Dominican Republic Course Offers a Unique, Island Golfing Experience

3rd Sep 2003

Guavaberry Golf & Country Club, owned and operated by Coral Hotels & Resorts, offers golfers and travelers the chance to play on a unique and natural terrain that is signature to the Dominican Republic. From teeing off to sinking the last putt, the Guavaberry course provides a thrilling panorama of full landscaping, natural flora fauna and rich topography.
Located in the quaint town of Juan Dolio, Guavaberry Golf & Country Club is situated amongst 988 acres of rolling greens and indigenous coral rock formations. When first developing the landscaping of the course, the course construction team of Landscape Unlimited out of Lincoln, Nebraska wanted to utilise all of the exotic, native vegetation already found on the site of the course. This enabled them to keep the harmony with the surrounding landscape, therefore, preserving the ecological infrastructure of the area.
Thousands of indigenous plants and stately palms encompass the landscaping of the course. Scattered along the course are Corozo Palms which are found only in the southern coastal region of the Dominican Republic. Flame Trees are also situated along the course. This flamboyant tree blooms profusely throughout the year with bright red flowers and provides magnificent color to the course. The mascot species of the course Guavaberry, is known in many parts of the Caribbean as a mystical fruit that produces a liqueur with a woody, fruity, spicy, bitter-sweet taste all its own. 
The two signature holes are the landscaping highlight of the course. Hole 13, Gary Player’s signature hole, is a 146 yard, par-3 that features natural traps, traditional sand bunkers and an old limestone quarry that was converted into a cascading waterfall. Hole 15, one of the most difficult holes in all of the Caribbean, is a 155 yard par-3 island hole with a green that is surrounded by a 12 million-gallon lake. The green is tucked within natural, coral rock formations and two large waste bunkers.


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