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Golf in Costa Rica

Your Guide to Golfing in Costa Rica

Golf in Costa Rica is a relatively new phenomenon. The first golf course was created in 1944 as a part of the Costa Rican Country Club on the outskirts of San Jose. For 25 years this 9-hole course remained the country's soul golf venue. (Scroll down to list of Costa Rica golf courses.)

map of costa rica provincesIt wasn't until 1970 that famed golf course architect George Fazio was commissioned to build a true championship course, which was completed in 1973 and became part of the Cariari Country Club.

This Costa Rica golf course was built on an old coffee plantation and measures 6,577 yards. The fairways are lush and tree-lined, demanding accuracy rather than length off the tee and providing a challenge to any golfer.

Another couple of decades passed before golf in Costa Rica started to boom. In the 1990s developers began seeing golf as an excellent draw for tourism and during this time a number of new golf courses were constructed.

Now golfers coming to Costa Rica for a golf vacation can play on courses designed by George Fazio, Robert Trent Jones II, Ron Garl, Arnold Palmer, Tracy May, Ted Robinson Jr., and Mike Young. Below you'll find a complete list of venues for golf in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Golf Courses

As of writing, the following is a list of all the Costa Rica golf courses I could find. Some of the courses require you to be a guest of the golf resort or a member of the club. For more specific information on each course, click the linked header above.
  • Cariari Country Club (George Fazio Design)
  • Garra de Leon at Reserva Conchal Golf Club - Paradisus Playa Conchal (Robert Trent Jones II Design)
  • Parque Valle del Sol (Tracy D. May Design)
  • La Iguana Golf Course at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (Ted Robinson Jr. Design)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort (Mike Young Design)
  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo (Arnold Palmer Design)
  • Rancho Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (Ron Garl Design)
  • Royal Pacific Golf & Country Club
  • Los Delfines Golf & Country Club (9 Hole)
  • Punta Islita Executive Course (9 Hole)
  • Tango Mar Beach, Spa & Golf Resort (9 Hole)
  • Los Reyes (9 Hole)

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