Roco Ki Golf Club


Macao Beach, nr Bavaro, Punta Cana

  • Office

    +1 (809) 731 2824
  • Pro shop

    +1 (809) 688 9898

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Mainly links-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Oceanside, mangrove swamp and rural countryside

  • Designer:

    Nick Faldo

SSS or slope






How to get there:

12 km NW of Bavaro / 30 km NW of Punta Cana Airport.

From the Texaco gas station in the centre of Bavaro (Friusa), head north (away from Punta Cana). After 3 km turn left, keeping Punta Blanca Golf Club on your right. After 1.6 km, at T-junction, turn left. After 200 mtrs follow road as it bears right. After approx 6 km entrance to Roco Ki is on your right.

Roco Ki Golf Club (Faldo Legacy course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2008

Roco Ki Golf Club (Faldo Legacy course): GOLF COURSE WAS CLOSED IN 2011, probably on a permanent basis. Check current status before planning a visit.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Joining Dominican's recent surge in new and dramatic oceanside golf courses, the Faldo Legacy Course at Roco Ki is guaranteed to fully test your game. Laid out in three contrasting environments, you'll need to deploy just about every shot in your bag to score well. You may also need to invent a few new ones, if the wind is blowing hard.

The middle section of the course, from the par-3 7th to the par-4 12th puts you in a links-style environment, where an open landscape, large waste bunkers and smooth "bump-and-run" green surrounds are key ingredients. Either side of this maturing "inland links", the course weaves through an attractive area of mangroves, with several testingly tight holes placing a premium on accuracy. Anything hit offline will either find, or roll into the swamp's impenetrable vegetation.

Different again in character from the inland-links and mangrove sections, Roco Ki's opening duo and signature closing trio of holes, are played in full view of the roaring Atlantic Ocean. The par-3 17th will draw comparisons with the par-3 7th at Pebble Beach. This very short, downhill gem is stunningly framed by a rocky backdrop, the ocean stretching away into the distance.

If 17 provides a hole to savour, then the oceanside 18th is one to set you nerve ends jangling. With the wind usually at your back, this par-5 may give risk-reward a whole new meaning. A brave drive needs to flirt with the edge of the cliffs to set-up a second-shot over a wide inlet that cuts across the fairway. The hole finally dog-legs from right to left into a dramatically positioned cliff-top green.

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Who can play and when?

Course closed in 2011. Check with club if it reopens, which seems unlikely.

Green fees

Check with club, if it reopens.

Credit cards accepted.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Caddies available.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Before the arrival of the Spanish colonial settlers (c.1490), Dominican Republic was inhabited by the seafaring Taino people. "Roco Ki" are Taino words meaning "respecting the land." The Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort hotel was due to open in 2010, but the development came to a grinding halt in 2011. The golf facilities at Roco Ki were to be managed and operated by Troon Golf.


  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana4.5-star

    Boulevard Turístico del Este Km. 28 No.74, Macao, 23000 Dominican Republic.

    +1 (809) 687 0000

    Visit website

    The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is an all-inclusive resort featuring 13 pools, 9 restaurants, a Nicklaus designed golf course, and a Spa. Set alongside pristine beaches the resort boasts the biggest casino in the Dominican Republic, and many entertainment options, all fused with the Hard Rock's legendary rock and roll vibe.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Hard Rock at Cana Bay

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Punta Blanca; Roco Ki; Cocotal.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Catalonia Caribe; Barcelo de Bavaro

  • Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort5-star

    Blvd Turístico del Este, km 28, Macao, nr Bavaro, Punta Cana

    +1 (809) 687 0000

    Visit website

    With the largest casino in Dominican Republic and 1,791 elegantly appointed rooms, this modern and upscale resort is designed to appeal to a varied range of guests. Families, couples and friends, casino players, golf enthusiasts and spa lovers - there is plenty for everyone. Facing out onto the Atlantic Ocean and overlooking a golden, sandy beach, the Moon Palace delivers an all-inclusive experience that's among the best on the island.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed layout (open for play in 2010).

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Punta Blanca; Roco Ki

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Cocotal; Barcelo Bavaro; Catalonia Caribe; Puntacana (La Cana)

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