Guavaberry - Dominican Republic

Guavaberry Golf & Country Club,
Autovia del Este,
Km 55,
Juan Dolio,
Dominican Republic

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Guavaberry Golf & Country Club is one of the best inland courses in the Dominican Republic, located as it is a mile and a half from the Caribbean Sea, and it’s a challenging 18-hole layout that Gary Player Design completed in 2003.

Holes are routed in two 9-hole loops through native vegetation over a flattish landscape where indigenous coral rock formations sometimes rear up from the fairways. Playing corridors are generally wide with some of them flanked by discrete elements of housing.

The course is characterised by a strong collection of par fours, the most notable of which are the left doglegged 6th, the 439-yard 16th and the 466-yard home hole.

Golfers encounter one of the most conspicuous holes in all of the Caribbean at the 146-yard 13th where alternate greens are divided by – of all things – a 15-foot waterfall. Two holes later, you'll find another extravagant par three when they play to a rock-lined island green at the 155-yard 15th.

Visiting golfers should note that the use of caddies is compulsory.
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Description: Guavaberry Golf & Country Club is one of the best inland courses in the Dominican Republic, located as it is a mile and a half from the Caribbean Sea... Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 1
Course played in Dec 2011. This is a strange course as it really seemed to be a quality resort course with a natural feel to the layout, yet it was the middle of the Xmas holiday season and there was virtually no one on the course or in the clubhouse. Guavaberry Golf & Country Club 13th hole - photo by reviewerThere are a few houses around the course but they don't intrude at all and again there was no one to be seen in and around them. It made for a splendidly warm sunny and exclusive round! The feeling of isolation as the holes work their way through the natural bush land is great to experience. The conditioning was fair but I sense it could be a lot better with some more work. What makes the course special however is the design. Some of the holes are standard resort course fillers, but some are just amazing. And that's not just the signature par 3s (one with a waterfall and another with an island green). Some of the risk / reward options on the longer holes were excellent. The course is about 15 minutes drive from the main tourist and beach strip in the town of Juan Dolio and cost about 80USD for green fee and mandatory cart. (a ridiculous Americanisation of the game) Mandatory caddie was another 15USD. Well worth playing and only let down from Eagle rating by the condition of the greens and some of the bunkers.
December 29, 2011
6 / 10
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