While most tourists come to Guanacaste Costa Rica for its fantastic weather and gorgeous beaches, nowadays many are also coming here for the world-class golf courses and resorts found in the province. As the game of golf is rapidly growing across the world, Guanacaste too has been hit by golfing fever.
Some of the best golf courses in Costa Rica can be found here, with many courses still in their developmental stages.
Guanacaste Golf Resorts
Located along Guanacaste’s famous beach front, these golf resorts offer wonderful oceanic views with first rate facilities and amenities. Playing here is a true joy for the avid golfer as the tees are lush and green with some truly superb landscaping and design. And if you ever get tired of golf, you can always take a dip in the Pacific with the beach just a stone’s throw away.
The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Resort sits just a few miles outside the town of Tamarindo near the small settlement of San Jose de Pinilla. Designed by the famous Mike Young, this 7,500 yard 72 par 18-hole world-class golf course is surrounded by acres of Costa Rican forests and grassland. Considered as one of the best golf courses in the country, the green fees here can go as high as US$ 150 per person. An ecologically friendly championship course, the Hacienda Pinilla has also been certified by The Audubon Society. Perfectly manicured fairways, wide bunkers and lush putting greens, are just some of the many wonderful features of this golf course.
Robert Trent Jones II. Golf Course at Playa Conchal
Another first-rate golf course in Guanacaste has to be the Reserva Conchal golf course at The Westin Playa Conchal Resort. An 18-hole 72 par course spread out over 7,030 yards, this course is designed by noted architect Robert Trent Jones II. The only championship course to be situated directly on the seashore, this golf course has sweeping fairways and large rolling greens.
Four Seasons Golf Course, Guanacaste
The Four Seasons Resort in the Papagayo Gulf, has a spectacular golf course with views of the Pacific Ocean and Bahia Culebra, this 18-hole 72 par course designed by Arnold Palmer is another great option for golfers that visit Costa Rica.