Punta Espada Golf Course at Cap Cana - Hole Number 5
The fifth hole at Punta Espada is a long par 4, dogleg left, that plays downwind. There are two fairway bunkers located short right of the landing area and small bunker strategically placed at the landing area that causes the fairway on the right side to narrow. There is plenty of room to play safe on the left side but if you do, you will face a tough shot in to the green. A accurate shot hit to the right side fairway will allow you to attack the pin. A left side of the final 150 yards approach is guarded by the large waste bunker you see in the photograph.
Punte Espada is a brand new Jack Nicklaus signature golf course at the Sanctuary Cap Cana; it opened for play in April 2007 and is the first of three new courses - the second course, Las Iguanas, is well under way and should be open in mid-2009.
The Punta Espada course plays a tough 7,396 yards from the back tees (6,883 from the Gold tees) for a par of 72, a course rating of 77, and a slope of 137. A Caddy is mandatory and the cost included in the green fee - you will need to tip, however.
Green fees at the time of writing are from US$220 to US$320, which includes green fees, cart fees, caddie fees, taxes, range balls, yardage booklet, scorecard, pencil, two bottles of water per player.
Sanctuary Cap Cana is the Dominican Republic’s newest luxury resort. It first opened its doors in January of 2008, and now seems poised to become the Republic’s premier destination. With the first of three Jack Nicklaus signature courses already open for play, and having already hosted the PGA Champions Tour in April 2008, Cap Cana is also destined to become a major golf destination.
Please read my full review of the Sanctuary Cap Cana