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Dominican Republic’s Playa Grande Golf Club Reopens

Courtesy of Caribbean Journal

Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club

One of the most prestigious golf courses in the Dominican Republic has reopened after a major transformation project.

Discovery Land Company’s Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club recently underwent a significant renovation by legendary golf designer Rees Jones, who redesigned a course that had been designed by his father, Robert Trent Jones.

The new Rees Jones course has been re-routed, re-grassed and shaped several holes — 10 of which are on the water, the most of any course in the western hemisphere, the company said.

The changes include regrassing the entire course with Pure Dynasty Paspalum, bringing in Maryland bright white sand for the bunkers; adding 55 acres of tropical landscaping; sand-capping all the fairways for better drainage and moving several tee boxes closer to the coastline for more dramatic views and playing angles.

The project also created a new practice facility, while adding three “comfort stations” along the course, including the Las Brasas golf barbecue restaurant, the Point, a pizza and bar behind the fourth green; and Caverna Casamigos, which will open on the back nine in 2019.

All 18 holes have ocean views, with 10 direct oceanfront cliff holes.

It all adds up to a reinvigorated golf destination on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.