With its 15,000 acres of white sandy beaches, two championship golf courses, and luxury hotel options, Puntacana Resort & Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is truly a world class retreat. The resort s exclusive 18-hole test, the spectacular Tom Fazop-designed Corales Golf Course, opened in 2010 and annually hosts a PGA Tour tournament. Corales boasts six oceanfront holes. Puntacana Resort & Club gives the course and anyone who plays it white glove treatment. While daily tee times on Corales are limited and not available online, Puntacana Resort & Club invites golfers of all skill levels to play its original course, La Cana. When you book a Puntacana Resort tee time online you play La Cana Golf Course. It s a beautiful course that first put the Dominican Republic on the map for traveling golfers and it was the first in the Caribbean to use salt-tolerant paspalum grass. La Cana sports a relaxed and fun vibe, and Puntacana Resort & Club sets the green fee rates much more affordably compared to Corales. Designed by P.B. Dye, the son of Pete Dye, La Cana is a 27-hole layout that consists of the original, 2001-vintage 18 that is routed by the sea, and a newer nine that rambles inland. Most players gravitate to the Tortuga and Arrecife nines in order to get the full ocean-golf experience. Both feature?ocean stretches, highlighted by the finishing hole on Arrecife that often gets compared to the 18th at Pebble Beach. The newer Hacienda nine (2012) may not have ocean holes, but it does have very wide fairways and a reputation for being La Cana's most strategic and challenging collection of holes. No matter which routing you play at Puntacana Resort & Club s La Cana Golf Course, the five sets of tees ensure that golfers of any skill level from low handicappers to once-a-year holiday players can choose a distance that s manageable and appropriately challenging. Note that caddies are mandatory. Practice facilities at Puntacana Resort & Club s La Cana Golf Course include a double-sided driving range, practice bunkers, chipping and pitching areas, and putting greens. If you wish to work on your game, the Puntacana Golf Academy boasts sophisticated video and swing analytics equipment and PGA professional instructors. The clubhouse features a fully-stocked pro shop, and a full service bar and restaurant and a terrace overlooking the 18th hole and the sea. La Cana Golf Course may have been eclipsed in the ratings by the Dominican Republic s higher profile gems, but for fun and value and?an easygoing ambiance, you can t beat this 27-hole layout at Puntacana Resort & Club.