Panama is a country with numerous golf courses. In fact, it is the country most golf courses per capita has in Latin America. In our article today, we’ll look at what are the most visited and where they are located.
* Among the golf courses in Panama City and suburbs, is the Panama Golf Club, the Tucan Country Club, Summit Golf Course, the Panama Pacifico and the Santa Maria.
* Most of these courses have 18 holes and have world class standards.
* On the Pacific coast of Panama, there are also important golf courses, among which are Coronado, Bijao, Vista Mar, Decameron and Buenaventura.
The golf course infrastructure is emerging in the country, to the point that Panama is the country that has more golf courses per capita in Latin America. There have been major tournaments seeking to attract golfers from all over the world, and all facilities are adequate to large existing golf courses worldwide.
According to information published by the information portal Panama Realtor, in Panama City there are many golf courses. One of them is the Panama Golf Club, with 18 holes, like the Tucan Country Club, 18 holes, par 72, and with a design that stretches 6,618 yards. The Tucan Country Club is located west of the Panama Canal, 20 minutes from downtown Panama City.
Moreover, the Summit Golf Course has 18 holes and a golf course originally opened in 1930, but completely renovated to world class standards. This golf course, designed by Jeffrey Myers, is a par 72 and extends 6626 meters. In Panama Pacifico, you will find a golf course of Greg Norman is in the planning stage. The course will have 18 holes and will be completed in 2016. Panama Pacifico is located west of the Panama Canal a 20 minute drive from downtown Panama City. Another golf course we can find is in Santa Maria, which features a Jack Nicklaus design in the planning stage. This golf course is 10 minutes drive from Tocumen International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Panama City.
On the Pacific coast of Panama, is the largest concentration of golf courses in the country, located an hour and a half west of Panama City. These are Coronado (with 18 championship holes, par 72 golf course designed by Tom and George Fazio. It measures 7.116 meters), Vista Mar (18 holes, par 72, designed by J. Michael Poellot. This field course measures 7273 meters and features ocean views from every hole, Bijao (field 9 holes, semi-professional, par 36 and designed by architect and professor golf and Ron Garl.
We also found the Stingray Decameron Golf Club, with a design of Randal Thompson with 18 holes and is also Buenaventura, a Nicklaus designed 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course measuring 7,324 yards from the back tees rear.