Dominican Links™ – Punta Cana and Casa de Campo
The allure of a seaside golf trail is magnetic but so few of them exist, and most that do exist are so far away, that returning from them can almost cause depression to set in. When will you ever be able to make it back? If only I could have that same experience closer to home, we hear you say. Well, say no more because the same sort of experience that you had in Southwest Ireland, or St. Andrews Scotland, or even New Zealand is likely just a convenient nonstop flight away! Airlines are adding more and more departures each year to the Dominican Republic and the spectacular Puntacana Airport, where you will find 5 seaside courses within a 90-minute drive that are the Caribbean equal of Ballybunion-to-Old Head in Ireland. Head first to Casa de Campo but beware the Teeth of the Dog, Pete Dye’s classic oceanfront course that has so stood the test of time that it has been nearly universally-regarded as the Caribbean’s #1 golf course for almost 50 years. Pete added a second course at Casa de Campo and it’s one to Dye Fore—Dye Fore Golf Course which is set on finger-like cliff tops so high over the water that it offers 360-degree views that are nearly unrivaled. Just when you think the golf you’ve experienced here is as good as it gets, head back to Puntacana Resort for three seaside courses which are equally stunning and offer their own completely unique experiences. Jack Nicklaus’ Punta Espada, Tom Fazio’s Corales, “P.B.” Dye’s La Cana. Sample some local cigars along the way and this tour becomes one to really savor. All so close to home that you could easily go twice a year. You will have a hard time wiping the smile off of your face when you come home from these Dominican Links (TM)!
Day 1: Arrive at Punta Cana. Travel to Casa de Campo and enjoy the evening.
Day 2: Play Teeth of the Dog.
Day 3: Play Dye Fore.
Day 4: Travel to Puntacana Resort and play La Cana.
Day 5: Play Corales.
Day 6: Play Punta Espada.
Day 7: Depart Punta Cana. Call Hidden Links (R) upon return to start planning your next tour!