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David Bayliss of KW PACIFICA – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Vista Mar Golf and Beach Resort – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere are around seven golf courses in Panama now. One of them is Vista Mar, which is a beautiful golf course. They have Latin American tournaments there. Coronado has a really nice golf course designed by Tom Fazio. The project that I am in right now is building a nine-hole par three that will have lights, which will be the first lit golf course in Panama. I’ll be able to walk out my door and play on a nine-hole course.
 
Because many resorts are built on golf courses, there are more golf courses than there are regular golfers. You can get on during the week on any of the courses at any time without a big hassle. They are pretty golf courses, but there are just not too many golfers in Panama.
 
The Gold Coast of Panama, which extends from Chame to Buenaventura and includes what most people would call the Coronado area, has a lot of golf courses. Buenaventura has a beautiful golf course and Vista Mar has a course. Coronado has one, too. Bijao has a course. Casa Mar is going to have a course. Then in Panama City, there is the Tucan Golf Course. If you get out of the Gold Coast and Panama City, Boquete has a beautiful, high-altitude golf course. You look from the course 50 miles out to the ocean. It’s just beautiful. Obviously, North Carolina has more courses than we do but we have plenty for any golfer to have a great time.  
 
(Vista Mar Golf and Beach Resort, pictured.)
Penny Ripple – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There is a great charity golf tournament to be held in Boquete at Lucero Golf & Country Club on February 26, 2015.   There's a $50,000 CASH Hole In One contest and lots of other contests and fun stuff going on.   The charity is called Bid4Boquete.
Pedro Torres of ProPanama – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Tucan Country Club Golf Fairway, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingPlaying golf in Panama is awesome because you have a wide variety of choices on golf courses and most of them are public, so you can access them without being a member. Club de Golf, which is inside Panama City, is the only golf course where you have to be a member in order to play. It is a really high-end golf course, so the membership is a bit expensive.
 
If you live in Panama City, you can play golf in several courses without being a member. One is Toucan Country Club (pictured to the right) and the other one is the Radisson Summit. Both of these golf courses are great. Toucan especially has great rates and they have pretty awesome technology. They have GPS on the golf carts. Their services are just awesome. I have played golf both in the US and here in Panama and I can say that Toucan Country Club is one of my top picks. The Toucan golf course used to belong to the American army and they built it nicely. Even if it rains really hard, you just have to wait an hour and you will be ready to play.
 
Towards the beaches in Coronado (about an hour west of Panama City), there are four golf courses where you can play. These four courses are beside each other. You have Mantaraya, which is a little bit farther in Rio Hato. It is part of the Royal Decameron Hotel.
 
Next is Coronado Golf, which is a little bit far from Panama City. It is about an hour and a half drive from Panama City, but it is really nice. The Coronado golf course is right beside the beach, but you don’t have a view of the beach from the golf course. The last time I played in Coronado Golf, I paid around $80 to $85.
 
Vista Mar is another golf course that just recently opened in Coronado. It is beautiful because it is right by the sea side, so you have a nice view of beach all the time. It almost looks like Pebble Beach, so the view is really nice.
 
Bijao Beach Club and Golf Course is right after Coronado and that is about two hours away from Panama City going west. Bijao is also a great golf course, but it is a little bit more expensive than Toucan. It is about an $80 green fee for 18 holes. It is well-maintained. The fairways look like a carpet and the greens are great, so it is also an awesome place to play golf. You can also see a little bit of the ocean from Bijao. They also have a hotel if you want to spend the evening.
 
There are also a couple of golf courses towards the mountains in Boquete, where the climate is nice. (Since you are in the mountains, it is cold, compared to other places in Panama.) You can pretty much play all day without the heat of the sun.
 
I would definitely recommend Panama for anyone who likes golfing.
Vannessa Solano of Activentas, S.A. – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
We have several golf courses in Panama City, including a driving range, and several more in the beach areas to the west of Panama City through Coronado and afterwards.
 
Even though golf has been popular in Panama for as long as I can remember, over the last 5 – 7 years, golf has increased in popularity in Panama, and has become fashionable.  Many Panamanians play golf and we have many tournaments here.
Shai Gold of International-Triage Medical Networks – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
While there are not too many golf courses in Panama, the Panama Golf Club offers a PGA quality course. It is easily accessible, about 20 minutes out of town.  The new Santa Maria development in "Costa Del Este" is 10 minutes from downtown (towards the airport) and will offer an urban golf course.
 
 
Arleen Barragán of Intercontinental MIramar Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Golf can be practiced and played at several locations in Panama.
 
Perhaps the closest golf courses in the metropolitan area are the Tucán Country Club, nearby the former Howard Air Base, and the Santa María Country Club, by the Costa del Este neighborhood​.
 
The Club de Golf de Panamá is located nearby the northeast part of the metropolitan area.
 
On your way north beside the Canal, the Radisson Summit Golf Resort is the best option.
 
Heading west, the first golf courses in the countryside include Coronado Golf & Beach Resort and Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort​.
 
Father down the Carretera Panamericana, the Bijao Beach & Golf Resort, Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort and JW Marriott Golf & Beach Resort are all located in Farallón beach.
 
The Quebrada Grande Country Club is located on the westernmost part of the country, in Boquete, Chiriquí. 
 
I hope this information helps you!
Judith Tovar of Easy Travel Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Golf is a sport that is practiced a LOT in Panama. There are some very good golf courses...both in Panama City and at some of the Pacific beach developments.
 
There is also a golf course in Boquete in the Chiriqui area.
 
Golfing is done all year round in Panama.
 

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