this is a reply to one of your readers question.
I had just returned from Royal DeCameron, Panama. I am avid golfer, but staying
only for one week I didn't bother to bring
my own equipment. Big mistake, if you planning to vacation here, bring your
own small stuff, gloves, golf balls, tees etc. as they are more expensive to
buy at the resorts here then in Canada (some of it double price). Otherwise the
fees for golf clubs, green and the golf cart is fairly reasonable.
This information is from booklet:
Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf, Spa & Casino • Panama Golf & Villas
Come and enjoy our world class 18 hole golf course under a beautiful blue
sky. The Manta Raya Golf Club is located right next to Royal Decameron by the
blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Planned by internationally renowned designer Randall Thomson in association
with the American Golf Course Design firm, Manta Raya Golf Club meets the
demands of both the serious golfer and the weekend warrior. The luscious
greens and natural surroundings create a fantastic setting for your golfing
Course-side villas are available purchase and for rent through Royal
Decameron Beach Resort. Rented rooms feature course views combined with the
full Decameron all-inclusive program and use of all Decameron facilities.
Some more info I had found on the internet for
your readers, concerning golf in Panama:
Golfers are well catered to in Panama and several new courses are under
The Panama Golf Club in the Tocumen area of Panama City is for
members only, but Summit in the canal area welcomes guests. Coronado, an
hour’s drive from the city is also available.
In Chiriqui the 9- hole course at Valle Escondido is open and a new 18-hole
course is being built at the residential development of Cielo Paraiso. A
championship course and residential development is also under construction at
Tucan Country Club, the old Horoko course beside the Canal.
PANAMA GOLF AT CORONADO
The course at Coronado, on the Pacific coast 83 km from Panama City,
attached to the Hotel Coronado Club Suites Resort is an 18-hole par 72
course offering 7,0092 yards for professionals, 6, 0486 yards for men, 5,820
yards for veterans and 5,655 yards for women.
It is especially beautiful because of the fruit trees, including 50 mango
trees, which surround the greens and fairways. The course is considered a
“jewel” in Latin America. Its excellent drainage makes conditions good
during the rainy season.
It is a challenge to both amateurs and professionals, with strong breezes
during Panama’s five months of “summer”. The sixteenth hole is the
most spectacular – a par 3 over water with a green surrounded by sand.
Summit Golf & Resort: Located in the midst of the verdant forests
surrounding the Panama Canal, Summit Golf & Resort is a semi-private
facility featuring 18 championship holes, a well-furnished club house, a
Pro-Shop, a restaurant and carts equipped with GPS.
The 6,626 yards course is at 72 par and was designed by the famous American
designer, Jeffrey Myers. It is set in picturesque surroundings with stunning
views of the Panama Canal and the Camino de Cruces National Park.
The swimming pool and 6 hole children’s course ensure entertainment for the
The 18 hole, par 71, world class Mantaraya Golf Club, situated at the Royal
Decameron Beach Resort at Farallon was designed by the internationally
renowned designer, Randall Thompson in association with the American Golf
Course Design Company. It is set in lush tropical surroundings and
incorporates many challenging water hazards. The facility boasts a practice
range, driving range and pro shop. Beverage cart service is available on the