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.

This course has made itself a classic location to tee off, founded in 1949. It features a course rating of 34.4, and its 9 holes measure out to a total of 6300 yards. Also note that they've got a golf professional, Jerry Hesby, handy, so think about this location if you need instruction or tips.

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

Check out this table to learn a couple of key facts concerning this course.

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.

Amenities

A restaurant is housed on the property so think about choosing it as 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 consistently utilized by the same type of vacationers as those golfing at Fort Buchanan Golf Club.

If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are some other courses close by. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include Río Bayamón Golf Course, Las Bambuas Golf Course, and Dorado Del Mar Golf Club. All of which are within within taxi range and the nearest one of the three Río Bayamón Golf Course, is within traveling distance of this golf course.

The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. There aren't any major hotels near this course, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller hotels. If you're thinking it would be nice to stay in this neighborhood, you have some viable options to consider. In fact, you can find the ones closest to the golf course in the following table.

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
CasaBlanca Hotel -- -- Hotel

Location

Positioned on the southwestern edge of San Juan, Fort Buchanan Golf Club can provide a fun chance to golf. Whether or not you're rooming very close, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. If you're wondering, 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

Website: http://www.buchananmwr.com/centerClubsGolfbrBowlingcenter/GolfClub/tabid/84/Default.aspx

 

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