Playa Dorada Golf Course
|Blue M: 73.5/136||514||195||445||425||540||360||175||380||375||3409||406||395||175||495||425||407||368||180||505||3356||6765|
|Green M: 71.2/126||490||175||395||405||510||340||160||365||350||3190||364||370||150||465||400||390||350||150||480||3119||6309|
|White M: 69.6/123||465||165||350||390||450||325||145||350||330||2970||344||345||135||445||375||365||335||150||455||2949||5919|
|Red W: 72.5/125||400||135||320||365||405||310||135||335||305||2710||323||315||115||420||320||340||325||115||420||2693||5403|
RT Jones Sr. course that's seen better days
I play whenever I vacation here, usually in February. It's the only course open in the Puerto Plata area. A Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that has seen better days. Very well designed, challenging but fair, flat with some water hazards. Two holes run by the beach. A view of Mt. Isabella always present. Pricey for what you get: shaggy (and very wet this time) fairways, indistinguisable from the rough. Greens faster than they look. Mandatory caddie, who may be persistence about tipping. I usually walk (even when it's hot); might as well have the caddie earn his fee carrying your bag! To be fair, they do rely on the tourist dollar. I always ask for the same caddie (if you haven't had a negative experience) and they'll eventually get the idea. BTW, bring your own clubs if you can; their rentals are from the dark ages. I've noticed that conditions have improved over the past two years since it is now a stop on PGA Latino-america. All-in-all, a recommended course to play - after all, you're on vacation!