I play golf, but I have never had the strength needed to play the game well.

I play in charity tournaments to support my friends and casually when I feel uplifted (that is, when my husband persuades me). I’ve enjoyed it there, but it really wasn’t clicked.

until now.

There was a moment of “Aha”. I didn’t need a lesson. It’s not a fully played round (still I don’t know).

It made a trip to Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico has what it needs to be a spectacular course that incorporates both a love and understanding of golf, a homage to the natural beauty of the island, first-class accommodation and warm welcome.

Whether you’re a lover or a minion, there’s a golf zen on this island.

I went there earlier this month. I was planning to play 3 championship courses in 3 days, but to be honest I was nervous.

The first day took me to TPC Dorado Beach. Lawrence S. Rockefeller turns to the land and gives him a course to the owner who grows and exports coconuts while preserving his beloved natural environment.

The first hall of TPC Dorado Beach is one of the six Ritz-Carlton Reserves in the world and the only Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Western Hemisphere. (Photo by Moira McCarthy)

Today, Dorado Beach has two courses and I noticed that I am on the East Course. The scorecard scared me. I’m a par 3 type gal and this course has a lot of long and rewarding holes.

I almost bubbling my first drive, but I took a deep breath on the fairway, looked around the incredible beauty, and remembered the mantra of “learning a golfer.”

Contact the ball. That’s all you need to do. And taste your surroundings.

I hit two great fairway shots and noticed that I was on the green.

“You are a ringer!” Exclaimed his friend Larry.

Actually, that is not the case. Puerto Rico was by my side. The weather (blue sky with puffy clouds), the quality of the course (perfect fairways, greens, even sand traps felt not so bad), and the kind of help a gal like me needed (I) Caddy, Victor, Props deserve) are all combined Click.

That was true for all three courses.

Get putting advice from your caddy – available on the Dorado Beach Course in Puerto Rico. (Photo courtesy of Moira McCarthy).

On the second day, he introduced us to the Grand Reserve Golf Club (www.grandreservegolfclub.com) in Rio Grande. Don’t underestimate their “where the champions play” tagline. It is home to the PGA’s Puerto Rico Open each year.

I set up a tent there and stayed in a seaside room at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve, so to speak. I could get out of the door and take about 15 steps to the beach or through every corner of the hotel. It felt like the “hotel” itself was a small seaside town visiting the pool area. Take a restaurant or golf cart to the course.

I don’t have a golfer, but I was there during the PGA Puerto Rico Open. I found out what attracted the pros to this locale.

I played the championship course as part of the PGA Tour Proum connected to the Puerto Rico Open.

Designed by Tom Kite, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the championship course runs along the sea, while the international course is an international course where Elyunke framing the scenery and roaming inland.

The holes offer sea views, lined with coconut trees, and are chilled by crosswinds even on hot days, adding a comfortable and entertaining challenge to the game.

Beachfront of Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Moira McCarthy)

I felt a connection with sports. Like I belonged to this championship course. I was really looking forward to the third day.

Eating a healthy diet while eating the locals (abundance of fresh fish, lots of great rum, great use of root vegetables) is easy, riding the waves, diving into beautiful pools, and local style. I enjoyed cocktails.

On the third day, he took me to the St. Regis Bahia Beach Golf Course.

When I stayed overnight on my first night at The St. Regis, I peeked at it (I never forget the jungle sound blanket that comes in the fall of the night).

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course (and the entire resort) consists of 483 acres of lush sea forest on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. The golf course is certified by Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary for environmentally friendly best practices.

For me, it was about how to play the course (challenge but tolerant).

Golf will be a part of my life. I applied for a league and lessons. And when you return to Puerto Rico (why can’t you?), There are many more courses, such as Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort.

For longtime golfers and out-of-the-box people, I have found your aha spot. When you get there, let’s toast with rum. For more information, please visit www.discoverpuertorico.com.