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3 great golf courses in the Coco Beach area of Puerto Rico

While golfers will tell you that they are willing to go golfing anytime they can, cold weather, rain, or shine. The truth is, there is no better place to play golf on earth than the sunny island of Puerto Rico. There you can find nearly perfect weather year-round, especially during the cold winters up north, Puerto Rico is just the right temperature. There is almost always a nice breeze off the Caribbean-Atlantic ocean and the views can be nothing short of stunning.

Since this US territory is one of the safest destinations in the entire Caribbean you have nothing to worry about but your next shot.

Here are facts about the three golf courses in the Coco Beach area of Puerto Rico.

The International Coco Beach Golf Club

Here you can experience the best course on the island and its 745 acres of scenic beauty. It is located nearly midway between the capital, San Juan, with its Latin energy, great food, and unique music, and the rain forests of El Yunque.

The International Coco Beach Golf ClubThis course was designed by the great professional golfer, Tom Kite and has two uniquely different 18-hole courses that can be played by newbies or experienced pros. Each of the nines are challenging in their own way and offer great views all along the way.

The bunkers are pure white silica sand set against the soft vibrant greens and more pastel seashore paspalum grasses.

The clubhouse of the Coco Beach Golf Club is a huge, 46,000 sq/ft, custom built facility that features fine, but relaxed, dining while viewing the amazing scenery surrounding the area.

There are several different venues with the fine restaurant dining at Paradise Bay, more casual, relaxed dining and drinks at the Greens Lounge, and plenty of other quality clubhouse activities too.

In addition to practice facilities, there are massage rooms, saunas, Jacuzzi, and locker rooms as well. On the course there are golfing for groups, tournaments, charities, and individuals. Plus, caddy services and roving beverage vendors too.

When checking the online reviews, of which there are many, the most common complaint is that they didn’t have more time to spend on the course. Nearly every review is a solid 5 stars raving about the scenery, the grooming of the course, and the great amenities.

Read the full review of the Coco Beach Golf Club here →

Bahia Resort and Golf Club

The third great golf course in the Coco Beach area of Puerto Rico is the Bahia Resort Golf Course and Resort.

Bahia Beach Resort and Golf ClubIt has a great course surrounded by ocean views and rain forests. It also has a complete family resort that features high-end luxury townhouses, a huge swimming pool with spa, a game room for the kids, and a small theater that offers many newer movies as well.

The resort is situated on a retired coconut plantation so there are lots of coconut trees everywhere intermingled with other tropical plants from the nearby rain forest. The total area of the resort and golf course occupy 483 acres of very unspoiled, lush greenery, that is really unparalleled.

The restaurant and bar are highly review online with spotless bathroom facilities, great beach views, drinks to die for, and food that combines the Caribbean flavor, Mexican spices, and some other Latin ingredients that make it unique. Many of the reviews also touted the overall friendliness all of the employees that greet everyone with a genuine smile.

The awesome golf courses in the Coco Beach area of Puerto Rico are a testament to the lush natural beauty of the entire country. The fast growing rain forest greenery is everywhere and the white sand beaches are nearly empty because there are so many.

The accommodations at all three resorts are spotlessly clean, very luxurious, and have amenities abound. In addition, there are tons of other attractions in the rain forest to keep an entire family busy for weeks without fail.

The Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Course

This course prides itself on having some of the best, and most picturesque, settings in Puerto Rico. It is located in Rio Grande directly east from the city and has two completely different courses to choose from.

Wyndham Rio Mar Golf CourseThe Ocean Course is nothing short of spectacular with views of the rain forest covered mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. There is a constant cooling breeze with balmy sunny weather that averages 80F nearly every day of the winter. The ocean course has several small lakes that offer shimmering waters, aquatic plants, and birds with bright colors and loud squawks.

The River Course is uniquely different than the Ocean Course. This one designed by golfing great Greg Norman and runs along side the blissful Mameyes River. The terrain is very natural with rain forest jungle coming right up to the edge of the grass.

The El Yunque Mountains rise majestically nearby, covered entirely with dense rain forest foliage all the way to the top. Both of these course are ideal for any level of player from beginner to pro, the fairways are wide, the greens open, and the rough is considered light.

The Wyndham Rio Mar golf resort has guest rooms that are highly reviewed and perfect for the entire family. There are nearby rain forest excursions that explore waterfalls and nature plus zip line rides where you can fly above the jungle in the Yunque rain forest.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach ResortOf course there is a pool and nearby white sand beaches that will keep children happy while the golfers do their thing. There are facilities to accommodate large meetings, presentations, weddings, and nearly any other use you can imagine.

Read the full review of the Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Course here →

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