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GolfCosta Rica Country Club Sabana, San Josè

9. Founded in 1944 this was the first course built in Costa Rica and the only one for the next 25 years.

Los Reyes Country Club, Santa Ana, San Josè

Holes: 9. Founded in 1974. A private club and residential community in the Central valley.

Los Sueños Playa Herradura, Puntarenas

18. A Ted Robinson design, which was completed in January 1999. A Marriott resort project.

Tango Mar Country Club, Playa Guisales, Nicoya Pe

While we usually avoid recommending nine hole golf courses, Tango Mar is one of the exceptions. The course is perfect for tuning up the most important and most neglected part of your game. Laid out over gently rolling grounds and across the cliffs above the ocean, the resort’s neatly groomed 10 hole executive golf course gives you a “great day’s play” in the tropical surroundings of palm trees and exotic birds.


Yardage: 1,917
Slope: n/a
Designer: Carlos Chacòn

Cariari Country Club, San Josè

The Cariari, considered to be the best course in Central America, is a beautiful place to play when arriving in Costa Rica, and with proper planning, a great way to end your stay as well. The Cariari was designed and built by golf course architect George Fazio on land that was once a coffee plantation. This par 71 course measures 6,590 yards from the Championship tees, but plays much longer. The course is heavily wooded, the fairways are narrow with few fairway bunkers, and the greens lean toward the large side with sand traps throughout. The greens are Bermuda and roll more..

Conchal Campo de Golf, Playa Conchal, Guanacaste

Conchal Campo de Golf is an ocean course with a desire to replace the Cariari Country Club as the number one golf course in Central America. No expense was spared to create a course on par with the spectacular resort it surrounds. Beautiful views, sweeping fairways and large undulating greens, which makes this a big golf course. It is difficult to predict the slope rating for this course, but it is definitely a high number.

Par: 72

Yardage: 7,030
Slope: n/a
Architect: Robert Trent Jones, II Yardage, par, and slope from Championship tees.