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“Exquisite”

Barcelo Lakes Golf Course
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$165.00*
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The Lakes Golf Club at Barcelo Hotel in Punta Cana
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Burnaby
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

I have played this course for the past eight years. Four years ago they reseeded the fairways and changed a few holes to improve the layout - it went from an OK course to an excellent layout. The addition of a chipping and putting area just added to the facilitie's ambience. The fairways are superlative, greens are undulating as well as difficult to read while the sand traps could use a makeover. The course is challenging when the wind has subsided and extremely difficult when the winds are howling ( especially the last three holes ). Accuracy off the tee is a must if you intend to shoot your handicap. One tip would be to put away your driver on certain holes and use a long iron or three wood to keep your tee shot on the course rather than in one of the many water hazards. I generally shoot in the low eighties but on this course I am usually in the high eighties to low nineties ( depending on wind conditions ).
The staff at the course are friendly and knowlegeable and deserving of a tip.
Leave your clubs at the course during your stay at the resort and after a round shower up in their clubhouse - excellent facilities.
Lunch is served up outside next to the chipping/putting area.
Enjoy.

Visited April 2012
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Oxford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very nice course”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Played twice.. Bring lots of balls?. Great challenging course.. Kind of pricey for the cart fee. Most I have ever played $65.. But had fun

Visited February 2013
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omaha
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“Beautiful Golf Course, but expensive”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was a very beautiful golf course. I just felt like the price was advertised incorrectly. Our hotel boasted "free golf, just pay for the cart". Well the cart rental was $65 per person, per round, plus $40 for club rental per person, plus balls, tees, and everything else. It cost over $300 for 2 of us to golf 18 holes. Too pricey for advertising "free" golf.

Visited March 2013
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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“Great Place”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a great layout very well taken care of and when they say all inclueseve they meen it.Great food after the round big club house and bar with great servece.Bring extra balls and have a great time.

Visited February 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Beautiful Golf Course”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Course was recently redone within the last few years. Beautiful job, and well maintained.

Practice facilities on site for chipping, putting, sand shots, as well as a driving range.

Depending on the time of year you play the green fees/cart fees vary. Guests staying at Barcelo Bavaro Beach or Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe get included green fees depending on the length of stay at the resort. They also offer rental clubs, lessons, etc.

Golf course offers a number of different tees: black, golf, blue, white and red; so there should be something for everyone.

A lot of water and sand traps. Beware of the sand, lots of coral in various sizes, some very large. We found ourselves picking the larger pieces out of the sand to prevent damage to our clubs.

Green fees are included for Barcelo resort guests, but you are still required to pay for cart, which was $65 per person while we were there, so not really free green fees.

There is a restaurant in the club house where you can have breakfast before teeing off. This restaurant is also available for lunch and supper. At supper time, it offers A La Carte meals, and no reservations required. Food is fantastic here, a hidden gem.

Over all, this is a fantastic golf course, and should provide a good challenge for all skill levels.

Visited February 2013
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