There are four par-3 holes at the West Course which, as a group, are more difficult than those found elsewhere on the four-course complex. All of them are under 200 yards, but sloping greens and a seemingly impenetrable morass of bunkers make them especially difficult to manage. Water also plays a very important role here. But no matter how frustrating your round of golf gets, the picturesque setting will be sure to keep your spirits light.
This golf course has made itself a classic spot to play some holes, founded in 1958. Robert Trent Jones, Sr. is the designer of the golf course. It features a course rating of 70.5, and its 18 holes have a total distance of 6086 yards. Also be aware that they've got a golf professional, Miguel Colon Jr., available on-site, so you'll especially enjoy this location if you're not an experienced golfer.
The creatively designed West Course is definitely one the most picturesque courses in the Caribbean. It's also one of the toughest. The course runs in a variety of directions, making it sometimes difficult manage the winds coming off the Atlantic Ocean.
Check out the following table for summary information.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
Dorado Beach West Course accepts American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa.
Resort guests can book tee times at their reservation date. Outside guests can book two days in advance.
Dorado Beach West Course is in the same region as Old San Juan, the most close by metropolitan 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 to choose from nearby. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area are Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach, Dorado Beach East Course, and Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach. Each is within less than a mile and the closest of the bunch, Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach, is only a small trip off from the main golf course, so it won't be hard to plan on stopping by for a few rounds of golf.
The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. At this course, you can expect to share the course with more than a few visitors from nearby hotels. While this course is quite far from popular hotel zones, we've listed a few nearby the options, by their proximity to Dorado Beach West Course.
|Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach||0.8||N||Resort|
|Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar||1.4||NW||Resort|
|Golden Sands Villas||2.1||ENE||Resort|
|Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort||2.1||ENE||Resort|
Dorado Beach West Course, located within Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach, is located on the island of Puerto Rico, 1.8 miles west of Dorado; it is 12 miles (19 and a half kilometers) to the west of Old San Juan.
Primary Phone: (787) 626-1010
Secondary Phone: (787) 626-1001
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