Punta Cana (La Cana) - Dominican Republic

La Cana Golf Course,
PUNTACANA Resort & Club,
Punta Cana,
Higüey,
Dominican Republic


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Thirty years after Pete Dye's classic Teeth of the Dog course debuted in 1971, his youngest son Paul Burke completed the construction of La Cana, Punta Cana’s first 18-hole layout. The fairways twist through pockets of real estate, past expansive waste areas and small lakes, visiting the Caribbean coastline on several occasions.

The four shoreline holes are the obvious highlights here. The first of these is the 154-yard 5th, played to a rock-walled green that protrudes out into the sea. Soon after, the beach is reached again when the short par four 7th hole doglegs sharply across a nest of bunkers to the green.

Ponds come into play further inland at holes 11 and 12; the former is a 456-yard, right doglegged par four, the latter a short par three played to a stone-lined island green.

The final visit to the shore at the closing two holes is a masterful exhibition of routing a course to end on a high. Anything hit too far left at either hole will be lost to the waves whilst overly conservative shots to the right are bound to find sand.

The 574-yard 18th features a split fairway that leads to a green measuring all of 72 yards from front to back – what price a five on the scorecard here if the wind is up?

Tom Fazio added the wonderful Corales course to the Punta Cana complex in 2010 and it sits a mile to the north east of the La Cana course.
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Description: Thirty years after Pete Dye's classic Teeth of the Dog course debuted in 1971, his youngest son Paul Burke completed the construction of La Cana, Punta Cana’s first 18-hole layout. Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

La Cana golf course represents a nice warm up for the other better courses in the DR. Nothing more to be honest... The 4 holes on the sea (2 on each loop) are very nice indeed. Other holes are globally rather bland. Cedric
4 / 6
Punta Cana (La Cana)
March 08, 2014


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Second visit to DR, last time played at Casa de Campo. Thought this time would try Punta Espada and Corales and added La Cana on as an afterthought assuming as it was ranked #10 in DR it would be ok (bearing in mind the calibre of the neighbours ) and could say had "done it".......... WOW. It certainly surpassed all expectations I had. Played the two Oceanside nines (Arrecife and Tortuga) Stunning layout and possibly the best Caribbean view I have ever seen from 8th tee. Turquoise sea, white sand and breakers, blue sky, and lush green fairway .... Which I even hit !!!!! Still looking forward to return next week to C de C for Dye Fore and Teeth but if we come back to DR next year will DEFFO play La Cana again
6 / 6
Punta Cana (La Cana)
January 15, 2014


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