Golf is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you are planning your vacation to Costa Rica, but it should be!!! We recently had the chance to speak with Andy Stockinger, Troon’s newly appointed General Manager of Reserva Conchal Golf & Beach Club. He gave us a glimpse into the amazing facilities based inside Reserva Conchal. located in Guanacaste alongside the Pacific coast.
For Andy this is his first time managing a club in Central America and this also marks Troon’s first golf course in Costa Rica. Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses.
Andy told us that he prefers warm climates as he hails from Northern Minnesota and has no plans of going back to the cold winters he had to endure growing up. Andy has had the opportunity to travel the world with Troon he has worked in New York, California, Abu Dhabi, England and India. “Every country and club has great and exciting aspects, but there is something really special about Reserva Conchal and Costa Rica. When you are playing this course, its not just another round of golf. It’s an experience hard to capture with just words.”
The entire Reserva Conchal property covers over 2300 acres with endless beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The community works hard to adhere to some of the best property standards around and alongside their environmentally friendly projects in protecting their dry forest, mangroves, flowers and wildlife they do everything to bring luxury and the environment together. An amazing fact for the property is that over 85% of all waste onsite is recycled and / or reused back into the area.
Along with the 13 residential communities, two hotels also feature in this Community – the only all-inclusive Westin hotel in the world and the newly opened W Costa Rica (in 2018). Surrounding these are the Robert Trent Jones Jr designed course. The 7029-yard, par 71 course, has plenty of elevation changes and with Troon at the helm of managing the operations and with Andy’s expertise, one of the aims of the club is to improve the overall member experience of the beach and golf club and to once again host an international tournament such as the PGA Tour’ Latinoamerica Costa Rica Classic.
Within the open plan beach club, with their turquoise sparkling pools, even if you live here you will feel permanently on vacation. From the friendly staff who will know your name to the onsite facilities you can use when you are a member here; gym and fitness classes, spa (additional charges would apply for usage), restaurant, SUPs, kayaks, mountain bikes beach towels and sun beds – you can be here all day and not get bored.
From 2021, golf memberships start from $6500 per year for this exclusive course – which includes access to the golf course and restaurants. Golf carts usage is an additional fee.
So what are you waiting for?! Book your holiday to the Reserva Conchal area soon – it is the perfect place to relax, golf and eat your way through – or if you are lucky enough to live in this beautiful area already – join this exclusive golf club today – Andy and the team will look forward to welcoming you soon.
Reserva Conchal is situated approximately 1 hour from the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia which has many multiple direct flights from many cities in the USA.