Club Deportivo del Oeste

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Club Deportivo del Oeste
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Club information
Coordinates18°05′59.99″N 67°11′20.16″W / 18.0999972°N 67.1889333°W / 18.0999972; -67.1889333Coordinates: 18°05′59.99″N 67°11′20.16″W / 18.0999972°N 67.1889333°W / 18.0999972; -67.1889333
LocationMiradero barrio, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico 00623
Established1965
TypePrivate, member-owned
Operated byClub Deportivo del Oeste Board of Directors
Websitewww.clubdeportivodeloeste.com
Club Deportivo del Oeste Golf Course
Designed byJack Bender[1]
Par70
Length2913[2]

Club Deportivo del Oeste is a private club in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico which has the largest marina and one of only two golf courses in the Porta del Sol region of Puerto Rico.

History[edit]

The Club Deportivo del Oeste was founded in 1965 by prominent professionals from Mayagüez, Cabo Rojo and other Municipalities from western Puerto Rico in Joyuda Barrio of Cabo Rojo.[3]

Among its facilities are an eighteen hole golf course in approximately 120 acres (0.49 km2) of land, its first hole is considered the hardest in all of Puerto Rico[4][5] The course was designed by Jack Bender in 1965.[6] The golf course is one of two in the Porta del Sol region the other being in Aguadilla. [7]

It also has a marina, four tennis courts, a club house for meetings and parties, a members only restaurant, pool, gym and a recreational park for children.

It annually holds the "Torneo Internacional de Aguja Azul en Línea Liviana" or "International Atlantic blue marlin Light Line Fishing tournament" which is the biggest of its kind in Puerto Rico and in 2010 celebrates its twenty second edition.[5] Two fishing records of released fish have been established at the tournament; in 2003 a (178 blue marlins released) and in 2005 a total of 205 blue marlins released at the tournament. [8]

The club annually serves non for profit organizations such as the Boy Scouts, the "Hogar para niños con Cáncer" and "Centro Espibi". The club also holds navigational courses offered by the United States Coast Guard and free golf clinics for children of low income families.[5]

The "Deportivo" also offers scholarships for summer camps to students, it serves as a dock for the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources and it allows the Navy to use its vicinity to place an antenna used to measure the tide. Furthermore the club will serve for the installation of a Tsunami Ready alarm for Cabo Rojo.[5]

Presidents[edit]

President Years
1 Salvador Suau, Noel Piñeiro 1965–1966
2 Ing. Noel Piñeiro 1966–1968
3 Ing. Frank Delgado 1968–1969
4 José M. Charana 1969–1970
5 Ing. Frank Ramirez,
José Charana,
Dr. Fernando Bayron
1970–1971
6 Dr. Miguel A. Frontera Jr.,
Edgardo Vazquez,
Rafael Comas
1971–1972
7 Bartolo Rivera 1971–1973
8 Ing. Frank Delgado 1973–1974
9 Ing. Alberto Moreda Camino 1974–1975
10 José Pluguez,
Cesar Rodríguez
1975–1976
11 Dr. Francisco Guzman 1976–1977
12 Rafael Comas 1977–1979
13 Johnny Cruz Granell 1979–1980
14 Lcdo. Carlos García Rullan 1981–1983
15 Eliseo Font 1983–1984
16 Orlando Lugo Echevarria 1984–1985
17 Johny Cruz Granell 1985–1986
18 Nestor Martínez Vargas 1986–1992
19 Francisco González 1994–2004
20 Heriberto López 2004–2007
21 Normand Morell 2007–2009
22 Ing. Pedro Fernando Diez 2009–present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Deportivo Del Oeste". World Golf. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "Club Deportivo del Oeste- Club de Golf and Marina" (in Spanish). Pa Donde Voy Puerto Rico. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  3. ^ "Marinas" - Puerto Rico (PDF) (in Spanish), retrieved August 28, 2010
  4. ^ My Puerto Rico Info: Club Deportivo del Oeste, retrieved August 28, 2010
  5. ^ a b c d Rodríguez, Daileen Joan (August 2010). "Ocio se desploma". La Estrella Oeste (in Spanish). Puerto Rico: La Estrella. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  6. ^ "list of the most popular activities in Cabo Rojo for visitors and locals". CaboROjo PR. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  7. ^ "all the 18-holes golf courses of the caribbean". caribbean golf magazine. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  8. ^ J., Kimmel; M. Barnette (2007). "New fisheries management in the U.S. Caribbean: a Comprehensive Sustainable Fisheries Act amendment". 58th Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (PDF). Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. pp. 72–87.