The Punta Cana Experience

The Punta Cana Experience
Illustrations/Gary Hovland
Emanating from one developer’s golf dream, this Dominican outpost now offers two of the Caribbean’s best courses
As Frank Rainieri went about realizing his dream by developing what would be called Punta Cana on the northeastern tip of the Dominican Republic, he would sometimes find himself on a low-lying cliff with a small cove beneath him awash with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. It was here he came to dream more than 50 years ago, when he was putting together the plans that swirled in his mind about building a luxury resort with all the amenities that went with it. That little spot is now part of the Corales Golf Club, one of the finest golf destinations in the world. And while Punta Cana may not yet be as famous as its neighbor Casa de Campo, the area has its …
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