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Golfing at Campo Golf Playa Grande, Dominican Republic

Playa Grande Golf Club, Dominican Republic

The most gorgeous green-side view I've ever had.

While on the Dominican Republic, my wife and I were fortunate enough to get a day away together so we could play a round of golf. Earlier in the week, we’d visited Playa Grande as a family. Adjacent to this beach, high up on the bluffs, is a magnificent set of 18 holes called (drumroll) … Playa Grande Golf Club. It is the last course of Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s career, and with the exception of some pocky greenskeeping here and there, it is stellar. Continue reading

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Sosua, Dominican Republic

Sosua, Dominican Republic

In Colorado, where I live, you can see forever. Drive in from our airport (whose code should be BFE, not DEN), and you can easily see Pikes Peak some 80 miles south, and Longs Peak, some 55 miles to the north. Compass points of comfort — I grew up always knowing my place in this big, wide landscape.

Sosua, Dominican Republic

I bring this up because the Dominican Republic couldn’t be any more different in this regard. Driving along the North Coast Highway, from Puerto Plata to Playa Grande, you hardly ever see the ocean even though its within spitting distance to the left. Trees and development obscure the view most of the way, with only a few tantalizing glimpses of cerulean blue here and there. Continue reading

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Playa Grande, Dominican Republic

Playa Grande, Dominican Republic

Playa Grande. Big Beach. Not the most imaginative name, but its a name I won’t forget. That’s because this is the beach you dream about on a winter’s day as you are stowed away in a cubicle in some northern city. Sugary golden sand, ever-changing surf and palm trees that burst open like fireworks. It’s as though it were designed for a Corona commercial. Continue reading

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Cabarete on the North Shore of the Dominican Republic

Cabarete beach sunset, Dominican Republic

Hailey, Varenna and I just returned last weekend from a six-day vacation in Cabarete, a beach town on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. We traveled with Hailey’s mom, Diana, who instigated the trip last April. The logic was like many vacations hatched for this time of the year: some place warm, with sand and surf. No other requirements.

Road side concession stand and dancers, Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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