Costa Rica Lands Top Golf Destination Award



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With a total of 12 golf courses, including courses designed by renowned golf architects Ted Robinson and Robert Trent Jones II, Costa Rica’s world-class golf courses, long considered undiscovered jewels known only by golf insiders, have propelled the destination to win the coveted 2014 Golf Destination of the Year Award for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Several notable golf courses in Costa Rica include the par-72 championship La Iguana Golf Course on the central Pacific coast, the par-71 championship course at the Reserva Conchal Golf Club in the Guanacaste province and the Arnold Palmer-designed Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica golf course, the latter of which has received honors as one of the top 100 courses outside the United States by Golf Digest.

“It is an honor for us to win this coveted award, as we have been determined to make Costa Rica an ideal golf destination for golf travelers, while we continue to uphold our position as a world leader in sustainable tourism, says, Ireth Rodriguez Villalobos, Marketing Director, Costa Rica Tourist Board. “Our world-class golf courses, resorts and lodges embedded within beautiful rainforests, along coastlines that have a mountainous back-drop offer a unique experience for golf travelers from all over the world.”

IAGTO is the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry, comprising more than 2,100 companies in 95 countries.

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