< type="text/css"> PGA TOUR’s TPC Network Announces TPC Dorado Beach

TPC Network Launches TPC Dorado Beach

April 15, 2015


Ponte Vdra Beach, FL. –  The PGA TOUR’s TPC Network announces the continued expansion of its  international portfolio with the launching of TPC Dorado Beach, located at 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 December 3-6, where five players will  be awarded status to the Web.com Tour in 2016.

“The PGA TOUR is delighted to further the expansion of the TPC Network brand into the Caribbean with the addition of TPC  Dorado Beach, located at a  world-class family retreat with a rich, storied  history,” said Charlie Zink, PGA TOUR Co-Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to creating memorable experiences for our members and guests for years to come.”

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 1961and 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- resort residences, world-class cuisine, 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.