Anyone Up Fore Golf?

Golf Course with El Yunque in the BackgroundEveryone comes to Puerto Rico for a different reason. If you are an avid golfer, Puerto Rico’s many golf courses might be reason enough! If you can’t decide which ones to go to, watch out, there are more courses are in the works.

There are courses for all types of players, from beginner to the best of the best. Even the Pros come here to play every year at the PGA Puerto Rico Open at the Trump International Golf Club at Coco Beach.

Personally, I do not golf, but I have visited these courses, and the views from some of these greens are fantastic – the sun, breeze, palm trees, the blue ocean and light sand meeting the green of the course. I can see the appeal of spending a few hours out there!

Many of the courses in Puerto Rico have been designed by golf legends or illustrious designers. For example, Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the Bahia Beach courses, Tom Fazio designed the course at Rio Mar, Tom Kite designed the four 9-hole courses at Coco Beach in Rio Grande … just to name a few.

Golf Course with Palm TreesAs everyone knows, golf is not an inexpensive sport. You will notice the greens fees here vary greatly. Some courses are very affordable at about $65, while others can be $225 and up.

Here are some hints to help you save some money: high season is more expensive than low season, and morning tee times are more expensive than afternoon tee times. Also ,having the "resort" amenities on site (you know — things like saunas, massages, or a gourmet meal) will raise the price of the greens fees. Guests staying at the resorts and local residents usually get reduced rates.

There are two types of courses here in Puerto Rico: Resort courses (owned by, or associated with, a resort) and Independent courses (not associated with a resort).

Independent Courses

In general, the golf courses that are not part of a resort offer fewer amenities, but they cost less and are used by more local golfers. Examples are Rio Bayamon Golf Course in Bayamon, Club Deportivo in Cabo Rojo, Aguirre Golf Club, Dorado del Mar in Dorado, Caguas Real Golf Club in Caguas, Las Bambuas in Gurabo and Punta Borinquen in Aguadilla.

Resort Courses

Courses linked to a resort hotel will pamper their golfers with well-stocked pro shops and nicer clubhouses. They will have upscale restaurants and other luxury resort amenities like spas. North-eastern Puerto Rico has the highest concentration of resort courses: Coco Beach Golf & Country Club, Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Golf Club, and Palmas del Mar Resort.

So Where to Go?

One thing to note is that you must make advance reservations for tee times.

You can find out current fees and make Tee-time reservations by either calling the courses directly or using Caribe Golf, a free reservation service.

NorthEast

  • Coco Beach Golf Club at Coco Beach, Rio Grande
    • This is the course used by the PGA Tour, designed by Tom Kite.
    • Location: Road 955, Rio Grande
    • Phone:787-657-2000 ext 107
    • Website: Coco Beach Golf
    • Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm
    • Holes: 2 different 18 hole courses
    • Amenities: Clubhouse with Pro Shop has indoor putting range/sand traps to test equipment and practice. Also restaurant and some Spa-like amenities.
  • The Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort, Rio Grande
    • Location: 6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande
    • Phone: 787-888-6000 or 787-888-7060 or 800-474-6627 to speak to a Golf Representative
    • Website: Wyndham Golf
    • Hours: 7 days/week 6:00am – 5:30/6pm
    • Holes: 2 different 18 hole courses, the Ocean Course and the River Course
    • Amenities: Clubhouse with Pro shop and practice ranges. Also restaurant and Spa.
  • Bahia Beach Resort/St Regis, Rio Grande
    • Location: Road 187, km 4.2 Rio Grande
    • Phone: 787-809-8920
    • Hours: 7:00am – dusk (6pm or so)
    • Holes: 18
    • Website:Bahia Beach Golf
    • Amenities: Clubhouse/restaurant/bar/golf shop
  • Palmas Athletic Club, Humacao
    • Location: Highway 3, km 86.4, Humacao
    • Phone: (787) -656-3015
    • Hours: 7 days- 6:30am – 5:30pm
    • Web Site: Palmas Golf
    • Holes: 2 different 18 hole courses – The Palm Course and the Flamboyan Course
  • San Juan/metro/central Area

    • Rio Bayamon Golf Course
      • Location: Carr. 177, Bayamon
      • Phone: 787-740-1419
      • Hours: Monday- Sunday from 7:00am – dark
      • Holes:18
      • Rio Bayamon
      • There is also a driving range open Mon: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Tues-Sat: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sun: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
      • Restaurant, rental equipment and Lessons available
  • Fort Buchanan Golf Course, Guaynabo
    • This course is open only to military personnel with ID.
    • website: Buchanan Golf
    • Phone: (809) 707-3980
    • Hours: Monday- Sunday from 6:00am -6pm
    • Holes: 9
    • Proshop and snack bar
  • Las Bambuas Golf Club
    • Location: RT 189, km 10.1, Gurabo
    • Phone: (787) 712-0018
    • hours: Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat – Sun: 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
    • Holes: 9
    • Facebook page:Las Bambuas
    • Rentals available
  • Caguas Real Golf and Country Club
    • Location: Caguas
    • Phone: 787.653.4653 or 787.323.5164
    • hours:Tue – Sun: 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
    • Holes: 18
    • Caguas Real Golf

North Coast- North West

  • Dorado del Mar Golf Club- Temporarily Closed
    • Location: Dorado
    • Phone: (787) 796-3065
    • hours:7 days/week 6am-6pm
    • Holes: 18
    • Dorado Del Mar Golf
    • Also a Driving range and a snack bar
  • Dorado Beach Golf Club at the Ritz
    • Location: Dorado
    • Phone: 787-626-1001 ext 7209
    • hours:7 days/week 7am-6pm
    • Holes:18 on 3 courses- “East”, “Sugarcane”, “Pineapple”
    • Webpage: Dorado Beach Golf
  • Royal Isabela
    • Location: Isabela
    • Phone: (787) 609-5888
    • hours:Mon 12p-5p, Tues-Sun 8am-5pm
    • Holes: 18
    • Resort Guest, members or by invitation only!
  • Punta Borinquen Golf Club
    • Location: Aguadilla
    • Phone: (787) 890-2987
    • hours:7 days/week 6am-6pm
    • Holes: 18
    • Pro Shop and Practice Range , snack bar, lessons available
    • Punta Boriquen

South Coast- South West

  • El Legado Golf Resort
    • Location: Rt 713, Guayama
    • Phone: (787) 866-8894
    • hours:Tues- Fri 7am-6pm , Sat and Sun 6am-6pm, closed Mondays
    • Holes: 18
    • El Legado Golf
  • Costa Caribe Golf and Country Club
    • Location: Ponce
    • Phone: (787) 812-2650
    • hours:open 7 days/week 7am-7pm
    • Holes: 18
    • Driving range, golf shop,
    • Costa Caribe Golf
  • Club Deportivo del Oeste
    • Location: Carr. 102 Km 15.4, Cabo Rojo
    • Phone: (787) 254-3748
    • hours:7 days/week 7am-5pm No -Tee time needed, just show up.
    • Holes: 18
    • snack bar available
    • Club Deportivo Golf

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Thanks- all fixed!

Comment by Gwenn on 13 Aug 2012

Your link to the Coco Beach site leads to an open dns. Is this the same as Trump? I've never seen it broken up into 4 9 hole courses, I've only played it as 2 18 hole. Thanks for a great website!

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