Golfweek’s Top 50 in the Caribbean and Mexico Includes Puerto Rico Golf Courses

By Dave Daubert

Six of the finest Puerto Rico golf courses have garnered the distinction of being voted onto “Golfweek’s Best 2020: Top 50 Caribbean and Mexico Courses” list and are ranked in the region’s 30 finest places to play. They are:

1. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, a Troon-managed property designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

2. TPC Dorado Beach, East Course, originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. & renovated by RTJ Jr. in 2011.

3. Palmas del Mar, Flamboyen Course designed by Rees Jones in 1998.

4. Royal Isabella Links Course designed by David Plaff with Charlie and Stanley Pasarell in 2009.

5. Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Championship Course designed by Tom Kite in 2007.

6. Palmas Del Mar Palm Course designed by Gary Player in 1974.

The courses are located throughout the beautiful island paradise- from the northwestern tip to the East Coast-with several in northeastern Puerto Rico near the capital city of San Juan. Accentuating tropical splendor and remarkable ocean views all six are renowned for their first-class service and inspirational settings. There are a total of 18 courses all open to the public.

“There are more than 250 golf venues in the Caribbean and Mexico,” said Leah Chandler, Discover Puerto Rico chief marketing officer. “Golfweek selecting six Puerto Rico courses for the ‘best-of’ acclaim illuminates the collective excellence of our golf courses and resorts.”

To determine the ‘best of’ rankings, more than 800 Golfweek course raters continually evaluate courses and rate them based on 10 criteria annually.

Puerto Rico is an enchanting destination where history, culture, gastronomy, nightlife, beaches, hotels and resorts abound. It requires no passport for American citizens, it is bilingual, uses the U. S. dollar as currency, and is the air hub of the Caribbean. There are more than 4,000 restaurants, an average of 200 daily flights via 24 airlines, and the lodging venues range from top hospitality brands to being named a top 10 airbnb world destination. More