Punta Espada Golf Club - Cap Cana


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   Punta Espada Golf Club - Cap Cana Est. 2006

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Punta Espada Golf Club - Cap Cana: Located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, the Punta Cana area is widely recognised as a world-class golf destination. One of its crown jewels is the Punta Espada course at Cap Cana (Cape Cana). This bold, dramatic and testing Jack Nicklaus design makes full use of Cap Cana's rocky Atlantic shoreline, as well as incorporating two blue lagoons and a line of spectacular coral-laden bluffs - the ocean's former boundary. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes provide plenty of front-nine oceanside drama. But they are themselves eclipsed by the long par-3 13th and the short par-4 17th; both these spectacular holes requiring tee-shot carries over the ocean. At 13, the green is perched above the ocean on a wonderfully scenic rocky promontory. At 17, the approach shot is again threatened by the ocean, which skirts the rightside of the green. The par-5 12th and par-4 18th also have you playing right alongside the ocean's rocky foreshore. If the oceanside holes steal top honours, the undulating and dramatically crafted "inland" holes, all with their own ocean views, are not too far behind. The par-5 2nd is one of the best long holes in the Caribbean; played from an elevated tee, a turquoise lagoon protects the second and subsequent shots to the green. On a first outing at Punta Espada, your score could be decidedly unflattering, especially if the wind is blowing. Acquired knowledge will serve you well on subsequent occasions, while the majesty of this course and its oceanside surroundings will remain as visually jaw-dropping and vivid as on your first visit.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Punta Espada Golf Club
Cap Cana,
 Punta Cana 
Caribbean
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Office   +1 (809) 688 5587
Pro Shop   +1 (809) 688 5587
Fax

  +1 (809) 695 5548

Email   reservaspuntaespada@capcana.com
Website   www.capcana.com
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Golf Pro
 
Mark Clouse (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Oceanside and residential.
 
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7396 6314 5052
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 77.0 72.4 71.4
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole Las Iguanas course (planned second course at Cap Cana).
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How2Get There?

12 km S of Punta Cana Airport
Exit Puntacana Airport and turn right onto dual-carriageway, heading west. After 2.2 km at roundabout, turn left (3rd exit) and follow road, direction Cap Cana. After approx 6 km enter Cap Cana at gatehouse, and follow road for a further 6 km to Punta Espada.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: US$275, includes cart and caddie fees. Reduced twilight rates from 2:30pm. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. When Cap Cana's Las Iguanas course opens, Punta Espada is scheduled to revert to being a private course, only playable by members and resort guests staying at certain accommodations on the Cap Cana property.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Caddies compulsory for visitors; minimum of one caddy required per flight.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Cap Cana takes its name from the French "Cap", meaning Cape, and the large number of cana palms (copernicia hospita or Cuban Wax Palms) found in this area. | Punta Espada is already established as a top level tournament venue, hosting the US PGA Champion's Tour for the Cap Cana Championship (see our Tournaments section > by Venue > Punta Espada). | The golf facilities at Punta Espada are managed and operated by Troon Golf.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 2nd best course of the 30 courses in Dominican Republic.
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Location

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Latitude: (18.455043)
Longitude: (-68.415438)
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Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana 5-star GL
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 562 9191
www.sanctuarycapcana.com

Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana, a resort exclusively for adults, marks a new era in Caribbean Grand Luxury. This elegant, colonial-styled 5-star hotel, has 176 suites, Spa area, restaurants a la carte, bars, shopping center, beach club, 750 metres of private beach and access to tee times at the stunning oceanside Punta Espada golf course. Another attraction is the superb Marina with hundreds of slips, for the spectacular yachts that moor at Cap Cana.

Golf at this hotel Cap Cana (Punta Espada and Las Iguanas courses)
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Golf within 10 km Puntacana (La Cana and Corales courses)
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Golf within 30 km Catalonia Caribe; Barcelo de Bavaro; Cocotal
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Caleton Beach Club & Villas 
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 955 5501
www.capcana.com

This boutique hotel in Cap Cana, managed by Luxury Retreats, is for those who seek the higher standards of luxury within beautiful villas and bungalows that offer breathtaking views of the Caribbean and the famous Punta Espada Golf Course. The 19 villas and bungalows of Caleton Beach Club & Villas provide world-class service and gracious elegance, as well as the timeless flavors of Caribbean culture and authentic global cuisine.

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