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Dominican golf courses are the best in the Caribbean and the country also boasts more courses than any other country in the region. The majority of Dominican Republic golf courses can be found in the south of the country with many offering breath-taking views over the clear, Caribbean waters. Many of the pristine greens also offer jaw-dropping mountain backdrops allowing for beautiful scenery to be admired at every hole. World-renowned golf architects including the likes of Tom Fazio, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus have superbly designed many of the Dominican Republic golf courses.
Teeth of the Dog is one of the world’s most popular courses and one which really put the Dominican Republic on the golfing map when it opened in 1971. With a stunning waterfront view and legendary ocean-hugging holes, the course in La Romana is one of three distinct championship courses and provides one of the most-memorable golfing experiences in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, further east is Punta Cana offering a variety of golf experiences alongside magnificent views. Many Punta Cana golf courses are part of affordable all-inclusive resorts that are also accessible to non-residents whilst often conveniently located for tourists, just a short distance from Punta Cana International Airport. If you’re looking for world-class courses, reliable weather, and magnificent views, Dominican Republic is the golf destination that has it all.
The Caribbean is famous for impeccable weather and the Dominican Republic is no exception. The tropical climate of the country offers year-round sunshine with warm temperatures consistent throughout the year. Temperatures rarely fluctuate with the country experiencing hot days and warm evenings meaning light, cool clothing is essential – a perfect requirement for the Dominican Republic golf resorts. Whilst the island experiences a long rainy season between May and September, any wet weather will not dampen your experience, quickly drying up in the Caribbean heat. The heaviest rainfall is found in the North East of the country and the mountains witness a lot more rainfall than the coastline.
Dominican Republic golf has a high reputation with phenomenal courses supported by magnificent landscapes and exceptional weather. The country is known as the golf capital of the Caribbean for both the quality and quantity of golf courses throughout its land. With a mixture of experiences ranging from courses at home within luxury resorts and estates to independent courses, there is something on offer for every golfer.
Dominican Republic has a strong attraction to golfers due to its vacation setting with many of the courses being close to or in a coastal resort allowing for beach or poolside relaxation after working on your drive. An additional bonus is that all the family can join the vacation as the destination offers brilliant resorts and a wealth of activity to keep non-playing family members and little ones entertained.
Whilst golfing may be your primary reason for visiting the Dominican Republic, you cannot pass up an opportunity to explore this incredible destination. The Dominican Republic is the most diverse country in the Caribbean and you will find a wealth of nature from rainforests with waterfalls and imposing mountain ranges to the breath-taking coastline and miles of white sand beaches. The country is the perfect playground for tourists whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure.
The coast is packed with buzzing resorts offering shopping, dining, and entertainment to complement the laid-back vibe of palm-tree lined beaches and the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. The coastal resorts also offer activity for all the family including waterparks, an aquarium, and kayaking, just to mention a few. For something a bit more traditional, the coast is home to numerous quaint fishing villages to navigate, old pirate coves to explore, and even the migration of humpback whales to witness. If you’re looking for a fiesta, you’ve visited the right place as Dominicans know how to party. You can find an abundance of nightlife within both the villages and the resorts whilst if you time it right, you can enjoy the Carnival celebrations held throughout the country.
Heading inland, adventurous travelers can explore the lush jungle, visit stunning waterfalls, and hike various mountain trails. A popular activity is to ride the cable car to the peak of Mount Isabel del Torres and admire the view of the country with its lush landscape from above. There are plenty of excursions on offer from a variety of tour operators allowing visitors to experience the best the Dominican Republic has to offer.