Dorado Beach West Course

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.

Course Description

This golf course has made itself a well-established place to tee off, having been founded in 1958. The course layout, difficulty of the holes, and bunkers reflect the design of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the lead architect of this golf course. It features a course rating of 70.5, and its 18 holes stretch out a total of 6086 yards. Also be aware that there's a pro, Miguel Colon Jr., available at the course ready to help newbies work on their skills or offer advanced lessons for experienced golfers.

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.

At a Glance

Be sure to look through the following chart for a brief summary.

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

Policies and Fees

Dorado Beach West Course accepts these credit cards: 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.

What's Nearby

Dorado Beach West Course is near Old San Juan, the most close by major area, so a trip into the city is a definite option.

If you like to have a variety of golf options available to you, there are other golf courses near Dorado Beach West Course. Well- known courses in the area are Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach, Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach, and Dorado Beach East Course. Each is within less than a mile and the closest one of the group, Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach, is only a quick hike off from the main course, so it won't be troublesome to plan on stopping by for a few rounds of golf.

The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely ——it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full area hotel rooms are. There is an impressive choice of accommodations in the vicinity, meaning there will also be a rather high numbers of additional tourists and hotel guests having a good time golfing and exploring alongside you. While you may not find many hotels near these greens, the table below lists hotels by their proximity to Dorado Beach West Course.

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


Positioned near the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.8 miles west of Dorado, Dorado Beach West Course is on the premises of Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach, and can offer a fun chance to golf. Regardless of whether or not you're rooming particularly close, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. It is 12.2 miles west of Old San Juan.

Location: Dorado, Puerto Rico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (787) 626-1010

Secondary Phone: (787) 626-1001



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