Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club

4.5512352941 4.6 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6890 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 76.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6890 yards 76.1 146
Black/Gold 72 6588 yards 74.1 143
Gold 72 6395 yards 72.9 143
Gold/Silver 72 6042 yards 71.3 141
Silver 72 5913 yards 70.1 138
Silver (W) 72 5913 yards 76.7 146
Copper 72 5277 yards 72.5 135
Jade 72 2902 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

23 out of 24 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks amazing food brunch  

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"Georgous course in Great Condition with ffriendly Service"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course never, ever, disappoints!!!

Fantastic course lay out. The course is always in great condition. I have played most of the courses in Puerto Rico and this course, by far, is always in the best condition and is always kept beautiful. The staff is always helpful, friendly and wanting to help. The best and most friendly staff on the Island. The practice facility is great and always in fantastic condition. Even after hurricane Maria in September of 2017, the course (April of 2018) is by far the best and nicest course in Puerto Rico.

My favorite course in Puerto Rico and you can usually get a great deal on TeeOff.com. If you are choosing between Bahia Beach and Dorado East. It is no comparison. Always choose Bahia Beach.

You have SPECTACULAR ocean views as you check into the course as well as on holes #16 and #18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course and Great Conditions"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It was an excellent course. From the time you arrive at the property until you leave, everything is first class. Staff was very friendly, helpful and wanting to help and assist. The course was in great shape. The greens were still recovering from being aerated a couple weeks ago, but they were recovered enough that they did not pose any issues or problems. From the putting green, driving range, to the on course tee boxes, fairways, greens and rough, were all tournament ready rival the conditions of ANY course I have played anywhere. This course has the best conditions of any course in Puerto Rico. The ocean views of holes 16 and 18 are spectacular while the other holes have beautiful views of the El Yunque rain forest and mountains. A must play in Puerto Rico if you want to play a great course with beautiful conditions. Check GolfNow.com because you can sometimes get a great deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not bad"


u006594476's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My biggest gripe is that the greens were aerated a week before I played. Which is fine but to charge full price (174) for aerated greens stinks. Anyways, besides that the only other complaint is the bunkers. On some of them there were rocks in them.

It is a very tight course with a bunch of water, sand and other hazards. If you not in the fairway or near you will lose your ball.

Overall I think it is a nice course and would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing Course and Views"


MorganBojo's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Stayed at the St. Regis and was able to get out and play this beautiful course. The staff both at the pro shop and at the course were amazing. Fairways and greens were in great shape, but the views of the surrounding mountains and ocean were ridiculous. Lots of water and some tight tee shots, but had a great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Wonderful Experience!"


bz6wt6's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the staff greeting us until we were done with our lunch after golf, it was a top quality experience. The course was in magnificent condition. Maybe the traps needed a little more sand. Lost a lot of balls but it didn't take away from the views and course conditions. Beyond expectations!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful flora and fona!"


lisamurray's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gorgeous course! The only thing I would say was not five star was the greens. Greens were in a bit of rough shape, other than that it was beautiful!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow, top notch"


ksucats96's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

It was an excellent course. From the time you walk in the door until you leave, first class. Staff was very friendly and inviting. The course was in immaculate shape. From the putting green, driving range, to the on course tee boxes, fairways, greens and rough, all tournament ready. The only draw back that I had (not the courses fault) I was a single that caught the Ladies Member Guest Tourney and they were slow. But was able to enjoy the scenery. A must play in Puerto Rico, was able to get a rate of $115, on Teeoff.com.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice. 4.5 stars"


