Bahia Beach Resort
Puerto Rico's country club experience
For pure enjoyment, Bahia Beach might be the best golf experience on the island. It’s got as much swankiness – if not more – than the 36-hole Trump International Golf Club next door. Bahia Beach doesn’t bombard you with blind shots like Royal Isabela. There's always a bailout, or an easier way, at Bahia Beach. Golfers who want to take on the water that seems to be everywhere at Bahia Beach can do so at their own peril. Two of its most scenic holes, the beachfront par-5 at no. 16 and par-3 at no. 17, are being altered this summer, reopening in August. It remains to be seen if these changes will ultimately enhance, or detract, from the routing.
March 9, 2014
Maybe the most beautiful course I have ever played. Several holes play alongside the ocean, while others are lined by lakes and palm trees. The warm gentle ocean breezes kept us relaxed and comfortable all afternoon.While it was extremely difficult (140+ slope) it may have been my favorite round ever. Truly first class. A "must play" in Puerto Rico.
March 7, 2014
Like the course, but some info up front would help.
Played with a couple who were vacationing with us. My wife does not play, but rode with us. The club failed to tell me there was a riding charge (although I expected there would be). However, the bigger issue was that they also did not tell us there was a "Ryder Cup" format tournament in front of us. Our round was slow. I am not a good golfer, but I can easily play a round in 4 hours. We scrambled to get teed off on the 18th before dark, and that was without even finishing 15. But I loved the course. It was fun. Not as unforgiving as Trump International, but lots of sand.
March 7, 2014
Very Nice Course
The course is very similar to what it was before Regis acquired. The greens were of good speed and condition except many ball marks and cleat marks around the holes. The course would be good value at $100 but not at $200+ or even the $152 that we played although Puerto Rico is becoming expensive location to play.
January 19, 2014
Best overall golf experience on Puerto Rico
I'll preface this by saying I didn't play Trump's courses because they were hosting the PGA TOUR event while I was there, but of the five courses I played on Puerto Rico, I'd give the nod to Bahia Beach as being the best overall experience. The course is gorgeous enough as it winds through the forest and mangroves. When the finishing stretch of holes emerge out along the beach, it's just a fantastic climax. With Troon Golf managing operations of the golf and a St. Regis Resort next door, you know you're going to be treated exceptionally well here.
January 6, 2014
Great layout. The course isn't as pristine as I would expect for $200 plus green fees. It is nice though and the staff is very friendly.
July 22, 2013
Like a PGA Tour course
I used to play Bahia before St. Regis took it over for the its exclusive villas. It used to be a nice public course but now it's an amazing resort course. They reconfigured some holes and it is challenging in every way. The back nine border the ocean and makes you stop for a while to enjoy the view. 5 star service with a cold vanilla scent towel girl, cold beer and drinks, GPS, free range balls and a great turn for great food and drinks. Expensive lke crazy but treat you nice for once in your life.
April 3, 2013
The course was a great resort -style course, with a price expected at this level of play.
The course is a great golf course layout. The natural forest environment surrounding the course was magnificent! I was amazed how they were able to develop a great golf course within this natural environment. The price was a little expensive for a resort course, but was well worth it. I played 2 rounds, and thoroughly enjoyed both!
October 9, 2012