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Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club

Hacienda Pinilla Drive | Hacienda Pinilla, Pinilla, Tamarindo 5150, Costa Rica
+506 2681 4500
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They should close this place in March/April

This is the golf course in the JW Marriott property. We visited in April which is easily one of the... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
jun_r
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Sacramento, California
Picturesque Course on the Coast

We played the course in March 2018 and had it basically to ourselves. The fairways were very dry... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
LouandMatt H
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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In the northwest province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club provides players with a chance to play golf as it was meant to be played, peacefully amongst friends and nature. The golf course was designed to conform to all the natural surroundings and environment capturing the feel of Guanacaste on The Pacific Ocean.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“pro shop” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hacienda Pinilla Drive | Hacienda Pinilla, Pinilla, Tamarindo 5150, Costa Rica
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+506 2681 4500
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is the golf course in the JW Marriott property. We visited in April which is easily one of the drier months in Costa Rica. That's the excuse I'm providing this place for what is easily one of the worst golfing experiences you can have....More

Thank jun_r
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. You are correct in saying it is dry this time of year in March and April. We are expecting rain in May, but we have not received significant rain since November. There is no excuse for staff treating you in...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We played the course in March 2018 and had it basically to ourselves. The fairways were very dry but otherwise in good condition - this made for long drives that bounced high and rolled forever. The greens were in good condition and were challenging. A...More

Thank LouandMatt H
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We had hoped to play a few games on this course but were quite disappointed with the condition of the fairways. Totally dried out fairways and less than fun bunkers made this less enjoyable too. The greens were good, as were the tee boxes, but...More

Thank RussL177
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your review. It is a very dry time of year in March. We are currently working through all of our greenside bunkers to fix the drainage and replace the sand. The dry and wet seasons we experience can be a real challenge...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

It was a fair course, very flat. The greens were the only green we saw since it was the dry season. It was so dry that in some areas, the ground was cracking. This made for some tough rides in the cart. I imagine it...More

Thank Kyle_P1
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The first nine holes look more like a mogul course on a ski slope; the ball bounces anywhere. It is also not easy to drive a cart since it is too bumpy. It is normal to have slopes etc but this not good. The second...More

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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hello WallyHolland, Thank you for your feedback. We are well aware of the mounding forming from the dry conditions we face this time of year. Guanacaste is known as a dry rain forrest meaning we face extremely dry conditions half the year and will get...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Tee boxes and greens in excellent condition. Very windy. Fairways all brown from lack of rain. Beautiful 3 holes around Pacific Ocean. Bring sunscreen and drink lots of water. Drinks kind of pricey- $5 per Corona. Food very good. Found course challenging because of the...More

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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the golf course even if the weather and dry conditions were not perfect. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We went here twice. Each time-friendly staff, delicious food. Wonderful pool and right near the ocean. Beautiful to just sit there and gaze at the scenery!!!!

Thank Betsey L
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback. We appreciate your support.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club has the worst bunkers I have ever played anywhere in the world and $50 for a cart that is falling apart is ridiculous. No budget for repairs or maintenance and it shows. They do have very good greens and that may...More

1  Thank Waldorfm1
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Staff is super accommodating even allowing an extra cart to haul our kids around during 9 holes of our round. Tons of wildlife viewing. Value with teeoff.com rates are best in the area. Course was in very good condition. We played twice during our week...More

Thank hook6
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We have been working on our bunkers and hope they will continue to get better. We appreciate the positive comments.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Wow the service is awesome here!! We rented a house for 21 women. The rooms are spacious and were cleaned with refreshed towels daily. Eugene and his staff provide excellent care to accommodate all our needs.

Thank Althea T
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jasonjbauerhp, Manager at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback.

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GeordieGrierson
20 January 2017|
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Response from jasonjbauerhp | Property representative |
Hello Mr. Grierson. The Riu is about 1 hour from Hacienda Pinilla. Your wife is more than welcome to ride along with you at no extra charge and we do have a bar and grill that you can have lunch before or after your round... More
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Rick A
11 December 2016|
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Response from jasonjbauerhp | Property representative |
The outside rate is $200 with clubs. We also have a twilight rate of $105 with clubs. Please contact us at 506-2681-4500 if you have any more questions. Thank you.
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