A premier golf experience in Costa Rica, the Golf Course at Reserva Conchal is the centerpiece of the expansive resort. The Reserva Conchal Golf Club offers a world-class experience designed in the classic tradition of the game by the legendary Robert Trent Jones II. On one side are breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. On the other, the lush forests of Costa Rica’s northern coastline stretch towards the azure sky.
Each challenging nine meanders through the rolling coastal terrain, offering stunning ocean views. This 71-par championship course provides players of all skill levels with an extraordinary eco-golf experience. Perfectly placed lakes and ravines accentuate the layout, placing a premium on well thought-out tee shots and accurate approach shots into large, manicured Bermuda-grass greens.
Such are the strict preservation requirements in the country, the RTJ2 team managed to set out the eighteen fairways without felling a single native Banyan tree. Several small lakes and lagoons were also built to filter run off from the course and allow water to be recycled.
Extending to almost 7,000 yards from the back markers, the course consists of two nines that each meander off into dense rainforest vegetation before returning to sparkling lagoons that run alongside the Pacific Ocean coastline.
The par-4 opening hole features a fairway devoid of hazards, tempting long hitters to flirt with the ravine fronting a shallow green. The typical play is a long iron tee shot, followed by solid wedge or nine iron to green. On the 542-yard seventh, tee shots must carry a cluster of trees on the left side of the fairway to offer any change of reaching the generous green in two. Careful players can bail out to the right off the tee, but 13 bunkers will come into play. The round will conclude with three fabulous finishing holes. The par-5, 554-yard 16th, features a downhill tee shot and a panoramic Pacific Ocean view. Number 17, a 212-yard (tips) downhill par-3 plays out of a chute of native jungle canopy to a three-tiered green fronted by water.
And to finish a wonderful golf round at the Reserva Conchal Golf course, the 547-yard, par-5 18th is a wonderful risk-reward hole that plays along water down the left-side. The smart play is solid drive and a mid iron layup to the right-side of the fairway for a short iron to the elevated green. A good drive that lands close to the water offers a chance to hit a heroic second shot to a green that will be receptive to a low draw