Swing Into the Perfect Golf Getaway in Puerto Rico
Tee Off on a Fun-Filled Adventure in Puerto Rico
Home to nearly 20 golf courses with the most amazing vistas and ideal year-round 80 degree weather, Puerto Rico is known as the “Golf Capital of the Caribbean. In fact, for the last nine years the island has hosted the only official PGA event in the Caribbean – the Puerto Rico Open. So it’s not a surprise that the golf scene in Puerto Rico is thriving and the island is an incredibly popular spot for golf vacations.
Nearly every region of Puerto Rico offers standout opportunities to enjoy a round of golf, from independent municipal golf courses that provide a memorable yet accessible golf experience, to a wide variety of resort courses that offer some of the world’s best golf.
The options for hitting a quality course are nearly endless. Some recommended locations include:
- Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Home to four legendary championship golf courses and located in a private seaside sanctuary along Puerto Rico’s northeastern shore, Dorado Beach also offers plantation-style resort residences, world-class cuisine and beach activities for the whole family. The East and West golf courses were designed by famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Location: 100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado
- El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Golf Course – An 18-hole course with more than 200 feet of elevation changes brings an enjoyable and challenging experience for golfers of all levels. The resort sits atop a 300-foot bluff on the eastern tip of the island and is surrounded by magnificent ocean views and rainforest scenery.
Location: 1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo
- Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort – Considered one of the Caribbean’s premier country club, the resort overlooks two top-tier courses: The 18-hole Ocean Course, a championship course designed by Tom and George Fazio and the 18-hole River Course, designed by professional golfer Greg Norman. Close to the airport and right across the street from El Yunque National Rainforest, the resort offers clinics, lessons and a Golf Academy.
Location: 6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande
- St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club – Designed by master golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the course showcases impressive greens along the ocean, scenic lakes, undulating fairways and gentle ocean breezes. The course’s breathtaking splendor is matched only by the world-class play it offers to golfers of all abilities.
Location: Road 187, Km. 4.2, Rio Grande
- Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club – This unique 27-hole golf course features several oceanfront holes that offer breathtaking Caribbean views, 14 beautiful man-made lakes and Puerto Rico’s first island green. With four strategically placed sets of tees and yardages ranging from 5,201 to 6,937, the course provides a true test for the skilled golfer while providing a fun and fair layout for recreational golfers.
Location: 1300 Sancho’s Avenue, Ponce
- Royal Isabela Luxury Golf Course & Resort – Royal Isabela is one of the most dramatic golf courses to be built in the Caribbean. Its 18-hole design, en route to “Worldwide Top 100” status according to Fairways and Greens, curls itself along the cliffs at the northwest edge of the Island and provides both memorable challenges and marvelous views of the shoreline. The course is located in the 1,800-acre Costa Isabela community, a property developed with a view towards preservation, conservation and sustainability. For this particular course, visitors must stay at the resort in order to play.
Location: 396 Ave Noel Estrada, Isabela
Beyond all of the gear necessary for the ultimate golf vacation, travelers should also be prepared to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The best approach is to follow the CDC guidelines for avoiding bug bites. These tips include:
- Packing repellent containing at least 20% DEET, picaridin, para-menthane-diol, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.
- Cover exposed skin where possible when outdoors.
- Always apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second.
Visit the Puerto Rico Now home page to find out more about how to have a worry-free vacation in Puerto Rico. And of course, don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning scenery as you plan your next golf vacation in Puerto Rico!