Golf courses, resorts and golf destinations reported record visitor numbers in 2020 and it is expected to remain strong in 2021 and beyond. And now, whether a professional, amateur or a beginner seeking new outdoor activities, golf aficionados are eagerly looking for international destinations that offer a great golf experience to make their vacation even more special. With expansive spaces for exquisite courses, The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort and The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, two leading luxury resorts on the destination of Panama, combine Nicklaus design championship golf courses, luxury accommodations and top-notch culinary offerings for the ultimate warm-weather golf getaway.
The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort, the first Luxury Collection Hotel in the country, is a golfer’s paradise with the iconic backdrop of the only championship Nicklaus design 18-hole, 72-par golf course in Panama City. The stunning golf course features rippling fairways, beautiful greens and sculptured bunkers, forming the center piece of the 182-guestrooms and suites resort and creating a breathtaking view from nearly every corner. After a round of golf, players can grab a quick bit at The Spot Snack & Grill located in the Country Club, dine at the resort’s three chef-driven restaurants, relax by the outdoor pool, or visit the world-class spa. Guests can take advantage of the Stay & Play package starting at $258 per night, with deluxe accommodation for two, daily breakfast at the resort’s signature Mestizo Restaurant and one round of golf for one adult for every night paid, including green fee and golf cart.
Sister property The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, located in a beachfront community in Riviera Pacifica, is the perfect place for a seasoned golfer, or an avid beginner, with their 18-hole Nicklaus design par-72 championship golf course. The breathtaking course is designed around hundreds of mature Corotú trees and features vast fairways, beach bunkers and a lush native landscape. Guests can also have access to the Corotú Spa, seven swimming pools and a two-mile beach. With rates starting at $280/night guests can take advantage of the Golf & Spa package with daily breakfast and golf for two, including driving range, golf cart and a 30-minute spa treatment plus two complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests as part of the Travel with Peace of Mind offer.