The Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla offers one of the finest settings for links enjoyment in Costa Rica. Created by respected architect Mike Young, the layout conforms gracefully to the natural flow of the land, weaving through the tropical forest along the shores of the Pacific to provide an unparalleled blue water backdrop. This par 72 course, which can play up to 7,200 yards, was designed to enhance the natural landscape of Hacienda Pinilla, giving golfers an exceptional and immaculately conditioned place to enjoy a round with family and friends.
Reflecting respect for its natural setting, the Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla has earned designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its preservation of ecological balance. Here you have the extraordinary opportunity to enjoy your game in the natural habitats of Costa Rica, where the surrounding beauty and glimpses of exotic wildlife create a truly special experience. As an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the award-winning golf course upholds the highest standards of course design, maintenance and environmental preservation.
Steep faced bunkers are real features on the course and golfers should expect to drop a shot if they end up in one of them as the heavy sand used in their construction is difficult to recover from.
“Hilltop,” the par four 9th is a fine strategic hole as it offers the chance to lay up short of the fairway bunkers then play a long iron to a raised green that’s guarded by sand and a severe slope that throws misplaced shots towards out of bounds. On the other hand, those who take on the bunkers from the tee will be rewarded with a shorter approach shot to the hole.
The most memorable hole on the back nine is undoubtedly the short par three, named “Seamist”. It’s at this point that the course emerges from thick vegetation to a clearing where the Pacific Ocean forms a spectacular backdrop to the waterside green.
Certified Audubon Society
The mission at Hacienda Pinilla is aligned with the mission of the National Audubon Society. To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats to benefit humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. As a member of the National Audubon Society since 2001, Hacienda Pinilla conserves water on the golf course and protect areas that are natural to Costa Rica’s wildlife sanctuary. This is a practice Hacienda Pinilla use not only on the golf course, but throughout the entire Hacienda.