On the West Course, opened in 1958, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed holes running in different directions, making the ever-present breezes off the ocean a challenge to negotiate. The four par-3 holes are considered the toughest of Dorado Beach’s four courses. Ranging from 150 to 200 yards, these four holes feature sloping greens and plenty of bunkers. The 175-yard 13th hole is lined with palm trees and the green is in an oasis of rolling sand that seems to run directly into the ocean.
The Raymond Floyd Group renovated this course in 2002 keeping the original layout and vision of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Today, the West Beach course is temporarily closed for minor renovations, with a planned re-opening of December 2012.