5 of the Best Golf Resorts in Punta Cana

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published January 25, 2024

Punta Cana is fast becoming one of the world’s best golf destinations, with great weather and incredible courses, plus miles of sandy beach to relax on afterwards.

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Many people visit Punta Cana, with 48km white sand coastline and coconut palms that could sell a million postcards, to do nothing. It’s an all-inclusive heaven with the chance to, if you can remove yourself from your deckchair, go fishing or diving if the mood takes you. But another activity that the resort town in the easternmost region of the Dominican Republic is famous for is its world-class golf resorts. Dotted among the lush greenery and neighbouring beaches are pristine courses with nearby resorts – perfect whether you are improving your handicap or just enjoying a game in beautiful tropical surroundings. Here are five of the best golf resorts in Punta Cana.

Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club

Tortuga Bay is the ultimate in luxury when it comes to Punta Cana golf resorts. The interiors of the villas are created by designer Oscar de la Renta, with a fusion of his Dominican heritage and contemporary simplicity. This, matched with award-winning restaurants and impeccable service, make this highly recommended destination even without the golfing. For just over €4,000 you get a Junior Suite with Ocean View plus one round at Corales Golf Club and two  rounds at La Cana Golf Club with shared cart and unlimited range balls. The hotel also picks you up VIP style from the airport and all meals at a choice of restaurants is included. 

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The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

More of a mid-range option is the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, which boasts three miles of white-sand beaches. The rooms have views of the Caribbean Sea and the package comes with full board, including dinner at a choice of restaurants at The Westin Hotel, Playa Blanca, The Grill at the La Cana Golf Club, BAO and Brassa. For golfing, there is one round at Corales Golf Club and two rounds at La Cana Golf Club with shared cart and unlimited range balls. When not on the course there is a great gym, spa and pool to relax in too. 

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Iberostar Selection Bávaro Suites

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The Iberostar may be very much a budget option for a golfing holiday but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great resort. This is still a five-star hotel overlooking the white sandy beach of Playa Bávaro that spans nine miles, with the accommodation arranged like a village nestled among tropical greenery. The resort has its own 18-hole course, designed by PB Dye and one round is included, plus one round at Cocotal Golf & Country Club with unlimited range balls, plus one round at Punta Espada Golf Club with transportation, shared cart, and unlimited range balls. The board is all-inclusive which means that, unlike other golf resorts in the area, unlimited drinks are also included. 

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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas was the first resort in the Dominican Republic, opening almost 50 years ago. Guests, including A-list celebs, love the accommodation for its amazing range of activities, whether that’s the Equestrian Centre, Shooting Course or just the eight top class restaurants. But many people come to the resort for a golf getaway, with access to three Pete Dye golf courses including Teeth of the Dog , the top ranked course in the Caribbean. It’s not one for the budget conscious but the levels of luxury are hard to beat. 

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

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This is a five-star, all-inclusive resort that will have you living like a rock star. The resort boasts everything from casino, fitness centre and 13 pools to two tennis courts and a climbing wall. There is also the Hard Rock Golf Course, an excellent 18 hole, par 72 Jack Nicklaus Design with a total of 7,253 yards. It’s a fun and challenging course that carves through the Dominican jungle – a setting that must be seen to be believed. A stay at the hotel has virtually everything thrown in but a round at the course is an additional charge. From €447 (April).

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