International Living is an online magazine that has the mission of helping readers discover different places around the world that are great options for retirement. In the recent article “5 Great Places for Golfing Retirement”, the publication gives Costa Rica a well-deserved spot. Earlier this year, the country was also listed as the best place to retire in the Global Retirement Index 2018 .
“A much-cited advantage—and joy—of retirement is being able to spend your days as you see fit, indulging in your favorite passions, such as golf,” says International Living’s Executive Editor Jennifer Stevens. “That can prove to be a prohibitively expensive pastime in North America, but in the right places overseas, you can play a round for a fraction of the price back home”.
The practice of golf has certainly grown in the country over the past decade, to the point were the country has been a stop for the PGA Tour Latin America Classic.
Reserva Conchal in Guanacaste is one of the preferred Golf courses in the country, and it is ranked among the top-30 best in the Caribbean and Mexico, it was also the first course in Costa Rica to get the certification by Audubon International.
Los Sueños Resort also is a great location for golfers, while in the capital city, Cariari Country Club, Valle del Sol and El Country Club in Escazu are also good options.
Check out International Living Magazine’s review on Golfing in Costa Rica:
“Costa Rica is an ideal spot for both the novice and advanced golfer. Not only are the conditions of the courses exceptional, but—compared to prices in the States—golf here is a bargain. Most green fees are well under $100, and if you live here, the rates can be even cheaper.
The larger resort courses, located in the northern Guanacaste region, are geared for the experienced golfer, and they come with pricier green fees. Courses centered around the capital, San José, are better suited for novice golfers.
Hacienda Pinilla, situated in Guanacaste, and minutes from the Pacific-coast beach town of Tamarindo, is a top priority for any golf enthusiast in Costa Rica.
One of a few hundred courses in the world that is certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which encourages golf courses to be environmentally friendly, this 18-hole championship course hosts many national tournaments.”