Dominican Republic

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Everyone knows about the Dominican Republic’s cigars and their brilliant white sandy beaches, but did you know that the country’s national passion is baseball? The country also claims to have the oldest city in the New World, Santo Domingo, with its cobbled streets and old stone houses.

Christopher Columbus was the Dominican Republic's first tourist in 1492. Also known as the island of Hispaniola (La Isla Española), the nation shares a border with Haiti and was settled by the Spanish, becoming a convenient base for their onward conquest of much of the western hemisphere.

With 26 golf courses to choose from, the Dominican Republic is rapidly becoming the premier golf destination of the Caribbean and, with five Pete Dye courses (three resort courses and two private courses) at Casa de Campo, including the magnificent Teeth of the Dog, the Dominican Republic really does live up to the hype.

Our Caribbean and Atlantic Islands rankings were last updated in February 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Dominican Republic

Punta Espada

2nd Dominican Republic Ranking

Punta Espada Golf Club's 18-hole layout at Cap Cana is the first of three intended Jack Nicklaus courses at this resort.

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Punta Cana (Corales)

3rd Dominican Republic Ranking

The Tom Fazio-designed Corales Golf Course opened for play in April 2010. With six Oceanside holes and a dramatic 18th, it's already a high flyer in the Caribbean rankings.

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Playa Grande

4th Dominican Republic Ranking

The course at Playa Grande was one of the last that Robert Trent Jones designed before he died in 2000 and it’s located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic...

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Casa de Campo (Dye Fore)

5th Dominican Republic Ranking

The Chavón River cuts a deep path through the Casa de Campo landscape as it tumbles down from the Dominican mountains to the coast and the Dye Fore course sits high above the flowing waters...

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Punta Cana (La Cana)

6th Dominican Republic Ranking

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.

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La Estancia

8th Dominican Republic Ranking

Paul Burke Dye, youngest son of Pete and Alice Dye, designed the 18-hole layout at La Estancia and it opened for play in 2008...

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Casa de Campo (Links)

9th Dominican Republic Ranking

Casa de Campo unveiled the first of its world-class golf courses when Pete Dye’s eponymous Teeth of the Dog opened in 1971 and this fantastic track was followed three years later by the 18-hole Links layout.

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Hard Rock at Cana Bay

10th Dominican Republic Ranking

Opened for play in 2010, the 7,253-yard Cana Bay golf course is a challenging Nicklaus Design that’s part of the all-inclusive Hard Rock experience at Punta Cana.

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses reviewed
1 Kevin Henley Courses Reviewed 6
2 Javier Pintos Courses Reviewed 6
3 Cédric Courses Reviewed 4
4 Jim Brady Courses Reviewed 3
5 Andrew Wilkinson Courses Reviewed 2
6 Dave Finn Courses Reviewed 2
7 jbox Courses Reviewed 2
8 David Davis Courses Reviewed 2
9 Antony Eden Courses Reviewed 1
10 Scarlett Courses Reviewed 1