PUERTO RICO DESTINATION
Puerto Rico offers perpetual summer, great golf
In Puerto Rico, at every turn of the road, a beautiful beach beckons like a siren's song, and there's nothing wrong with grabbing your towel and sunscreen and giving in to the urge - but only after you've sampled some of the island's golf courses. You'll find sand there too - plenty of it - along with water, tropical foliage and some stunning views of the ocean you couldn't get anywhere else. So go to Puerto Rico armed with a full set of golf clubs and a willingness to match wits with some of the world's best golf architects.
Puerto Rico Golf Courses
- Aguirre Golf Club
Ph: 787 853 4052
The nine-hole course in Salinas was designed in 1928, making it one of the oldest in Puerto Rico.
- Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
Ph: 787 256 5600
Rio Grande's best public offering, it was designed by J. Burton Gold in 1991.
- Berwind Country Club
Ph: 787 876 3056
An inexpensive, semi-private course developed by Bob Holoman in 1969.
- Club Depotivo del Oeste
Ph: 787 254 3748
A semi-private, nine hole Jack Bender design.
- Coamo Springs Golf and Tennis Club
Ph: 787 825 1370
The 18-hole Ferdinand Garbin design is located in the southern hills above the town of Coamo.
- Dorado Beach Resort & Club - East Course - West Course
Ph: 787 796 3070
Semi-private course designed by Chi Chi Rodriguez in 1998.
- El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa
Ph: 787 863 1000
A 1994-Arthur Hills designed resort course in the heart of Fajardo.
- Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club
Ph: 787 285 2256
Another one of Puerto Rico's newer designs, Rees Jones developed this resort course in 1998.
- Hyatt Regency Cerromar Beach Golf Club
Ph: 787 796 1234
Features two 18-hole championship designs (North and South Courses) by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., a casino and health spa.
- Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort and Country Club - East Course - West Course
Ph: 787 796 1234
The 1000-acre Hyatt property is home to two more Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designs, the East and West Courses, each developed in the 1950s.
- Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club
Ph: 787 285 2256
Gary Player left his mark in Puerto Rico in 1974 with this resort course in Humacao.
- Punta Borinquen Golf Club
Ph: 787 890 2987
An easily accessibly Pete Dye-designed-public course in Raymey.
- The Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort - Ocean Course - River Course
Ph: 787 888 8811
The luxurious Westin is home to two championship courses: the River Course designed by Greg Norman in 1997, and the Ocean Course designed by George and Tom Fazio in 1975.
More Puerto Rico Golf Courses
Getting to Puerto Rico
There are a total of 30 airports in Puerto Rico, with ten of those offering scheduled flights to and from the United States and abroad on a daily basis. The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Jaun contains the most in and outbound traffic. A large collection of airlines make regular trips into Puerto Rico, including American, British Airways, Continental, Delta, and United. Travel time from New York is about three and half hours, eight hours from the west coast and Europe, and roughly two and a half hours from Miami.
Car rental agencies similar to those found in the United States can be found throughout Puerto Rico. Visitors with a valid drive's license from their home country are free to operate vehicles for the first 120 days of their stay. While driving is done on the right side of the road, things to keep in mind before setting out are that the road signs are in Spanish, the distances in kilometers and the gas is sold in liters.