Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

4.5237857143 4.5 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6788 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Credit cards accepted: Yes, major credit cards

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Great Golf experience"


Mikemilburn's avatar
Oklahoma Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 05/17/2017

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"Nice Course"


rankpos88's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course in An Awesome Setting!!!"


Danny2317963's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Golf in Paradise"


MongoHSB's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played about 40 courses on someone's top 100 list. This is easily a top 100 for setting and beauty.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It is all about the view"


jeffscott1389's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course BUT"


jeffscott1389's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2016
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

The Good; The course has spectacular vistas. The upkeep is great.<br/> The Average: Not an extremely difficult course. Wide, wide open fairways.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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