Fore! With world-class courses in spectacular destinations, Barceló Hotel Group makes golf lovers dreams come true, 365 days a year. When you’re staying at the all-inclusive Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Occidental Costa Cancún, Occidental Tucancún or Barceló Aruba, you’ll have a chance to play on world-class courses, surrounded by the Caribbean’s legendary natural beauty.
The Lakes Barceló Golf Course
The Course: If you mention the name P.B. Dye to a golf aficionado, his or her eyes will light up. Dye is renowned the world over for his incredible course designs that blend classic fairway beauty with innovative style. Playing on a P.B. Dye course isn’t just a day out on the links – it’s an immersive experience. Recently, the designer set his sights on Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort’s 18-hole, par-72 Lakes Golf Course.
Capitalizing on the natural beauty of the Bávaro area, the meticulously manicured course features rolling fairways that traverse through a lush mangrove forest, with 25 inland lakes and 122 strategically positioned bunkers. In other words, welcome to a golf-lover’s paradise suited for all levels of experience. Meanwhile, the clubhouse features a beautiful terrace overlooking the 18th green, with a fully stocked golf shop featuring Men’s and Ladies golf apparel and equipment. The 19th Hole is home to a full restaurant bar, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dominican golf packages: But wait – it gets better. Check out a host of seasonal golf packages at the Lakes Barceló Golf Course that will get you out on the greens in style and comfort.
After the Last Hole: Enjoy a glamorous night out at the recently renovated 24-hour Bávaro Casino (located in the Barceló Bávaro Palace hotel), where you’ll find exciting table games like Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Poker and Texas Holdem, along with 150 slot machines to try your luck on. Ka-ching!
Cancún Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok
The Course: Designed by the famed course architect Robert Trent Jones, Pok-Ta-Pok is one Cancún’s most beloved golfing experiences. Even more, it’s easily accessible from Occidental Costa Cancún and Occidental Tucancún. In his design, Trent Jones cannily incorporated some amazing features that already existed on the site. Most amazing is a lengthy stretch of gorgeous shoreline and ancient Mayan ruins. Fun fact: the course’s name comes from the Mayan’s traditional ballgame. Cancún Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Poki is located in the heart of the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone) and only 20 minutes from Cancún’s International Airport.
After the Last Hole: Cancún’s Boulevard Kukulcán is filled with great dining options, ranging from authentic Mexican cuisine to classic comfort food. If you’re in the mood for fresher-than-fresh seafood, don’t miss El Fritanga, where the shrimp tacos are legendary.
Tierra del Sol Aruba
The Course: Designed by renowned Robert Trent Jones II, the magnificent Tierra del Sol is the only 18-hole championship golf course on Aruba. Tierra del Sol is conveniently located just 10 minutes by taxi from the all-inclusive Barceló Aruba. The fairways offer all kinds of challenges and fun. But that’s only half of the appeal of Tierra del Sol. As you traverse the course’s gorgeous fairways, remember to soak in panoramic views of the ocean and ruggedly beautiful desert landscapes. Even more, this is a state-of-the-art Caribbean golf destination. The course’s Par View GPS yardage system provides golfers with a virtual view of the field to help vacationing “pros” with their shots. It also offers electronic scoring, including leader board and track skins for groups. Whether you’re a par shooter or a high handicapper, you’ll love Tierra del Sol.
After the Last Hole: Make plans to enjoy Aruba’s national pastime: enjoying the magical sunsets at Palm Beach, where the recently renovated Barceló Aruba is located. At about 5:30 p.m., head out on the balcony of your room or in one of its three bars, with a cocktail in hand, and enjoy mother nature’s fireworks display.
Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya
The Course: Located just a five-minute walk from the all-inclusive Royal Hideaway Playacar, the Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya (formerly the Playacar Golf Club) is a Mayan Riviera gem. Here, golfers will find perfectly maintained greens and challenging features for even the most skilled links goers. A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course, Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya’s 18 holes are set on a natural reserve with mangroves, exotic flora and fauna, spectacular Caribbean Sea panoramas and undulating fairways. A word of warning: the scenery here is so good, your game may suffer!
After the Last Hole: To relax and unwind after your Caribbean golf adventure, pay a visit to Royal Hideaway Playacar’s Tequilaria, a beautiful space dedicated to tequila in all its forms. Offering both classic and more esoteric selections of Mexico’s signature spirit, you’ll enjoy a program of tequila produced by small, micro producers.