Corales Golf Course
Corales Golf Club is an exclusive club founded by a few dozen people. You just might recognize some of its' founders: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Julio Iglesias, and Bill Clinton
One of Tom Fazio's best courses, Corales Golf Club at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic opened to the public in 2010 and has 6 holes right on the Caribbean sea! The golf course itself, presents a magnificent challenge. I could spend days debating on the best holes, but l'll only tell you about the best to start!
There's many honorable mentions, but hole number 5 is definitely the winner! The hardest hole is not denominated handicap 1 as a joke. This might be the narrowest fairway in the whole round. There are 2 bunkers to the right side of the fairway. The green is elevated and has a huge bunker in the front. There is also a downhill that makes it hard to stop the ball. If you are not on the green getting up and down is not guaranteed from any whole location!
The highlight of a round of golf at Corales Golf Club, fittingly comes at the very end. The last three holes at Corales work around a formation called the "Devil’s Elbow". The last scenery starts with a par 4. The whole has a very wide fairway, like many holes in Corales. There are bunkers to the left of the fairway, and a waste bunker to the right. The fairway is on a hill, with the wind regularly on your face. The green is protected by a waste bunker. Not also is the green protected, but it has a series of hills and undulations that make putting difficult.
The second hole is a par 3. It is on an uphill and has the sea to its right. The tee shot is very intimidating because you can hear the waves crashing the shore and feel the wind on your face. There is a green side bunker to the right.
The last whole is the perfect ending. A dog leg to the right with an intimidating shot over the sea! Bunkers at the front lip and back lip of the fairway. A precise tee shot is required to set up the next shot. A green full of movement awaits! Bunkers to the right and a big hole to the left that sucks balls unto the rough. Any pin placement would be a challenge.
Now, the only thing left for you to do, is get down here to Punta Cana and play this wonderful golf course.
Co-founder of Punta Casa