Overview, scorecard, Course Fees

Osa Golf Course

Natural beauty, challenging golf

Course Description

Canadian architect Dan Lavis designed the course in 2007. Construction of the first 9 holes started in early 2008 with an 8-acre grass nursery for the Paspalum Platinum and a 20,000+ tree and shrub nursery.

The earth moving started in February 2008 and the golf course greens and tees were planted with “sprigs” harvested from the grass nursery in April 2008.

The Osa Golf Course greens are Paspalum Platinum. The greens are a hybrid that originated along the seashore in Australia. It is a rhizome that grows from cuttings—not seeds. It has a fine blade size like bentgrass but is highly drought tolerant and can be watered with saltwater. This is a great benefit because you can spray weeds with saltwater and not damage the grass.

Plans for 9 more holes were put on hold when the 2008 recession hit. As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, there is an economic resurgence sweeping through the Osa with the opening of Hilton’s Botanika Osa Peninsula Curio Collection in Puerto Jimenez and new interest in the completion of the back 9 holes. 

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Open to public
Monday to Saturday 7 am to 5 pm
Sundays by appointment only


Course Rating and Slope Rating

Tee Name Length Gender Course Rating Slope Rating Front Nine Back Nine
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Hole by Hole

Explore our Costa Rica golf course hole by hole.

This is a par 4 in which your tee shot must carry over the creek to the 150-yard marker. It has a very wide elevated green with a sand trap below the right side of the green. You may see the Jaguarundi that crosses the fairway looking to hunt for some iguanas and smaller mammals.

A long par 4 with a total of 5 sand traps lining both sides of the fairway. This hole is frequented by many species of birds, of which the Oropendolas stand out in nesting season. The player must make a great effort to reach the green in 2 shots. Green is elevated and enclosed by sand traps.

A wide par 5. It is possible to reach the green in 2 shots but it is risky, since the green is enclosed by a large sand trap on the right with a ravine behind it. You can play it safe to avoid the sand trap by going more to the left and from there a chip shot to the green.

A par 4 with a challenging tee shot that has to carry over the creek. Once on the fairway a well placed shot to the green could give you an opportunity to make a birdie.

A favorite place for the macaws to land in the trees near the tees. A par 3 with elevated tees and a deep fairway that rises towards the green. The green is wide but elongated diagonally, which means that if your tee shot does not land above the flag, your ball will roll to the right side of the green.

A par 4 with a partially obscured fairway from the tees. Your tee shot should be aimed toward the left. Once on the fairway you can try to reach the green by hitting over the creek and also avoiding the sand trap in front of the green.

A par 4 dogleg right. A tee shot landing near the 150-yard marker will give you a good opportunity to make the green on your second shot. A large sand trap is located on the left side of the green.

A par 5 with a large sand trap dividing the fairway before the 200-yard marker. This hole has the largest green of the golf course. It is an elevated green with 2 deep sand traps on the left of the green.

This is a long par 4 that sits in the middle of 2 small mountains which give you a vista of beautiful scenery. Avoid the sand trap on the left side of the fairway and 2 large Ceiba trees that are on each side of the approach to the green. Large green with undulating slopes.

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Course Fees

IVA included in prices
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 5 pm
Last tee time 3 pm

Kevin Alexander at OSA Golf

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