TPC Dorado Beach, a golf destination immersed in the beauty and first-class service.
To best understand the remarkable place that is Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, one must travel back in time to the property’s origin. Businessman Laurance S. Rockefeller opened the resort in the 1950s, taking care to preserve all that makes an oceanside location on Puerto Rico something unique. Buildings were no taller than coconut trees, and nature was left to unfurl spectacularly around the structures. In the ensuing years, the 50-acre retreat has been nurtured and enhanced. Rockefeller’s legacy of honoring the island’s natural gifts and catering to people who value tailored luxury remains gloriously intact.
The East and Sugarcane golf courses at TPC Dorado Beach are as diverse as they are complementary. Legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed both. His son and namesake, Robert Trent Jones Jr., an equally renowned designer, renovated the East Course in such fine form that it is regularly ranked as one of the best Caribbean playing venues. Both are microcosms of the overall excellence that defines the resort, which was voted a Top 5 member in the Luxury category by Golf Magazine, in its list of “Top 100 Golf Resorts.”
Golfers begin their round on the East Course in astounding fashion. A par 5, the hole parallels turquoise waves from start to finish. And while the ocean holes at TPC Dorado Beach are unforgettable – as is the exemplary expertise and TLC of the golf club’s caddies – the lush tropical diversity throughout ensures a deeply satisfying golf experience.
Food is an essential element of the Dorado Beach guest experience. Authentic and memorable, guests relish the fresh foods and unique cultural take on traditional dishes here. Food creates a connection among people and within places. This is particularly true at the Ritz-Carlton Reserve, where dining unites through an exploration of flavors and cooking techniques adapted from across the island and around the world.
Suites and Residences feature signatures tied to Puerto Rico: the ocean just outside one’s door; the personal attention of an embajador; outdoor living space; an open-air shower; and artwork capturing the colors of nature. Indicative of the sumptuous options is the newly transformed Su Casa, built in the 1920s, it offers a two-story, five-bedroom villa along the coastline. An array of offers and packages are designed to serve as a starting point for a more personalized experience, including “Weekend of Culture and Cuisine,” “Summer Residence Escape,” and “Reconnect,” which occurs by losing yourself in the beauty, nature, and luxury of the resort.
Exploring Dorado Beach
Dorado Beach is home to seaside championship golf courses, world-class water sports facilities, aquatic park fun, and the ultimate relaxation escape of a five-acre spa sanctuary. From adrenaline-charged water sports off the sparkling sands of East Beach to an epic round of golf accompanied by gorgeous mountain backdrops on the Sugarcane Course. Everything one desires from the luxury club lifestyle beckons.