Almost 20% of Dominican Republic visitor rounds are by women
By Chris Johnston
Women who love to golf will love the Dominican Republic. Whether traveling with partner, family or friends, the Capital of Golf in the Caribbean is the perfect destination for women, with an estimated 15-20% of all visitor rounds played by women.
All golf courses are well set up for women golfers, with a range of forward tee positions carefully selected to provide a challenging and enjoyable experience for women of all handicap levels. Several golf courses also organize ladies-only golf competitions on a regular basis throughout the season.
Clubhouses offer excellent facilities for women, including dedicated locker rooms with shower cubicles and amenities, including vanity units with hair dryers, straighteners and branded toiletries as well as pro shops stocked with apparel and golf footwear from top golf brands.
Fancy the occasional round but don’t want to be weighed down by traveling with your golf clubs? No problem. There are premium-branded ladies’ rental golf club sets available at courses throughout the country. Many resorts and courses also have ladies’ golf shoes that can be rented by the round or longer.
Golfers will also appreciate the complimentary transfers to and from golf courses by associated hotels and resorts. Some courses include transfers from other hotels in the area within their green fees, making for hassle-free journeys.
Golf carts are mandatory at most courses, so there is no need to worry about cart availability. Carts generally come stocked with cold water bottles in coolers packed with ice. Courses offer players iced towels to freshen up before a round and to cool down when stepping off the 18th green.
For golfing couples, the Dominican Republic is made for romance with its beautiful, white-sand beaches edged by palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze and lapped by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Romantic accommodation options include double hydro spa tubs, whirlpool spa baths or even private infinity pools in your room or on your sea-view terrace, alongside canopied beds with a view beyond your private balcony out to the sparkling sea.
Villas offer a great option for groups of ladies or couples travelling together on golfing vacations. Several resorts offer villas as part of their accommodations, some offering catered meals in the villa as well as self-catering and in-resort dining. You can also stay in a private villa alongside a golf course or in a beachside location. Some villas come complete with their own hostess and a chef who can buy food and drink for guests and then cook it to serve on a terrace overlooking the sea - an unbeatable way to cap off the perfect golfing day.