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Dominican Golf Trip

UPDATE: Only Room for One More Team for our January 2025 Trip!

Have you ever wondered why people without kids opt for summer vacations to tropical places when it’s already warm locally? Personally, I prefer escaping the long, cold winters of Western Pennsylvania for some sun. For the past 15 years, I’ve had the honor of hosting groups on an unparalleled golf experience in the Dominican Republic. The top choice for lodging in Punta Cana for these golf trips is the stunning Westin, just five minutes from the airport.

Golf is the sole reason I’ve traveled to the Dominican Republic over 30 times. While the beaches are breathtaking, the food is top-notch, and the people are among the kindest you’ll meet, it’s the golf that keeps bringing me back. This truly is one of the world’s greatest golf trips, featuring some of the most incredible ocean holes anywhere.

If you haven’t experienced Punta Espada and Corales, you haven’t truly experienced the ultimate golf getaway! This trip is all-inclusive, making it even more enticing. Once you arrive, you don’t have to worry about a budget, and it’s a relief not having to track every expenditure.

We assume we’ve piqued your interest in the Dominican Republic and its amazing golf courses. If you’re eager to escape the seasonal doldrums of Western Pennsylvania, let’s talk weather. The Dominican Republic offers abundant sunshine with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the low to mid-70s nearly every day of the year. Why risk cold and rainy weather in Florida in January and February when you can enjoy guaranteed sun and fun in the Dominican? “I was so tired of receiving pictures from Tom Poljak every January and February from Dominican golf courses while I was stuck in Pittsburgh,” joked Tri-State Section member Steve Kusenko. “I’m so glad I finally went on this trip. I’ll return every year for sure.”

Let’s Talk Golf in the Dominican!

Punta Espada – Opened in 2006:
With eight holes bordering or crossing the ocean, Punta Espada is ranked #1 in the Caribbean and Mexico by Golfweek and #63 in the world by Golf Digest. Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this course offers a unique golf experience like no other. The biggest challenge? Keeping your head down amid such breathtaking scenery.

Corales – Opened in 2010:
This Tom Fazio-designed gem features natural cliffs, bays, and an ocean cove. With the ocean prominent on six holes and inland lakes capturing your attention on the other 12, Corales offers a challenging and scenic experience. The final three holes, known as the “Devil’s Elbow,” will test every shot in your bag. Listen carefully to your forecaddie on the 18th hole’s tee shot over the Bay of Corales.

La Cana:
This incredible 27-hole layout by P.B. Dye offers 14 spectacular holes with ocean views. As one of the most popular courses in the Dominican Republic, La Cana is known for its paspalum grass, which can be watered with sea water, a first in the Caribbean. The staff and caddies at both La Cana and Corales are among the finest and friendliest you’ll find anywhere.

January Dominican Golf Classic Details:

  • Event Type: Two-person better ball handicapped event
  • Dates: Arrive Tuesday, January 14th, and depart Sunday, January 19th
  • Duration: 5 Days with 4 Rounds of Golf
  • Accommodation: 5-Night all-inclusive stay at The Westin Punta Cana
  • Rate: $3,950 per person with double occupancy (two golfers sharing a room)
  • Golf: Two rounds at Corales, one round at La Cana, and one round at Punta Espada
  • Extras: VIP round-trip transportation, all-inclusive food and beverage

We offer options for bringing a non-golfing guest and for single rooms. “We wanted to provide many options so everyone can participate,” says host pro Tom Beeler. “If your spouse doesn’t want you to go alone, bring them along. If they don’t golf, they can enjoy the beach, pool, or spa. If they do, add them to your team. Words can’t describe how incredible both the golf and the people of the Dominican are. It truly is a golfer’s paradise.”

For more information, contact Golfer’s Lifestyle Magazine publisher Tom Poljak at or (412) 819-5154.

Tom Poljak