Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6788
Slope 141
Rating 71.9
Type Resort
Catch an ocean breeze at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo with its Pacific Ocean vistas on 15 holes. The Arnold Palmer signature golf course offers wide fairways that undulate to big greens with plenty of contours and allows a decent challenge for golfing skills. The par-72 course at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo plays to 6,788 yards. The first hole is long - par-5, 543 yards - and it's one of five such holes, including the 601-yard 12th and the final hole, a 550-yarder. Balancing out this distance game is a handful of par-3 holes, none of which requires more than 215 yards to get to the hole from the championship tee. At Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, you might inquire about the "Trail of the Giants" nature tour of the course, twilight golf or the many clinics.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6788 yards 71.9 141
Blue 72 6522 yards 70.8 136
White 72 6147 yards 68.6 120
Gold (W) 72 5579 yards 72.1 152
Gold 72 5579 yards 68.1 115
Red (W) 72 4880 yards 72.1 132
Red 72 4880 yards 67.0 108
Scorecard for Costa Rica
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.9/141 543 174 367 538 215 446 133 390 522 3328 433 207 601 468 383 350 305 163 550 3460 6788
Blue M: 70.8/136 527 163 357 526 192 438 125 376 514 3218 421 173 581 452 376 333 295 154 519 3304 6522
White M: 68.6/120 516 144 345 504 168 417 116 366 498 3074 403 153 551 400 350 303 281 140 492 3073 6147
Gold M: 67.5/119 446 122 326 470 151 356 101 357 467 2796 375 124 513 376 301 265 241 128 460 2783 5579
Red W: 72.1/132 374 104 269 441 126 314 78 288 415 2409 320 98 447 359 268 244 226 117 392 2471 4880
Handicap 3 15 9 5 11 7 17 13 1 10 16 6 2 14 8 18 12 4
Par 5 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2004) Ed Seay (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes, major credit cards

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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Great Golf experience

My wife and I played this course with another couple during a company incentive trip. It was expensive but worth the memories. We rented clubs and they were Titleist AP2's. With the rental clubs it was $250 per person. However the course was beautiful and you must play here if you come to Costa Rica. It was very hot, 100 and humid. But as long as you stay hydrated, you will be rewarded with some awesome tee shots from elevated tees. We saw monkeys, green parrots, large iguanas and even a Coatimundi!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course

The course was in pretty good condition when I played it in February. The course itself is pretty easy, but the greens are very challenging. Not speedy, but the subtle breaks will get you. The drives between holes are a bit long. A few holes on the back nine feel crammed in. Overall, a pretty good course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course in An Awesome Setting!!!

The Four Seasons Golf Course at Peninsula Papagayo, should definitely be on any golfers "bucket list"!!! The setting is amazing and the staff goes out of their way to make your round very enjoyable.

The course plays much shorter than the scorecard due to many elevated tees and open fairways, but the greens can be very "diabolical" to read at time. The breaks appear to be very subtle, but can definitely ruin a round if you cannot get the speed correct.

The wildlife (monkeys, coatis and iguanas) were something to see and the views of the ocean were spectacular!!! It's not cheap, but if you want to play a spectacular course, I would highly recommend it. I will definitely play it the next time I make the trip to Costa Rica.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Golf in Paradise

I have played about 40 courses on someone's top 100 list. This is easily a top 100 for setting and beauty. There are probably 10 holes that could be signature holes on any course you could play. If you are looking for a course to play that is fun, picturesque, and challenging, this is it! If your wife doesn't play golf and needs to be pampered while you play, this is it. The resort is expensive but the views rival anything in Hawaii or Mexico. $15 for a beer. The course is located about 45 minutes from the Liberia, Costa Rica airport. It is served by United and Southwest. About a 3 hour flight from Houston.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

It is all about the view

To get to use a golf now certificate was a bonus but had to call golfnow to get them to work out how the course got paid. Note trying to reach the US from Costa Rica was not easy but the Golf Now receptionists took care of the problem once they were on the phone.

The course is stunning!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Beautiful Course BUT

The Good; The course has spectacular vistas. The upkeep is great. The Average: Not an extremely difficult course. Wide, wide open fairways. The BAD: Used Golf Now and the Assistant General Manager of the course, at the GM's direction, was told they did not accept the reservation and asked me to pay the full rate also. That is correct, I paid Golf Now and now the course is asking for their full rate too. They seemed to think it was my issue to handle and only after discussions for an hour (yes, an hour!# did they say they could call Golf Now. After a 2 minute conversation with Golf Now, all of the sudden I did not have to repay. I was shocked that a 5 Star resort/course had no such knowledge of Golf Now # I think they did due to discussions with the Asst GM who mentioned they had been to a convention in Orlando that they attended and discussed the use of Golf Now), was not willing to assist and basically tried to get me to pay again. In summery, if you plan on golfing in a foreign country and using Golf Now ... call GN to confirm the process if the club does not accept the pre paid receipt.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average

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$180 Starting price
Valid dates: Nov 26, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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