Dominican Republic Golf

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The Dominican Republic is a golfer's Treasure Island. The country has been a destination among golfers ever since the Teeth of the Dog course opened in 1971. Its re-discovery, in terms of new courses, golf resorts and community development, has only occurred in the last few years. The Punta Cana Resort has one of the island's most famous courses, given that local legend Pete Dye and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus designed it. A host of equally luxurious resorts have courses developed by names such as golfing champion, Nick Faldo, and golf-course architect, Robert Trent Jones, and have ocean-view holes and tropical foliage-lined fairways. Summer months can get too hot for midday tee-offs but resorts give discounts to the hardy souls who make the effort.