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Real Estate FAQ | Where to find a golf community in Costa Rica

Real Estate FAQ | Where to find a golf community in Costa RicaDo you enjoy playing golf and want to know where to find a golf community in Costa Rica? A very important Real Estate FAQ by golf players is the question if you can live on the golf course in Costa Rica or not.

As you know, you can play golf in Costa Rica all year long. Only in the green season, you have to start playing golf a little earlier.

Not all golf courses in Costa Rica are in a golf community. And some golf courses are membership courses. So what is what? Learn all you need to know about every golf community in Costa Rica, so you’re sure to not buy property in the wrong one.

Central Valley

There are 5 golf courses in the Central Valley:

Parque Valle del Sol

Would you enjoy playing golf in a Lifestyle Golf Community? Parque Valle del Sol is a 342-acre lifestyle and golf community in Santa Ana. The Parque Valle del Sol golf course offers a Tracy May-designed 7,011 yards Par 72 championship golf course. At Parque Valle del Sol is open to the public. Therefore, you can play golf for a Tee fee.

In Parque Valle del Sol, you can live on the golf course. Santa Ana is located on the west side of San Jose, read more here.


Ciudad Cariari is a 230-acre residential community and has a country club with an 18-hole, par 71-course, designed by George Fazio.

Cariari is not a formal golf community, but several residential neighborhoods surround the golf course. This beautiful community is only a short drive from the international airport SJO and just off Highway 1.

In Cariari, you can live on the golf course.

Hacienda Los Reyes

The Hacienda Los Reyes country club is a 100-acre gated golf community, just off Highway 27 between Escazu and La Guacima de Alajuela.

The 9-hole Los Reyes membership golf course was designed by Robertson Ward & Associates and is a par 70 for men and 74 for the ladies. To complete the 18 holes, the course converts into a course of 5,834 and 5,442 yards. Learn more about Ciudad Hacienda Los Reyes here.

In Hacienda Los Reyes, you can live on the golf course.

Escazu Country Club

The Costa Rica Country club is located in Escazu and is a membership course. The 9-hole golf course was designed by Jaime Solera in 1940.

This country club is NOT a golf community. There are only homes and condos on the outside of the country club, learn more here.

In the Escazu Country Club, you can NOT live of the golf course.


The 9 Hole, Par 3 Monterán membership golf course was designed by Douglas Beach is located in Concepción de Tres Ríos, just north of Curridabat. Monterán is NOT a golf community but there are several residential options in the immediate area. Contact our agent for an inventory list.

Central Pacific

Herradura – Jaco beach

The one and only golf community on the Central Pacific is the Los Sueños Resort and Marina. Just under a 2-hour drive from the International Airport in San José, this 1,100-acre resort offers an 18-hole golf course. This beachfront resort is located in Playa Herradura, only minutes from Jaco Beach, learn more here.

The La Iguana Ted Robinson Jr. golf course is a par 72 of 6698 yards. The Los Sueños golf course is open to the public. Therefore, you can play by paying the Tee fee.

North Pacific

Vista Ridge Golf & Country Club

This PGA-certified golf course on a 106-acre property is located in Sardinal, Guanacaste. Vista Ridge Golf & Country club holds an 18-hole golf course just over 6,500 yards in length with a slope rating of 125. This beautiful golf community has just over 100 lots and 25% has homes built. Sardinal is only a short drive from Playas del Coco and also Playa Hermosa.

Reserva Conchal

This beautiful beachfront golf community is located at Playa Conchal, on the North Pacific. This is an 18-hole, 7,021-yard, par-71 Robert Trent Jones II championship golf course. The Reserva Conchal golf course is for resort guests and residents only, therefore not accessible to the general public. Have a look at our inventory for homes and condos in ReservaConchal.

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole, par-72 championship course on 220 acres. This golf club is located close to Liberia International airport and only offers luxury condos and homes. Contact our agent for inventory. While the Four Seasons golf course is open to the general public, please check the Tee fee before making your reservation.

Hacienda Pinilla

The Hacienda Pinilla golf course is a 7,300-yard, par 72 Mike Young golf course. Hacienda Pinilla is a master-planned luxury resort near Tamarindo, just under a 1.5-hour drive from Liberia airport. Learn more about the Hacienda Pinilla golf community here. While you can play at Hacienda Pinilla at your convenience by paying the Tee fee, the fee is higher during the summertime than it is during the green season.

Nicoya Peninsula

Los Delfines

Los Delfines Golf & Country Club is a golf community located in Tambor Beach, on the Nicoya Peninsula. This beautiful 125-acre beachfront golf community offers a 9-hole course that plays 6,144 yards, par 72.

The Los Delfines golf course is open to the general public. Our affiliate offers some great homes for sale surrounding the Los Delfines Golf course. As a result, homes sell well in the community,  and you can learn more here.

Tango Mar

Tango Mar is a golf community on the beach and offers a 9-hole par 3 and 4 Executive Golf Course. It is not clear who designed or built it. The Tango Mar golf course is a non-membership course and open to the public. This golf course has the lowest tee fees in Costa Rica. There are many large homes, condos, and smaller bungalows right on the golf course and within the community. Therefore, have a look at our inventory for Tango Mar property.

South Pacific

San Buenas

The only golf community in the South Pacific is the San Buenas Golf Resort. This 18-hole golf course is located just south of Uvita. The residential section of San Buenas is not in good shape, but our Dominical member can give you updated information when requested.

As you see, the #1 MLS in Costa Rica services ALL golf communities in Costa Rica. Therefore, if you’d like to receive more information or a showing appointment, contact us now.

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Your West-side of San Jose real estate agent, covering Escazu and Santa Ana, Rohrmoser and Ciudad Colon. If you are looking to buy a home in Costa Rica or invest in a condo anywhere in the Central Valley or looking for any property for sale in Escazu or Santa Ana, you need to contact Costa Rica real estate agent Ivo Henfling. Ivo has been selling Costa Rica real estate on the westside of San Jose, in the locations of Rohrmoser, Sabana, Escazu, Santa Ana and Ciudad Colon for over 20 years and can show you hundreds of happy buyers of real estate in Escazu and those other areas. For Ivo, a deal is not a good one unless both buyer and seller are happy.

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