Panama is consider a golf destination and offers some of the most spectacular weather for golfing. The best golf course in Panama have hosted tournaments such as the PGA's Web.com Tour, the Tour of the Americas and the PGA European Tour. Not all golf course in Panama are public courses. But a select few do not require a membership or private invitation to play if you're visiting the country.
With the opening of the Jack Nicholas Buenaventura Golf Course at the beach, Panama raised the bar for golfing in Latin America. This course on a par with some of the best courses in the US.
The golf course of Santa Maria Golf & Country Club has the most modern construction techniques. An elaborate drainage system has been designed to remove water quickly from the golf course which is necessary given the amount of rain that occurs during the rainy season.
Santa Maria is ideally located between the city and Tocumen International Airport, offering stunning views of downtown Panama’s skyline. It is a private golf club where only members and their guests can play. The requirement to apply for a golf membership is to have a residential property within the Santa Maria Golf and Country Club development.
Located 15 minutes from Panama City, Tucán is home to a large ex-pat community. Tucan Country Club & Resort is a 180 acre (74 hectares) private gated community with a wooded setting located a few minutes from Panama City’s downtown. Its privileged hilly location provides breathtaking views of cosmopolitan Panama City, the Panama Canal and the Rainforest.
The Tucán Golf Course: Bordered by lush tropical forests , TCC&R Golf Course It’s a beautiful golf course masterfully designed by the most prominent experts in golf courses development around the world. Designed to ensure the integrity of the surrounding tropical flora and fauna, the course at Tucan is a paradise of its own.
BlueBay Coronado Golf and Beach Resort
Coronado is a 75-minute drive from Panama City and is one of the oldest courses in Panama. Designed by the legendary George Fazio with some help from his young apprentice, nephew Tom Fazio, this mature layout is as tough as nails. In the summer months, January through to April, you can expect to be playing in strong breezes that add to its level of difficulty.