Golf in Puerto Rico

Golf in Puerto Rico - Caribbean climate and spectacular coursesAlthough today you can play golf in Puerto Rico at one of 18 courses, it was not until the 1930s that golfers were able to indulge in their sport.

Golf is currently the second or third most popular vacation activity in the Caribbean and the challenging courses in Puerto Rico are the result of top golf course designers working within a diverse topography.

There are currently 14 golf clubs in Puerto Rico with 18 courses to choose from – 14 of these are Championship courses – where you can tee off under a clear blue sky on the cliff tops above the Caribbean or the Atlantic Ocean.

The first golf courses were constructed back in the ’30s for the managers and staff of the sugar mills, and the all-sand courses had greens made of a sand and coconut oil to provide enough consistency to allow players to be able to putt.

This construction of the greens was exceedingly flat and they were very easy and it wasn’t until a suitable strain of Bermuda grass had been developed in the 1950s that grass courses became the norm.

Before the better courses became established in the ’50s and ’60s most golfers were in the military – World War II had seen an increase in the number of golf facilities with new courses being built on military installations – but once the standard of the courses improved, golf in Puerto Rico started to take off.

Below we’ve provided a list of courses to help you find somewhere to play golf in Puerto Rico:

Aguirre Golf Course
Route 705, Km 3, Aguirre sector, Salinas 00752

 

The oldest golf course in Puerto Rico with 9 holes.

Berwind Country Club
Road 187, Km 4.7, Rio Grande 00745

 

 

Club Deportivo del Oeste
Road 102, Km. 1.0, Joyuda Beach sector, Cabo Rojo 00623

 

9 hole course opened in 1965.

Coamo Springs Golf and Tennis Club
Road 546, Km 1, Barrio San Ildefonso, Coamo 00769


 

Dorado Del Mar
200 Urb. Dorado del Mar, Dorado 00646

 

 

Fort Buchanan Golf Club
Building 171, Ft. Buchanan, Guaynabo, 00965

9 hole course for military personel.

Hyatt Dorado Beach Golf Club
Route 693, Km. 12.7, Dorado 00646

2 courses ranked among the top 50 resort courses in the world.

Hyatt Regency Cerromar Beach Golf Club
Route 693, Km. 12.7, Dorado, 00646

 

2 courses established in 1970.

Palmas del Mar Country Club
PO Box 2020, Hwy. 3, Km. 86.4, Humacao PR 00792

 

2 courses

Punta Borinquen Golf and Country Club
Golf Road, Ramey Base, Aguadilla County, 00604

Opened in 1940 for the military at Fort Ramey Base. Overlooks the ocean.

Rio Mar Golf & Tennis
Palmer, Rio Grande County 00721

 

 

Roosevelt Roads Golf Club
Roosevelt Roads Naval Base

9 hole course for military only.

The Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort
6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande 00745

 

2 championship courses

Wyndham El Conquistador
1000 El Conquistador Ave., Fajardo 00738

Open to the public when not too busy.

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