The East Course has been renovated by the son of the course's original design, bringing it up to and beyond modern standards. An aggressive tree management program has restored the original site lines on most of the holes. Native sands have been brought in to fill the new bunker designs, and the immaculately maintained Bermuda greens allow for double digit green speeds.
This course has become a classic place to play some holes, having been founded in 1958. The layout, holes, and surprise challenges all came from the imagination of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the lead architect of Dorado Beach East Course. The golf course has been given a course rating of 70.5, and its 18 holes measure out to 6086 yards. Also note that they've got a pro, Miguel Colon Jr., available at the course, so consider golfing here if you think you could use a few pointers.
The course is long and challenging if played from the championship tees. However, the forward tees allow golfers of varying abilities to enjoy this beautiful course. No matter where golfers choose to play from, water hazards, extensive bunkering, and obstacles in the form of large tropical trees will have to be overcome in order to turn in a decent round.
Take a look at the following table to learn a couple of key facts concerning this course.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
Normal rates are $250 per player, but reduced twilight rates apply for as low as $100.
Resort guests should book their round at the time of their reservation. Outside players can book 2 days in advance.
The closest populated area to Dorado Beach East Course is Old San Juan.
If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are some other courses very close. Well- known courses in the area include Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach, Dorado Beach West Course, and Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach. All of them are within a mile and the nearest of the three, Dorado Beach West Course, is only a small distance away from the main course, so it won't be a bother to plan on going over for a few rounds of golf.
The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. You'll find plenty of accommodations nearby, which means there will also be a somewhat large number of other tourists and hotel guests enjoying themselves alongside you. This is definitely not a golf course neighbored by several hotels and resorts, but the table below outlines the few, smaller options you might like near Dorado Beach East Course.
|Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach||0.4||W||Resort|
|Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar||1.5||W||Resort|
|Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort||1.6||E||Resort|
|Golden Sands Villas||1.6||E||Resort|
Dorado Beach East Course, a part of Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach, is found near the middle of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.6 miles west-northwest of Dorado; it's 11.9 miles to the west of Old San Juan.
Location: Puerto Rico
Primary Phone: (787) 626-1010
Secondary Phone: (787) 796-8961
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