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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6788 yards
Slope 141
Rating 71.9

Catch an ocean breeze at Ocean Course 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 Ocean Course 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.

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2004) Ed Seay (2004) Agustin Piza (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes, major credit cards

Reviews

4.5
8 Reviews (8)
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Loved the course/staff, loved the dinner, and our experience

Played here and had a blast. The course I believe has a different name, however, It's called Ocean Course at Peninsula Papagayo

The only gripe was the fairways didn't get much roll because of how wet the course was playing, but fairways were nice. Saw quite a few wildlife too which was cool

I played 3 rounds because they had a 3 round special which made playing more cheaper and the course was consistent every time, greens rolled true and were fastest after they rolled them. every round felt like I was the only one on course, views were spectacular too!
I noticed they had several US kid tees available which is great to see that they are so kid friendly.

I definitely recommend you go to their Steakhouse next to the clubhouse for dinner. It's called Nemare

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful resort course

Very pretty scenery and lots of topo. Course gets very little play and is in great condition. Lots of wildlife. Greens are a llittle slow but fairways are lush and wide. A great resort course if you are staying at Peninsula Papagayo.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Oklahoma Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Moderate
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