As mentioned in yesterday’s post I visited Dominican Republic last week. During the trip we played four courses, Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog), Punta Espada Cap Cana and Corales; and they are all truly amazing! This short “photo guide” is from Corales, which is an amazing course! The finish, the layout and the atmosphere are great, and the views are truly spectacular. If it were all about finish, this IS the best course I’ve ever played.
The course is quite young compared to others, but I guess with names like Oscar De La Renta and Julio Iglesias as partners, and designed by Tom Fazio the possibilities for great economy and resources are all there. If you have the chance to play this course, don’t miss it!
The camera used for taking these photos is a Sony RX-100.
External link to the golf course: Corales Golf
Since we tried to maximize our days we always started early. Rise and shine between four and five (this day at five), pick up breakfast in the lobby and then going straight to the club. This day started a little different when we met two other cars in OUR lane on the Highway. It all went well, but I guess we all were quite awake after that.
When entering the golf course we were greeted by an amazing sunrise.
On hole 1 and 2 it were all about focus to try to get the game going. I didn’t play good golf during the day, but the views almost me forget about it completely. This is a photo from hole 3, with the green in the background.
There is always time for some Photo-nerd stuff 🙂
Hole 7 – A Par 5 towards the Sea, with some spectacular views when entering the green. This is a view towards tee, after the tee-shot
…and towards the green (this photo is a bit blurry)
Some trouble on the way (same hole)
Breathtaking views from tee shots 8 and 9. This is at 8. Click on the image to see all the details. Spectacular view!
From fairway hole 9, towards green hole 8
Fairway Hole 10 – Not much to complain about here
Hole 11 – A lengthy Par 3. 265 yards from back tee! Glad we didn’t play it from that tee that day. Amazing nature around the hole!
Mushrooms on the 12
Towards green 13
Fairway on 17. Can it be better?
Fairway on 18. After the tee-shot, towards the tee. How brave are you?
To summarize the day. One of the best courses I’ve ever played.