With its beaming sunshine all year round, white sandy beaches and relaxed lifestyle, Puerto Rico is a tropical island of discovery. The beautiful, idyllic setting has much to offer and is one of the Caribbean’s emerging holiday destinations. Amongst its peaceful qualities, the standard of golf on offer makes Puerto Rico one of those places that all golfers should add to their bucket list.
But why waste any time? Here, 19th hole has picked your holiday plans this year and has highlighted the stunning courses that the island has to offer.
Located 30 minutes from the capital San Juan and 30 minutes east of the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport lies Donald Trump’s exquisite Trump International Golf Club. It is easy to see why it is one of the most popular golfing destinations in the Caribbean as the two-course resort has been home to many tournaments in the past including the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.
With 1,000 acres of Atlantic Ocean waterfront, unique views of El Yunque; the only tropical Rainforest in the U.S; and boasting the course in Puerto Rico with silica sand bunkers, you will struggle to find anything else like it.
As the name suggests, the Championship Course is the most difficult of the two and is host to the PGA Tour event each year. With fairways that sweep through the tropical landscape and the sea breeze from the Atlantic Coast, there really isn’t anything like it. A massive 7,546 yards for the pros, it is certainly a challenge but the public won’t be put through that test with three alternative sets of tees. Avoid the palm trees and lakes while you enjoy a knock around Puerto Rico’s finest.
When you thought the scenery couldn’t get much better, the International Course tops it off. Carved through dense jungle palms, the course is an experience that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. The highlight is the par-3 third hole which is situated on the hilltop offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and famous Yunque Rainforest. Words struggle to do it justice.
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