La Cana Golf Course:
The magnificent ocean-front vistas of La Cana Golf Course will captivate the most discerning golf design connoisseurs, while its well-fortified greens challenge the game’s toughest competitors. After one round, avid enthusiast and casual player alike will understand why Golf Magazine has compared La Cana to Pebble Beach and declared it the “number one course in the Caribbean.” Designed by P. B. Dye, La Cana boasts fourteen ocean-view holes with four playing right on the water’s edge, and its state-of-the-art Seashore Paspalum grass allows for maintenance with minimal environmental impact. No serious player can take a golf vacation to the Caribbean without testing his or her chops on this stand-out course.
Corales Golf Course:
Start with a cliff-top setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea and add the land-sculpting skills of Tom Fazio, and you're almost guaranteed a compelling trophy course. Corales doesn't disappoint. With six holes along the water -- including the closing three -- Punta Cana Resort's newest layout has become a must-play since opening in April. Accessible only to guests of the Punta Cana Resort and community residents (such as designer Oscar de la Renta and crooner Julio Iglesias), Corales is a beautiful beast. Buffeted by coastal breezes, the roomy layout is pure eye-candy from start to finish, with terrain that's blanketed with ponds, coconut palms, sand expanses and an array of stylish Fazio bunkers. Most unforgettable, however, is the finishing stretch of holes, collectively known as 'El Codo del Diablo,' (the Devil's Elbow). The muscular 461-yard 16th heads straight to the sea, while the 214-yard 17th edges it. But the showstopper is the 448-yard 18th.
Punta Cana Resort & Club:
Located on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast and ten short minutes away from PUNTA CANA International Airport, PUNTA CANA Resort & Club offers the ultimate in luxury, service and adventure. From the vibrant PUNTA CANA Hotel or the exclusive Tortuga Bay, the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the Dominican Republic, a secluded enclave with impeccable service and decor designed by Oscar de la Renta, travelers will find an array of amenities sure to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes.
Also set within the 26 square miles of lush Caribbean landscape is an elite residential community: The Estates at PUNTA CANA Resort & Club. Seamlessly incorporated into its paradisiacal setting, the Estates is comprised of four private neighborhoods, including Tortuga Bay, Hacienda, Arrecife and the most exclusive community, Corales, which is home to Oscar de la Renta, Julio Iglesias, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, among many other notables.