Puntacana Resort & Club

Punta Cana,

nr Higüey,

  • Office

    +1 (809) 959 4653
  • Fax

    +1 (809) 959 4650
  • Golf pro

    Jeff Neal (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Puntacana Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Oceanside and residential

  • Designer:

    P.B. Dye - Arrecife & Tortuga nines (2001); Hacienda-nine (2012).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Tortuga-Arrecife combination. At 3,768 yards from the back tees, the Hacienda-nine is slightly longer than the other two nines. Located 6 km to the northeast is Puntacana Resort's 18-hole Corales course (par-72; 7,555 yds from back tees; designed by Tom Fazio).






How to get there:

4 km S of Punta Cana Airport

Exit Puntacana Airport and continue straight across roundabout, direction Puntacana Resort. Follow road for approx 3 km, into Puntacana Resort and follow signs to golf.

Puntacana Resort & Club (La Cana course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2001

Puntacana Resort & Club (La Cana Golf Club course): When Pete Dye's Teeth of the Dog course burst onto the Caribbean scene in 1971, few imagined the impressive array of Dominican golf courses that would follow. 30 years later, Dye's youngest son "P.B." blazed the golfing trail in the east of the island, designing the La Cana course, with its Arrecife and Tortuga nines. More recently P.B. extended the original 18 by adding the "inland" Hacienda-nine.

La Cana's good-width fairways should inspire big-hitters, with expansive sandy waste areas collecting anything hit too far offline. A profusion of Himalayan mounding and stylish bunkering lurks greenside, while small lakes and ponds threaten your approach shots at the par-3 3rd and par-4 6th (Tortuga), par-4 2nd (Arrecife) and 1st, 4th and 5th holes on the newer Hacienda-nine. Among many other features, the 3rd hole (Arrecife) throws up a rock-lined island-green par-3. Look out for the natural grotto next to the green on Tortuga's par-4 opener. Other highlights on Tortuga come at the beautiful beachside par-3 5th, and the risk-reward dog-legging par-4 7th.

With its fabulous oceanside holes and excellently crafted design, the La Cana course is understandably in Dominican's top echelon. Its luxurious beachside clubhouse also offers ocean views and a bonus "19th" hole (should that be "28th?") ranks with the very best in the Caribbean.

Pick of the holes: The immensely scenic La Cana course, crescendoes at the fabulous par-4 8th and par-5 9th on its Arrecife-nine. The turqouise waters of the Caribbean Sea will swallow-up anything hit too far left on this fabulous closing duo. On the "safer" rightside of these two spectacular oceanside holes a lavish array of bunkering lies in wait. A mere 72 yards deep, the Arrecife's final green is definitely three-putt territory, or worse. A Pebble Beach-style ending to your round.

Stay&Play at Puntacana Resort & Club: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Dominican Republic


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: US$175. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

Caddies are mandatory on Puntacana's Corales and La Cana courses.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The development of the Puntacana Resort & Club dates back to 1971 when Dominican businessman and hotelier Frank R. Rainieri teamed-up with Theodore W. Kheel, a prominent New York attorney and labor mediator, to create this renowned resort and real estate community.

Puntacana Resort & Club's first golf course was the P.B. Dye designed La Cana course, comprising the Arrecife and Tortuga nines. P.B. returned to extend the La Cana course to 27-holes, adding the Hacienda-nine in 2012, as the centrepiece of a 400-home community. Puntacana's Corales course, was designed by Tom Fazio, a member of another legendary golf design "dynasty".

Published ranking

Dominican Republic's 6th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).


  • Westin Puntacana Resort & Club4.5-star

    Playa Blanca at Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    +1 (809) 959 2262

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    The 105-acre Westin Puntacana Hotel is the ideal setting for a Dominican escape. One, two and three bedroom accommodations offer flexible options to fit any vacation plans. You will enjoy top-quality accommodations and cuisine, and the opportunity to stroll through exquisite, vibrant gardens and along three miles of pristine, white-sandy beaches.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Puntacana (La Cana and Corales courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cap Cana (Punta Espada and Las Iguanas courses)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Catalonia Caribe; Barcelo de Bavaro; Cocotal; Punta Blanca

  • Tortuga Bay Hotel5-star

    Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    +1 (809) 959 2262

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    As a small enclave within the larger Puntacana Resort & Club, Tortuga Bay is a boutique hotel that feels like a secluded island paradise. This luxury Dominican hideaway comprises 15 villas with flexible one- to four-room configurations. The Tortuga Bay's top quality facilities include a Six Senses Spa, great dining and access to Puntacana's fabulous La Cana and Corales golf courses.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Puntacana (La Cana and Corales courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cap Cana (Punta Espada and Las Iguanas courses)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Catalonia Caribe; Barcelo de Bavaro; Cocotal; Punta Blanca

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