Ocean club

The exclusive Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club opens in the Dominican Republic


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Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club, a private residential resort community being developed on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, is destined to become the most exclusive private property on the Caribbean island. Developped by Discovery Land CompanyPlaya Grande is located on a seven-mile stretch of the Atlantic coast, with over 2,200 lush acres that include pristine hidden beaches and stretches of pristine rainforest on the hillsides.

The club will offer unrivaled amenities, starting with an 18-hole championship golf course, redesigned by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, which is now open. The famous course was originally designed by Jones’ father, Robert Trent Jones, in the late 1990s. Playa Grande will also offer a spa and wellness centre, golf club and numerous sporting activities and recreation on land and sea.


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Discovery Land Company has developed exclusive residential complexes around the world

Discovery is responsible for developing some of the world’s best-known exclusive residential communities, including Kuki’o in Kohala, Hawaii; Baker’s Bay in the Bahamas; El Dorado in Los Cabos, Mexico; Iron Horse in Whitefish, Montana; and Gozzer Ranch in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to name a few.

What’s the secret ? “We provide a sense of place in all aspects of our communities, along with an attention to detail that helps create unforgettable experiences for every family member,” says Mike Meldman, CEO and Visionary Founder of Discovery, who adds that the Playa Grande golf course is one of the best courses in the company’s portfolio with an impressive 10 oceanfront holes. (See Forbes magazine’s “Follow The Leader” article for more on Michael Meldman and Discovery Land Company).


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For the club master plan, Discovery engaged VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture and worked with Discovery Design to create the residential architecture and interior design. The design of the residences will vary by neighborhood, but will offer both contemporary designs and authentic Caribbean-style villas. Each villa will blend seamlessly into the surrounding tropical surroundings with indoor/outdoor living spaces that include floor-to-ceiling windows and modern high-end appliances and fixtures. Backyards will include pools, cabanas, grilling areas and casitas. Buyers will work with design teams to furnish their homes to the highest standards.


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Luxury residences and hospitality sites

Playa Grande will include 350 residences and hospitality sites, with beachfront cliff properties, golf and coastal villasbeach chalets and mountain villas. Amanera Founder Villas will also be available, with additional Amanera-branded residences. To date, 53 batches have been released, of which around 25 have been sold.

Residences will range from 1,700 square feet to over 10,000 square feet and offer between two and six bedrooms. Developer-built residences, which will start at $2.5 million, will cost about $500 more per square foot to build with an all-inclusive purchase price averaging $1,200 per square foot.


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Only 60 residences and 16 golf club units will be located along the golf course, a small number compared to other developments in the Dominican Republic which can offer a similar number on just two or three holes.

A remarkable residence, called The Promontory, is located 80 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, in the center of Playa Grande’s iconic 7 mile coastline. This 3-acre resort is a tropical oasis that offers spectacular 270-degree views from Amanera Resort in the west to Playa Grande Beach in the east. The buyer of this first custom home site will work with world-renowned architect John Heah to design the residence, which will be fully maintained by Aman.


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Personalized real estate lots

The first phase of Playa Grande will offer 14 custom estate lots, ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 acres with prices ranging from $7 million to $14 million. These lots can accommodate any size home a buyer wishes to build on the building envelope, subject to community design review approval.


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Land 10 is the cornerstone of the Western Cliff Estate neighborhood. Priced at $14 million, it is unique in both size and shape, featuring spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean with a stunning backdrop of the town of Cabarete and Mount Isabel de Torres in the background. far. This spectacular 3.47 acre custom home site sits 80 feet above the water and features an incredible 630 feet of ocean frontage.

Unlike other Dominican golf/residential developments, which have thousands of members and are open to the public, Playa Grande Golf and Ocean Club will cap membership at less than 500; furthermore, club membership is only extended to landowners. Currently, the membership fee is $125,000 with an annual fee of $25,000.


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Club amenities will be expanded

The equipment of the club will be numerous. The first phase will feature a wide range of dining options, including a Latin American/Caribbean BBQ, as well as a fine dining restaurant and a beach club restaurant. On the golf field itself, there are three Discovery comfort stations: Las Brasas restaurant is located near the 1st tee and serves fresh farm-to-table cuisine, The Point comfort station behind the 4th green offers golfers views as well as a pizza oven and bar and Caverna Casamigos, a natural open-air sea cave, will be available on the back nine in 2019.


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Phase two of the development will include a golf club restaurant, a beach club restaurant and a mountain club restaurant. The club will include a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a lap pool. There are also plans to build a world-class spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and private changing rooms as well as resort-style pools. The community will also house an organic farm and activity barn designed for all ages.


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A renowned recreational and lifestyle concierge program

Discovery’s acclaimed Leisure and Lifestyle Concierge Program is designed to help members explore all that Playa Grande has to offer, providing local knowledge and professional security while creating family memories that will be treasured for years to come. years.

the Outdoor activities the team will help organize group and personalized activities. Water sports include scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and Seabobs. There will also be deep-sea fishing, sailing and boating trips on the club’s motorboat. In addition to tennis and pickleball courts, the property also offers a 1,500-foot ocean zipline and ATV adventures, plus miles of running, biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails along the beach. and through the property’s mountain reserve.


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Playa Grande has partnered with the five-star Amanera Hotel (an Aman resort) to welcome its members and their guests through the purchase and construction process, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of ownership and convenience immediately. membership.

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