An emerging Central American hotspot
Americans constructing a famous canal brought golf to Panama in the 1920s, and within 15 years, golf's greatest players, legends like Sam Snead and Doug Ford, were competing in the Panama Open. Now host of the Web.com Tour's Panama Championship since 2004, Panama continues to emerge as an intriguing and affordable golf destination. There are only a handful of public courses, but a twosome of resort courses run by Troon Golf are worth the trip alone.
The 2018 grand opening of The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort on the outskirts of Panama City offers tourists the allure of playing golf in the morning on a challenging Jack Nicklaus course and the chance to explore the city and the Panama Canal the rest of the day. Two hours outside the city, the Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort provides an escape of beaches, pools and golf.
The Santa Maria Golf Experience Package
PANAMA | Enjoy up to 7 nights’ accommodations at The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort and up to 5 rounds of golf at Santa Maria Golf & Country Club.