Playa Grande Golf Course

Km 9 Carr. Rio San Juan - Cabrera,

Rio San Juan,

  • Office

    +1 (809) 582 0860
  • Pro shop

    +1 (809) 582 0860 (ext 3)
  • Fax

    +1 (809) 582 9884
  • Golf pro

    Julio Santos (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain

  • Surroundings:

    Oceanside setting.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (another of several claiming to be his last design); renovated by his son Rees Jones (2015).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7090
6295
4483
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.9
69.4
66.7

Location

Latitude:

19.675393

Longitude:

-70.029613

How to get there:

112 km NE of Santiago

Located just off Hwy 5, Playa Grande is 7 km north-east of Rio San Juan, and 14 km north-west of Cabrera.

Playa Grande Golf Course

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

Est. 1997

Playa Grande Golf Course: Although a long way from Dominican's major golfing centres on the east coast (Punta Cana/Bavaro) and south coast (La Romana/Juan Dolio), there is one course in the north that locals say is worth the seriously long trek to get to. Reputedly the last layout designed by Robert Trent Jones (although one or two others also claim that honour), Playa Grande boasts a spectacular layout with 12 of its 18 holes played along the cliffs, overlooking the ocean. Known to local Dominican's as a golfers' paradise, and kept open by popular demand, Playa Grande occupies an unusually beautiful and unspoilt parcel of land. With great topography, breathtaking views and stunning golf, some would say this is a course that stands comparison with the likes of Pebble Beach !

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: US$100. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Caddies compulsory; minimum of one per cart.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Playa Grande is among one or two golf courses claiming to be the last designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. In fact RTJ worked on a number of subsequent designs, right up until 2000 (he died in 2001, aged 94), but these later courses were designed in collaboration with one or other of his two sons, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Rees Jones. It could be that Playa Grande was indeed RTJ's last "solo" design.

Where2Stay

  • Bahia Principe San Juan

    Crtra G. Hernández, Río San Juan, Km 18, Dominican Republic

    +1 (809) 226 1590

    Visit website

    The expansive Bahia Principe San Juan is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, 70 km from Puerto Plata airport, and a comfortable distance from cities such as Cabarete and Sosúa and Puerto Plata. It was opened in July 1995 and has 1.5 km of private beach, sheltered by a coral reef.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Playa Grande

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Hotel La Catalina

    Nagua, Cabrera, Dominican Republic

    +1 (809) 589 7700

    Visit website

    Hotel La Catalina is a small intimate family owned and operated hotel. This mountain resort offers first class services and facilities, as well as a spectacular setting, perched on a mountain side with a beautiful ocean view. World class beaches and Playa Grande golf course are just minutes away.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Playa Grande

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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