Amanera, Playa Grande, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
Amanera, Playa Grande Resort
  • Location: Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
  • Rooms: 20+
  • Courses: One
  • Amenities: Two restaurants / beaches / spa / pool
  • Also good for: Best for Luxury

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6 things you need to know

  • Best time to go: November through April.
  • Daily stay-and-plays start at: $1,650
  • Golf experience: A Rees Jones oceanside stunner.
  • Best non-golf amenity: Nature walks around the mountains encircling Playa Grande.
  • While you're there: Dive into the kitesurfing.
  • Insider tip: Take advantage of the hotel transportation. Amanera is more than an hour from the airport, on mountain roads.


On the Dominican Republic’s Gold Coast on Playa Grande Beach, this all-casita-and-casa resort is a monument to upscale luxury. Surrounded by natural beauty it’s an outdoor-enthusiast’s paradise with endless water sports, outdoor yoga and spa treatments, plus hiking in the nearby mountains. The Rees Jones-designed course is one of the more spectacular in the region. All 18 holes have a view of the ocean with 10 holes directly on the water, clinging to the cliffs, including the last five. It’s a closing act you won’t soon forget.