that carve through the surrounding Dominican jungle and framed by windswept native grasses, Each hole is distinctive and a unique experience and challenge to play and enjoy. This is evident at Hole No. 7, a relatively short par 4 that is reachable for some golfers and with favorable ocean trade winds, certainly tempting for many. There is also Hole No. 10, a dramatic par 3 that plays 197 yards over a sand quarry.
The greens at Cana Bay have been skillfully designed and sculpted with various levels and pin placements, and are certain to put the fun and challenge back into putting. But, with ample surrounding bailout areas, the green complexes are also very forgiving.
With every Nicklaus Design golf course, there is a premium on strategy and club selection, and the nearby ocean trade winds can create an added challenge at Cana Bay making club selection critical.