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Playa Grande Golf Course

Autopista No. 5 | Playa Grande, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
+1 809-582-0860
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Katastrophic management for a beautiful paradise

We played the golf course of the amanara resort "playa grande" and ended up paying USD... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Franz S
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
Don't waste your time. Not open to public.

What was once a great golf coarse is now closed to the public. I drive by there at least once a... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Peterborough, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible23%
9 Mar 2017
“Katastrophic management for a beautiful paradise”
30 Dec 2016
“Don't waste your time. Not open to public.”
Autopista No. 5 | Playa Grande, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
+1 809-582-0860
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Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Franz S
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...More

1  Thank marlburoman
Reviewed 30 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...More

1  Thank harrygonzo
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...More

2  Thank irietl
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank Pete M
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...More

3  Thank Cptn B
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank SJP1030
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
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.

Thank SUVrider
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mike p
4 June 2016|
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Response from irietl | Reviewed this property |
Unless you want to spend at $700 a night or more for a room you can't play the golf course.
18 January 2015|
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Response from Cptn B | Reviewed this property |
Thay was Grand Vantana, or the Iberostar in PP