Puntacana Golf Resort
Dominican Republic, Higuey, East Coast, Punta Cana
- The Resort
- Address & Map
Puntacana Resort & Club is located at the heart of Punta Cana In two words) tourist enclave - not to be confused with the resort, on the eastern tip of the Dominican Island. Created in the early 1970's, it was the first in the area and launched Punta Cana destination to world fame. Today, this community is home to Oscar de la Renta, Julio Iglesias and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Nestling amidst acres of lush coconut grove bordered by a five mile white sandy beach, it includes two luxury hotels, exclusive villa accommodation, a host of leisure facilities and two championship golf courses by Dye and Fazio.
Accommodation at the resort is offered at Puntacana Resort & Club, an exclusive cluster of beachfront villas, Tortuga Bay, a Leading Hotels of the World property and the island only AAA Five Diamond, and the brand new beachfront Westin Hotel. Dining venues are distributed between the resort hotels, clubhouse and Marina, offering an exceptional choice of culinary experiences. Leisure facilities at the resort are outstanding, starting with the reputed Six Senses Spa and including a fully serviced Marina, Tennis Centre, Equestrian Centre, PADI Diving Centre and five miles of sandy beach offering a complete range of water sports and activities.
For golfers, Puntacana offers a "Dye-bolical" test of golf at La Cana Course, laid out by famous architect P.B. Dye and featuring three spectacular and challenging seaside nines. Acclaimed architect Tom Fazio has designed Puntacana's second course, Corales, which opened in 2010 on a dramatic clifftop setting reminescent of Pebble Beach. There are two further top courses in the vicinity, bearing the signatures of Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo.
• Tortuga Bay Hotel
The Leading Hotels of the World - AAA Five Diamond
A member of Leading Hotels of the World and the only AAA Five Diamond awarded hotel in the Dominican Republic, Tortuga Bay offers understated elegance, privacy and unparalleled personal service. Located in a private enclave within the resort, Tortuga Bay is comprised of 13 luxury beachfront villas with one, two, three and four-bedroom suites with interiors designed by the late Oscar de la Renta, all situated along a private sandy beach. Guests staying at Tortuga Bay are greeted as VIPs at the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and wizzed through immigration and customs to this luxury boutique hotel. Tortuga Bay guests enjoy privileged access to all of Puntacana Resort & Club amenities.
Fifteen 1, 2, 3, & 4 seaview Villas • 30 units: 17 Junior Suites + 13 Two-bedroom Suites
Each with separate jacuzzi bathtub and shower, Private balcony, writing desk, plasma TV and CD/DVD player, DDL phone, internet access and minibar
• Puntacana Resort & Club
Dining venues at Puntacana Resort & Club are distributed between the resort’s hotels, clubhouse and marina, offering an exceptional choice of culinary experiences, from casual to elegant, and from Caribbean to international cuisine. Leisure facilities at the resort are outstanding, starting with the world class Six Senses Spa and including a fully serviced Marina, Tennis Centre, Equestrian Centre, PADI Diving Centre and five miles of white sandy beach offering a complete range of water sports and activities. At the heart of the resort lies the Ecological Park "Ojos Indígenas".
La Cana (Main restaurant) • Brassa Grill & Bar • Bamboo (Poolside, AAA Four Diamond Award) Playa Blanca • Anani (Nouvelle cuisine) • El Grill (Clubhouse) • La Yola (Mediterranean /Marina)
Six Senses Spa at Puntacana Resort & Club
Oscar de La Renta Tennis Centre (6 courts, lessons, proshop & pool)
El Rancho (Equestrian centre)
5-Mile white sandy beach, Non motorised Watersports, Scuba Diving (PADI)
Marina (Cruises & big game fishing)
Kid's Club, Ecological Park + Puntacana Ecological Foundation
• The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
The Westin is located in the Playa Blanca area of Puntacana Resort & Club, a spectacular retreat at the heart of the resort offering 200 luxury guestrooms, each with its own private balcony and all with ocean views. Fronting three miles of white sandy beaches on the Caribbean, The Westin offers lavish accommodation, prime service, first class dining and endless recreational activities, as well as full access to Puntacana Resort’s facilities.
Bathrobes & Slippers, Heavenly® Shower/Bath, Hairdryer, Make-up/Shaving Mirror • Ocean View Room, Balcony, Floor-to-Ceiling Windows, Connecting Rooms Available • Heavenly® Bed, 250 Thread Count Sheets, Down Comforters, Down Pillows, Duvet • 40" LCD TV, DVD-CD Player/Radio/Alarm Clock • Coffee and Tea Amenities, Bottled Water, Coffee and Tea Maker, Mini Bar
24-Hour Room Service, Wireless High Speed Internet Access in Public Areas, Business Centre
Anani Restaurant (á la carte international favourites throughout the day) • Brassa Grill & Bar (Seaview, grilled meats and seafood) • Don Queco Cigar Bar (Cigars, rums and international spirits) • Kite Bar (Cocktails and Snacks) and Lobby Bar
Outdoor Pool, Children’s Programme
Puntacana Golf Resort
• La Cana Golf Course
P.B. Dye (2001-12) 27 holes (3 Nines: Tortuga + Hacienda + Arrecife)
Championship : 18 holes - 7,650 yds - Par 72
The magnificent oceanfront vistas of La Cana Golf Course will captivate the most discerning golf design connoisseurs, while its well-fortified greens challenge the game’s toughest competitors. After one round, avid enthusiast and casual player alike will understand why Golf Magazine has compared La Cana to Pebble Beach and declared it the “number one course in the Caribbean.” Designed by P. B. Dye, La Cana boasts fourteen ocean-view holes with four playing right on the water’s edge, and its state-of-the-art Seashore Paspalum grass allows for maintenance with minimal environmental impact.
