11 Sep 2018
The Dominican Republic’s premier vacation destination of Cap Cana offers a beautiful natural retreat along the Caribbean Sea that is simply divine. You may expect to enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities on both the land and the water as well as world-class restaurants and the ultimate in luxury vacation villas. However, it’s the golfing opportunities that get the attention of true lovers of the game, and you’ll find several amazing golf courses in and near Cap Cana where you’ll definitely want to spend some time during your stay.
In Cap Cana
Punta Espada Golf Club
A natural draw for golf enthusiasts from all around the globe, the impressive Punta Espada Golf Club boasts a world-class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll immediately see why it’s been named the top golf course in all of the Caribbean and Mexico by “Golf Week.” Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to enjoy vast views of the Caribbean Sea as they make their way along the beautifully landscaped fairways, and you’ll discover challenging play on this 18-hole, par-72 course, which has served as the playing field for the PGA Champions Tour many times. You’re welcome to stop into the golf club’s restaurant and bar, Bella Vista, for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a cool drink and a snack whenever you’re ready for a bit of a rest.
In Punta Cana
In most cases, visitors find it difficult to pull themselves away from play at the Punta Espada Golf Club. However, if you want to sample other great golf courses, then you’ll find all of these incredible courses and more in nearby Punta Cana.
La Cana Golf Club
Even if time is short, you can still get in a 9-hole game at this beautiful golf course. Those who prefer to devote several hours to golf may choose to play all three of the 9-hole courses for a total of 27 challenging holes, which include several that boast a glorious view of the sea. One of the Caribbean’s top golf courses, La Cana also holds bragging rights when it comes to protecting the environment thanks to seeding the entire course with a special grass seed that thrives with water straight from the sea. There are also incredible practice and teaching facilities onsite that feature both video and computer analysis to help you learn or improve your game, and you’re welcome to stop by the Los Platanos Bar at the clubhouse for a drink or a meal at any point during your game.
Cocotal Golf and Country Club
The perfect golf course for all skill levels, Cocotal Golf and Country Club offers beautiful grounds and a course that’s built to naturally follow the gently rolling terrain. You may choose to play 9, 18 or all 27 holes, and you should expect to be challenged by the strategically placed mounds, bunkers and trees. This course is well known for its player-friendly atmosphere, so it’s the perfect place for parents to bring their young golfers who are anxious to improve their game. Be sure to stop in at the clubhouse for a drink, a snack or a meal, and check out the pro shop for something fun and useful to take back home to your golfing buddies.
Corales Golf Course
Beautifully situated between the sea and rocky cliffs, this 18-hole course offers an exceptional golfing experience with stunning views, six oceanfront holes and a dramatic end on the 18th hole, known as the Devil’s Elbow, which requires you to strike your ball hard enough to send it flying over the cliff that looks out over the Bay of Corales. You’ll have access to a professional practice facility and enjoy special perks that include refreshing cold apples at the 10th tee and sweetly scented iced towels at the end of your game. A well-stocked golf cart comes with every game, and you’ll discover plenty of ice water, tees, towels and yardage books. Stop at the clubhouse whenever you like for a refreshment, a protein snack for that little boost of energy needed to finish your game or a delicious meal.
Start Planning Your Cap Cana Vacation Today
You’ll discover a beautiful vacation experience in Cap Cana during any time of the year, so now is a great time to start working out the details for your next visit. Golfing enthusiasts lodging with us here at Exceptional Stays may count on our dedicated concierge team to schedule daily tee times at the incredible Punta Espada Golf Club or at any of the fine golf courses that are found throughout nearby Punta Cana. Just let us know what you’re interested in when you make your reservations for our luxury villa, Caleton Cabana, and we’ll begin assisting you in planning the perfect vacation.