Roco Ki Golf Club (Faldo Legacy course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Roco Ki Golf Club (Faldo Legacy course) Est. 2008

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Roco Ki Golf Club (Faldo Legacy course): Permanently CLOSED. Original W2G 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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Roco Ki Golf Club
Macao Beach,
nr Bavaro, Punta Cana 
Dominican Republic
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Office   +1 (809) 731 2824
Pro Shop   +1 (809) 688 9898


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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
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7152 6344 5534
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.3 71.4 73
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Check with club (if and when it reopens). Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Check with club (if and when it reopens). 
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Caddies available.

Practice facilities
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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.

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Latitude: (18.775676)
Longitude: (-68.523542)
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 4.5-star
Boulevard Turístico del Este Km. 28 No.74, Macao, 23000 Dominican Republic.
+1 (809) 687 0000

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
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Golf within 10 km Punta Blanca; Roco Ki; Cocotal.
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Golf within 30 km Catalonia Caribe; Barcelo de Bavaro
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Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort 5-star
Blvd Turístico del Este, km 28, Macao, nr Bavaro, Punta Cana
+1 (809) 687 0000

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).
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Golf within 10 km Punta Blanca; Roco Ki
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Golf within 30 km Cocotal; Barcelo Bavaro; Catalonia Caribe; Puntacana (La Cana)
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