Hacienda Pinilla golf course

Hacienda Pinilla Golf and Country Club is an impressive 18-hole ‘Championship’ links-style course designed by respected golf architect, Mike Young.  This 7,274 yard coastal layout is an exciting course with open fairways, extreme rough and challenging winds that opened in 2001.  While the driving areas are friendly enough, the greens and their surroundings are very challenging.  Accurate iron play is the key to getting around this golf course, but the length will put golfers to the test.  Holes 14 & 15 are ocean view holes, with the 15th hole being one of the most beautiful golf holes in all Central America.  The greens at Hacienda Pinilla are very well guarded and are amongst the best greens in all of Costa Rica.

Reflecting respect for its natural setting, the Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla has earned the designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its preservation of ecological balance in 2002, and is one of the 695 courses in the world to receive this honor.  The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Golf courses in the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.

Courses go through a re-certification process every two years. Audubon International is a not-for-profit, environmental education organization dedicated to educating, assisting and inspiring millions of people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife and natural resources around them.

Hacienda Pinilla rating

Hacienda Pinilla’s Course Amenities include a Pro Shop, Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Area, Practice Bunker, Golf Clubs Rental, Food and Beverage.

Hacienda Pinilla Awards:

  • Golf Week’s Best Courses in the Caribbean and Mexico
  • The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses of 2012
  • The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses of 2011

1 Comment

Russ Bateson · March 20, 2017 at 12:21 am

The photos of this course don’t do it justice. Played Hacienda Pinilla twice in December of 2016. The greens were to die for. Wish I could bring them back to my home course in Indiana. They rolled perfect. Can’t say I scored great, but had I not gone into the elephant like grass just off the fairways a few times too many, I might have. We have no links courses around home making this course really special for me.

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