The Cocotal Golf and Country Club Punta Cana is without a doubt one of the top golf courses in the area of Punta Cana. This golf course is located in the area of Bavaro in the Dominican Republic approximately 20 minutes away from the Punta Cana International Airport.
The course was designed by Pepe Gancedo the 6 times champion and it features 27 holes. The 27 holes can be divided into 3 courses of 9 holes each; (the Hibiscus, Bougainvillea and Benjamina). All the holes are well placed around the course and is very likely that you encounter several sand traps and serene but challenging lakes. Other obstacles in the Cocotal Golf and Country Club Punta Cana that you may find include: the wind (which can be quite difficult if you don’t know how to get around it), a couple of trees and several mounds.
The whole area is surrounded by beautiful lakes and coconut trees. You will find that both amateur and professional golfers can get a lot of excitement playing in the course.
Reservations are required 24 hours in advanced. Among the
facilities available are the following: clubhouse, lockers, pro shop,
and more. No need to worry if you get hungry; the course has a
bar-restaurant with a great selection of snacks that can keep your
stomach happy while you focus on your golfing.
If you have never played golf but you would like to learn, there are lessons available for a small fee. The Silver Sands Golf Academy at the Cocotal Golf and Country Club Punta Cana can take care of your golfing needs. The instructors at the academy can help you develop your skills while you have the time of your life. They often make use of the V1 video swing analytical tool to help you improve your swing. They can also teach you about the different rules of golf, appropriate etiquette at the course, its history, efficient practice methods, how to choose irons and other details.
The staff at the academy is patient, well trained and only
teach 2 persons per instructor. Lessons for bigger groups can be
arranged. A one hour lesson costs approximately $80.00 per person. You
can call at the ext. 6356 to make a reservation for a lesson.
Discounts for playing at the Cocotal Golf and Country Club Punta Cana are available for guests staying at the Melia Caribe Tropical and Paradisus Punta Cana Resort. If you need transportation to the course from the resort, no problem; The Sol Melia hotels has a shuttle service for all the guests that want to experience the true joy of golfing.
The typical Green Fees using 18 holes for non hotel guests are: from (May to Oct) $91 per person and from (Nov to Apr) $121 per person including cart plus tax. The green fee for 9 holes is $65.00 during the whole year including cart plus tax. The use of cart is mandatory and is around $25.00 per person for 2 or more people; if you are alone it costs $35.00 per person. Traveling with your own golf clubs is a great idea however if you are just beginning and need some clubs you can rent the clubs at the course for $40.00 if you are playing 18 holes or $30.00 if you are playing only 9 holes.
Design Consultant: Pepe Gancedo
Golf Director: Samuel Bello
Year Opened: First 18 holes - March 2000
9 additional holes - January 2001.
Playing Hours: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm (18 hole players)
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (9 hole players)
Reservations: 24 hours in advance individually, call for availability at the ext. 2000; Group reservations require a month in advance through the Groups department.
Course Par: 72, 36
Clubhouse, pro shop, lockers and more.
Telephone Number: +1 809-687-4653
Fax: +1 809-688-6639
Location: Bavaro, Punta Cana