In our endless search for the ultimate golf getaway, we discovered the beautiful coastal region around Puntacana Resort and Club, and an extraordinary golf course called Corales.
Nestled along the rocky cliffs and sea coves of Dominican Republic’s eastern shore sits a golfer’s island paradise. Corales is a spectacular 18-hole course, featuring six oceanside holes and a daring finishing hole that will excite thrill seekers and challenge even the most skilled golfers. Rated among the world’s best golf experiences, Corales allows players to test their mettle against the natural elements in a truly picturesque setting, where land and the Caribbean meet.
Designed by award-winning architect Tom Fazio, Corales was strategically crafted to embrace its coastal surroundings of white sand beaches, bay areas, and natural cliffs to create the ultimate travel and golf destination. Golfers go on an adventure as they travel from inland holes surrounded by lush trees to crystal blue lakes and crashing waves. Devil’s Elbow, the 16th, 17th and 18th, are ranked among the most scenic and challenging finishing holes in the world. These three golf holes set the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and place Corales at the top of our list for great golf getaways.
As a historical note, the development of Puntacana Resort & Club dates back to 1971 when Dominican Frank R. Rainieri discovered the undeveloped region, and dreamed of creating a world class vacation experience. From its humble beginnings, Puntacana has grown to encompass over 26 square miles and now includes Tortuga Bay, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village, Six Senses Spa, the Puntacana Ecological Foundation and diverse residential communities. It also has a full service marina, restaurants, a shopping village, another championship golf course in addition to Corales, and Punta Cana International Airport—all creating a lanscape that maintains its rich Dominican traditions and character.