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Welcome to the best golf in the Caribbean

Article - January 23, 2013
The favourite golf destination of the former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush, the Dominican Republic has become one of the most fashionable spots for golf fans from all over the world. Here, golfers can enjoy 28 golf courses, more than at any other destination in the Caribbean, many of which are beside the sea and beautiful coconut plantations. You will also find courses designed by golf legends such as Pete Dye, PB Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Nick Faldo, Nick Price and Greg Norman.
The Dominican Republic, undisputed golf destination in the world, is renowned for having the best golf courses in the Caribbean and Latin America.In fact, according to the magazine “Golfweek”, nine of the country’stop golf courses were ranked among the top-50 golf courses in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2010. Also, in November 2012, for the second year running, the Dominican Republic was hailed the Best Golf Destination in the Caribbean and Latin America at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) held in Lisbon.
The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean and is also one of the most ecologically-diversenations in the world. Its breathtaking views with waves crashing against the shores, palm trees and exuberant sun-kissed fairways, beautiful mountains and exotic nature create the perfect backdrop for designing the most distinguished and emblematic golf courses in the world. Sports champions and golf enthusiasts alike cannot resist the temptation of playing on the island’s most challenging golf courses, blessed by their clear blue skies, turquoise waters and excellent climate all year round.
Whether a golf pro or a beginner, it is easy to play golf in the Dominican Republicbecause most clubs provide clinics and classes involving some of the sport’s elite players, and offer attractive and diverse holiday packages. These packages meet the needs of both professional and recreational players and generally include accommodation, food and drink, and also green fees and golf cart rentals. There is no need to even worry about golf clubs as each golf course offers equipment rentals at very affordable prices.
The areas with the most accessible golf courses are Punta Cana and Bávaro: both the airport and the fact that it is the most developed part from a tourism standpoint have led to the proliferation of golf courses. In the south east, in La Romana lies Casa de Campo, which boasts four 18-hole golf courses. This tourist area hasa significant infrastructure of hotels and entertainment, together with an international airport. There are also good golf courses at other resorts in the area. The Golf Federation provides in-depth information about each golf course and, like in the case of hotels, it is easy to find feedback from golfers that have played in the Dominican Republic.