The best golf courses in the Dominican Republic
Our ranking of the best golf courses in Dominican Republic
Golf in Dominican Republic
Here are some of the best golf courses in the Dominican Republic so you can start planning your next golf trip.
With dreamy beaches, tropical weather and a vibrant culture, the Dominican Republic has become a dream destination for golf lovers. This Caribbean island boasts some of the best golf courses in the world, where players can enjoy a unique combination of challenge and natural beauty.
From the oldest course in Latin America to world-renowned designs, the Dominican Republic has something for every level of player. Punta Cana, Casa de Campo and Cap Cana golf courses are just some of the most popular choices for visitors seeking an unforgettable golf experience in the Caribbean paradise.
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Since it opened in 1971, the Teeth of the Dog Golf Course has been a must-visit attraction for adventure enthusiasts in the Caribbean. It is considered the best golf course in the Caribbean region and is ranked 39th in the world.
Pete Dye, the course’s architect, famously said that he created eleven holes and God created seven more. The seven holes along the Dominican Republic’s rugged coastline offer an unforgettable golf experience where the margin for error is very small, but the views are breathtaking.
Punta Espada Golf Club is recognized as one of the best golf courses in the Caribbean and not only in the Dominican Republic. Jack Nicklaus, the architect, has successfully combined a challenging golf course with breathtaking beauty. The par 72 course has eight holes overlooking the sea. Since its opening in 2006, the course has been a popular attraction for visitors because of its ability to captivate anyone who visits.
Corales Golf Course, designed by Tom Fazio, is an exclusive and spectacular golf course. With 6 holes by the Caribbean Sea, Fazio took advantage of the natural topography of cliffs, bays, ocean coves and inland lakes. The immaculate condition of the course has made it one of the best in the Caribbean, being the first course in the DR to host a PGA Tour event in 2018. A challenging course not suitable for the faint of heart, undoubtedly an unforgettable experience for any golfer.
La Cana Golf Club, designed by P.B. Dye, offers three nine-hole courses, Tortuga, Arrecife and Hacienda, which can be combined to create three 18-hole options, many of them with excellent ocean views. It is suitable for players of all levels and is one of the most recommended golf courses in the Dominican Republic.
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Dye Fore Golf Course is the youngest and third Pete Dye design at Casa de Campo, a unique and challenging layout with three nine-hole courses: Chavón, Marina and Lagos. Each can be combined to create a spectacular 18 hole course.
The Links Golf Course, designed by Pete Dye, offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and a unique golf experience. It was revised in 2012 to make it as challenging as the other two Casa de Campo courses. It offers a pleasant course with ocean views and large bunkers awaiting tee shots.
Barcelo Bávaro Beach The Lakes, designed by P.B. Dye, opened in 2010. It is an 18-hole, par 72 course. The course opens up through a lush mangrove forest, has 122 bunkers and 25 inland lakes. It is a true test of golf to keep the ball straight. It adapts to all levels of play with five different sets of tees.
Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is an 18-hole par 72 course with a unique design. Each hole is distinctive and challenging, yet accommodating to all levels of play. It is a golf course that enhances the Dominican Republic’s reputation as a world-renowned golf destination.
Iberostar Bávaro Golf Club was designed by Pete B. Dye. Its design is perfect for golfers of all levels. With sand bunkers, lakes and Dye rocks, all set amidst lush landscaping and elevated terrain. The course is characterized by its sharp undulations and crosswind holes.
La Estancia Golf opened its doors in 2008. Designed by Paul Burke Dye, youngest son of Pete and Alice Dye. The 18-hole course features fairways laid out around canyons and ravines, creating challenging corridors of play. Hole 5 is an outstanding downhill par 3 and water comes into play on holes 17 and 18.
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Frequently asked questions about golf courses in the Dominican Republic
Currently, there are about 30 golf courses in the Dominican Republic.
Teeth of the Dog Golf Course is the best golf course in the Dominican Republic. It has been named on many occasions not only the best course in the country but also in the Caribbean.