This course has been recently been taken over by new owners/operators. They appear to be working hard to attract guests with very reasonable fees ($50.00 with cart). The maintenance crew has done a fine job - the facility is in great shape.
I recently played golf at La Estancia while on vacation. The course has a great layout and several holes are quite scenic and challenging. Unfortunately, the course needs some much needed upkeep in several areas. It’s apparent that there is a cash flow problem. There were no other golfers the entire morning I was there. The greens fee was reasonable but after adding in mandatory caddy fee/tip and taxi there and back, the value diminishes. It is still a good deal compared to playing at Casa de Campo but would be better if the course was in better shape
Fist of all it is open. Trying to make connections with them are tough. Good course with 18 holes. They charged $80 for the round with cart, $40 for rentals, and a tip of $25 for the caddie. Caddies name was Trinny and was very helpful and new English pretty good. Course was very beautiful and great for the price
I called Casa de Campo to play and they were all booked so I went to La Estancia. What a pleasant surprise. The course is beautiful with some spectacular vistas. My caddy said it is very similar to Dye Fore at Casa de Campo since PB Dye designed both courses. I played here twice and one day the rate was $50 and the other day it was $70 (go figure). My caddy the first day didn't speak a lick of english but the second day my caddy did speak english and it made a great difference. This is a great bargain and worth the trip. The fairways were lush and the greens were smooth and reasonably fast. Don't expect much for the pro shop or the club house but you're going to play golf. Between the greens fees and the caddy, expect to spend $100
Rented a villa in the complex. Nice and quiet, good restaurant right outside the gate but the best thing was the golf course which is in terrific shape. The day we played the cost was under $50 and that included the cart. We rented a villa so I don't know about a hotel if there is one.