Framed by the Atlantic Ocean on its north and Caribbean Sea on its south, the Dominican Republic, a two-hour flight from Miami, is an easily accessible beach and golf paradise. For a country its size, it has an amazing number of great golf courses. There are 25 golf courses in stunning settings fashioned by top-notch designers like Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Gary Player.
Playing golf in the Dominican Republic is a fun and rewarding experience with postcard beautiful golf holes, exotic cuisine, sumptuous rums, delicious coffee, exceptional cigars and warm and hospitable people who tend to your every need.
The resort that put the Dominican Republic on the golf map is Casa de Campo near La Romana, which is home to the celebrated Teeth of the Dog course designed by Pete Dye. Spread out over 7,000 acres on the country’s southeast coast, Casa de Campo is a dreamland of magnificent beaches, world-class golf courses, superb restaurants and a recreated 16th century Mediterranean village called Altos de Chavon.
At Casa de Campo, you’ll immerse in the Dominican good life with dining beachfront at a Le Cirque restaurant, dancing the salsa on an outdoor dance floor, sipping private cask rum and smoking fine Dominican cigars.
With seven holes playing along the brilliantly colored Caribbean sea, the Teeth of the dog is one of the world’s great seaside golf experiences. While most of the world’s highly touted ocean side courses play along high cliffs, this wonderfully designed gem is ocean level and you’ll feel the spray of the waves on a couple of holes. Casa de Campo also features the Dye Fore, a dramatic 27-hole layout with three distinctively different nines near Altos de Chavon.
On the eastern tip of the island, Punta Cana, an expansive resort complex with its own international airport and access to eight golf courses, is home to Punta Espada Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus design boasting eight holes that play along the Caribbean Sea and Corales Golf Club, a Tom Fazio stunner with six seaside holes.
If you’re looking for the quintessential Caribbean golf vacation, the Dominican Republic has all the sun, sand and golf you’ll need for great times and treasured memories.