Corales Golf Club in Dominican Republic Insider Review
An Insightful Interview With Jay Overton, Director of Golf
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Jay Overton who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 2010, Corales is an exclusive and dramatic 18-hole course with six Caribbean Oceanside holes. Designed along the natural cliffs, bays, ocean coves and the inland lakes and coralina quarries, Corales Golf Course rates among the World's finest Golf Experiences. The exhilarating challenge culminates playing the Devil's Elbow, Corales's last three holes. The Devil's Elbow features the striking eighteenth hole with a dramatic forced carry over the cliff lined Bay of Corales, an inspired capstone to a memorable and breathtaking golf experience.
Aside from one of the premiere Punta Cana golf courses, the Corales residential community features a private enclave of luxurious homes and golf view estate lots. The seven hundred acres of the Corales community are just a part of the extensive acreage of the Punta Cana Resort & Club. Membership opportunities await both Corales Residents as well as the homeowners through out the Resort. With the Resort owning the Punta Cana International Airport and the airport's private VIP Terminal located in Corales, not only is accessing Corales convenient but flight paths are detoured as not to disturb the peace of this exclusive residential community nor to break the concentration of the Club's golfers.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
They should not play it unless they want to avoid the mistake of not playing one of the great courses anywhere and the best course in the Caribbean!
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Avoid the Caribbean Sea on the six Oceanside holes and bring your best short game with you to neutralize the genius of Tom Fazio's green complexes!
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
The repeated fantastic comments of the guests I greet daily! That is all that matters!
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our 18th Hole!!!!!! "The Mother of all Golf Holes" as deemed by our Founder Frank Rainieri! The exhilarating challenge culminates playing the Devil's Elbow, Corales's last three holes. The Devil's Elbow features the striking eighteenth hole with a dramatic forced carry over the cliff lined Bay of Corales, an inspired capstone to a memorable and breathtaking golf experience!
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Our 18th Hole!!!!!! With eleven different teeing areas the hole can be played from impossible to forgiving! Tip?? Stay left from tee to green to avoid the beautiful but treacherous Bay of Corales!
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
DISH - The hot pressed 18th! "The Mother of all Sandwiches" 14 inch Jumbo Dominican with Swiss, Gouda, Cheddar, Turkey Pastrami, Grilled Chicken, Ham, Salami, "special jerk mayo" and served on a French Baguette!
DRINK - "El Codo del Diablo" ( The Devil's Elbow) Made with local Brugal Blanco, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lime & Orange Juice.
Our Club specialty named after our final three holes, the "Devil`s Elbow" features Dominican Rum and is an oversized and alluring challenge befitting CORALES!
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
El Codo del Diablo has prevented one!!
Back Tee Stats
Corales Golf Club
Puntacana Dominican Republic
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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