Puerto Rico is the birthplace of golf legend and raconteur Chi Chi Rodriguez—and he had to hone his craft somewhere. The island has more than a dozen courses, including some of championship caliber. Several make good day trips from San Juan. Be sure to call ahead for details on reserving tee times; hours vary, and several hotel courses allow only guests to play or give preference to them. Greens fees start at $25 and go as high as $190.
Three golf clubs are within fairly easy striking distance of San Juan. The four 18-hole golf courses at the Hyatt Hacienda del Mar are just west of San Juan.
There are more options to the east of the city. Palmas del Mar Country Club has two good golf courses. The spectacular Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa has a clubhouse with a pro shop and two restaurants set between two 18-hole courses.