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.
December 29, 2011