Costa Rica not only has some of the best surf breaks and beaches in the world, it’s also a mecca for golfers.

If golfing is part of your plan for your next visit to Costa Rica, make sure to read our guide of the top golf courses in Costa Rica so you get the best deals on greens fees and know what courses to play in the land of Pura Vida.

4. Reserva Conchal Golf Resort

This course is located within the Reserva Conchal development that is home to the all inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa.

Here’s the description of the course:

The Reserva Conchal Golf Club offers a world-class experience designed in the classic tradition of the game by the legendary Robert Trent Jones II. On one side are breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. On the other, the lush forests of Costa Rica’s northern coastline stretch towards the azure sky.

Each challenging nine meanders through the rolling coastal terrain, offering stunning ocean views. This 71-par championship course provides players of all skill levels with an extraordinary eco-golf experience. Perfectly placed lakes and ravines accentuate the layout, placing a premium on well thought-out tee shots and accurate approach shots into large, manicured Bermuda-grass greens. It’s clear to see that this premier experience is the centerpiece of our resort!

This course is also home to an annual tournament of the Latin PGA tour.

You can find more information about tee times and green fees by clicking here.

3. Four Seasons Golf Course

This course is part of the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo.

Here’s a description of the course:

Designed by Arnold Palmer, this 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course and member of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) was designed with the resort golfer in mind and is ranked among the “Top 100 Courses Outside the United States” by Golf Digest.

Your experience begins atop one of Peninsula Papagayo’s highest plateaus, overlooking the jewelled waters of Bahía de Culebra. Spectacular water views await you at 14 of the 18 holes. The signature hole, number 6, El Bajo, features a dramatic 446-yard par-4 with a tee shot that plays 61 metres (200 feet) downhill to a receptive valley-shaped fairway. The green is perched out on a cliff with the ocean behind it, and your round will culminate on the scenic 18th green, with views of the Pacific Ocean and Bahía de Culebra.

Information on tee times and green fees can be found by clicking here.

2. Valle de Sol Golf Course

If you’re in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica this is a great course to play.

Here’s the description of the course:

Within the exclusive community Parque Valle del Sol in Pozos of Santa Ana there is located the Valle del Sol Golf Course, with a spectacular 18 holes championship golf course. It offers golfers the best technical conditions and most modern specifications to have a unique experience in harmony with nature and the exceptional scenic beauty and climate of Santa Ana.

Certified as a wildlife sanctuary by Audubon International, the most recognized ecological organization in the world of golf, Valle Del Sol is the first and only course in the central valley open to the public. It possesses the largest Golf Academy in the country and offers instruction to children, youths and adults at different levels with both group and individual instruction. Throughout the year, we organize many tournaments for both, professionals and amateurs.

You can book tee times and see green fees at this link.

1.  Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course is our top pick for golf courses to play in Costa Rica.

Here’s the description of the course:

The Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla offers one of the finest settings for links enjoyment in a country renowned for its golf tradition. Created by respected architect Mike Young, the layout conforms gracefully to the natural flow of the land, weaving through the tropical forest along the shores of the Pacific to provide an unparalleled blue water backdrop. This par 72 course, which can play up to 7,200 yards, was designed to enhance the natural landscape of Hacienda Pinilla, giving golfers an exceptional and immaculately conditioned place to enjoy a round with family and friends.

To book tee times and see greens fees click here. Mention the Weekly Crawler when you book and get 18 holes + cart for $75 ($105 with rental clubs).

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