Playa Grande Golf Course

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7259 yards


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7259 yards N/A N/A
Forward 72 5230 yards N/A N/A

Playa Grande Golf Course, completed in 1997, is located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, straddling the towns of Rio San Juan and Cabrera.

The golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, cut into the cliffs over the sea and includes 12 oceanfront holes. Underground springs supply abundant fresh water, and the neighboring land is small farms and forest.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer


Samwagner2000's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Gorgeous course along the coast with unbelievable views. The course is perfectly maintained and a great challenge. The caddy was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. It's not a cheap course however, one of the most expensive I've ever played but well worth the money. Amanera is an amazing resort and I can't wait to go back again. Don't miss out on this course if you get the opportunity.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I recommend this course

"Rees Jones does his father proud with redo"

MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2016
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Somewhat reminiscent of Pebble Beach, the new Playa Grande is certainly worth the trouble of flying to the Dominican Republic and driving an hour and a half to the new Amanera Resort. While the routing on the front nine remained largely the same, Rees Jones completely rerouted the back nine, reversing some of the holes to provide more dramatic views of the Atlantic ocean and surf pounding against the rocks. On several holes,, you have to cross a piece of the ocean, at least from the back tees. And the ocean is visible from every hole. Every hole is memorable, the fairways are generous and there are plenty or risk-reward opportunities. In short., Playa Grande is a blast to play, and if you're like most, you'll want to play it several times.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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