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Travel News With seven golf courses offering 86 holes on or overlooking the ocean, the Dominican Republic truly is golf’s Caribbean queen. Dubbed the “Pebble Beach of the Caribbean” for its dramatic layout, every one of Playa Grande’s 18 holes offers stirring views of the Atlantic Ocean, more than half of them playing right along the edge of 100-foot sea cliffs. It’s reopening, following a redesign of six of the course’s back nine holes to accommodate the new Amanera Resort hotel on the cliff edge, has resulted in the final five holes being routed along the cliffs parallel to the ocean. This takes the country’s total of ocean view holes from 68 to 86, while the number of holes alongside the sea has gone up from the previous 27. Offering three dozen golf courses around the country, Morocco has plenty to enthral visitors on a golfing break. But the country’s allure extends far beyond its verdant fairways and greens. There’s a world of possibilities waiting for those who want more from their golf holiday – whether you prefer to visit cultural sites and historic attractions, admire its Moorish architecture, go shopping in ancient souks or modern retail centres, enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, hit the beach or simply relax at your hotel, everything is close to the fairways, giving the chance to enjoy them at leisure after a round. The Costa Daurada Golf Association is pleased to announce that from March 1st 2016, they will offer a “Golf Shuttle”-service between its hotels, golf courses and the two airports serving our golf destination (Barcelona and Reus). By adding this service the visiting golfers can enjoy a golfing offer without having to use rental cars. The “Golf Shuttle