12 Best Golf Courses In Puerto Rico (2023) – All You Need To Know

Puerto Rico has almost 30 golf courses and a PGA event.

I have played most of these courses, so I know which are worth experiencing. 

In this article, I will cover the 12 best golf courses in Puerto Rico:

 

1. Championship Course at Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve, Puerto Rico

The Championship Course is home to the Puerto Rico Open.

image of the Championship Course
Experience the Championship Course with a tropical rainforest as your backdrop.

This course offers astounding views of the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Tropical Rainforest.

The Championship Course is challenging, with abundant water features and palm trees. 

Check out Grand Reserve Golf Club (Championship Course) in the following video:

The Championship Course at Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve is in Canovanas, just a half-hour drive from San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve:

For more information, visit the Hyatt Regency website.

Learn more about things to do in the are our article El Yunque National Forest – All You Need To Know.

 

2. Dorado Beach East Golf Club

The Dorado Beach East Golf Club has been part of the TPC since 2015.

image of Dorado Beach East Golf Club
Spend the day seaside at the luxurious Dorado Beach East Golf Club.

It hosted the 2015 PGA Tour Latin American Tour Championship.

This seaside course has a modern championship layout that challenges players of all skill levels. 

You will enjoy panoramic sights of the Atlantic Ocean and smooth greens that make this course an unforgettable experience.

Check out Dorado Beach East Golf Club in the following video:

A 45-minute drive west of San Juan will get you to Dorado and this excellent golf course.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Dorado Beach East Golf Course:

Visit the Dorado Beach website for more information.

Learn more about the area in our article Dorado – All You Need To Know.

 

3. Royal Isabela

Royal Isabela is one of the few link courses in Puerto Rico.

image of Royal Isabela Golf Course
The Royal Isabela Golf Course is located inside one of the west coasts most beautiful resorts.

The course extends along cliffs 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and drops to areas of natural dunes close to the beach.

Sod-faced bunkers add a Scottish feeling to this tropical island golf course.

The trade winds at Royal Isabela Golf Course will be your friend one moment and your foe the next.

Below is a video of Royal Isabela Golf Course:

Royal Isabela Golf Course is in Isabela, two hours west of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Royal Isabela:

Learn more by visiting the Royal Isabela website.

Learn more about the on-site restaurant at this location in my article Jota Restaurant -An Honest Review.

 

4. El Conquistador

El Conquistador is an 18-hole par 72 golf course.

image of El Conquistador Golf Course
El Conquistador Golf Course is located in one of the Caribbeans most iconic resorts.

Set on Fajardo’s hills, El Conquistador Golf Course offers views of the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Tropical Rain Forest.   

This course has elevation changes, palm trees, ocean breeze, and a share of water hazards and bunkers.

It is challenging and player-friendly to golfers of all skill levels.

Here’s a video of El Conquistador Golf Course:

El Conquistador is just an hour’s drive east of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of El Conquistador:

For more information, visit the El Conquistador website.

Learn more about the area in our article Fajardo – All You Need To Know.

 

5. The Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club

You will find two 18-hole championship golf courses at Palmas del Mar Golf Club.

One of them is The Flamboyan Course.

image of The Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club
Palmas del Mar Golf Club is one of the most prestigious clubs in Puerto Rico.

The golf course features wide fairways with deep bunkers and challenging greens. 

A par 72 with 7117 yards, this is one of the longest courses in the Caribbean.

Check out Palmas del Mar Golf Club in the following video:

Palmas del Mar is in Humacao, an hour’s drive east of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Palmas del Mar:

To learn more, check out the Palmas del Mar Golf Club’s website.

 

6. St. Regis Bahia Beach & Golf Resort

In St. Regis, fifteen holes border some form of water.

image of St. Regis Bahia Beach & Golf Resort
St. Regis Bahia Beach & Golf Resort is situated on a former coconut plantation that is covers over 450 acres.

SRBBGR will take you around the lakes and guide you to the Atlantic coast for the final holes. 

This course will provide players of all skill levels with a challenging yet pleasing golf experience.  

Check out Bahia Beach Golf Course in the following video:

Bahia Beach Golf Course is in Rio Grande, 45 minutes east of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club:

Visit Bahia Beach website for more information.

Read more about this resort in our article covering the Best Resorts In Puerto Rico.

 

7. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar offers two championship golf courses, The Ocean and The River. 

The River Course is my favorite. In The River Course, the holes blend with stunning views of the mountains of El Yunque and the Atlantic Ocean.

image of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar's River Course
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar’s River Course is located between El Yunque Rainforest and a tranquil beach on the island’s northern shore.

This 6,945-yard course has open green, wide fairways with light roughs and shallow bunkers, ideal for all skill levels.

