If you're a golfer at heart, no resort getaway is complete without hitting the links. Costa Rica is building a reputation as one of the hottest golf destinations in the world. Challenging courses designed by some of the sport's top names, including Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Mike Young, and George Fazio, have sprung up throughout the country.
Many of the newest Costa Rica golf courses are nestled within forests, creating a spectacular setting from which to tee off. Keeping in line with Costa Rica's reputation as one of the top eco-tourism destinations in the world, golf courses in Costa Rica are in tune with the country's conservation policies, using grass that can be maintained with salt water or converting unused cattle grazing pastures into magnificent fairways.
Costa Rica law regulates development in protected areas, especially near National Parks and beaches. As a result, golf courses in Costa Rica are not clustered in one region but located throughout the country. Some golfers prefer to play a few courses during their Costa Rica vacation while others choose to purchase a golf and resort package, such as those offered by the Four Seasons Resort, Paradisus Playa Conchal, the JW Marriott, and Marriott Los Suenos, and play on one course several times.
In the Central Valley, near the capital San Jose, three golf courses are available, including one at Cariari, a private country club. The Pacific province of Guanacaste offers four golf courses in the northwest regions of Tamarindo and Papagayo and two 9-hole executive courses in the Nicoya Peninsula. Finally, an excellent course can be played at Los Suenos Resort in the Central Pacific, in the Playa Herradura resort region. Golfing in the Central Valley allows for the opportunity to complement your great golf outing with the exciting nightlife in the bustling beach towns or the capital, San Jose. Guanacaste, Nicoya and the Central Pacific provide the opportunity for families or couples to combine their Costa Rica golf excursion with a fishing, spa or beach getaway.
Whether you prefer to travel around the country, playing the top championship Costa Rica golf courses in each region, hit a few choice destinations or pass your stay at one particular resort, our Costa Rica Golf experts will work with you to design a vacation catered to your specific needs. Contact us for your free quote on a customized Costa Rica family vacation or golf group getaway featuring the best of Costa Rica golfing. We can design packages with stays at top Costa Rica hotels and resorts or more economical accommodations in offbeat hideaways. Please contact our Golf in Costa Rica experts by calling toll free (800) 608-3119 or e-mailing us at email@example.com to start planning your Costa Rica golf vacation.