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Reserva Conchal Golf Club Visit Website
Guancaste, Costa Rica
Design Style: Parkland Course Type: Resort
Setting: Coastal Tropical


The early morning growl of a howler monkey...a pod of dolphins frolicking in blue water beyond a blinding white beach...a backswing interrupted by the screech of a parrot.  At Reserva Conchal Golf Club in Costa Rica, the sights and sounds of the tropics provide a natural counterpoint to the pleasures of golf.  Robert Trent Jones II created a course that meets Costa Rica's strict preservation requirements, reaffirming our reputation as innovators in environmentally sensitive golf course design.  Our team set all golf terrain back at least 150 feet from the beach and built the golf holes over the course of four years without cutting down a single Banyan tree. We created several lakes and lagoons to work as a filtration system for run-off.

The 6,956-yard layout consists of two distinct returning nines.  The course wanders through native forests and down to lagoons abutting 1.6 miles of white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean.  The 320-yard opening hole features a fairway devoid of hazards. Long hitters might be tempted to swing away with a driver, but a ravine fronting the shallow green suggests caution. More conservative players will grab an iron to set up a wedge approach.  On the 542-yard seventh, the tee shot must carry a cluster of trees on the left side of the fairway to offer any chance of reaching the green in two. Careful players can bail out to the right off the tee, but thirteen bunkers will discourage their aspirations for par.

A round at Reserva Conchal concludes with a stellar trio of finishing holes. Number sixteen, a 554-yard par five, features a downhill tee shot and a sweeping, panoramic Pacific Ocean view.  This hole is characterized by a wide, undulating fairway that offers a variety of strategic options for the approach shot. Number seventeen presents a stout 212-yard downhill par three that plays out of a chute of native jungle canopy to a three-tiered green fronted by water.  Number eighteen caps a wonderful round with a risk/reward par five of 547 yards.  Water guards the entire left side.  A drive that lands close to the water offers a chance to hit a heroic second shot at a green that will receive a low-running draw.

 

 

Reserva Conchal Golf Club Awards
    • Golf Digest—Top 5 Course in Costa Rica
    • Golfweek—Top Caribbean Course
    • Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Course
Tournaments
    • Site of Costa Rica Masters