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North Pacific Golf Courses

Four Seasons Golf Club at Peninsula Papagayo

Costa Rica’s Four Seasons Golf Club is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the "Best 100 Courses Outside the United States." The course is located on the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula, where 180° views overlook the two striking Pacific Bays of Culebra and Huevos. The course takes advantage of natural elevation changes, while constant ocean breezes add to the challenge. Rolling fairways meander between large, sculpted greens and offer mesmerizing ocean vistas on at least 14 of the holes. Reservations are available only to Four Seasons guests and golf club members.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,788
Slope: 141
Course Rating: 71.9
Architect: Arnold Palmer
Tee Time: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: 2696-0000
Facilities: Pro-shop, driving range, putting green, golf instruction, club and shoe rental.

Hacienda Pinilla

This 18-hole, championship course is located along Langosta and Avellanas Beaches, near the town of Tamarindo. The course is part of a much larger, exclusive resort community of the same name. Vast expanses of rolling greens stand in stark contrast to the native dry grasslands. Its most challenging features are the persistent ocean winds and the cleverly placed pot bunkers. Two oceanfront holes are a special challenge, since slicing the ball may entail an underwater rescue.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,274
Slope: 128
Architect: Mike Young
Tee Time: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: 2680-3000
Facilities: Pro-shop, clubhouse, practice facility, restaurant. Carts and dress code are mandatory.

Reserva Conchal Golf Club

The Reserva Conchal Golf Course is part of the elite Reserva Conchal Beach & Golf Resort, on the pink-sand Playa Conchal. Nestled in the dry tropical forest, inviting fairways present picture-perfect views and a unique set of challenges. The Reserva Conchal Golf Course is known for its dramatic elevation changes and wide, open spaces. Sloping greens intermingle with freshwater lakes and ravines that accent the course. Tee times are available exclusively to resort guests by reservation only.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yardage: 6,956
Slope: 137
Course Rating: 73.8
Architect: Robert Trent Jones, II
Tee Time: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: 2654-3000

Tango Mar

This executive 9-hole, par-3 and par-4 golf course is part of the Tango Mar Hotel Beach & Golf Resort. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, this private resort is nestled between two unique nature reserves. The 2,000-yard course is known for its scenic beauty and excellent short game – in fact, it is regarded as an ideal course to work on this oft-neglected part of the game. Lush landscape surrounds the course and frames panoramic vistas from atop cliffs over the Pacific. Reservations are not required.

Holes: 9
Par: 32
Yardage: 2,000
Tee time: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact: 2683-0001
Facilities: Golf club and shoe rental available.