Golf is treated as just another amenity on most Caribbean islands. It's something to do between the last scuba dive and the first rum punch; it’s seldom the primary focus of a vacation.
Although the hotels in the Dominican Republic do not number among the Caribbean’s finest, there are nonetheless some luxurious places to stay.
Kanha National Park, a remote 750-square-mile tract of forest in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, was the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Most visitors can expect to see a tiger if they stay for two or three nights.
Golf in the Dominican Republic has received a fair amount of attention lately: the PGA now holds an annual Champions Tour event at Cap Cana every spring and the Golf Channel’s popular “Big Break” series is set in the D.R. this fall.
When Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Dominican Republic, he declared it “the fairest land under Heaven.” But despite its beauty, the country has endured a traumatic history, including the regime of dictator Rafael Trujillo.