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Address: Autopista No. 5 | Playa Grande, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
+1 809-582-0860

Located on the north coast of Dominican Republic near the town of Rio San...

Located on the north coast of Dominican Republic near the town of Rio San Juan, Playa Grande is the last course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. The par 72 course sits atop towering cliffs overlooking the beach and sea, providing extraordinary views.

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nice long beach, too many vendors

Beautiful and long beach, you can walk for hours. Many stray dogs on the beach. We are dog lovers so we were not bothered. The vendors kept following us. There were many vendors... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2014
Markham, ON
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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We played the golf course of the amanara resort "playa grande" and ended up paying USD 340.- What was nasty about this: when we inquired on the phone prior to our visit the information we received was that green fee is USD 250.- Once in the proshop the lady at the counter informed us that the greenfee is USD 250... More 

Thank Franz S
Peterborough, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

What was once a great golf coarse is now closed to the public. I drive by there at least once a month and have yet to see anyone golfing. The only way to get on the coarse is to buy an overpriced house on their property. Simply pathetic.

Thank marlburoman
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The place is empty because the brothers of the bonfires of the vanities from New York want this place to themselves...it is way to expensive...not worth the drive to get there and is ready for the aman group to take it over...what a complete and utter waste of a beautiful track of land..the only people who play here come by... More 

1 Thank harrygonzo
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

At one time this course was spectacular as far as the views but the course was in poor shape. Then the Aman group took over and made It almost impossible to play unless you have the big money to spend. This property is a good two hour drive from Puerto Plata and unless you pay the ridiculous price to stay... More 

1 Thank irietl
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The newly redone Playa Grande golf course is a challenging but fair with tons of fun spots to drive the green over the cliffs to try for that eagle or birdie! Reese Jones is extraordinarily talented.

1 Thank Douglas L
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2015

I played this course back in 2011 and thought it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been except the course was in terrible shape and nobody cared about it. I played this course the other day expecting the conditions to improve after the major redesign because of Aman resorts. The conditions were still terrible and they... More 

1 Thank Pete M
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

My golf buddy's and I have played this golf course from aprox. 2003 to 2013. Every year the course got worse but the layout around the ocean was spectacular. The staff and caddy's became our friends and were very personable. Now that the Aman group have taken over they have re done the golf course and it should be amazing.... More 

3 Thank Cptn B
Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I played this course many years ago; spectacular location, course not in very good shape. Ive been looking to play again, have inquired about course status multiple times. Look at the photos of the course - fairways look like the grass/sod was laid in the dark....I think I will travel elsewhere. I've also inquired of Rees Jones about the course... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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115 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Almost every hole on this beautiful golf course has an incredible view of the Caribbean, and is fun to play.

1 Thank Franz H
Markham, ON
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Beautiful and long beach, you can walk for hours. Many stray dogs on the beach. We are dog lovers so we were not bothered. The vendors kept following us. There were many vendors on the beach.

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