TPC Dorado Beach - East Course

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4.5
12
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
98.3%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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3.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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4.3
3
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7217
Slope 135
Rating 75.1
Type Resort
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TPC Dorado Beach East
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7217 yards 75.1 135
Gold 72 6887 yards 74.0 133
Blue 72 6568 yards 72.6 132
White 72 6041 yards 70.1 125
Orange 72 5640 yards 70.1 125
Red (W) 72 5462 yards 72.7 126
Scorecard for East Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.1/135 583 241 396 481 215 410 476 467 410 3679 437 530 175 400 562 355 430 212 437 3538 7217
Gold M: 74.0/133 538 214 385 470 200 390 445 430 400 3472 420 515 165 390 545 345 415 195 425 3415 6887
Blue M: 72.6/132 499 189 371 463 185 381 429 405 389 3311 387 502 156 373 529 331 400 170 409 3257 6568
White M: 70.1/125 467 169 346 427 155 354 404 380 368 3070 337 474 137 346 496 317 370 141 353 2971 6041
Orange M: 70.1/125 445 150 330 405 135 335 350 345 355 2850 300 455 125 330 465 310 350 110 345 2790 5640
Red W: 72.7/126 435 131 321 391 126 324 345 335 347 2755 287 446 119 319 459 299 340 102 336 2707 5462
Handicap 3 15 11 1 17 7 5 9 13 14 4 18 10 2 12 8 16 6
Par 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 36 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1958

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes - $60

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.5
12
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good. Not great.

Course was very dry and tee boxes were uncut which made for a less than perfect experience.

Pro shop staff was very friendly and accommodating. I did not take a caddy as the course was empty and was not offered one. Scenic venue was watered down by poor conditions. I would probably play it again because I ’m a sucker for the TPC designation.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

It was a little hard to focus on my game. The beauty of the course is amazing. Ocean views from everywhere. Can't wait to see it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course and challenging layout with beautiful ocean views

Dorado Beach East course is the best of the two courses at TPC Dorado Beach and it never disappoints.

You have spectacular ocean views on several holes including #1, #9 and #18 along with others. The greens are very fast compared to other courses in Puerto Rico. There are some interesting hole layouts along with lots of challenges. The signature hole, the par-5 fourth, is one of the best risk-reward holes you can play.

Great practice facility and the wind is always blowing on the practice facility.

The price is pretty steep, especially compared to other very nice courses on the island (Bahia Beach, Royal Isabella, etc.). However, you are playing a TPC course which are always in nice condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

great track

Nice mix of interesting holes. Well kept, great pace of play. Practice facility is very good. First tee is removed from the clubhouse. Greens in good shape. Scenic and fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Caribbean Classic

This course never, ever, disappoints!!!

Great lay out, great conditions and the most friendly staff in the Island. It keeps getting better and better. My favorite course in the world!

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Very good course ,great condition along with having an awesome caddy made for a wonderful day . It was expense but well worth it

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf now should mention mandatory caddie before confirming purchase

A nice course with great greens but Be aware of caddie requirements and cost.

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

Terrific greens, views and playability

The East is the best of the lot of the three courses at TPC Dorado Beach and it doesn't disappoint. Speedy greens, interesting holes and a few views of the ocean make this an enjoyable ride throughout. The signature hole, the par-5 fourth, is one of the best risk-reward holes you'll ever play. Take it over the water to the left with a hook and you can have iron into the green, which is also guarded by water. The reward could be an eagle putt with the Atlantic in the background.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

to wet

very overpriced. caddy was a must . not an outstanding design although redone .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful course in paradise

This course was gorgeous and meticulously maintained. The holes on the water are breathtaking with the perfect subtle ocean breeze.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Restoration helps Dorado Beach make a stellar comeback

The first time I played the Dorado Beach Resort & Club's East Course in 2006 the large Hyatt hotel had just shut down and the everything looked like a ghost town. The course didn't offer much in the way of conditioning or a memorable round. My second trip in 2011 to see the restoration by Robert Trent Jones Jr. helped me better understand why Dorado was the original celebrity Caribbean hangout. Dorado's East Course has a storied past, including hosting eight Senior PGA Tour events. The Robert Trent Jones Sr. course opened in 1958 and expanded to 18 holes in 1966. Chi Chi Rodriguez, who worked here in the early 1960s, beat Doug Saunders in a Shell's Wonderful World of Golf event at Dorado in 1964. The renovation added length to the 7,192-yard course, repositioned bunkers and restored RTJ Sr.'s signature runway tees. The new grass on the greens, ultra-dwarf Champion Bermuda, improved their pace and conditioning. Most important, the clearing of trees and undergrowth created wider fairways and added a critical element that was missing: The ocean is now partially visible from 15 holes. These scenic views won't blow you away, but they will remind you why Dorado once again ranks among the best courses in the Caribbean.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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