Joe8097662's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The quality of courses is always a mixed bag in the Carribean. You book a tee time at a course designed by a big name golf architect with good looking pictures on their website only to find the course hasn't been maintained in years. Bahia is now owned by St Regis and managed by Troon. You expect a quality golf experience and Bahia does not disappoint. Yes, it is expensive (I paid $205 through Golf Now. It's more if you just walk up) but I needed a prime weekend AM tee time. There are no prime time bargains around San Juan. I drove myself from downtown SanJuan. 40 minutes. Straight forward with Map Quest though San Juan can be a bit tricky. Get the easy pass with your rental. You'll pass through several toll gates. The course staff was great, especially the starter, who drove me out to the 11th as my initial hole, as I was playing as a single, to bypass multiple foursomes. He fit me in very nicely when I made the turn. This is not a good walking course. Too much distance between green and tee. The course was in excellent condition. Prior complaints about sand traps seem remedied. No bare spots in the fairways. This is a membership course and I assume it gets a lot of play, but there were no ball marks on the greens. They don't equal continental US Troon green quality, but they are very good by Caribbean standards. I took away 0.5 stars on my final rating only because the overall design Is a little boring. Even the oceanfront holes are a tad dull. A final word of advice: if you spray the ball off the tee, don't golf here. This is a tight course with either jungle or water everywhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive"


robmoral's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

From the moment you drop of your bag until they place your bag back in your car the service is first class. All the staff we came in contact with was very attentive and helpfull. The pro shop is one of the best stocked I have seen anywhere. The practice facility is tour quality with range balls included in the green Fees. The front nine routes around some protected marsh land with water coming into play in seven holes, making the front nine the hardest of the two. The back nine is fun with plenty of scoring holes as it wonders itself to magnificent views of the ocean on holes 16 and 18. Week day pace of play was great as we only saw a couple of groups a few holes behind us. The fairways are in great condition. Although there where some rough spots on a couple of greens overall the greens where good if anything a bit on the slow side. Bunkers throughout the golf course are kept very well with my one complaint being that the sand in them contains some pebles (I could not identify what type of sand it is but it is defiantely not standard silica). Water bottles are provided in the cart at the begining of the ropund and a very friendly staff member would go by every few holes offering more (at no cost) and cold towels. We had lunch at the turn and food was excellent with local specialties as well as regular resort fare available. One caveat- the food is great but on the expensive side. We had a cuban sandwich , a wrap a coke and a beer and the bill was 43.00 before tip.

Overall a great experience and a good value if you book through one of the tee time services. Standard rack rates are over 200.00 dollars while tee time are available in the 75-95 range on these services (these are limited every day, one of the ways they keep traffic down and pace of play). The resort is located 30-40 minutes from any San Juan hotel and it is definatelly worth the ride, if for anything the views on 16 and 18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course to play in Puerto Rico"


Transdod2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Vacationing ten days in PR my girl and I played golf every other day while staying in San Juan. We would look for the off season deals on Golf Now which is highly advisable. We ranked Bahia, Dorado East(too expensive), Trump, then Rio Mar (best price) in order of best to least course condition. Bahia is the lush we expected from the Dorado & Trump. Fairways great condition although narrow for our game on some holes. Beautiful layout and true roll on putting greens. Sand somewhat firm as expected from previous reviews. Ocean view on 16 & 18. Staff very cordial and helpful. Highly recommend for your island golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Everything's good or better at Bahia Beach"


adturnbull's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will always play BB every chance I get. It's that good an experience. I"m not wealthy, so I play when I can get a discounted rate.

Course conditions, layout, aesthetics, location, etc. are all well above-par, which in this context is a good thing!

But let me dwell on what I think can be improved.

1. Ball washers should have water in them. Too many of them were dry.<br/> 2. The tee markers should be placed where they'll fairly reflect the particular tees on the scorecard. The course played much shorter from where they placed the tee markers compared to what the scorecard showed for those particular tee markers. If I want to play 6313 yards (more or less) - the Gold markers - don't move the Golds so far forward that I'm effectively playing the Silvers, for example.<br/> 3. The greenside bunkers need sand. The two of us were in 5 of them, and they were all nothing but hard-packed dirt.<br/> 4. Unless I'm suddenly hitting my irons longer than usual, they may need to re-calibrate their GPS settings. Several times I overclubbed by at least one club (and not because I skulled the shot).<br/> 5. Rangering would be nice. We were a twosome being held up by a threesome. And we were holding up a foursome because of it. The foursome complained to a course employee (a pseudo-ranger?) which we overheard, but the pseudo-ranger never came to discuss it with us, perhaps because he knew WE were being held up by the group in front of us. What he SHOULD have done is told the threesome to step aside so we (and our following foursome) could play through. Mind you this is a deficiency of virtually EVERY golf course on the planet, and it's one of the leading causes of the scourge of golf, slow play or slow pace of play. Aggressive rangering would be nice.

