Dominican Republic, the undisputed “it” destination for golf, is widely known as having the most magnificent golf courses in the Caribbean and Latin America. The country boasts a growing list of world-class golf courses designed by some of the game’s most acclaimed course architects, including Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Nick Price and Greg Norman. In fact, seven Dominican courses were featured in Golfweek Magazine’s Top 50 courses in the Caribbean and Mexico for 2016, including two in the Top 10, with Nicklaus’s masterpiece Punta Espada taking the number one spot – a position it has held every year since 2009, when it took over from Casa de Campo’s veteran layout, Teeth of the Dog. Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean and also one of the most ecologically diverse nations in the world. Stunning vistas – including waves crashing over dramatic coastlines, coconut palm groves, lush sun-kissed fairways, gentle mountains and exotic nature – set the scene for uniquely designed and distinct golf courses. Golf champions and hobby players alike cannot resist playing the island’s challenging courses blessed with clear blue skies, azure seas and constant beautiful weather. The country has a wide variety of both inland and coastal courses, including 86 stunning sea-view holes and 39 oceanside holes – more than any comparable destination – making it a perfect spot for golf travelers of all experience levels.