Hard Rock Golf Club

4.2647058824 4.3 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7253 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 76.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Collar shirt with sleeves (polo shirt); Formal bermudas or trousers; No T-shirts; No blue jeans; No beach shorts nor bathing suits

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7253 yards 76.1 135
Blue 72 6751 yards 73.7 133
White 72 6247 yards 71.1 122
Red (W) 72 5368 yards 72.1 121

The Hard Rock Golf Club is situated along the white sand shores of the stunning mangrove-lined Macao Beach, conveniently located near the Punta Cana International Airport. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the golf course is yet another outstanding design in his repertoire. Nicklaus carefully preserved the rich natural surroundings to ensure that the beauty of the Dominican landscape was kept at the forefront. The layout's rolling fairways and greens weave through native flora and fauna, providing golfers with a truly unique round in a tropical setting. There are expansive lakes that come into play on several holes as well as numerous strategically placed bunkers throughout.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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"Green is where it gets you"


orakey88's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Typical resort course with wide fairways. However, the potato chip green is where it's interesting. Putt to win! Must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Play HR"


DawsonJ84's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Absolutely stunning! Arrive early because there is a lot to take advantage of! Carts were equipped with GPS giving location, suggestions for shots, and accurate distances for approach shots!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Impressed and pleasantly surprised."


DMarrero84's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I visited the Hard Rock Punta Cana for my sisters wedding. Due to the fact that I was pretty short on free time I tried to play golf in the early mornings at approximately 7am. I recommend taking the golf cart over at least an hour before your tee time to utilize the practice facilities. They have a full driving range, short iron area, chipping area, bunker and putting area. A previous reviewer stated that the carts did not have GPS but they do. They must have been recently installed. They are accurate and useful.

The course itself is in great condition. The conditions were by no means fast but they were very adequate. The greens were cut well and rolled pretty true, especially for a Bermuda hybrid grass. The only few downsides to the course is the layout. I would have loved an ocean hole and a few more water holes. There are at least 2 drivable par 4's which make the course interesting. The 9th and 18th are both nice finishing holes however they are rather similar dog leg rights with water to the right. Overall, for the price, convenience and location I would definitely play again, especially when staying at the hard rock. As for the ultimate places to play, the DR has much more to offer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"MY favourite course in the DR"


odominguez's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a long, beautiful course. This course proved to be quite challenging for me. For someone with my handicap, the greens were very difficult, but I managed to hole a few putts for birdie.

They keep the course in great conditions and you rarely see someone else playing it, even if it is at full capacity. I loved playing it and recommend it to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hard Rock Golf"


t5265's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played here twice during our stay. The course is challenging, with long par 4s and if you miss most fairways, your ball is in the jungle (you'll never find it, nor will you want to forage in and try). Greens are firm and don't hold shots well. Best to bounce the ball onto them. Greens were true.<br/> We were a bit concerned that there were armed guards at a few places around the course. The drink cart was filled with great drinks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just another golf course"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

If I'm a golfer who is paying Caribbean prices to play golf, I want more than the Hard Rock Golf Club offers. When I played the Hard Rock Golf Club in October of 2011, it felt like just another flat Florida golf course to me. It's probably the least enjoyable Jack Nicklaus course I've come across in all my travels. Water and bunkers and jungle will challenge you but there's nothing really inspiring about the layout or the scenery. Snowbirds who are seeing green grass for the first time during the winter months will love it. There's wide fairways and secluded holes through the jungle. But if you're looking for a more engaging experience, pay the extra money for the cab ride to Punta Cana to discover why the Dominican Republic is so good for golf. Two top 10 Caribbean courses, Punta Espada and Corales, are worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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