The Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla
The Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla offers a 7,300-yard course designed by Mike Young. He emphasized details and conformed holes to the landscape's slopes and contours. Risk vs. reward is the game, no two rounds are alike, and watch out for those trees.
A round at The Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla begins on a par-4 that forces you to tee left-center - keep low: it's windy - and midiron to the green, minding the pot bunker. The 14th is the longest, 601 yards, so combine muscle with wind and shoot middle before using a wood to the oblong green; as compensation for your hard work, the hole has the course's best ocean view. The 14th hole is only the longest by two yards: The 18th measures 599 yards into the wind. Drive right-center, use a wood for the second, being cautious to avoid a hidden bunker, and then short-iron to a perched green.
After all that, you'll be glad to know that the The Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla does indeed have a 19th hole, the El Corral Turn House, which was built to blend in with the natural environment.
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The course is lush and green this time of year, so it’s very playable. Ample fairways give way to challenging longer grass roughs. Keeping your ball inthe fairway in easily doable. Green contours are mostly fair to the average golfer. We will return on our next trip.
Golf by the sea
Rainy season brings out the lush greens of Costa Rican golf. Fairways get a bit mushy and the bunkers are being continually upgraded but overall the course maintenance is very good.