Puntacana Resort & Club (La Cana course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Puntacana Resort & Club (La Cana course) Est. 2001

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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 oceanside golfing trail in the east of the island, designing the La Cana course. Recently P.B. extended the original 18 by adding the "inland" Hacienda-nine.

The immensely scenic La Cana course, crescendoes at the fabulous par-4 8th and par-5 9th on its Arrecife-nine. A Pebble Beach-style ending to your round. 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. On the Tortuga-nine the ocean highlights come at the beautiful beachside par-3 5th, and the risk-reward dog-legging par-4 7th.

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, and look out for the natural grotto next to the green at the par-4 opener (Tortuga).

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

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

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Making Contact

Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana,
nr Higüey,  
Caribbean
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Office   +1 (809) 959 4653
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +1 (809) 959 4650

Email   golflacana@puntacana.com
Website   www.puntacana.com
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Golf Pro
 
Jeff Neal (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
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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
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7152 6252 5266
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76.2 71.9 72.5
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Tortuga-Arrecife combination on Puntacana Resort's 27-hole La Cana course. 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 the resort's 18-hole par-72 Tom Fazio designed Corales course (7,555 yds from back tees).
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: US$175, golf cart included. Reduced rates apply for Tortuga Bay, The Puntacana Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton guests. [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 available.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The development of the Puntacana Resort & Club dates back to 1971 when Dominican businessman and hotelier Frank R. Rainieri and Theodore W. Kheel, a prominent New York attorney and labor mediator, created a partnership to construct the resort and real estate community.

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Location

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Latitude: (18.526670)
Longitude: (-68.364127)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Westin Puntacana Resort & Club 4.5-star
Playa Blanca at Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 959 2262
www.westinpuntacana.com

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.

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Tortuga Bay Hotel 5-star
Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
+1 (809) 959 2262
www.puntacana.com

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.

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