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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6746 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.5

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tift Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes - Nike clubs are available for both men & women.

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes, private lessons are available from PGA Golf Professionals
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only - rental shoes
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Shirts with collars and sleeves; slacks or Bermuda shorts are considered appropriate for men. Dresses, skirts, mid-length shorts and blouses are considered appropriate attire for women.

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4.5
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

El Conquistador is one wild ride

I think I need another shot at El Conquistador before I pass a final judgment. The first time playing it, I felt like a second-grader trying to do calculus. I got lost – and so did a handful of balls - trying to solve its quirks. To its credit, El Conquistador, designed by Arthur Hills in 1992, plays like nothing else on the island. It’s a wild ride up and down its hills. I love that the course is committed to firm and fast conditions, although all its slants and tilts constantly kick the ball around, more often than not into trouble. Its most controversial holes – others would say they’re the holes with the most personality – come during a dramatic stretch on the back nine. The uphill par-4 13th hole and par-3 14th hole severely punish even the slightest of misses to the right. The elevated 15th hole seems to overlook the entire island. It’s a great view on a fun hole. That is, until you find your ball in the woods after what you thought was a perfect drive. That’s El Conquistador, a beautiful mistress that messes with your mind.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A hilly, scenic test

This is a gorgeous, hilly piece of property on the northeast side of the island and attached to a Waldorf Astoria property. The course itself is very undulating (and full of iguanas - like most parts of land on the island these days). There are tons of elevated tees here (some to rather tight fairways) and the views of the ocean and rainforest are some of Puerto Rico golf's best. That said, I curry a little favor to some of the more traditional layouts on the island - but this is one spectacular experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Awesome..

What a spectacular course. Worth another trip to Puerto Rico just to play again. My wife and i enjoyed the many tee options but mostly the beautful setting and excellent condition of the course. Elevation changes make shot selection difficult and i would definitely keep the driver in the bag on many of the downhill tee shots since landing areas are tiny and sloped towards trouble. A caddie might be a good idea if one were offered, since the yardage book is okay, but not enough for first timers. All in all a great course and great experience made even better by the GOLFNOW discount!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Truly amazing course

One of the best courses you will ever play in your life.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging

Stay & Play Offers

From $190
Valid dates: Dec 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2020
Includes 3 rounds of golf - one each at Legacy Golf Links, 7 Lakes and Southern Pines Golf Club - and lodging for two nights in a 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Golf Front Condo located on the Pinehurst Resort Golf Courses.
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