Home to some of the world’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses designed by the leading names in golf architecture, the Dominican Republic is a landmark destination for avid golfers. All the key ingredients are here: paradisiacal beaches, sparkling aquamarine waters, year-round average temperatures of 26°C and sunny golf.
The areas of La Romana and Punta Cana, on the eastern end of the island, dominate when it comes to golf in this tropical paradise. There are so many stunning beach resorts with golf courses in the Dominican Republic, it was difficult to narrow down this list, but we have selected the most beautiful and exclusive for you to have a true VIP experience. Get ready for some amazing photos of these magnificent tropical golf resorts dotted with palm trees.
Casa de Campo
Located along the exclusive southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo, one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, offers a 7,000-acre oasis of exclusivity, with three championship golf courses, an equestrian center, four polo fields, a full-service marina and yacht club, a sailing school, a world-class shooting center, 13 tennis courts and more.
Just a few miles from the thriving city of La Romana, the island’s premier resort is home to three of the finest tropical golf courses, all designed by Pete Dye, considered one of the most influential golf architects of our time. Rated as the most spectacular course in the Caribbean, the famous Teeth of the Dog, despite its intimidating name, is a beautiful 18-hole masterpiece, with seven holes virtually sunk into the cobalt blue Caribbean Sea.
One of Pete Dye’s finest, the 27-hole Dye Fore course, located on rolling terrain above the mesmerizing Chavon River, offers captivating views of the tropical countryside, Dominican mountains, Caribbean Sea and surrounding islands. The easiest of the resort’s three golf courses, the Links, opened in 1975 and completely overhauled in 2012, has been compared to traditional Scottish courses.
Corales Punta Cana
A magnificent Tom Fazio creation that opened in 2010, Corales Golf Course at Punta Cana Resort and Club is rightly considered one of the finest courses in the entire Caribbean, let alone the Dominican Republic.
One of the finest golf designers of the modern era, Tom Fazio has created a 7,600-yard seaside masterpiece, with many of its fairways hugging the sun-drenched coastline of the island’s eastern corner.
Cocotal Golf and Country Club
Inaugurated in 2000, Cocotal Golf and Country Club is rated as one of the best Punta Cana golf courses. Designed by six-time Spanish champion José ‘Pepe’ Gancedo, considered the Picasso of golf architecture, Cocotal is a beautiful and really fun 27-hole course, located in a former coconut plantation near the Dominican’s primary airport, Punta Cana International.
Punta Espada Golf Club
Another par-72 Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in the massive 46-square-mile Cap Cana community, the sea-facing Punta Espada Golf Club opened in late 2006. Some 15 minutes south of the airport, the course offers hypnotic views from all the holes, and eight of them play right along the bright cerulean-colored sea.
La Cana Golf Club
The Dominican Republic has no shortage of truly breath-taking settings for golf courses, but few can match La Cana Golf Club in Punta Cana, one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations. Designed by Pete Dye’s son P. B., La Cana Golf Club has 27 holes overlooking the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, and has become a favorite of both novice golfers and experienced players worldwide.
Iberostar Bávaro Golf Club
Another P. B. Dye creation in Punta Cana, Iberostar Bávaro Golf Club is located near the beach, just a few miles from Punta Cana International Airport. The staggering beauty of the natural setting shines at this 18-hole course, a true hidden gem of the Caribbean golf world.
Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
Picture this: you’re on one of the most picturesque championship golf courses in the Caribbean with mesmerizing views of the sparkling turquoise Caribbean Sea. This is the Hard Rock Golf Course at Cana Bay, designed by former professional golfer Jack Nicklaus.
The par-72 course stretches over 7,000 yards in length, showcasing some of the region’s most exquisite scenery. Developed with the utmost respect for the environment, the course blends beautifully with the lush flora of the island.