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top-10 finish that helped propel him to receiving his tour card. "Corales is a spectacularly beautiful golf course," says Power. "It's going to be breezy, but it gives golfers of all skill levels a chance to score well. The fairways are generous, the greens are in fantastic condition and the finishing ocean holes are among the most beautiful I've ever seen." Nearby, La Cana Golf Course showcases legendary course architect P.B. Dye's mastery with 27 holes that Golf Magazine rated as the No. 1 course in the Carib- bean. "The combination we have in La Cana with 27 holes offers the best of ocean and inland-course designs, testing scratch and weekend golfers alike," says La Cana head pro George Riley. "The ball sits up nicely on the pas- palum turf, always delivering a good lie. People have high expectations when they come to Punta Cana, and we make sure we deliver." Both courses make use of paspalum, the environmentally friendly turf receptive to salt- water irrigation and able to thrive in tropical conditions. Island Exploration Golfers aren't the only ones finding paradise in Punta Cana. Waxhaw resident Dominican cuisine is carefully curated and prepared with colorful island flair. Golf Magazine rated La Cana Golf Course No. 1 in the Caribbean. Savory fresh seafood on sticky rice is a staple at La Yola Restaurant. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2017 82 Escape

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