Dorado Beach Resort

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

360

530

175

370

570

370

410

175

440

3400

520

215

390

540

205

430

455

415

415

3585

6985

Hndcp

9

3

17

11

1

13

7

15

5

4

16

12

2

18

8

6

10

14

Par

4

5

3

4

5

4

4

3

4

36

5

3

4

5

3

4

4

4

4

36

72

Dorado Beach; East Course: In the 1950's Laurance Rockefeller hired Robert Trent Jones to turn these 1000 acres on the coast of Puerto Rico and an hour from San Juan into a golf course and resort development. From this tangle of mangrove swamp, coconut and grapefruit plantations tens of thousands of tons of earth and rock were shifted and molded to create lagoons to drain the marshy ground. Dug-out dirt was used to contour the fairways and rough which now tunnel through the damp rain forest just within sight of the Atlantic Ocean. The East Course, a 6985 yard par 72 traversal, dives quickly into the dense jungle. The Fifth is the longest par 5 on the course. From the tee one must avoid the trio of bunkers and two large mangrove trees that guard the rolling fairway, framed on the left by forty feet of thick tropical vegetation. The green is elevated with trouble above the hole. The most demanding par-4 is the Ninth. Encroaching trees menace the approach to a deep, narrow green surrounded by two giant bunkers. The Tenth, a short par-5, contrasts with the Fifth. It parallels the ocean and is usually swept by fiendish cross-winds that filter through the Australian Pines along the shore. The last par-5 is the signature Thirteenth, a 540 yard double dog-leg that challenges the strategist who must contend with water on the drive and an approach to an elevated green which slopes toward the ocean behind. The last four holes are all varied and imaginative par-4's that test the golfers stamina and creativity. This Caribbean course, with its pristine lakes, evolving topography covered with lush jungle and caressed by cool sea breezes offers a welcome alternative to those of the conventional Tour on the continental U.S.A. 

The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation


For questions or comments please send e-mail to David.


Next - return to Courses | Gallery | Introduction | Homepage

Artists' Golf is a conceptual work of art Copyright 1995 - 2008 by David B. Lewis and all original paintings, drawings and art works are Copyright by David B. Lewis. All rights reserved.  Maps of existing courses are original artistic interpretations and impressions from a variety of sources and are not intended to be accurate renderings or representations of the actual courses.  They indicate my interest and study and are intended purely for the pleasure and information of the viewers and are not for sale or profit.