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4.5
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
88.2%
Recommend this course
49 out of 51 reviews
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4.5
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.3
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7396 yards
Slope 137
Rating 77.0

Punta Espada, the first of three exclusive Jack Nicklaus signature designs to be developed at Cap Cana, has been ranked by GolfWeek as the best golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico. The golf course opened in October 2006.

Punta Espada Golf Club has been designed to incorporate the natural features of the landscape into its topography: the bluffs, the beach, the waterways and the jungle foliage. The design allows and guarantees that golfers of all levels are accommodated, including those playing at world championship level. The par-72 golf course played host to the inaugural PGA Tour's Champions Tour in April 2008 - The Cap Cana Championship.

Many experts consider the course's signature hole to be No. 13, a 250-yard par-3 that is sure to become one of the world's most photographed holes. Reminiscent of scenes from Pebble Beach, this hole requires golfers to execute a huge, 249-yard tee shot over the ocean into a green surrounded by lapping waves. For the timid, there is a generous bailout zone to the right of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Paspalum Grass
Greens Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2006) Troy Vincent (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes - included in green fee
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Reviews

4.5
51 Reviews (51)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome !!!!

I have never golfed at Pebble Beach but it can't be much better than this course, we had just an awesome time !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Better golf course

The staff of reception is not friendly with ice face ,no Wi-Fi ,club is small and very simple ,no good

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course but the pace of play was horrible. It took us 6 hours to finish the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The best

Simply the best golf course in the Dominican Republic. Awesome staff. Great time . All worth it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hands Down the best golf views.

It’s a lot of money but it’s worth it it. Play from further tee boxes to experience the best views. Very firm greens that won’t hold a ball and listen to the caddie about the greens and the way they break.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

This can’t be a Nicklaus signature course.

Played this course last year and everything was good. Played it today (and again tomorrow) and all I can say is WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. The course arranged transfer from our hotel was 35 minutes late. No phone call or apology. When we arrived the staff greeting was indifferent to flat out rude. They’re charging $500+ US and it’s a embarrassment. They rushed us to the tee after hitting 3 range balls. Pace of play was 5.5 hours. Never saw anyone out there trying to manage the pace of play.

Greens are nice but lots of burnout likely from sea water sprqy. You could see some half hearted attempts to repair the areas but really poorly done. Green side bunkers are extremely inconsistent. Too much sand in some and almost no sand in others.

Lots of rocks in bunkers, not just the waste bunker areas. Waste bunkers are best described as gravel roads.

After our round I talked to the pro shop staff and they really didn’t give a hoot. We have your money so we don’t care seemed to be the approach.

The course arranged transportation tried to charge us a second time for the return trip (we paid for both ways up front because that’s what they told us to do).

They call themselves the “Pebble Beach” of the Caribbean. Sorry I’ve played Pebble Beach and Punta Espada is not even close on any measurable basis. Yes they charge Pebble Breach prices but you are not getting the Pebble Beach experience.

I really can’t believe this a Nicklaus Signature course. It just doesn’t measure up.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Punta Espada golf course review by Tappy Tappy

Our overall experience playing here was amazing! We made a video review for our YouTube channel @tappytappy. Check it out and don't miss out playing here if you travel to Punta Cana. Definitely MUCH better to play here than at Corales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNbt8tC7PzU&t=94s

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Punta Espada

Real nice course but close to a 5 hour round caddie wasn’t very good

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome course. Awesome VIEWS!

I almost didn't play golf this past week because I didn't want to play without using my clubs, but my wife and I figured we won't get to Punta Cana much. So, I checked my clubs and played this gem. And let me tell you...

...what an UNBELIEVABLE experience.

The course was in AWESOME shape. 8 holes with a view of the Azure waters were breathtaking and somewhat challenging with the sea breeze. The greens were medium speed and in super shape (rained a few days before). The fairways are forgiving for all levels. Bunkers on every hole but not too difficult either.

Juan our Caddie was so friendly and helpful (I wasn't used to him handling all he did as a caddie, so it took a minute to get in that mode). He was very helpful with yardages and cleaning my clubs. Made me feel like a pro.

And my wife found DR. PEPPER at the beverage cart!!! Talk about a surprise!

If you EVER get to the D.R. and Punta Cana, PLAY THIS COURSE. You won't regret it one single bit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf course

The Punta Esapda was an absolutely amazing golf course, especially when you’re GolfNow member it’s more fun because of membership rates.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 43
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular layout and views

Had a amazing time. Our Caddy Gabriel was fantastic.
Overall experience was awesome.
Highly recommend it. Can’t wait to come back!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Golf Packages
FROM $427 (USD)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club (All-Inclusive) and 4 rounds of golf at Punta Espada Golf Club, La Cana Golf Club and Corales Golf Club (home of the PGA Tour's Corales Puntacana Championship).
FROM $397 (USD)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club (All-Inclusive) and 3 rounds of golf at La Cana Golf Club and Corales Golf Club (home of the PGA Tour's Corales Puntacana Championship).
FROM $307 (USD)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and 3 rounds of golf at Casa de Campo - Teeth of The Dog, Dye Fore & The Links Courses.
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