Tourism June 24, 2016 | 8:56 am

Dominican Republic is teed up perfectly for women golfers

Dominican Republic. – Women who love to golf will love theDominican Republic. Whether traveling with partner, family or friends, theCapital of Golf in the Caribbean is the perfect destination for women, with anestimated 15 to 20 percent of all visitor rounds played by women.

All golf courses are well set up for women golfers, with arange of forward tee positions carefully selected to provide a challenging andenjoyable experience for women of all handicap levels. Several golf coursesalso organize ladies-only golf competitions on a regular basis throughout theseason.

Clubhouses offer excellent facilities for women, includingdedicated locker rooms with shower cubicles and amenities, including vanityunits with hair dryers, straighteners and branded toiletries as well as proshops stocked with apparel and golf footwear from top golf brands.

Fancy the occasional round but don’t want to be weigheddown by traveling with your golf clubs? No problem. There are premium-brandedladies’ rental golf club sets available at courses throughout the country. Manyresorts and courses also have ladies’ golf shoes that can be rented by theround or longer.

Golfers will also appreciate the complimentary transfers toand from golf courses by associated hotels and resorts. Some courses includetransfers from other hotels in the area within their green fees, making forhassle-free journeys.

Golf carts are mandatory at most courses, so there is noneed to worry about cart availability. Carts generally come stocked with coldwater bottles in coolers packed with ice. Courses offer players iced towels tofreshen up before a round and to cool down when stepping off the 18th green.

For golfing couples, the Dominican Republic is made forromance with its beautiful, white-sand beaches edged by palm trees swaying inthe tropical breeze and lapped by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.Romantic accommodation options include double hydro spa tubs, whirlpool spabaths or even private infinity pools in your room or on your sea-view terrace,alongside canopied beds with a view beyond your private balcony out to thesparkling sea.

Villas offer a great option for groups of ladies or couplestravelling together on golfing vacations. Several resorts offer villas as partof their accommodations, some offering catered meals in the villa as well asself-catering and in-resort dining. You can also stay in a private villaalongside a golf course or in a beachside location. Some villas come completewith their own hostess and a chef who can buy food and drink for guests andthen cook it to serve on a terrace overlooking the sea—an unbeatable way to capoff the perfect golfing day.

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