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Even PGA TOUR players find it difficult to concentrate at Grand Reserve Country Club in Puerto Rico with the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean just yards off the green.

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ituated in the foothills of El Yunque National Forest, the 5-star Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club is part of the St. Regis collection of properties and has all the luxury amenities for which St. Regis is famous. The 18-hole golf course (6,890 yards) was the first design project in Puerto Rico for Robert Trent Jones Jr. The course has holes 15 to 18 bordering water features, as the course takes a circuitous route around the lakes before emerging onto the Atlantic coast for the final holes. The course is managed by Troon Golf and is certified as a Silver Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International. If you’re looking for a short break, the resort currently has a 3-day special “Escape Golf

Package” deal on offer through December 20. For over 60 years, the Puerto Rico Open has attracted golf vacationers to the island. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR event line-up since 2008. It’s known as one of the most fun events of the TOUR season, taking place annually in February at the Grand Reserve Golf Club. The Tom Kitedesigned course has seen many TOUR players, including Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Bryson DeChambeau. So here’s your opportunity to stay and play where some of the TOUR’s best have played. Package deals are available for those planning to celebrate in tropical style at the Grand Reserve Golf Club and Hotel.

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The Puerto Rico Open receives attention from all varieties of “fans.”

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