The Dominican Republic (DR) and especially Punta Cana is the no. 1 golf destination in the Caribbean! The DR has more golf courses than any other Caribbean country and also some of the best courses in the region. If you haven’t played golf in the DR yet, you should definitely add this to your bucket list!
TOP 3 golf courses in Punta Cana:
CORALES: A dramatic 18-hole course designed by Tom Fazio with 6 ocean side holes and 10 holes with ocean view. Host of the PGA TOUR since 2016.
LA CANA: One of the most beautiful golf courses in the Caribbean. P. B. Dye designed this spectacular seaside golf course with 27 holes and 4 oceanfront holes.
PUNTA ESPADA: A Jack Nicklaus Signature design with spectacular ocean views and close-up encounters with nature. 9 oceanfront holes and all 18 holes with ocean views. No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean!
In-land golf courses in Punta Cana:
BARCELO THE LAKES: An 18-hole P. B. Dye golf course located at the Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort. This narrow course will challenge golfers on all levels with its narrow layout and plenty of water.
COCOTAL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB: A 27-hole course playing through an old coconut plantation with several big lakes coming into play on various holes.
HARD ROCK GOLF CLUB AT CANA BAY: A unique Jack Nicklaus design, which carves through the surrounding Dominican jungle. The 1st Hard Rock golf course in the world.
IBEROSTAR BAVARO: A P. B. Dye course with lots of mounds, devilishly placed green bunkers, and big lakes that will surprise and challenge the skills of any golfer.
PUNTA BLANCA: A Nick Price course that plays through natural wetland areas with large waste bunkers and big lakes naturally built into the tropical vegetation.
Golf courses at Casa de Campo Resort:
DYE FORE GOLF COURSE: A Pete Dye course with 27 holes, 7,740 yards in length, and 7 cliff-side holes dropping 300 feet to the Chavon River below.
TEETH OF THE DOG: The most famous course in the Dominican Republic, and a Pete Dye masterpiece. 7 oceanfront holes and 12 ocean-view holes.
Tee Time Reservations:
Tee times can be booked 60-90 days in advance. Please fill out the contact form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important notice: Tee times cannot be requested for the same or following day – please allow us min. 48 hours to book and process your reservation. All reservations must be paid in full prior to the date of play. Once we receive your information, we will contact you by email to confirm your reservation and request your payment. Please note that your reservation is not confirmed before you receive our email reply and confirmation.
If you’re staying in a villa, please include the villa address in your message.
Tee time reservations include:
- Shared golf transfers from hotels and select villas in Punta Cana
- Green fee (18 holes)
- Use of driving range to warm up before the round (if available)
- Shared golf cart (mandatory)
*Shared transportation may not be available from some hotels/villas or may be subject to an additional fee. Tee time reservations are available from hotels and select villas in Punta Cana. If you’re staying at hotels or villas in Bayahibe, La Romana, or Casa de Campo, there is a transportation surcharge for playing the golf courses located in Punta Cana of US$ 15 per person.
Caddies are mandatory at La Cana, Corales, Punta Espada, and Teeth of the Dog. The caddie fee of US$ 30 per caddie + gratuity must be paid in cash US$ directly to the caddie at the golf course. The caddie fee is included at Punta Espada. One caddie is required per golf cart with 1-2 golfers. A gratuity of US$ 15-20 per player is expected.
Important notice for Casa de Campo Courses:
A copy of each golfer’s passport is required in order to register with security at Casa de Campo Resort – prior to the day of play.
Golf Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire is required at all golf courses:
- Long golf pants (slacks), golf shorts or golf skirts/skorts for women (no jeans, swim shorts, jogging/training pants, etc.)
- Golf shoes with soft spikes or tennis shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, etc.)
- Polo shirt with collar and sleeves (women can wear sleeveless polo shirt)
You don’t have to show proof of your golf handicap at the golf course as there are no official handicap requirements. However, all players are supposed to know how to play and keep a steady pace of play throughout the round of golf.
Golf Rental Clubs:
All players are required to have a set of golf clubs, i.e. sharing clubs is not allowed on the golf courses. If you’re not bringing your own clubs, rental clubs are available on all golf courses in Punta Cana & La Romana (Casa de Campo). The price is approx. US$ 50-75 per set, depending on which golf course you’re playing. Rental clubs must be paid directly at the golf course.