Club de Golf Rocas de Santo Domingo was formed in the early 1940s and its founding members established a course in wooded terrain near the mouth of the River Maipo, next to the charming little seaside resort of Santo Domingo.
Committee member Alex MacDonald oversaw the construction of the original 18-hole course and this layout served the membership for over half a century until an additional 9-hole circuit – the 3,303-yard Blanca nine – was built on the east side of the property in 1997.Fairways are generally pretty tight on the Roja nine, especially on the 425-yard 5th, a right doglegged par four that’s rated the most difficult hole on that circuit. The Azul nine is rather more forgiving and its 195-yard 8th hole, where the green sits behind a large lake, is the most picturesque on the scorecard.
A fantastic property and a great Club make it a great experience. The original 18 are the nicest due to the Old high trees, but the new 9 were excellent as well. Tough to score and very difficult to understand greens. Unfortunately my visit was very long ago and don't have the best pictures of it, but this is a course for sure to be revisited in the near future.