Playa Dorada Golf Course

Playa Dorada,

Puerto Plata,

  • Office

    +1 (809) 320 3472
  • Fax

    +1 (809) 320 2773
  • Golf pro

    Juan Luis Hazim
  • Academy

    Playa Dorada Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Tropical forest, residential and oceanside.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6765
5984
5361
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.6
71.4
70.5

Location

Latitude:

19.767592

Longitude:

-70.642776

How to get there:

48 km N of Santiago

Located just off Hwy 5, Playa Dorada is 5 km south-east of Puerto Plata.

Playa Dorada Golf Course

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.

Est. 1976

Playa Dorada Golf Course: A long way from the major golfing centres on the east coast (Punta Cana/Bavaro) and south coast (La Romana/Juan Dolio), the Playa Dorada resort is located in the north of Dominican Republic, near the busy oceanside town of Puerta Plata. The Robert Trent Jones designed golf course here is predominantly used by golfers staying at any of the seven or eight resort hotels in Playa Dorada. At times quite open, at others more tree-lined, this pleasant parkland course gracefully weaves its way around the Playa Dorada domain. Occasionally passing the resort hotels, the layout strikes down to the ocean for two or three beachside holes on each of the two nine-hole loops. The flattish terrain, contrasting with impressive mountain vistas inland, makes Playa Dorada an easy walking course. With generally good-width fairways and nicely-shaped, flattish bunkering, this is a golf course on which handicappers of all levels can hone their skills.
List of courses: Dominican Republic

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Nov thru' April): US$75.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted only with a caddie. Players using a cart must use at least one caddie per golf cart.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The origins of the Playa Dorada complex date back to 1976, when the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic funded the first developments in what was to become one of the island's largest resort developments. Based on multiple resort hotels (now 14 in total), the complex offers the safety of a private enclave, located just 15 minutes from Puerto Plata International Airport, and 5 minutes from the picturesque village of Puerto Plata. The facilities and amenities include an RTJ designed golf course, beach club, commercial centre, great variety of aquatic sports, tennis, limitless dining experiences and night life - thanks to more than 47 restaurants, 3 casinos, bars and discotheques.

Where2Stay

  • Gran Ventana Beach Resort

    Playa Dorada, Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic

    +1 (809) 320 3232

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    This Puerta Plata beach resort offers a distinctive blend of sophisticated design with the charm and hospitality of the Dominican Republic. The resort's lobby extends with beamed ceilings and a view of the ocean as its centerpiece. Great service and a sense of relaxation greet singles, couples and families from the moment of arrival.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Playa Dorada

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Victoria Beach & Golf Resort

    Playa Dorada, Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic

    +1 (809) 320 3232

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    The Victoria Resort Golf & Beach, a charming, smaller resort, re-opened in December 2005 after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Focused on the golf and honeymoon markets, golfers enjoy reduced rates at the adjacent 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course. Guests can choose between "all inclusive" and "bed & breakfast" meal plans.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Playa Dorada

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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