Other activities in Central Highlands
This golf club has a decent though rather nondescript nine-hole golf course that will do for anyone desperate for a golf fix. The course has two par-fives, the longest being 433m. Green fees are US$20 for two laps around the course. Club rental is US$10 with balls – oddly, rental is for one round only, so you have to pay it twice if you play 18 holes. To get there, take the turnoff to Salto de Jimenoa and look for signs for the Campo de Golf, about 3km down.
Rancho Baiguate is recommended for safety and reliability. While its main clientele are Dominican groups from the capital and foreign guests from the all-inclusive resorts near Puerto Plata, independent travelers are always free to join any of the trips, usually by calling a day or two in advance (except for Pico Duarte, which should be arranged weeks in advance).