Punta Cana is a golfer's paradise, with a dozen golf courses in Punta Cana and almost 30 in the whole of the Dominican Republic - they are often remodeled to be the best they can be, so check the current status of the one you wish to play at before going (equipment rental is provided).
The Bavaro Golf Course at Barcelo Bavaro Beach is renowned for being re-designed by Pete Dye (one of the world's leading golf course designers) in 2010. The course features a mangrove forest, 25 inland lakes, and 122 strategically positioned bunkers.
The Punta Cana Golf Club, also designed by Pete Dye, is another wonderful option, offering expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the Punta Cana Resorts are golf resorts with "guests only" courses.
|Golf Course||Holes||Par||Green Fee|
|Bavaro Golf Course||18||72||Guests: US$ 40-60|
|La Cana Golf Course||18||72||US$76-140|
|Catalonia Caribe Golf Course||18||open to guest only(?)||Closed for maintenance in 2012|
|Catalonia Cabeza de Toro Golf Course||9||open to guest only(?)|
|Corales Golf Course||18||72||Open to residents and their guests only.
Rates for PUNTACANA Resort & Club guests start at US$195
|available exclusively to residents of the Corales residential community and guests of Tortuga Bay and Puntacana Hotel|
|Hacienda Golf Course||under development in 2012|
A good map of golf courses near Punta Cana can be found at PuntaCanaGolf.net.