Costa RicaCosta Rica

Golfing

Imagine finishing the perfect round of golf as you watch the sunset casting hues of red and purple in the sky above. Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the world's premiere golfing destinations. The country boasts several professionally designed, championship golf courses, including the Central Valley's Parque Valle del Sol, an 18-hole gem on the flanks of Santa Ana. Los Suenos Resort, located outside Jaco on the central Pacific coast, offers a beautiful resort course.

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Hacienda Pinilla is a challenging course located on the north Pacific coast near Tamarindo.  The 18-hole, links-style course is part of a much larger resort community of the same name with private residences, hotels, hiking trails, and an equestrian center. North of Tamarindo, Playa Conchal is home to the championship Garra de Leon golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

Another notable course is that of the Four Seasons Resort at Papagayo. Green fees are hefty at $210, and the course is open to guests only. World-renowned golf architects Ted Robinson, Jr., Ron Garl, George Fazio, Mike Young and Tracy May have designed Costa Rica’s top notch courses.  Each course offers a variety of architectural styles, playing conditions and terrain.  Avid golfers can treat themselves to fabulous views, uncrowded fairways and luxurious resorts while enjoying this premier golf destination.