Cocotal Golf &Country Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Cocotal Golf &Country Club Est. 2000

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Cocotal Golf &Country Club: Contrasting with Punta Cana's newer, high-octane oceanside golf courses, the 27-holes of Cocotal Golf & Country Club will also give your game an excellent work-out, although in a more gentile, tropical parkland setting. The Hibiscus and Bougainvillea nines are usually paired for competition purposes, although the Benjamina-nine, equal in length to the Hibiscus, is also pleasantly challenging. The entire course is laced with a wonderful variety of indigenous tropical flora, which allows any housing to merge unobtrusively into the background. The garden-like naturalness of the course remains throughout, with coconut palms, smaller cana trees and a host of other trees and bushes defining the generally good-width fairways. In typical Gancedo style, you'll also find the occasional tree out in the middle of the fairway. There is even a rockery and old well to skirt around on the par-4 5th (Bougainvillea). At the very good par-5 17th, a veritable forest of palms seems to occupy the tee-shot landing area, making this a somewhat intimidating and at first-sight, a bewildering hole. The par-3 16th and par-4 18th (also on Bougainvillea) ensure that this well-designed, enjoyable parkland course delivers a rousing and challenging finish.

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Making Contact

Cocotal Golf & Country Club
Playa de Bavaro,
nr Bavaro, Punta Cana 
Caribbean
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Office   +1 (809) 687 4653
Pro Shop   +1 (809) 221 1290 (ext 2000)
Fax

  +1 (809) 688 6639

Email   info@coctalgolf.com
Website   www.cocotalgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Samuel Bello (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
Sol Melia Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Jose (Pepe) Gancedo
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7285 6448 5712
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.3 71.2 72.8
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances/ratings are for the Hibiscus/Bougainvillea combination. At 3203 yds (from the back-tees) the Benjamina-nine is similar in length to the Hibiscus-nine and 450 yds shorter than the Bougainvillea-nine.
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How2Get There?

4 km SE of Bavaro / 18 km NW of Punta Cana.
From the Texaco gas station in the centre of Bavaro (Friusa), head east towards the coast. After 1.7 km turn right. After 1.8 km follow the road as it bears sharply right. After 1 km turn right. After 1.8 km, at roundabout, turn right into Cocotal (directly opposite entrance to the Paradisus Palma Real and Melia Caribe Tropical hotels).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Nov thru' April): US$112, golf cart included. Rates are lower for guests staying at Sol Melia hotels (e.g. Melia Caribe Tropical and Paradisus Palma Real). [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.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Situated just 1 km back from the ocean, Cocotal is located in the heart of the Bávaro area, in close proximity to many top level resort hotels. This is where Dominican's famous palm-fringed, white sand beaches overlook calm, turquoise waters, which are protected by a natural coral reef that runs along the entire coast. A UNESCO report highlighted these as some of the best beaches in the world.

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Location

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Latitude: (18.671414)
Longitude: (-68.423291)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort 4-star
Playas de Bavaro (Bavaro Beach), Punta Cana
+1 (809) 221 1290
www.solmelia.com

As part of the Meliá All-Inclusive group of hotels in Punta Cana, Meliá Caribe Tropical is an excellent choice for your next family or golfing vacation. The Resort enjoys a spectacular beach front location, an exciting casino and includes over a dozen restaurants, offering a wide variety of international dining experiences. The very enjoyable Cocotal golf course is right across the street, and many other top quality Punta Cana courses are in close proximity.

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Golf within 10 km Barcelo de Bavaro; Punta Blanca; Catalonia Caribe
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Golf within 30 km Puntacana (La Cana and Corales courses); Cap Cana (Punta Espada and Las Iguanas courses); Roco Ki
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Paradisus Palma Real Resort 5-star
Playa de Bavaro, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 688 5000
www.solmelia.com

Located alongside the Melia Caribe Tropical resort and casino, Sol Melia's Paradisus Palma Real offers one of Punta Cana's superior luxury resorts. It combines a prestigious ocean-front setting with world-class facilities. The Royal Service provides the ultimate in spa treatments. Also included is a top-quality fitness program, a relaxed Caribbean ambience and excellent dining options.

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Golf within 10 km Barcelo de Bavaro; Punta Blanca; Catalonia Caribe
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Golf within 30 km Puntacana (La Cana and Corales courses); Cap Cana (Punta Espada and Las Iguanas courses); Roco Ki
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