Dorado Beach East Course

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.

Course Description

Built in 1958, this golf course in Puerto Rico has long been welcoming visitors to its greens and fairways. The course layout, holes, and surprise challenges reflect the design of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the lead architect of Dorado Beach East Course. It has been given a course rating of 70.5, and its 18 holes stretch out a total of 6086 yards. Also be aware that there is a golf pro, Miguel Colon Jr., on hand, so think about golfing here if you'd like some pointers on your back-swing.

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.

At a Glance

Check out the table just below if you want some quick facts.

Dorado Beach East Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6086 70.5 132 -- --

Policies and Fees

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.

What's Nearby

Dorado Beach East Course is close to Old San Juan, the closest urban area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the golf course.

If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are other golf courses close by. Well- known courses in the area are Dorado Beach West Course, Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach, and Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach. All of which are within a mile and the closest of the three, Dorado Beach West Course, is just a small trip away from the main golf course, so you can make going over for a few rounds of golf.

The crowdedness of the golf course can vary widely ——it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There may be hotel rooms in the vicinity, which means you will likely be sharing the experience with a relatively high number of fellow active travelers playing some holes and kicking back alongside you. Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride of the course, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Places to Stay Near Dorado Beach East Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
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

Location

Situated on the island of Puerto Rico, 1.6 miles west-northwest of Dorado, Dorado Beach East Course is on the premises of Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach, and offers a unique golfing experience. Whether or not you're rooming particularly close, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It's 11.9 miles west of Old San Juan.

Location: Puerto Rico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (787) 626-1010

Secondary Phone: (787) 796-8961

Website: http://www.doradobeachclubs.com/sites/courses/dorado.asp?id=1197&page;=72530

 

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