Golfing in Dominican Republic with Elegant Resorts
Amanresorts has just unveiled a dream designer hotel on the untamed northern shores of the Dominican Republic, surrounded by acres of pure Caribbean greenery. There’s no doubt it will be a hit with the traveller looking for new openings on the luxury hotel trail, especially those with a passion for golf.
Expect clifftop greens and carefully sculpted, challenging terrain offering sweeping views of toffee-sand beaches, lush jungle and mystical mountains. This golfing gem is one of the Caribbean’s finest, originally designed by legendary golf architect, Robert Trent Jones Senior. Following in his footsteps, the course has been sympathetically restored by his son Rees Jones over recent months, creating a world-class facility to test every golfing ability. It is called the Playa Grande Golf Course, but known by the golfing community as ‘The Pebble Beach of the Caribbean’. Featuring a 7,085-yard layout, ten of the eighteen holes are played directly along the rugged coastline – no other course betters that in the whole of the western hemisphere. You can even book a private lesson with local legend, Julio Santos. Playing at Playa Grande guarantees a truly memorable golfing experience.
Round off your visit at the elegant clubhouse, where you’ll find a fine restaurant overlooking the sea, as well as a pro shop catering for both amateurs and seasoned golfers. What’s more, the weather tends to be good year round, temperatures hovering around 27 degrees with just a few summer showers. So you can plan a golfing holiday whenever you fancy. Direct charter flights leave the UK on a daily basis, but Dominican Republic is also perfect for enjoying a twin centre in the United States – Miami is just a two-hour flight away, while New York City can be reached in four hours by plane.