The extraordinary golf course at Haciena Pinilla takes you on a stroll though tropical forests and wide fairways as well as along the contours of the Pacific coastline providing the perfect playground for teeing off while vacationing in Costa Rica. Designed to unite you with the natural landscape by Mike Young, this award winning 18 hole golf course with a par of 72 will allow you to play up to 7,200 yards.
When you arrive at Hacienda Pinilla you will see a luxury resort intentionally built to preserve the natural beauty of a 4,500 acre historic ranch setting along three miles of pristine shoreline backed by a native tropical forest. Created to blend within this uniquely located area, the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course received well-deserved recognition for its ecological design and has been designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. This award reflects the highest standards in working with nature including maintenance practices and environmental preservation.
Quality golf clubs can be rented on site, where the accommodating staff will show you around the golf course and driving range. The golf cart is included and features a built-in cooler.
Here you will have the opportunity to follow the links surrounded by an authentic natural habitat where wildlife still abounds. Often sightings of monkeys or iguanas living in the natural vegetation surrounding the fairways have been made depending on the time of year. At certain holes you will have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
The well-maintained course provides a variety of experiences especially as the seasons change. During the dry season, the fairways become hard allowing your drives to roll further, while during the wet season you’ll find the ground more soft and forgiving. Community golfing enthusiasts who play here regularly report they enjoy the seasonal changes to up their game, adding the greens are always in excellent condition.
It’s a totally unique experience to play golf on one of the most natural undeveloped courses you’ll ever find. The fairways are very wide and long with reminders that historically it once was a huge ranch situated along the still pristine forested three-mile white sand coastline. The friendly staff will gladly share the history of this naturally inspiring tropical retreat.
This tour includes admission for 18 holes, golf cart, driving range and transportation from your hotel in Tamarindo or Flamingo. One way driving time from your hotel to Hacienda Pinilla can take up to 40 minutes depending on the location of your lodging and local traffic conditions.