The Takeaway: A 27 hole facility, La Cana is a nice compliment to the more highly touted Corales course. Designed by P.B. Dye, the impressive Arrecife nine features an island green par three and some beautiful coastal holes while the inland Hacienda nine is pretty average. Grade B
Designer: P.B. Dye in 2001
Cost: $140 - $175 Click for current rates
Phone Number: 809-959-4653 or email@example.com
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Puntacana Resort & Club (La Cana)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - Resort & Club, Punta Cana 23000, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
What to Expect: La Cana is the older brother to the more famed Corales course at Puntacana Resort and can be played for about half the cost. The first course in the Dominican Republic to plant paspalum grass which thrives in the sunny conditions and is salt water tolerant, La Cana has 27 holes (Tortuga, Hacienda and Arrecife nines) with the Tortuga course being closed while I was there. Tortuga is one of the original nines and I'm assuming it would be better than Hacienda which is the newest nine and not on the ocean like Tortuga and Arreceife. The Arrecife nine was significantly superior to the Hacienda nine in terms of terrain, design, and overall appeal with P.B. Dye taking players on a journey that includes a nod to his father with an island green and a finish that includes three greens and two entire holes directly on the water. Typical of Dye designed courses, the bunkering can be extreme, unnatural, and overdone at times but it certainly creates a level of memorability. The course is routed through a housing development at times and then through the original terrain and foliage at others, but it is the coastal holes that really grab one’s attention. In the end, La Cana is a great option for the more casual golfer on vacation in the DR, but if you are looking for a PGA Tour level experience then younger brother Corales is available within the resort to test your game.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 3rd (Arrecife) Hole – 146 Yard Par 3 –
Best Par 3: 5th (Arrecife) Hole – 239 Yards –
Best Par 4: 8th (Arrecife) Hole – 394 Yards –
Best Par 5: 9th (Arrecife) Hole – 574 Yards –
Birdie Time: 6th (Hacienda) Hole – 385 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 7th (Arrecife) Hole – 484 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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