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So You Wanna Take a Golf Trip?

May 25, 2018

 Dreaming of fleeing south and taking your sticks and your buddies or family with you, but don't know where to start? 

 

Golf getaways make for classic guy trips... But our options are also family friendly! Planning an overseas adventure isn’t easy, especially when you have to accommodate a big group with diverse schedules, ages, interests and golf abilities! Being the one to bring this dream to life can be stressful, but  it helps if you’re pitching great golf and culture at rock-bottom prices. ---Thats where we come in! 

 

Check Panama off your bucket list with a trip filled with clubhouses, culture and cuisine. Panama is home to its famous canal that allows ships of all sizes to cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but it is also extremely appealing to tourists and ex pats from all over the world. One of the biggest bonuses is that Panama uses the U.S. dollar is its currency, so you won’t have to worry about exchange rates or confusing conversions. Fill up on the food, see the sights, and definitely try out the golfing scene.

 

Our staff has teamed up with some of the top resorts, hotels, golf courses and excursion groups to offer unforgettable packages that run the gamut of interests. Perfect for the golf enthusiast and the travel junky. 

 

City, Beach, Golf, Explore

 

Start your trip off by taking one of many direct flights into Panama's Tocumen Airport. Spend your first night in Panama City, the most cosmopolitan capitol in Central America. The Bristol Hotel is a luxury accommodation located in the financial district of Panama City. Renowned for its gracious hospitality and style, The Bristol Panama is acclaimed not only as the finest hotel in Panama City, Panama; it has garnered recognition among the top ten hotels in Latin America by Condé Nast Traveler.

 

Outside of the hotel, there is much to explore in the modern city. Enjoy downtown or take a trip back in time to Casco Viejo, Panama's cobblestoned historic center, famed for colonial-era landmarks.  If you want to immediately hit the course, The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort has an exclusive golf club located between the Tocumen International Airport and the financial center of Panama City. The course boasts a Nicklaus Design, the renowned architectural firm dedicated to the design of golf courses founded by the legendary professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. Santa Maria Golf is an 18-hole golf course that will pass through the residential areas, parks and lakes of Santa Maria Golf & Country Club

 

 

 

The next day, board a private bus with your group and take the scenic drive down to Buenaventura. The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort , Autograph Collection, on the Pacific coast of Panama is renowned for another professionally designed course along with tons of great amenities.

 

 

 

Located on a pristine 12 mile stretch of beach and ​framed by gorgeous Spanish Colonial architecture and beautifully landscaped pools there is a lot to do before you even step foot on the golf course. But, lets face it- the course will call you!

 

Buenaventura's  18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course by Jack Nicklaus has been carefully planned to enhance the natural landscape within this luxurious community providing a challenging and an enjoyable experience for players. The par-72 championship golf course measures 7,383 yards from the back tee and allows for multiple tee placements in order to accommodate various skill levels. 'The well-placed bunkering and water features combined with the natural elements will require the player to think their way around the golf course with proper shot selection and execution being rewarded.'

 

At the 19th hole, spectacular amenities at the luxurious Club House await you. From a state-of-the-art Club House restaurant and bar to specialized golf instructors, members are assured that all their needs are attended. Can't get enough golf? While your buddies enjoy a cold one, walk on over to the Cobra Golf Performance Center where you can utilize the state of the art Gears Golf Analysis. Gears is a full body optical motion tracking system designed to measure and analyze every aspect of sport-specific skills, in full 3D, executed in a game-like scenario. 

 

 

 

 

For the adventurer

 

The thrills do not end on the golf course. For those who are looking for a thrill or a taste of something new there are a myriad of different activities to take advantage of! Our partners at Barefoot Panama offer guided private and group tours in English specially designed to include the very best of Panama. Tours range from zip lining and snorkeling to safari tours to Panama City and Canal days. Spend the day learning about the marvels of engineering or feeding monkeys and meeting indigenous peoples. The choice is yours!