Dorado Beach, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resort
  • Location: Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Rooms: 100+
  • Courses: Two
  • Amenities: Two restaurants / spa / pool / beaches
  • Also good for: Best for Luxury (#5)

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6 things you need to know

  • Best time to go: Late fall into winter and early spring.
  • Daily stay-and-plays start at: $804
  • Golf experience: Two classic Robert Trent Jones Sr. designs.
  • Best non-golf amenity: The private plunge pool outside many rooms.
  • While you're there: Take a trip to the walled city of Old San Juan with a local guide.
  • Insider tip: An outdoor shower while listening to the pounding ocean surf is a divine experience.

Travelogue

An original Rockefeller resort when it opened in the ’50s, Dorado Beach partnered with Ritz-Carlton in 2018 to become the only Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Western Hemisphere. The RTJ-designed tracks — Sugarcane and East — have long been the calling card for golf vacationers in Puerto Rico. The resort takes guest experiences to another level — an elite one. The food is exquisite, thanks to top chef Mario Pagan. And indicative of the resort’s one-of-a-kind offerings is the spa’s treehouse-like massage setting. Be sure to make time to see the five-bedroom Su Casa, an original, restored 1920s villa on the 50-acre property.