The 2018 tournament – sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute – will feature 144 professional golfers from numerous countries. Customary for PGA TOUR Latinoamerica events, the host country can invite up to 30 of its own golfers.
Reserva Conchal hosted the inaugural tournament in 2017, which was Costa Rica’s first PGA TOUR event in more than 30 years. Jose Toledo shot rounds of 66-63-66—195 in the rain-shortened event to win by two shots of Ryan Ruffels.
“We are thrilled the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and the Costa Rica Tourism Institute once again selected our championship golf course as the site of the Essential Costa Rica Classic,” says Carlos Rojas Soto, Director of Golf of Reserva Conchal. “The professional golfers enjoyed the playability and conditioning of our golf course, and tournaments like this help showcase Reserva Conchal as a world-class destination for golf.”
The sporty, par-71 will be set up to play at 7,021 yards, its longest configuration from the back tees. Jones II’s brilliant routing meanders between the azure Pacific Ocean waters and lush greens of the neighboring “dry” tropical forest, exposing players to myriad elements. The returning nine features breathtaking ocean vistas with unforgettable holes winding through lakes, rugged ravines and rolling hills.
Consistently ranked among the top-30 best in the Caribbean and Mexico, Reserva Conchal was the first course in Costa Rica bestowed certification by Audubon International. It boasts a world-class practice facility and learning center with four green complexes, bunkers, chipping and approach areas and an expansive practice tee. Single- and multi-day golf clinics are offered, including the PGA TOUR Academy featuring certified instructors from famed TPC Sawgrass.
Golfers have access to a wide spectrum of premium vacation residences at Reserva Conchal, with a variety of floorplans, bedrooms, amenities and settings. The luxurious, all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal is nestled along a pristine stretch of white sand beach. The ultimate in elegance, the Westin features numerous restaurants, pools, fitness center and personal concierge services at the Royal Beach Club.
For more information: www.reservaconchal.com, 855.851.5000.