Puerto Rico Golf Resorts

No. 17 at Royal Isabela might be the best hole in all of Puerto Rico.

Welcome to our Golf Resort Guide for Puerto Rico. This beautiful tropical island - which doesn't require a passport for U.S. travelers - could deliver your next ideal golf vacation, especially in winter, late fall and spring. At just 100 miles long and 35 miles wide, the island packs plenty of wildlife diversity with the only rain forest in the U.S., beautiful beaches, authentic culture and high-end resorts. The island’s east coast offers premier golf experiences designed by some of the most iconic names in golf, including Greg Norman, Tom & George Fazio, and Robert Trent Jones Jr. San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, offers abundant nightlife and top resorts close by, including the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar and the St. Regis Bahia Beach. The PGA TOUR has hosted the Puerto Rico Open at the Hyatt Regency’s Grand Reserve since 2008. Jack Nicklaus has called the 4th hole on Dorado Beach’s East Course one of the world’s best holes. Dorado's Ritz-Carlton Reserve is one of the premier hotels in the luxury brand's entire portfolio. Further away, Puerto Rico’s west coast is home to the stunning Royal Isabela located on an oceanside cliff.

Puerto Rican Golf Resorts
Founded by Laurence Rockefeller, Dorado Beach has been a popular warm-weather getaway for more than 50 years. It has been reinvigorated within the past decade by new developments, including The Plantation Resort Residences and the Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a boutique, beachfront retreat. The residences are expansive 3-bedroom condos that come with a…
Sprawling out across 2,750 acres, Palmas del Mar is one of the largest master-planned resort and real estate developments in the Caribbean. The gated community, located in southeast Puerto Rico roughly 35 miles from San Juan, is stocked with shopping, spas, 20 restaurants, an English-language Palmas Academy (Pre-K through 12th grade), a 60-acre…
The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico lives where the sun and sand intermingles with the jungle, the El Yunque rainforest. The mix is perfect for golf with two courses, Greg Norman's River and George Fazio's Ocean, that roam through oceanfront and tropical riverfront settings. A spa, casino, tennis, pools and tours/excursions prove that its…
Located near the southeast coast of the island, the El Legado Golf Resort offers villas and one-bedroom apartments for rent or for sale to give guests a tropical golf escape for a week or a lifetime. The golf course was designed by island legend Chi Chi Rodriguez on 285 acres of a former horse ranch. The Guamani Restaurant & Bar serves up fine…
Perched on a 200-foot oceanfront cliff, the El Conquistador Resort reopened in 2021 after a multi-year closure due to substantial hurricane damage. The newly remodeled resort is home to 230 rooms, the Coqui Waterpark, five restaurants and a hilly, dramatic Arthur Hills golf course. One of its most unique experiences is the chance to take a water…
The Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort is ideally located on a beach with views of the Caribbean Sea and just a short complementary shuttle ride across the Rio Bucana (river) to the 27-hole Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club. The hotel is home to two outdoor pools, a children's play area, mini-golf, tennis courts, a casino and four restaurants. The…
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is an 483-acre oasis with two miles of secluded beach on the Atlantic Ocean. It is surrounded by nature, located between the El Yunque National Forest and Espiritu Santo River State Preserve. This is a great place to relax playing golf at its Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, lounging by the pool or unwinding at the…
Royal Isabela is isolated from the rest of the island's resort areas, providing a true escape on the northwest coast. Its private casitas and stunning golf course have been integrated into the coastal cliffs for unforgettable views. After drinks at the open-air croquet bar, guests can savor farm-to-table dining at Jota Restaurant. From two miles…
The beachside Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico features can deliver a first-class family golf and beach getaway. Located near the El Yunque rainforest, the 579-room resort features a lagoon-style pool, two Tom Kite-designed golf courses and is just minutes from the historic Old San Juan. Its amenities are many - three tennis courts, pickle…
Puerto Rico Golf Packages
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PUERTO RICO | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Rainforest Beach & Golf Resort and 2 rounds of golf at Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean & River Courses.
Articles on golf in Puerto Rico
This Caribbean golf getaway offers 18 different courses. Here is where you should start.
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This trio of tropical courses impressed golfers in 2021.
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On our return to Puerto Rico, we found that sooner than anyone could have predicted following Hurricane Maria, the island’s best resorts and golf courses have reopened and they are arguably better than ever.
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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico is a premium product to be sure -- especially when you add in golf at the TPC Dorado Beach. Expectations were high on my visit. It didn't disappoint.
