Dominican Republic Golf Holidays

For golf in Caribbean climes, there is no more impressive option than the Dominican Republic. It is fantastic and if you love the outrageous designs of Pete Dye, you’re in for a treat for he’s spent more time in the Dominican Republic than at home and has no fewer than six sensational courses for you to enjoy. Add Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price and the outstanding scenery, and you’re in for a lot of fun.

The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean between Cuba and Puerto Rico and occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispañiola. Hispañola is the second largest island in the Caribbean surpassed only by Cuba. Situated in the heart of the region between North and South America, the country is bathed by the Caribbean Sea on the south coast and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. The island was originally created when a volcano erupted in the ocean millions of years ago.

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The Dominican Republic is a land of contrasts with towering mountains and rocky cliffs, rain forests, fertile valleys, cacti-studded deserts, 800 miles of coastline and about 185 miles of prime beaches. The country is crossed by four rugged mountain ranges bisecting northwest to southeast. The largest is the Cordillera Central with Pico Duarte, the tallest point in the Caribbean, rising over 10,417 feet.

Three large fertile valleys rest between the ranges. Lake Enriquillo in the southwest is the lowest point in the Caribbean falling 46 meters (150 feet) below sea level and the only salt water lake in the world inhabited by crocodiles.

From January till March around 3,000 humpback whales find their way to the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The coast of Samaná towards the north east is considered the best place in the world to see these majestic creatures.

The east coast of the Dominican Republic (from Punta Cana in the south to Macao and Uvero Alto in the north), which includes over 20 miles of coast line and more than 45 resorts, has become a deservedly popular tourist destination. The beaches are among the best in the world and our preferred resorts rate very highly too.

The Dominican culture is a melting pot of old Taino Indian, Spanish, French and African cultures which has created a wonderful mix that we see today in the language, music and art work of the island.  Nightlife is what you want it to be -  from romantic walks on the beach to dancing the Merengue all night long.
 
Some resorts offer the increasingly popular All-Inclusive option but traditional Dominican food, a mix of Spanish, African and Taino Indian cuisines, can also readily be sampled. It is easy to find a place that serves traditional Dominican dishes on any street in the Dominican Republic. The best time to go is for lunch as this is typically the larger meal for Dominicans and many eat out. Come early (around noon) to get the food fresh and hot-off-the-stove.

As well as golf, Dominican Republic is famous for baseball. There are six teams in the Dominican baseball league. Each team plays 60 games throughout the baseball season which runs from October until February so make sure you take time to see a match or two. The quality is high with nearly 500 players having been selected to play in the Major League in the United States.

The Dominican Republic welcomes everyone with its tropical climate where the moist heat is swept away by a cool breeze that blows all year round. The soft ocean breeze makes the heat bearable and comfortable for those who are not used to the hot weather. The temperature remains almost the same throughout the year with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius/80 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer (July and August) the temperature gets up to 35 degrees Celsius/95 degrees Fahrenheit.

There are two main rainy seasons on the island – however, the rain usually falls during the evening or night. On the north coast, it rains during the months of winter, and on the south coast the rain falls mainly from May till October.

Now just nine hours from the UK, it used to take a lot longer…Christopher Columbus called it an island paradise and his brother Bartolomeo founded Santa Domingo, the oldest city in the New World.  And with 500-year old history, the Dominican Republic isn’t just about lounging on the beach and playing on fabulous golf courses…Make a date to tour the medieval city of Zona Colonial and visit one of the 24 national parks on the mainland and islands.

   
  • Punta Cana Golf Holidays

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    Punta Cana Golf Holidays

    Renowned for its expanse of white sandy beaches, Punta Cana is an increasingly popular destination for those visiting the Caribbean. It’s not just the shoreline that’s stunning, however, as the area also boasts some of the most spectacular golf courses around.

    Punta Cana Golf Breaks

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Dominica Republic Golf Breaks


• The natural parks of Los Haitises (near Samana), and several semi deserted islands like Saona Island and Catalina Island (near La Romana).

• The cultural towns of Altos de Chavon in La Romana and the city of Santo Domingo.

• Visit Manati Park animal park, Punta Cana

• Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Island, Punta Cana

• Plaza Bavaro, Punta Cana

• Palma Real Shopping Centre and a large selection of tours and excursions.

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