Dominican Republic: Winter Warmer

The Dominican Republic is bathed in sunshine, while back in the UK the clocks have gone back and the days seem shorter. Its dark when you wake and darker when you leave the office. Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is bathed in glorious sunshine and its manicured golf courses are only eight hours away

Golf in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

We've all been there, back in the clubhouse after a round in the pouring rain and biting wind, nursing a well-deserved drink and trying to remember what it feels like to play in shorts and polo-shirt with the sun on your back. So how lucky am I, spending a September fortnight in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, playing resort courses designed by famous names in deliciously warm weather. Roco Ki, Punta Espada and La Cana are all in fantastic condition, the latter with fours holes on the beach and a finish that runs right along the ocean front - straight from a golf magazine! Read more...

James Mason is a senior contributor for Golf Monthly magazine and editor of and has producing destination and equipment reviews for Golf Monthly, Greenside, and Middle East Golfer magazines. He has also produced destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer and Qatar Airlines. James was captain of Coventry university golf team and now plays off a 5 handicap.