Warm weather, vibrant culture, top golf courses make this Island a Caribbean travel favorite.
An Island and historic city of enchanting scenery, gastronomy, friendliness, culture, and beaches, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and its nearby vacation destinations exemplify island leisure at its best. With amazing views and welcoming weather virtually year-round, bask in sunny days and gorgeous settings while playing and staying at some of the Caribbean’s top golf courses and resorts.
In golf history, pairing spectacular land with a top-notch course designer has resulted in many of the world’s best and most iconic golf courses. Pebble Beach and Augusta National are prime examples. This time-proven formula holds gloriously true with the East Course at TPC Dorado Beach, 25 minutes from San Juan. Robert Trent Jones Sr. created a classic seaside course that maintains a modern championship layout that is inspiring for players of all skill levels. Panoramic sightlines of the ocean, bunkers filled with native beach sand, smooth greens, immaculate course conditions, luxury club atmosphere, and a tropical setting combine for a world-class golf experience. Golfers must be guests of the resort to play the golf courses.
Golf Course Architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed this unique 18-hole championship layout with a commitment to preserving the natural integrity of the site. Spectacular holes wind along the ocean, undulating fairways and scenic lakes. Managed by Troon Golf, Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club is an amenity of Marriott’s The St. Regis brand, the slogan for which defines the golf experience at this magnificent property – “Where Indulgence Meets Sophistication.” Immaculate course conditions, awe-inspiring views, first-class service, and inventive course design make Bahia Beach an exceptional place to play, relax, and unwind. An Audubon International Sanctuary property, views the adjacent El Yunque Rainforest are highlighted from Bahia Beach.
The Links at Royal Isabela extend dramatically along cliffs 200 feet above the ocean and drop to natural dunes along the Atlantic. The “nature-first” golf course is alive with plants, birds, and butterflies native to Isabela, Puerto Rico. Sod-faced bunkers add a Scottish flair to this Island gem. With trade winds that are your friend one moment and your foe the next, all these elements shape the course’s character and captivate the golf purist.
Everything about Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf Club is neat, fun, and appealing. This starts at the elegant resort and permeates throughout its many amenities, not the least of which is its two 18-hole golf courses. Located in Río Grande, 40 minutes from San Juan, the River Course is by Greg Norman and Ocean Course by Tom and George Fazio. Ocean Course comes by its name honestly, with views of the sea and beach on the back nine. Likewise, River Course features the Mameyes River snaking throughout the property. After an exhilarating round, golfers can enjoy the resort’s casino, spa, pools, multiple restaurants, or oceanfront setting. Managed by Troon Golf, the golf service and new clubhouse are immaculate and rewarding.