Dominican Republic is known for its’ friendly people and its’ long strands of beach, against turquoise waters of Caribbean Sea. However, every year, golf becomes a top priority for its’ visitors. Thanks to the works of great golf course designers like Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, and Jack Nicklaus, DR has become one of the best golf destinations in the Caribbean. Golfers have over 20 courses to choose from, including some of the finest and most electrifying golf courses on the planet. Here are some of the best golf courses in Dominican Republic:
- Teeth of the Dog – Ranked among the 25 best courses on the planet and the Number onr golf course in the Caribbean, Teeth of the Dog is not only the most electrifying golf courses in DR, but also the most challenging one. Opened in the year 1971 and designed by Pete Dye, Teeth of the Dog is one of his finest masterpieces. Pete himself described designing it as an experience of a lifetime. It’s a par 72 Championships golf course, and it measures at 6,888 yards.
- Corales Golf Club – Corales was designed by Tom Fazio and it features 6 ocean front holes which are amongst coral reefs and rocky cliffs, providing a great backdrop for Tom’s world class design. It’s considered to be one of the finest courses in Dominican Republic, and it won the IAGTO Golf Resort of the Year in 2011.
- Playa Dorada Golf Course – Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Playa Dorada course offers 18 holes of highly challenging 72 par golf, in lush tropical surroundings. The course is surrounded by lots of amazing amenities and comforts of beach resorts, casinos, restaurants and more. Golf Digest ranked Playa Dorada Course as 1 of the Top 100 golf courses outside of U.S.
- Playa Grande – Completed in the year 1997, Playa Grande Course is located on North Coast of Dominican Republic. This golf course is considered to be the most beautiful course in DR, and the crowning achievement of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., (the course designer). Also referred to as “Pebble Beach of Caribbean,” Playa Grande is spread across more than 370 acres of lush tropical countryside hugging the soaring ocean cliffs. With 11 dramatic holes which are located hard by the ocean, it’s easy to see why it’s referred to as the “Pebble Beach of Caribbean.”
Best Time of the Year To Visit
The best time of the year to visit Dominican Republic for golfing is between the months of March and May, when the peak/high season rush has trickled out. Luckily, Dominican Republic weather is warm year round, although it at times experiences effects of Atlantic hurricane season, which last from June – November.