Golf Vacations in Costa Rica

Golf Costa Rica

Whether you want to enjoy a leisure afternoon practicing the game of kings, or challenge yourself with unknown territory, Costa Rica offers great opportunities for golf vacations.

Take a Golf Vacation in Costa Rica

With world class golf courses set in incredible locations, Costa Rica is an absolute must for anyone looking to practice their swing.

In addition, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for vacationers with wide interests. With so many activities to do and places to see in this idyllic location, it’s easy to find something that helps you unwind as well as something that keeps you up on your toes.

When it comes to golf it’s no different. Many golfers find their peace amid the wondrous nature of Costa Rica, but others can see how it adds a competitive edge, as it is unknown territory to them.

That’s where Costa Rica golf vacations comes in. Since several hotels have easy access to the best golf courses in the country, we can tailor the most incredible golf vacation for you and your friends.

Customized Golf Vacations with Insider’s Knowledge


Costa Rican Vacations is happy to help put together your dream golf vacation. We provide expert insight on where to stay and how to take advantage of different locations. Simply tell us what you want to do, and we can tell you where to go.

Although most hotels don’t include access to golf courses in their regular fees, you have easy access to them. Some are even in the same grounds as the resorts, which means you can enjoy the fields and hotel amenities without traveling far.

The sport itself provides a variety of benefits for your mental and physical health, and we understand scenery is a crucial element of this process. Costa Rica has plenty to offer, with a large variety of climates and wildlife.

The Pacific ocean, lush tropical forests, and open blue skies can all be part of your stay. Swing away your worries as you immerse yourself into the game and the natural wonders around you. Don’t forget to look up and spot the birds that fly by.

In addition, all properties with access to golf courses offer great accommodation and top notch service. However, they also offer different vacation styles. There are luxury villas, all inclusive resorts, and even specialized boutique hotels. If you are traveling with your family, a group of friends or by yourself, don’t worry. There is something for everyone.

If you are not sure which one is the best for you, contact us and we will be happy to help. Our packages can be adjusted to your needs and wants. Other activities besides golf, like adventure tours, can also be part of your stay.

As an example, travelers who don’t want to worry about a thing will love the ‘Costa Rica Luxury All Inclusive’ vacation package. This brings you to some of the country’s best hotels in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, which is close to many of the most spectacular beaches and experiences in the entire country.

In between action tours that will get your adrenaline pumping, you can spend hours perfecting your swing on some championship-level golf courses. Many of these are also part of a luxury hotel, ensuring a memorable day on the links and a wonderful experience at the resort.

In-Country Expertise: Tips for your Costa Rica Golf Trip

Another way to ensure you have an amazing golf vacation in the country is to know what to expect.

1) Keep Hydrated

Costa Rica is located in the tropics, and as such it has different a different weather and vegetation from the United States and Europe.

The heat can become overwhelming for some visitors, and since golf takes place outside, we can’t stress enough that you must keep hydrated during the game.

2) There’s No Need to Rush

For that same reason, your pace might be slower. If a par-72 golf course can take 2-3 hours, here it could take 4 or even 5 hours.

It’s a matter of saving energy and not forcing yourself. After all, Costa Rica’s Pura Vida lifestyle means kicking back and enjoying the moment. Simply enjoy the ride.

3) Fight off the Sun

Similarly, we recommend you avoid playing between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, when the sun is stronger.

Even professionals often play from 7:00-11:00 am, go to the shade, and then return to the game from 2:00-5:00 pm. Remember that whatever hours you choose to play, always put on sunblock.

4) … And the Rain

If the opposite happens and it starts to rain, it’s always better to get off the open field. In Costa Rica rain (anything from light showers to thunderstorms) can occur at almost any moment, although some weather is more likely to happen in certain seasons.

Make sure to ask one of our agents about the best seasons to come golfing. And if it starts to pour, relax. Lounge at the hotel and have some fun. Hotels will let you return to finish the game once it stops.

5) Rent a Golf Cart

Some of these properties are very big, and to move things along a golf cart is of great help. In addition, a golf cart usually includes a towel and water bottle to help you along.

6) Twilight Tee Time

Grab some discounts by playing after 1:00 pm. Most hotels offer similar options. Ask us in case you have any questions.

Best Golf Courses in Costa Rica

Below we have highlighted some of Costa Rica’s best golf courses around the country. Expertly designed and neatly maintained, these golf courses guarantee top notch entertainment.


La Iguana Golf Course

Location: Herradura, Jaco

If you’re an avid golfer, you’ll want to take a look at La Iguana Golf Course—and the accommodation you’d get to enjoy as part of the customizable Los Sueños Vacation packages, where you can combine golf with some sportfishing.

This 18-hole, par-71 course brings you close to many of the most beautiful parts of the tropical environment, including rain forests and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

The Ted Robinson-designed course is so close to nature that you may even spot some native wildlife like monkeys or macaws as you’re teeing off, making for a memorable experience.

Lodging: Los Sueños Resort and Marina 



Four Seasons Golf Club

Location: Papagayo

Voted on of the “Best 100 Courses Outside of the United States” by Golf Digest this is a golfer’s paradise Arnold Palmer course and considered one of the top 20 most scenic courses in the world by Travel and Leisure. There are views of the water at almost every hole and you can play with the jungle around you and countless wildlife to witness. The grounds on this semi challenging course are perfectly manicured and the service is in true Four Seasons brand style, top notch!

This 18-hole, par-72 championship course is a must play course if you visit Costa Rica!

Hotels: Four Seasons Hotel and Resort and Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort



Reserva Conchal Golf Course

Location: Guanacaste

The Reserva Conchal Golf Course features 18 holes with a par-71. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the course puts an emphasis on the surrounding landscape, ensuring that all golfers will get to enjoy the natural beauty of the area during their adventures.

With ocean views and high-quality greens, this course offers everything a golfer would want in their links. After a day out on the fairway, you can spend your time on the tennis courts or in the free-form swimming pool at the resort, while options like the on-site spa and restaurants provide a place for you to relax and refuel after a long day.

Hotel: The Westin Resort & Spa and The W Costa Rica



Punta Islita Executive Course

Location: Islita

Set on a 300 acres eco resort, this course offers 9 holes of par-27 and is flanked by a plush tropical setting equipped with an infinity pool with swim up cocktail bar and panoramic views.

Hotel: Punta Islita 



Tango Mar Golf Course

Location: Tambor

This 9 hole par-3 and par-4 course is set on a 150 acre exclusive private beachfront reserve facing the Gulf of Nicoya providing breathtaking views of the water.

Hotel: Tango Mar Resort



Golfing Top Tips

The best golf courses in Costa Rica are located on the Pacific coast. Even though they extend across shaded and sunny areas, prepare for Costa Rica’s heat with a good-sized bottle of water.


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