Costa Rica

Golf Courses in Costa Rica

12 golf courses
Costa Rica, the little country that has both an Atlantic and Pacific coast and is situated between Panama and Nicaragua, suffered throughout the latter twentieth century from political instability. As a result, the tourism industry for a long time failed to develop very much here, and golf was not much played. The Costa Rica Country Club, located near the capital of San Jose, did open a 9-hole layout in the mid-Forties, but the country's next course wasn't constructed until the Cariari Country Club opened its full eighteen in the Seventies. The administration of President Oscar Arias Sanchez brought greater stability to Costa Rica in recent years, however, so tourists from the US are starting to take notice. And indeed, by 2000, the country boasted some decent clubs, including Garra de Leon, Hacienda Pinilla, Los Suenos, Royal Pacific, and Valle del Sol. Showing their faith in the future, clubs in Costa Rica have begun engaging some of the top names in design, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Robert von Hagge, to create some top-notch courses. Palmer's at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo is a particularly fine example of what can be done with the stunning tropical surroundings. With its mixture of hilly terrain in the west and low-lying land in the east, Costa Rica has an abundance of locations that would be perfect for golf. Today, Costa Rica boasts 14 golf courses, and it remains to be seen whether the country can continue down the path of peace and prosperity, but if it does, the land and the climate are sure to make what has been called "Latin America's Switzerland" a golf destination.

Top 5 golf courses in Costa Rica

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#1
Overview of golf course named Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Liberia, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort and Residential Community

Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort and Residential Community

Pinilla, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Reserva Conchal Golf Club

Reserva Conchal Golf Club

Brasilito, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Los Suenos

Los Suenos

Herradura, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Cariari Country Club

Cariari Country Club

Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Costa Rica Country Club

Costa Rica Country Club

Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort and Residential Community

Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort and Residential Community

Pinilla, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Los Suenos

Los Suenos

Herradura, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Reserva Conchal Golf Club

Reserva Conchal Golf Club

Brasilito, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Liberia, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named La Iguana Golf Course

La Iguana Golf Course

Herradura, Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named Los Delfines Golf and Country Club

Los Delfines Golf and Country Club

Costa Rica
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Overview of golf course named San Buenas Golf Resort and Spa

San Buenas Golf Resort and Spa

KM. East from San Buenas entrance, Costa Rica
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