Boasting a $1.6 million purse and a Winning Share of $240,000 the Cap Cana Championship golf tournament will be coming to the Dominican Republic on March 26 – March 28. The Cap Cana is part of the PGA Champions tour and is played this year at the Punta Espada golf course which was ranked as the best golf course of the Caribbean and Mexico by Golfweek magazine in it’s last published ranking.

Cap Cana is just a few minutes from the Punta Cana airport on the southeast side of the island. Punta Cana is known for it’s beautiful beaches and pristine waters. If you are a Golf fan there couldn’t be a more gorgeous place to spend a few days watching some of golfs greatest players. Some of the top names that will be playing this year are Keith Fergus, Fred Couples, Mark Weibe, Bernard Langer and Eduardo Romero.

There are three Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses in Cap Cana, with the Punta Espada considered one of the best golf courses in the region. The design of the course makes it so 8 of the 16 holes are in front of the ocean. The view from the course is spectacular. It’s little wonder that The Cap Cana Championship has continues to return after its first time in the Dominican Republic in 2008, this year being it’s third year.

Several of the All inclusive resorts in Punta Cana are offering golf travel packages to incite PGA fans to stay at their hotels so, if you plan on attending the event be sure to check around before booking your room. The nearby beaches, will keep the family occupied while you are watching the tournament and the night life in Punta Cana is sure to keep you busy during the evenings.

While most people think of the beaches, fishing, and water sports when they think of the Dominican Republic, it’s easy to see why many avid golf fans also view golf as one of the primary attractions of this island paradise called The Dominican Republic.