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There are more luxurious resorts in Puerto Rico than the El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. There are better golf courses than El Conquistador. There are more convenient resort beaches. But as a total package, no resort in Puerto Rico delivers a vacation as fascinating and diverse as El Conquistador.
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Puerto Rico's Bahia Beach Golf Club and St. Regis Resort, set on 483 acres, let nature do the talking. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the golf course is a Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, the only such course in Puerto Rico to receive the designation -- and it shows. Difficult without being penal, Jones Jr. found a way to plot a design that would be accommodating to all types of players.
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Move over, Dominican Republic. Lately, no Caribbean island has been making bigger waves in golf travel circles than Puerto Rico. Here's why:
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An all-encompassing, 18-month restoration has breathed life back into Dorado Beach Resort & Club's East course. It officially opens Nov. 13, 2011 as the star of the four original Robert Trent Jones Sr. courses. What was previously little more than an overgrown jungle has been reshaped into a well manicured paradise that stands among the best courses in the Caribbean. The entire resort is in a state of transformation, actually.
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated Puerto Rico, but golf is doing its best to help the island recover. Celebrity and pro-am fundraisers at TPC Dorado Beach this weekend could raise up to $750,000 or more for local charities.
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A number of top courses in the Caribbean have hosted pro events. Here's where to find tour-worthy golf and a good dose of sunshine.
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Ready for a break from the snow? From Puerto Rico to Dominican Republic, these are my 12 favorite Caribbean golf resorts.
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Since 2008, no Caribbean island has invested more time, effort and money into its golf scene than Puerto Rico -- and it's paying off. There are 21 golf courses currently open in Puerto Rico, led by Trump International Golf Club, which hosts the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.
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Many of the 22 courses in Puerto Rico look a little too much like Florida, but golfers looking for a little more personality in the land should give El Conquistador a spin. There's nothing flat and boring about this Arthur Hills design, which rarely relinquishes a flat lie. "Most people do not play so many uneven lies," Director of Golf Seth Henrich says. "People expect it to be the usual resort course, and it's not.
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Bay Hill has Arnold Palmer. The Dorado Beach Resort & Club has Chi Chi Rodriguez. Golfers playing any of the four courses at Dorado will likely run into Puerto Rico's most famous player. Rodriguez has a long history with the resort, working at the famed East Course during its heyday in the 1960s. These days, the East looks and plays better than ever thanks to a renovation by Robert Trent Jones Jr. finished in 2011.
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For the second time in six years, the Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club is going under the knife. Robert Trent Jones Jr. reinvented a tired layout in 2008, and some more work is being done that will make the course even better.
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Rio Mar Country Club's Ocean Course in Puerto Rico gets its "ocean" moniker thanks to the par-3 16th that is a long, 200-plus-yard hole that plays beside the beach. The remainder of the course -- which was designed by George and Tom Fazio -- plays more inland on gently rolling land that makes for a traditional course design.
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A wild array of nuances make Royal Isabela feel more like an adventure than a round of golf. Conventional rules of golf architecture don't always apply. There's an amazing number of 132 total tees, blind shots galore, a tiny island-green par 3, deep pot bunkers and even two extra holes. Taking caddies is a must just to head in the right direction.
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Shot for shot, the Greg Norman-designed River Course at Rio Mar Country Club in Puerto Rico might be superior to the club's popular Ocean Course. Norman designed his challenging layout around a river, wetlands and six other ponds to gobble up misses. Keeping the ball dry remains the biggest obstacle.
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The magical moment that gives the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club its name comes just around the corner from the 15th green. The beachfront par-3 16th hole occupies 238 yards of valuable oceanfront property. This setting is why millions of snowbirds flock to the Caribbean every winter, to hear the waves and feel the breeze.
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While the PGA TOUR stars were duking it out at Doral in Miami for the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship, the tour's working class squared off on The Donald's "other" tour venue, Trump International Golf Club, during the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, presented by seepuertorico.com. The field included Lee Janzen, John Daly, David Toms, Y.E. Yang and Trevor Immelman.
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