The Comandatuba Ocean Course is outstanding for the way it blends seamlessly into its tropical surroundings. Course architect Dan Blankenship was brought in from the US to lay out a seaside course amid coconut palms and dunes that serve as the rough. Anyone hesitant to commit to a whole day of golfing will have a change of mind when confronted with the sheer beauty of the place. The tee boxes are indicated by brightly painted coconuts; that of the 17th, an 187-yard hole, is only a couple feet off the beach. The 18th is notable for the way its 562 yards thread through the dunes. Roominess and first-class amenities are to be found at the clubhouse, where sunlight filters through the palm trees toward the close of day to create a dazzling play of color and shadow. Golfers will have a hard time leaving the Comandatuba's unsurpassed fairways and greens.