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“Excellent course and staff”

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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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I've been playing this course, along with my buddies from Canada and Argentina, every May (for the whole month) since it was rebuilt a few years back (as well as the older course for many years before that). The course is beautiful, in excellent condition and very well maintained. It's challenging from the longer tees, with considerable water and traps all around. Anything off the fairway is probably unfindable because of the dense tropical vegetation. The fairways are pretty wide but you will lose several golf balls on this course until you learn to play it, but once you do you should score well. The fairways are relatively hard so you get a great roll. Unfortunately that long roll can roll into the water if you play long with anything more than a slight draw or fade. Greens are not easy to hold but putt well, somewhat slower than my greens here in California. I play Precept Laddie X or Top Flite Gamer golf balls (I'm in my sixties) and these work well here in the warm weather here, long yet play well around the greens. The golf staff are outstanding, friendly and attentive. Over the years these guys have become great friends. We always look forward to seeing them. This course is definitely one to play in Punta Cana.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Excellent Pete Dye course challanging and target golf, if you decide to go long and not tooo straight then bring lots of balls the couse eats them alive!

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

A great course attached to the Barcelo resort. Fairways immaculate, some interesting and difficult holes and great greens.

1  Thank StheBRIT
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a very nice interior golf course that is very playable. Range facilities are limited but nice staff. Be sure and look for the flamingos on the lake between 14 and 15.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Short course, but plenty of trouble. Some 450 yard par fours, and plenty of water to carry to keep it challenging. I played the tips because of the yardage, but probably would have enjoyed it more from an easier tee box. $65 cart rental per person seems excessive.

1  Thank Fred W
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