The Takeaway: Punta Blanca is a solid course with solid architecture and great service, but the property lacks the interest necessary to make it one of the more compelling courses in the DR. Grade C
Designer: Nick Price in 2007
Cost: $125 - $150
Phone Number: 809-468-4734
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Punta Blanca Golf & Beach Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - Carretera Arena Gorda-Macao Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
What to Expect: Punta Blanca can be classified as “the people’s course.” A course with good architectural merits but lacking the compelling terrain and high end resort amenities found at better known courses in the DR, Punta Cana feels more like a well regarded municipal than it does a resort course. The fairly flat terrain and sensible routing makes it a fairly simple walk though you will most often find players scooting around in carts. A couple of water hazards and plenty of bunkers are in play throughout the course, but the bunkers aren’t too deep and thus easier to escape than at some more penalizing courses. At times the course plays in more of a jungle-like setting with plenty of trees and foliage to contend with and at other times you are reminded of the developed area surrounding the course as cars race by on the high traffic roads. The virtual island green par threes on the back nine will stand out to players most but there are some solid holes on the front as well. Service is commendable and green fees include all you can eat sandwiches and drinks, so grab a ham and cheese paired with a Coke at the turn and enjoy what Punta Blanca has to offer.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 13th Hole – 152 Yard Par 3 –
Best Par 3: 6th Hole – 162 Yards –
Best Par 4: 7th Hole – 412 Yards –
Best Par 5: 14th Hole – 584 Yards –
Birdie Time: 8th Hole – 351 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 5th Hole – 479 Yard Par 4 –
Recommended AccommodationsThe Sanctuary at Los Corales - Located within the gated Los Corales Beach Village development in Punta Cana, The Sanctuary features a high-end condo experience you aren't soon to forget. With six condos to pick from ranging from the convenient ground floor units to the luxurious penthouse offering on the top floor, patrons are spoiled with kitchens that feature stainless steel appliances, elegant flooring, granite countertops, and contemporary cabinetry. From the balcony of the penthouse suites you can soak in the views of the surrounding palm trees that pair with the lovely weather to create a wonderful setting to relax and enjoy. Inside your condo, ceiling fans pair with the high efficiency air conditioning system to keep you at perfect comfort while flat screen TVs with an array of channels deliver endless entertainment options. Speaking of entertainment, The Sanctuary is located within walking distance of white sand beaches, shopping, and a wide variety of restaurants. Most importantly, The Sanctuary is centrally located for accessing Punta Cana's world class golf courses. A quick drive to the south takes you to the famed Corales Golf Course at Puntacana Resort where the PGA Tour visits every March and pairs with its sister course, La Cana, with coastal holes and an island green. 20 minutes to the north will get you to Iberostar Bavaro, Hard Rock at Cana Bay, and Punta Blanca Golf Courses where your all-inclusive experience delivers all the golf, sandwiches, and drinks your heart desires.
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