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 golf course has made itself a classic location to play some holes, since it was founded in 1958. The lay of the land, holes, and surprise challenges all came from the imagination of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the architect of Dorado Beach East Course. The golf course has been given a course rating of 70.5, and its 18 holes measure a total of 6086 yards. Also note that there's a golf professional, Miguel Colon Jr., on hand, so you'll especially enjoy 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.
Take a moment to read the following table for a few quick facts.
|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.
Dorado Beach East Course is close to Old San Juan, the most close by notable area, so you can explore the city before or after a few holes.
If you are someone who likes variety, there are other golf courses near Dorado Beach East Course. Well- known courses in the area include Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach, Dorado Beach West Course, and Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach. Each is within a mile and the nearest one of the three, Dorado Beach West Course, is just a quick trip away from the main golf course, so it won't be hard to make stopping in 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 full area hotel rooms are. There are sufficient numbers of places to stay in the vicinity, so there will also be a rather high numbers of other traveling guests golfing and taking in the sites alongside you. Though there aren't many places to stay close to this golf course, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.
|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, situated within Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach, is located on the island of Puerto Rico, 1.6 miles west-northwest of Dorado; it is 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the west of Old San Juan.
Primary Phone: (787) 626-1010
Secondary Phone: (787) 796-8961
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