Playa Grande Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Playa Grande Golf Course Est. 1997

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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 !

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Making Contact

Playa Grande Golf Course
Km 9 Carr. Rio San Juan - Cabrera,
Rio San Juan,  
Caribbean
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Office   +1 (809) 582 0860
Pro Shop   +1 (809) 582 0860 (ext 3)
Fax

  +1 (809) 582 9884

Email   mgarcia@playagrande.com
Website   www.playagrande.com
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Golf Pro
 
Julio Santos (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain
 
Surroundings: Oceanside setting.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr - another (of several) courses claiming to be RTJ's last design.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7090 6295 4483
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.9 69.4 66.7
 
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: US$100, including golf cart. [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.
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Other Information
Caddies compulsory; minimum of one per cart.

Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course of the 30 courses in Dominican Republic.
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Location

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Latitude: (19.675393)
Longitude: (-70.029613)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Bahia Principe San Juan 
Crtra G. Hernández, Río San Juan, Km 18, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 226 1590
www.bahia-principe.com

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
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Hotel La Catalina 
Nagua, Cabrera, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 589 7700
www.lacatalina.com

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
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