Dominican Republic Golf
Golf © Pedrito Guzman
The Dominican Republic is a golfer's Treasure Island. First
putting an 'x' on the Caribbean golf map when Teeth of the Dog
course opened in 1971, the country has been a destination among
golfers ever since. Its re-discovery, in terms of new courses, golf
resorts and community development, has only occurred in the last
few years. But the exploration isn't over as tourists can now
wander the fairways of championship courses for days.
The Punta Cana Resort is one of the island's most famous, with
course designers such as local legend Pete Dye and golfing legend
Jack Nicklaus. A host of equally luxurious resorts have ocean view
holes and tropical foliage-lined fairways from famed names such as
Nick Faldo and Robert Trent Jones. Summer months can get too hot
for midday tee-offs but resorts give discounts to the hardy souls
who make the effort.