World class practice and PGA instruction • Caddies available
• Corales Golf Course
Tom Fazio (2010) 18 holes - 7,605 yds - Par 72
Officially inaugurated in April 2010, the Tom Fazio designed Corales Golf Course is set between rocky cliffs, coral reefs and the expansive Caribbean Sea. Six oceanfront holes. Multiple lines of approach. Picturesque canyons. A round at Corales can be a very rewarding experience, where the exhilarating challenge culminates in the striking eighteenth hole with a dramatic carry over the rocky Bay of Corales, an inspired capstone to a breathtaking golf course. Access to Corales Golf Course is exclusive to Corales residents and guests of Tortuga Bay and Puntacana Hotel.
World class practice and PGA instruction • Caddies mandatory
• Puntacana Golf Academy
5-Day clinics each week. Full practice + Video-analysis
• La Cana Golf & Beach Club
Clubhouse designed by Oscar de la Renta • 19th Hole Terrace, Grill and bar • Locker & changing rooms
Punta Cana Destination Golf
• Cap Cana Resort
Punta Espada Course | Jack Nicklaus Signature Design (2007)
This bold, dramatic and testing Jack Nicklaus design makes full use of Cap Cana's rocky Atlantic shoreline, as well as incorporating two blue lagoons and a line of spectacular coral-laden bluffs - the ocean's former boundary. If the oceanside holes steal top honours for their spectacularity and carries over the ocean shots, the undulating and dramatically crafted "inland" holes, all with ocean views, do not trail too far behind.
Visitors are welcome on weekdays and weekends. When Cap Cana's Las Iguanas course opens, Punta Espada is scheduled to revert to being a private course, only playable by members and resort guests staying at certain accommodations on the Cap Cana property.
• Roco Ki Resort
Legacy Course | Nick Faldo (2008)
Opened for play in 2008, the spectacular Faldo Legacy layout is the first of Roco Ki Golf Club’s four intended 18-hole courses. The course starts and finishes on a cliff-top headland that juts out into the Caribbean Sea. In between, fairways sway through lush tropical mangrove forests, past four small lakes, climb to higher ground inland before returning to the shoreline to end with a dramatic climax. Named “Los Dos Rezos” (the Two Prayers), the eighteen plays over two gaping inlets to slivers of fairway perched on cliffs above the Sea.
There are two sides to the Dominican Republic, just like there are two sides of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which the Dominican Republic shares with its French speaking neighbour Haiti. On one side, tourists languish in luxury inside the confines of the many resort hotels along the beautiful coastline, sipping cocktails under the palm trees and bathing in the aquamarine waters of the Caribean. The other face of the Dominican Republic can be found along the country roads, among the sugar cane, coffee and cocoa bean fields, where people labour in the sun and men play dominoes outside tumble-down shacks.
The Dominican Republic occupies two third of the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. Both in term of area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation, after Cuba, with 48,442 square kilometres (18,704 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million inhabitants.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1492, and it became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, namely Santo Domingo. The capital, Santo Domingo, was the first Spanish settlement in the Americas. Christopher Columbus initiated the first European New World settlement here in 1496. His legacy is preserved in the historic old section of Santo Domingo, the Ciudad Colonial area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just one square mile but full of historic buildings, its cobbled streets once saw Christopher Columbus, Fernando Cortez and Francis Drake. The main street, Calle Das Lamas, is the oldest street in the New World, and the House of Cord, the oldest European building in the Americas.
Punta Cana is the centre of the east coast region of the Dominican Republic, and a growing holiday destination with serveral major resorts. The 40-mile (64 km) stretch of largely unspoilt coast where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic offers white sandy beach shadowed by thousands of towering coconut trees. Attractions in Punta Cana include the Manati Parkwith its performing dolphins and sea lions and an replica of an ancient Taino Indian village.
Address & Contact
PuntaCana Resort & Club
Punta Cana (Higüey)
Tel: +1 (809) 959 2262
Tel (Free Toll): +1 (888) 442 2262
Fax: +1 (809) 959 8745
Punta Cana, Higüey
120 km. E of Santo Domingo (Dominican capital)
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Tropical, with little temperature variation. Seasonal variation in rainfall (wet season in Summer). Perfect golf conditions year round