Experience the #1 ranked course in the Dominican Republic

  • Puntacana Resort and Club prides itself on delivering a world class vacation experience, with a real focus on sustainable tourism. Minutes from the well-serviced Punta Cana International airport, this highly acclaimed resort offers multiple accommodation options, with the relatively new Westin and the AAA Five Diamond Tortuga Bay hotels being the primary two. An abundance of restaurants and bars, the Six Senses Spa, the Oscar de la Renta Tennis center, water sports and horseback riding make the Puntacana Resort & Club a mouth-watering prospect.

    Golf here does not disappoint either, with 45 spectacular holes crafted by PB Dye and Tom Fazio. The exclusive Corales course (Fazio), designed along the natural cliffs, bays and ocean coves is host to a Tour event and boasts a spectacular final 3 holes called the Devil’s Elbow. La Cana with 14 of its 27 holes with spectacular ocean views has been compared to Pebble Beach by Golf Magazine.

    Twenty minutes south along the coastline you will find the Nicklaus Signature Punta Espada course. Ranked #1 course in the Caribbean and Mexico by Golfweek, and #76 in the world by Golf Digest, and having hosted the PGA Champions Tour multiple times, Punta Espada wraps up this vacation perfectly!

    Guide to Punta Cana region

    An average weather graph for Dominican Republic

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $2195pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Punta Cana Airport and travel straight to Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club 5* (10 mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Corales Golf Course (10 mins drive)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at La Cana Golf Club (10 mins drive)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Punta Espada Golf Club (20 mins drive)
    • Day 5 – Return Home

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

  • Flights
    Flights are frequent and direct from many major US hubs to the Dominican Republic.  For the golfing regions in the east, Punta Cana Int. (PUJ) and La Romana Int. (LRM) are the best options.

    Due to its easterly location the Dominican Republic falls into AST time zone - one hour ahead of EST.

    Spanish is the most common language throughout the Dominican Republic however, English is widely used particularly within resorts and the golf courses. 

    The Dominican Peso (DOP, or RD$) is the national currency, with the US Dollar, Canadian Dollar and euros widely accepted in the majority of resorts, bars, restaurants and courses.

    US & Canadian citizens can travel to the Dominican Republic on their own country’s passports.  The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months prior to entry and a tourist card is required which can be purchased for US$10 on arrival at the airport.  Tourist cards are valid for 30 days.  There is also a departure tax of US$20.  Scheduled airlines sometimes include this charge in the price of the ticket and it is worth checking this pre-travel.

    The Weather
    The temperature in the Dominican Republic is hot throughout the year. Winter highs range from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius and summer moves between 30 and 32 degrees. The winters are typically dry with rain more likely through the summer and autumn. However, the rain will occur in brief showers or thunderstorms that pass quickly and certainly won't interrupt a day's play. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes in one day, August has the longest daylight hours.

    The Golf - Caddies and Carts
    The carts are the norm at 90% of the courses in the Dominican Republic and are generally included as part of the green fee. Caddies can usually be pre-booked given plenty of notice. Often the caddie cost is included in the green fee however, the gratuity is not. Please ask your sales agent for details when booking your vacation.

    The Golf - Practice Facilities
    The majority of resorts in the Dominican Republic feature world-class practice facilities, similar to those available in the US. Take advantage of these amazing facilities before you head out onto the course to ensure you're on top of your game plus, they are usually included in your greens fee.  

    The Golf - Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Halfway houses are a main feature at the majority of resorts and courses, serving up hot/cold food, light snacks and refreshments. Beverage carts are also common circling the course. At some of our all-inclusive resorts the on-course food and drink is all part of the package - please ask for details when booking your vacation.  

    The Golf - Handicap restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and may require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don't hold up play.


Connor Smith

Golf Vacation Specialist

“The Puntacana Resort is widely regarded as one of the Caribbean’s best, with stunning panoramic views from both their La Cana and Corales courses. Add in Punta Espada, arguably the best course on the island, and you have a truly world-class golf vacation.”

Connor Smith

Golf Vacation Specialist