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The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course

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The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is the first golf course ever built in the Bavaro – Punta Cana area over 20 years ago. The Lakes golf course was designed by renowned architect P.B. Dye who personally supervised and oversaw the entire process. The course was completed and opened in December 2010 for hotel guests and the general public alike.

This championship golf course keep his original essence, the rolling fairways that traverses trough a lush mangrove forest, with 25 inland lakes and 122 strategically positioned bunkers; the golf course capitalizes on the natural beauty of the Bávaro area, incorporating native plants and species, around it’s meticulously manicured greens providing you best playing surface with the highest industry standards.

Unsurprisingly, golf is becoming an increasingly popular pastime to enjoy during holidays, and is not only a relaxing experience but also a healthy one. This sport offers you the chance to take in the great outdoors and experience magical sunsets in a natural setting while you play a round or two of golf. The Lakes @ Barcelo is the most visited course in the Bávaro / Punta Cana Area.


  • Transport to your hotel room (guests only)
  • Equipment storage and cleaning
  • Lockers and showers
  • Golf club rental (Callaway)
  • Tees and score cards
  • Cold towels
  • Practice areas (subject to charge)
  • Food and drink service on the course
  • 19th Hole Restaurant Bar
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf Shop
  • Bookings for visitors
  • Tournaments and group management

Levels of play

At 6,655 yards from the professional tees, the 18-hole, par-72 championship course was designed to suit all levels of play. The 5 tees range from 4,688 to 6,655 yards.

Rating and slope

USGA rating: Black/72.1, Gold/68.0, Blue/70.3, White/66.0 and Red/63.0
USGA slope: Black/135, Gold/119, Blue/126, White/115 and Red/107

Grass Types

Greens- Grass Variety: Sea Isle Supreme Paspalum Height of Cut: 0.130”
Fairways- Grass Variety: Sea Isle Supreme Paspalum Height of Cut: 0.400”
Rough- Grass Variety: Sea Isle Supreme Paspalum Height of Cut: 1.000”
Tees- Grass Variety: Sea Isle Supreme Paspalum Height of Cut: 0.250”


  • Golf shop
  • Callaway clubs rental
  • Free club storage
  • Practice areas
  • Golf lessons and clinic (PGA instructors)
  • Lockers and showers
  • Food and drink

Golf cart rates

All fees are per player, guest and per round; the use of a golf cart is mandatory, walking the course is not permitted.
The round of golf includes: 18 hole round of golf, beverages, warm-up bucket of range balls, free club storage, return trip transportation to your room, lockers, showers and local taxes included.

Other services

The following services are available at an additional charge:
– Callaway clubs rental ($)
– Unlimited use of the practice area ($)

Charge per accompanying guest equivalent to the players’ rate. Subject to availability.
Replay fee will apply for all guests, equivalent to the players’ rate. Subject to availability.

Dress Code

Collar shirts with sleeves are required for men, collar or sleeves are required for women, shorts must be walking length only. No swimming trunks, tennis shorts, cut-offs, jogging or gym attire will be allowed. Pants must be casual or dress slacks only. Absolutely no denim (blue) jeans, zubas, warm- ups, or sweat pants. Soft spikes or tennis shoes only, potentially damaging shoes will not be allowed on the golf course or practice area at any time