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6 Puerto Rico golf courses and resorts garner 'best-of' acclaim

Golfweek honors island's courses in magazine's 'Top 50 Caribbean and Mexico Courses' list

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, January 20, 2020 – Six Puerto Rico golf venues have garnered the distinction of being voted onto “Golfweek's Best 2020: Top 50 Caribbean and Mexico Courses.”

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St. Regis Bahia Beach Golf Resort

Six Puerto Rico courses rank in the Caribbean’s 30 finest places to play. They are:

1. The St. Regis Bahia Beach, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. (2008)
2. TPC Dorado Beach, East Course, by Robert Trent Jones Sr., renovated by RTJ Jr. (2011)
3. Palmas del Mar, Flamboyan Course, designed by Rees Jones (1998)
4. Royal Isabela, Links Course, designed by David Pfaff with Charlie and Stanley Pasarell (2009)
5. Coco Beach Golf Club (Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve), Championship Course, Tom Kite (2007)
6. Palmas del Mar, Palm Course, designed by Gary Player (1974)

The courses are located throughout the Island – from the northwestern tip to the East Coast – with several in northeastern Puerto Rico near capital San Juan. Accentuating tropical splendor and remarkable ocean views, all six are renowned for their first-class service and inspirational settings. There are 18 courses in Puerto Rico, 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 this 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, is bilingual, uses the U.S. dollar for 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.

For more information on Island golf courses, resorts, and other destination attractions, visit:

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About Discover Puerto Rico
Discover Puerto Rico is a private, not for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) whose mission is to make Puerto Rico visible to the world as a premier travel destination. The DMO will bring prosperity to the people of Puerto Rico by collaboratively positioning the Island’s diversity and uniqueness for leisure, business and events. It is responsible for all global marketing, sales and promotion of the destination and works collaboratively with key local governmental and non-governmental players throughout Puerto Rico’s visitor economy and community at large, to empower economic growth. Visit:

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