Puntacana Resort & Club - Corales Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7650
Slope 140
Rating 76.9
Type Private/Resort
Puntacana Resort & Club's Corales Course was designed by Tom Fazio and is set between rocky cliffs, coral reefs and the expansive Caribbean Sea. The golf course includes six oceanfront holes, multiple lines of approach and picturesque canyons. No. 18 requires a dramatic carry over the rocky Bay of Corales.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7650 yards 76.9 140
Fazio 72 7135 yards 74.7 131
Corales 72 6533 yards 71.1 122
Advantage 72 5926 yards 68.6 114
Forward (W) 72 5123 yards 65.3 107
Scorecard for Corales
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 76.9/140 433 239 410 545 465 387 515 399 204 3597 496 265 623 446 626 421 461 214 501 4053 7650
Fazio M: 74.7/131 395 201 400 535 438 361 505 386 187 3408 469 236 565 417 595 401 414 182 448 3727 7135
Corales M: 71.1/122 357 190 370 507 407 325 480 342 157 3135 425 174 527 380 571 373 375 167 406 3398 6533
Advantage M: 66.6/117 335 146 337 476 366 290 453 301 142 2846 386 161 451 341 517 354 338 147 385 3080 5926
Forward W: 65.3/113 248 121 254 433 325 260 376 253 115 2385 368 116 435 299 440 344 313 95 328 2738 5123
Handicap 5 17 11 9 1 13 3 7 15 6 18 8 14 2 12 10 16 4
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 36 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 17 11 7 1 13 5 3 15 8 18 6 14 2 10 12 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 2010
Fairways Paspalum Supreme
Greens Paspalum Supreme
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - mandatory
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes - mandatory
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to; blue jeans, cut-offs, denim shorts, cargo-type and baggy shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, swim wear, halter tops and athletic wear.

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A 10 hole tour of the newest PGA Tour venue

The Golf Advisors arrived a few weeks too early to see the enhanced Corales, which will host its first PGA Tour event in March 2018. Only 10 holes were open. All the seaside holes were closed, although we did drive the final three holes on the water to get a reminder of how beautiful they are. Work to repair the seaside eighth and ninth holes from hurricane damage was scheduled to wrap up by mid-December. Both were raised up nearly two feet to protect from future storm surges. The clubhouse is also being expanded for the pros.

The best way to describe Corales is "pure". There's no blade of Paspalum grass out of order. Fazio designed some interesting twists in the routing to add variety for members and repeat guests. There are two greens on two different par 4s that rotate regularly. The par-3 17th hole has tees along the water and another set on a different angle farther inland, so the hole can play completely unique depending upon the wind and the course setup.

There's not much trouble, so I'm guessing the pros will light it up unless the wind cranks up. I'll be watching on TV to see if it does.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Another example of great golf at Punta Cana

While there are only a few ocean holes, those are great, and the rest of this Tom Fazio-designed golf course is nothing to sneeze at. Wide fairways, flawless conditions and one distinct, pretty hole after another make this one of the best in the DR. Off the tee, this is a fairly easy golf course. But if you do miss the fairways, the rough can be brutal. As for the greens, they're pretty much flawless and you can score on them. The last part of the course is called the Devil's Elbow, and it is pretty difficult because it runs along the ocean. The last hole, with the Caribbean all down the right side of a dogleg right, is as good as it gets.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Expansive setting, big fun in the D.R.

I had an opportunity to play Corales this past July with my father during a family trip to the Punta Cana area, and found it a big, expansive and engaging experience. Tom Fazio's bunkering takes some different forms, but here, it's broad and clamshell-like, reflecting the scale of the place.

Obvious highlight holes sit along the ocean (8, 9, 17, 18), punctuated by 18, but don't sleep on the inland holes, of which the long par-3 11th and two-green 15th (pictured) stand out.

The course is wall-to-wall Paspalum, so greens were on the slow side during a summer visit, but overall a fun experience. I look forward to seeing the PGA Tour visit this season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Best in the D.R.

This course is the best course I've ever played. If you're looking to play golf this is a legit course to test your skills. Corales gives you that big course, tour feel. Sure Espada's oceanside holes are prettier but you don't get as much course. It's definitely worth the splurge, I can't say enough good things about Corales. It plays fair and true and I like the longer tee options.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A special place in the Dominican Republic

I played Corales in the fall of 2011 with head pro Jay Overton, a former PGA TOUR and Champions Tour player. It had been open less than a year, but it was already in ideal condition, like an Augusta National of the Caribbean. The six ocean holes weren't as visually striking as some of the ocean holes at the nearby Jack-Nicklaus-designed Punta Espada, but this is still a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The par-3 ninth hole and the par-4 18th hole, the finish of the three-hole stretch called the 'Devil's Elbow', were my favorite ocean holes. Tom Fazio added a unique touch, two greens on holes No. 3 and No. 15. They rotate play daily, giving members a new look.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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