Anyway, I could write twice as much positive stuff. I love the course. But I thought it might be more helpful to share what I think are its shortcomings, in hopes that they'll be considered.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Great day of golf that will be hard to beat"


ziggy328's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would go back in a heart-beat. The course and the views were just amazing. I hope to get back there again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exceptional Experience"


dvisich48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this place was great. From the moment you drive in you can tell that they care about quality. Grounds are well maintained, staff is helpful and friendly. The golf course was in great condition (best of the 4 we played in PR). The layout was challenging but fair, greens in good condition and could play the ball down in the fairway.<br/> Definitely worth the visit. Only downside is turning the 17th hole from a nice par 5 into a too tough par 4.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the best!"


jeffinMDR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a 3:30pm start on a February afternoon, with sunset at 6:30pm and got in 17 holes, skipping one of the holes to be able to close out the course's signature holes near the end. I played the previous weekend (not through GolfNow) and the course seemed to be in better condition - and when I returned, all of the tee boxes had been punched, and it seemed to have a rough week of wear - however - a gorgeous, challenging course that sees very little play and they do a great job of maintaining it! The full rack rate may be a bit steep, but what do you expect on a course on the St. Regis resort property. You pay for the exclusivity behind the guarded gates and the ocean front location. Looking forward to playing again and comparing it to Dorado East - which I have yet to play, but is considered a challenger for "best course on the island".


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Course was nice..."



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The amenities of the golf course we're great, the cost wasn't worth it. I've played Trump international and champion course and they have better views from the course and more challenging for the money. Bahia needs to have more challenging holes I didn't expect what I played especially for how much it costs


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course, beautiful area, pretty wildlife and forest"


REWiggall's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

The course and practice facility were in good condition. It was fair with a reasonable amount of challenge. Greens were in good condition and rolled well. Holes were laid out well and pleasing to the eye. Plenty of water and hazard area if you got much outside the fairway, but it was generally visible from where you were or on the GPS. The GPS was accurate and well done. The only bad thing was it also controlled the cart and you may have to back out of an area if you got too far outside the lines. There were two holes being affected by construction or repairs, one had a temporary green. For $200 I would have expected notification of the temporary green and possibly a slight discount. That was the only downside to the course. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food at the snack bar was good. A fun time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Puerto Rico's country club experience"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

For pure enjoyment, Bahia Beach might be the best golf experience on the island. It’s got as much swankiness – if not more – than the 36-hole Trump International Golf Club next door. Bahia Beach doesn’t bombard you with blind shots like Royal Isabela. There's always a bailout, or an easier way, at Bahia Beach. Golfers who want to take on the water that seems to be everywhere at Bahia Beach can do so at their own peril. Two of its most scenic holes, the beachfront par-5 at no. 16 and par-3 at no. 17, are being altered this summer, reopening in August. It remains to be seen if these changes will ultimately enhance, or detract, from the routing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golfers Paradise"


ad781's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maybe the most beautiful course I have ever played. Several holes play alongside the ocean, while others are lined by lakes and palm trees. The warm gentle ocean breezes kept us relaxed and comfortable all afternoon.While it was extremely difficult (140+ slope) it may have been my favorite round ever. Truly first class. A "must play" in Puerto Rico.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Like the course, but some info up front would help."


GolfLeeS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a couple who were vacationing with us. My wife does not play, but rode with us. The club failed to tell me there was a riding charge (although I expected there would be). However, the bigger issue was that they also did not tell us there was a "Ryder Cup" format tournament in front of us. Our round was slow. I am not a good golfer, but I can easily play a round in 4 hours. We scrambled to get teed off on the 18th before dark, and that was without even finishing 15. But I loved the course. It was fun. Not as unforgiving as Trump International, but lots of sand.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


marcppelletier's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is very similar to what it was before Regis acquired. The greens were of good speed and condition except many ball marks and cleat marks around the holes. The course would be good value at $100 but not at $200+ or even the $152 that we played although Puerto Rico is becoming expensive location to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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