Fort Buchanan Golf Club

You can walk the course, or take a golf cart. It's up to you. It's not a terribly long course, but if you're going to play the nine holes twice, it might not be a bad idea. The course is kept up in good shape, and would make for a nice round, especially if you're already in the San Juan area.

Course Description

The complex is open everyday from 6am to 6pm.

Built in 1949, this golf course in Puerto Rico has made itself an established place to tee off. The golf course has been given a course rating of 34.4, and its 9 holes measure out a total of 6300 yards. Also note that there is a golf professional, Jerry Hesby, available on-site who can help novices perfect their skills or provide advanced tips for trained players.

The course is a delightful patch of green in an otherwise heavily developed area. The fairways are wide and are all lined by tropical trees. The greens are level, moderately bunkered, and are on the small side, making them difficult to hit at times. A lone water hazard will come into play on a hole or two.

At a Glance

Take a minute to read the table below if you want some quick facts.

Fort Buchanan Golf Club Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
9 36 6300 34.4 128 -- --

Policies and Fees

Their daily rates depend on grade / rank, so give them a call for exact pricing info.

A collared shirt and bermuda shorts are required (no denim). On weekends and on holidays, you'll need to book a tee time in advance if you're planning to play before 1pm. Also, a tournament is held here on the last Friday of every month, the "Month-End Madness Tournament". The tournament begins at 12:30 pm, and if you're interested in signing up, you must do so at least three days in advance.


There is a restaurant set at the course, so consider making it your dining choice as a part of your visit to Fort Buchanan Golf Club.

What's Nearby

The closest urban neighbor to Fort Buchanan Golf Club is Old San Juan.

The closest airport, Isla Grande Airport is often used by the same group of vacationers as people who golf at Fort Buchanan Golf Club.

If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are three other golfing options nearby. Notable courses in the area include Dorado Del Mar Golf Club, Las Bambuas Golf Course, and Río Bayamón Golf Course. Each is within within taxi range and the closest of the group Río Bayamón Golf Course, is not far from this property.

The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't boundless numbers of hotel rooms near the course, so this location is rarely filled to the brim with fellow travelers. Those who'd like to stay near this golf course have many good options to consider. In the following table, you'll find those hotels which are located nearest to the greens.

Places to Stay Near Fort Buchanan Golf Club
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Howard Johnson Centro Medico -- -- Hotel
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino 3.1 NNE Hotel
Hyatt House San Juan 3.3 NE Hotel
Chateau Cervantes 3.4 N Hotel
Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel 3.4 N Hotel
Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center 3.4 NE Hotel
Hotel Miramar 3.4 NE Hotel


Set in the southwestern part of San Juan, Fort Buchanan Golf Club offers a fun golfing experience. Regardless of whether or not you're staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to check out the sights. If you're curious, Old San Juan is to the north.

Location: Building 171 Fort Buchanan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (787) 707-3980

FAX: (787) 273-3852



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