Playa Dorada Golf Course is considered a masterpiece of legendary Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., who designed more than 400 courses during his 70-year career, all over the world. Playa Dorada Golf was created in 1979, an 18-hole, par 72 course that features 5 sea views holes, one directly by the Atlantic Ocean.
Fairways are wide with minimal rough, greens very generous; the course includes water hazards and strategically placed bunkers. This vacation resort course is ideal for all golfers, and still it has challenges. Expect good variation in style of holes, though not much change in elevation due to the landscape the course is set in. Players keep coming back, and several tournaments are being played each year.
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Vegetation varies throughout the course, with tall trees and wetlands in one area, palm trees and tall grass in another, plus rough vegetation along the beach. The views are stunning, as this course wraps around the resort areas in a very impressive Trent Jones style. The caddies do a superb job, specially those with very good English skills.
- Holes: 18
- Par: 72; Yardage: 6,765
- Slope: 134; Rating: 73.6
- Open: Year round
This Caribbean golf course has 2 restaurants, of which we liked the Tee Off, an Italian gastronomic experience with cigar lounge. The views from this restaurant can`t get any better, food is superb and the cigar selection top notch. This is where the Caribbean Cigar Night event is hosted, a magical night that gathers many aficionados.
Ideally located 15 minutes from the POP airport, golfers can play the same day they arrive, or the day they leave. This is the preferred course for most golfers visiting the North Coast, not only because of its proximity to all-inclusive resorts, Puerto Plata villa rentals and other lodgings, but also due to its pro design and features.