The PGA TOUR’s TPC Network has announced the continued expansion of its international portfolio with the launching of TPC Dorado Beach, a Dorado Beach Resort, a luxury integrated beachfront resort and residential community in Puerto Rico.
Debuting this month under the TPC banner, TPC Dorado Beach will eventually be home to three world-class Caribbean golf courses – the East Course, West Course and Sugarcane Course.
The property’s recently updated East Course will play host to the 2015 PGA TOUR Latinòamerica Tour Championship Dec. 3-6, where five players will be awarded status to the Web.com Tour in 2016.
In 1955, renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. was called upon by Laurence S. Rockefeller to create the finest golf resort in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Three years later, the East and West Courses at Dorado Beach Resort & Club opened for play. In 1972, two more courses were added, the Sugarcane and Pineapple.
The par-72 East Course features 7,200 yards of play, with new ultra-dwarf Champion Bermuda greens and a premium number of hole locations on every green. In addition to this year’s PGA TOUR Latinoamérica event, the East Course was the original host site of what is now the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and also hosted the World Cup of Golf in 1961 and 1994.
The Sugarcane Course features a back nine surrounded by rivers and lakes offering a scenic retreat from the oceanfront. Built in 1972, the par-72 Pineapple Course was designed to be the friendlier course for golfers. Its par-four 18th hole features a green set just below the clubhouse terrace. The Pineapple Course will be merged into the West Course, which is currently closed for an enhancement project, to ultimately create a 54-hole resort.
In addition to championship golf courses, Dorado Beach offers plantation-style resort residences, and beach activities for the entire family. Dorado Beach is also home to Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the only Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Western Hemisphere and the only Ritz-Carlton Reserve beachfront residences in the world.
The addition of TPC Dorado Beach to the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network comes off the heels of a year in which two additional international properties joined the TPC brand – TPC Cartagena in Colombia and TPC at Baha Mar in The Bahamas. TPC Dorado Beach is now the 34th inclusion to the TPC Network of clubs and the third international property in the portfolio.