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Discover Puerto Rico Golf thrives, mirrors Island Destination's success

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO ( June 27, 2023) – On the cusp of closing Fiscal Year 2022-23, Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s destination marketing organization, guided the Island to significant increases in visitor metrics compared to 2022.

Strong performance persists throughout the Island golf destination, as many courses and golf resorts report burgeoning numbers of players in each of the past three years.


Puerto Rico’s gorgeous scenery – from rainforest and mountains to miles of beaches and rare bio-luminescent bays – coupled with its vibrancy and array of destination activities and amenities, beckons golf travelers.

Sixteen of Puerto Rico’s 18 golf courses are open to the public. The other two – at TPC Dorado Beach – allow play by guests staying at the Dorado Beach, Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Golfweek rates several of the Island’s courses among the best in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Atlantic Islands.

"As our golf destination continues ascending on the world golf stage, more travelers are choosing Puerto Rico for their next getaway thanks to the quality and quantity of our courses and resorts," said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “It helps that we are the most traveler friendly destination in the Caribbean.”

Island courses range from luxury resort to municipal, spread throughout Puerto Rico with several clustered near historic San Juan. Oceanside views, coconut trees, and mountain and rainforest vistas frame their settings. Price points, terrain, layout style, and related amenities are varied and complementary.

Traveling to the Island is convenient with many choices as it is the air hub of the Caribbean. Further traveler friendliness is found in Puerto Rico’s bilingual culture, U.S. currency, and no passport required for American citizens.

For more information on the Island, travel guidelines, golf courses, resorts and hotels, and other destination attractions, visit

About Discover Puerto Rico

Discover Puerto Rico is a private, not for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) whose mission is to make Puerto Rico visible to the world as a premier travel destination. The DMO is bringing prosperity to the people of Puerto Rico by collaboratively positioning the Island’s diversity and uniqueness for leisure, business and events. It is responsible for all global marketing, sales and promotion of the destination and works collaboratively with key local governmental and non-governmental players throughout Puerto Rico’s visitor economy and community at large, to empower economic growth. Visit:

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