Long overdue golf vacation in the Dominican Republic information here on www.visiting-the-dominican-republic.com! As an introduction to what will be developed into a whole new section on the website, here is a a brief article recently featured in US Today about the top quality and low price Golf vacations in the Dominican Republic that can be found:
"Dominican golf on a shoestring
The Dominican Republic is the 800-pound gorilla of Caribbean golf, with more great courses than any other island. It is most famous for Pete Dye's Teeth of the Dog at the massive Casa de Campo resort, which has been the number one ranked course in the Caribbean or Bahamas since it was built 35 years ago. But there is far more to the island's offering than Teeth and the two other Pete Dye courses at the resort. All three of the nation's coasts -- north, south and east -- have world-class golf, and new courses keep opening, most recently the island's first Jack Nicklaus Signature course at a new resort community called Cap Cana. Not much else has been built at Cap Cana so far, and until homes and a hotel come, the course, Punta Espada, opening November 7th, is open for public daily play. It is the first of three Nicklaus courses planned, but it is the premier one with the top site: Fifteen holes overlook the ocean, half of them on the edge of the coast.
While Cap Cana (www.capcana.com) is in the ballpark of luxurious Casa de Campo, there is very good golf and lodging to be had nearby for less, allowing you to splurge
on a round at the new course. Hilton's Coral brand of all inclusive resorts comes to the rescue of golfers on a budget. On the south shore, Gary Player's recent Guavaberry course is a beautiful and well designed facility just outside of Santo
Domingo, which should not be missed. It has no lodging, but is packaged with the nearby Coral. On the north end of the Dominican Republic is the island's oldest great course, Playa Dorado by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., with four stunning coastal holes. Golf Digest ranks Playa Dorado in its foreign Top 100 courses outside the U.S., and Coral has a resort next door. Both these Corals offer golf packages for two with
lodging, golf daily, golf transfers, plus the resort's standard 24-hour all-inclusive meal and beverage service for $331-$345 per couple per night until Dec. 22.
(Item originally appeared in USA Today blog written by By Larry Olmsted - USA Today 19 Sept 2006
As enthustiastic supporters of the Dominican Republic's North Coast resorts and delights we were glad to see an additonal note from someone who had been on a recent Dominican Republic vacation - needless to say - it was a golf vacation!:
"Just got back from the DR. Played Playa Dorado and Playa Grande on back-to-back days. Without a doubt, Playa Grande (outside of Cabrera and on the North coast) is a much superior course and should be noted in your above article."
There is no doubt that as for those wanting to combine the sun-drenched balminess of the Caribbean, with World-Class golfing, for a top quality golf vacation the Dominican Republic is now the '#1 place to go' in the area - and would prbably be ranked in the top 5 destinations in the world by many golf enthusiasts.
The real BONUS is that golfing holidays in the Dominican Republic are not only complemented by some superb weather, and a wide range of golf courses designed by the the World's Top Rated golf course deigners, but they are also accessible for some of the best prices for a golf vacation of their kind.
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