Dominican Republic – Golf at Corales – Photo Guide

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

© Pedro Hansson - On our way to Corales
© Pedro Hansson – On our way to Corales

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.

© Pedro Hansson - Sunrise at Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Sunrise at Corales
© Pedro Hansson - Sunrise at Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Sunrise at Corales

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.

© Pedro Hansson - Corales, hole 3
© Pedro Hansson – Corales, hole 3

There is always time for some Photo-nerd stuff🙂

© Pedro Hansson - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Corales

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

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 7 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 7 – Corales

…and towards the green (this photo is a bit blurry)

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 7 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 7 – Corales

Some trouble on the way (same hole)

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 7 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 7 – Corales

Breathtaking views from tee shots 8 and 9. This is at 8. Click on the image to see all the details. Spectacular view!

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 8 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 8 – Corales

From fairway hole 9, towards green hole 8

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 9 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 9 – Corales

Fairway Hole 10 – Not much to complain about here

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 10 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 10 – Corales

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!

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 11 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 11 – Corales

Mushrooms on the 12

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 12 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 12 – Corales

Towards green 13

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 13 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 13 – Corales

Fairway on 17. Can it be better?

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 17 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 17 – Corales

Fairway on 18. After the tee-shot, towards the tee. How brave are you?

© Pedro Hansson - Hole 18 - Corales
© Pedro Hansson – Hole 18 – Corales

To summarize the day. One of the best courses I’ve ever played.

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