The La Cana Golf Club is a 27 holes golf course consisting of three nines; Tortuga, Hacienda and Arrecife.
It plays long to 7,152 yards from the championship tees but the rewards include four superb holes playing directly along the Caribbean Sea and 14 holes with magnificent sea views. The Dye pot bunker is ever present and the 7th hole boasts a cluster of 21 of these trademark bunkers.
La Cana’s par-3 holes are outstanding. The 200-yard third’s narrow green is bordered front and left by a lake; the fifth is La Cana’s first hole to play astride the beach; and the 239-yard 14th’s long, multi-tiered putting surface is hidden by tall dunes, reminiscent of an Irish links. La Cana is a course that’s perfect for golfers of all skill levels and greets all golfers with a relaxing atmosphere complemented by wide, flattish fairways.
Designed in 2001 by P.B. Dye (the youngest son of the legendary golf course architect duo of Pete and Alice Dye) this course has become a favorite of golfers from all over the world, and keeping in line with Puntacana Resort & Club’s efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible, La Cana Golf Club was the first course in the Caribbean to use paspalum, a grass seed that can be watered using sea water.
La Cana is extremely player friendly, there are two island greens, plenty of mounding, randomly placed pot bunkers and several semi-blind shots on La Cana, all concocted by Dye’s wild imagination. The 154-yard par-3 fifth is the most scenic of the coastal holes.
All golf rates are inclusive of taxes and include, eighteen holes with cart and an expansive practice facility. Replays or additional nine holes are available. Taylor Made RBZ rental clubs are available for men/women in right and left handed. The Nineteenth Hole is located at Los Platanos Bar located at the Clubhouse. On course beverage cart and half way house.
Golf Magazine has compared La Cana to Pebble Beach and declared it the “number one course in the Caribbean.”