The Crown Jewel of Costa Rica-Reserva Conchal

Mental golf gurus have a saying during tough or tense situations – “Go to your happy place.”

Why not take your golf game to one of the happiest places in the happiest country on Earth. That would be the Reserva Conchal Beach Resort Golf and Spa, a luxury resort situated on Costa Rica’s sparkling northwestern Pacific coast. Located between pure white sand beaches and a ubiquitous ‘dry’ tropical forest, Reserva Conchal is a world class golf development in the country’s Guanacaste Province.

Set within the Resort’s vast 2,300 acres is a Five-Star Westin Golf Resort & Spa featuring the 60,000 square-foot Reserva Conchal Beach Club, highlighted by an extensive swimming pavilion, modern WestinWORKOUT facility, 10 dining venues and an exquisite spa. In early 2019 the W Costa Rica -Reserva Conchal will open and place the Guanacaste Province among the elite in worl-class destinations. The W will offer 151 guest rooms and contemporary luxury touches and amenities such as a W Living Room lifestyle lounge, specialty restaurants, meeting space, a destination bar and lounge, an infinity edge pool and a luxurious spa.

But the crown jewel of Reserva Conchal is the Robert Trent Jones II designed championship golf course wonderfully laid out between the azure Pacific Ocean waters and the lush neighboring tropical forest. The par 71 course stretches out to 7,021 yards and boasts breathtaking ocean vistas as well as unforgettable holes meandering around crystal clear lakes, rugged ravines and rolling hills.

Historically, no other golf course in Costa Rica rivals Reserva Conchal. In 2008, it hosted the area’s first international professional event, the Costa Rica TLA Masters. Notable professionals Jesper Parnevik, David Leadbetter and Hale Irwin have notched rounds here, and the list will grow substantially.

In May, Reserva Conchal will host the PGA TOUR Latino America Essential Costa Rica Classic. The inaugural event, sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute, is the first ever PGA TOUR Tournament in the Republic, and will boast 144 professional golfers from more than 25 countries.

Consistently ranked among the top 30 best In the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, Reserva Conchal was the first course in Costa Rica Certified as an Audubon International Sanctuary. Other special golf amenities include a world class practice facility and learning center with four green complexes, practice bunkers, chipping and approach shot areas with an expansive practice tee. Single and multi-day golf clinics are offered with PGA TOUR Golf Academy certified instructors from the famed TPC Sawgrass school.

Right after the the Tournament is concluded and the pros are gone might be the ideal time to make Reserva Conchal your ‘Happy Place.’ Starting at $379 per person, per night with a four night minimum, the Golf Escape package includes luxurious accommodations at the Westin, Playa Conchal, a round of golf on either Reserva Conchal, the 7,200 yard Hacienda Pinilla, or the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo Arnold Palmer design. Golf cart, driving range access and bottled water is included, but transportation to the courses and golf clubs are extra. other restrictions may apply. Guests must mention PGAPROM promotion code when booking online at or by calling 855-851-5000. This offer expires November 30, 2017.

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Dave Daubert

David, Editor & Feature Writer, has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.

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