Following the Second Year Successfully Hosting the PGA Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Resort is Honored by the Accolade
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (4.23.2019) – Golf Digest announced that Puntacana Resort & Club is the 2019 recipient of the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Resorts – Dominican Republic. The winners of Golf Digest’s Best Resorts in the Editors’ Choice category are those which the publication would recommend to any golfer. Resorts named to Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice are first-class facilities that first and foremost have an exemplary offering of unique and quality golf courses. The accommodations must also have amenities that separate themselves above the fray.
Puntacana Resort & Club is home to 45 holes of championship golf. Between Tom Fazio’s Corales Golf Course, and P.B. Dye’s La Cana Golf Course, there are 6 oceanfront and 14 oceanview holes. In 2018, Corales Golf Course was home to the only PGA TOUR in the Caribbean, hosting the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, now in its second year.
“Golf has always been an important part of my vision for Puntacana Resort & Club, and we are extremely proud of our world class offerings,” said Grupo Puntacana Founder and Chairman Frank Rainieri. “We are honored to receive this distinction from Golf Digest, validating our hard work, passion, and desire to provide our guests a superior golf experience.”

Opened in 2010, Corales is an exclusive and dramatic 18-hole course with six Caribbean oceanside holes. Designed along the natural cliffs, bays, ocean coves and the inland lakes and coralina quarries, Corales Golf Course rates among the world’s finest golf experiences. The exhilarating challenge culminates playing the Devil’s Elbow, Corales’ last three holes. The Devil’s Elbow features the striking 18th hole with a dramatic forced carry over the cliff lined bay of Corales, an inspired capstone to a memorable and breathtaking golf experience.
La Cana Golf Club is a 27-hole golf course consisting of three nines; Tortuga, Hacienda, and Arrecife. This Punta Cana golf course features 14 holes with ocean views of the crystal blue Caribbean Sea and has become a favorite of golfers from all over the world. Keeping in line with Puntacana Resort & Club’s efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible, La Cana Golf Club was the first course in the Caribbean to use paspalum, a grass seed that can be watered using sea water.
About Puntacana Resort & Club (www.puntacana.com)
The development of Grupo Puntacana dates back to 1969 when Dominican businessman Frank R. Rainieri and Theodore W. Kheel, the late prominent New York attorney and labor mediator, created a partnership to construct a resort and real estate community that respects the natural habitat of Punta Cana while offering a world-class vacation experience. Maintaining a dedication to sustainable tourism, Puntacana Resort & Club has since grown to encompass over 26 square miles and now includes luxury hotel Tortuga Bay; The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club; the Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village; the Six Senses Spa; Oscar de la Renta Tennis Center; Grupo Puntacana Foundation;
seven residential communities (Corales, Hacienda, Hacienda del Mar, Marina, Arrecife, Playa Serena and Tortuga); a full-service marina; eight restaurants; a shopping village; 45 holes of championship golf over two golf courses and Punta Cana International Airport, a modern facility that incorporates innovative and eco-friendly design. Currently, Punta Cana is the most highly visited Caribbean destination and is easily accessible from all over the globe.