Check out Wyndham Grand Rio Mar in the following video:

You will find Wyndham Grand Rio Mar in Rio Grande, less than an hour’s drive east of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Wyndham Rio Mar (River Golf Course):

For more information, visit the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar website.

 

8. El Legado

Puerto Rico’s first PGA Pro and Golf Hall of Fame inductee, “Chi Chi” Rodriguez, designed El Legado Golf Course.

image of El Legado Golf Course
El Legado Golf Course is perfect for golfers looking for a low cost experience.

El Legado is one of the most affordable golf courses in Puerto Rico.

This par 72, 18 holes, 7,200 yards golf club has strong winds that demand great effort from all golfers. 

The mountains of La Cordillera Central and the Caribbean Sea provide breathtaking scenery. 

Below is a video of El Legado:

This Golf Course is in Guayama, an hour and a half drive southeast of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of El Legado Golf Club:

To learn more, check out the El Legado website.

 

9. Costa Caribe

Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club has 27-holes of championship golf. 

image of Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club
Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club offers beautiful views and dining overlooking the clubs private beach.

Costa Caribe features three nines you can play in three 18-hole combinations.

Costa Caribe has 14 artificial lakes that will challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Below is a video of Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club:

You will find this golf course in Ponce, an hour and a half drive south of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club:

Learn more by visiting the Costa Caribe website.

Check out our article Ponce – All You Need To Know for more about the area.

 

10. Coco Beach Club (Formerly Trump International) 

Donald Trump never owned this golf course.

The former owners leased Donald’s name brand.

image of Coco Beach Golf Club
Coco Beach Golf Club also offers accommodations for golfers looking to stay on site.

This 36-hole facility has some of the best playing conditions on the Island. 

The terrain is flat, making it walkable. The fairways have palm trees with water hazards, and the greens are generous in size. 

Numerous bunkers will challenge you.

The course extends over 7500 yards, and playing widths are generous.

Check out Coco Beach Championship Course in the following video:

Coco Beach is just 20 minutes east of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Coco Beach Golf Club:

Visit Coco Beach Golf Club’s Facebook Page for more information.

 

11. Caguas Real Golf Club

Caguas Real is eighteen holes par 70 with 6700 yards in length. 

This golf course is probably the toughest on the Island. 

image of Caguas Real Golf Club
Prepare for a challenge at Caguas Real Golf Club.

The winds that come from the mountains will challenge you in every hole.

Caguas Real Golf Club’s signature hole is a par four that tees from the top of a hill.

Here’s a video of Caguas Real Golf & Country Club:

You will find Caguas Real Golf Club in Caguas, forty minutes south of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Caguas Real Golf & Country Club:

For more information, check out Caguas Real Golf & Country Club’s Facebook Page.

 

12. Punta Borinquen Golf Club

Punta Borinquen Golf Club was the Island’s first golf course, with 18 holes and grass greens. 

They built this golf course around 1940, and it was a favorite of President Eisenhower.

image of Punta Borinquen Golf Club
Punta Borinquen Golf Club has hosted many notable figures, including U.S. President Eisenhower.

Set atop a cliffside promontory, this par 72 course offers a view of where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea.

Punta Borinquen Golf Club is the only public golf club in Puerto Rico.

Check out Punta Borinquen Golf Club in the following video:

PBGC is in the former Ramey Base in Aguadilla, two and a half hours west of San Juan.

Below is a Google Map that shows the location of Punta Borinquen Golf Club:

Visit the Punta Borinquen Golf Club website for more information.

Learn more about the area in my article Aguadilla – All You Need To Know.

 

 

FAQ section

How much does it cost to play golf in Puerto Rico?

Green fees range from $58.00 to $239.00, excluding cart, club rental, caddy, and taxes.

How many golf courses does Puerto Rico have?

Puerto Rico has almost 30 golf courses. It also has a PGA event.

Where does the PGA Tour play in Puerto Rico?

The Puerto Rico Open takes place in The Championship Course of The Hyatt Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.

Can you play golf in Puerto Rico?

Yes, Puerto Rico has golf courses for all budgets and golfers of all skill levels.

 

Final thoughts

Golf originated in the cold highlands of Scotland.

Here in Puerto Rico, the tropical climate allows you to play golf year-round.

My favourite course in Puerto Rico is the Championship Course at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve. 

While you plan your trip, take a look at our article 13 Best Places & Areas To Stay In Puerto Rico.

You may also enjoy our article Is Puerto Rico Safe? – All You Need To Know.

Article by

Carlos Cubero

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I’m passionate about Puerto Rican history and culture. I live on the west coast of Puerto Rico, and host an Airbnb for tourists. I also coordinate tours and concierge services for tourists. I authored “Eat Like A Local, Puerto Rico”, and have contributed to blogs and magazines with articles about discovering and enjoying what Puerto Rico has to offer.

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