TPC Dorado Beach is home to three legendary championship golf courses, plantation-style resort residences, world-class cuisine and beach activities for the whole family. Golf at Dorado Beach continues to thrill and delight golfers of all skill levels. Beginning in 1955, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., renowned golf architect, set out to create the finest golf resort in the Caribbean. Jones culminated several spectacular, 18-hole layouts that have played host to celebrities, world leaders, golf legends and PGA tournaments.
Robert Trent Jones, Jr.’s restoration of the historic East Course to its original version designed by his father, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., elevates a classic seaside course into a modern championship layout that challenges players of all skill levels.
Jones lengthened the course by 700 yards stretching to a formidable 7,200 yards with many of the holes playing into a strong Caribbean trade wind. Greens were completely reshaped to match original features and planted with Champions Bermuda, creating incredibly fast and smooth putts. Bunkers were reshaped and filled with native beach sand.
For the Dorado Beach West Course, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. built holes running in different directions, making the ever-present breezes off the Atlantic a challenge to negotiate, but ensuring that a round on the West Course will be one of the most picturesque on a Puerto Rican golf course.
The four par-3 holes on Dorado Beach’s West Course are considered the toughest group of the four-course complex. Ranging in distance from 150 to 200 yards, they feature sloping greens and plenty of bunkers. The 175-yard, 13th hole is lined with palm trees while the green is in an oasis of rolling sand that seems to run right into the ocean. The Raymond Floyd Group renovated this course in 2002 keeping the original layout and vision of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. while providing all the on-course amenities of a first-class Caribbean golf resort.
The Dorado Beach Plantation Sugarcane Course is the more challenging of the two Plantation courses at this Caribbean golf resort, although it boasts larger fairways and greens. The course features more forced carries and deeper bunkers that can penalize you for an errant shot. The back nine is surrounded by newly created rivers and lakes and offers a much different look, never seen at the old Cerromar and Dorado Courses, making this a hidden gem amongst Puerto Rico golf courses. Players have an opportunity for birdies early in the round, but par is a great score on most every hole on the back nine.
The 50,000 square foot, clubhouse awaits golfers after their round. Whether it be for a cold beverage with your foursome, a magnificent meal cooked to order, or simply to relax on our deck that provides great views of the golf course.