We continue with our exciting blog post series where we tell you all about the magnificent Golf Courses of the Dominican Republic. Introducing Punta Espada Golf Course.
Punta Espada debuted in 2007 and Nicklaus incorporated the natural coastal topography of cliffs, beach and lagoons into the design, routing almost half the holes on the layout along the shoreline. The Cap Cana Golf Course is already listed among the worlds finest, with the renowned GolfWeek publication ranking it as the “#1 Best Golf Course in the Caribbean and Mexico” and Golf Digest as the #76 in the World. Eight holes play along and over the sea.
From all points of Punta Espada, golfers are blessed with extraordinary views of the Caribbean, where the sea contrasts against the emerald fairways and the perfect greens.
Challenging golf holes and beauty are entwined in this outstanding par 72 course, which hosted the PGA Tour’s Champions Tour between 2008 – 2010 with The Cap Cana Championship.
The par five 2nd is regarded as the toughest hole on the course and this 611-yard monster is played from one of the highest points on the property, doglegging right past a tidal lake and beach bunker.
A strong set of holes around the turn starts with the shortest par four on the card at the 8th and ends with the longest par four at the 11th. A birdie might be possible at the former if the long sandy waste area adjacent to the fairway can be avoided but the chances of posting a three at the difficult 497-yard latter are very slim, even if there’s a helping wind.
The 250-yard 13th is considered to be the signature hole on this Signature course and it calls for a heroic, all-carry tee shot out over the Caribbean Sea to a green that clings to the edge of the island.
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