Much of the world looks forward to the change in seasons where the air gets cooler and there is the anticipation of snow and all the celebrations that are an important part of the holiday season.

Unfortunately for golfers in the northern states, this is a time they dread. It will be months before they can hit the greens again and this is not something they look forward to.

However, the good news is that from mid-December through April, the weather is perfect in Costa Rica because the days are warm and the season is dry. If you are passionate about the game, it’s time to plan your winter vacation before all the best hotels and greens are booked. Let’s look at the top greens for golfers in Costa Rica, so that you can begin making plans.

1. Peninsula Papagayo: Arnold Palmer Golf Course

Imagine taking out those PXG irons you invested in this year to up your game on a course where you also get a literally breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean? At the Four Seasons Golf Course, you can actually get a spectacular view of the ocean from 14 holes. Set on the peninsula where there will be cool winds coming off the water, you will enjoy both the beauty of the scenery as well as the perfect climate for golf.

It’s a golfer’s paradise and a great place to show off those new clubs designed for the ultimate in performance. You’ll be the envy of the group – unless you’re playing alone and who wants to do 18 holes solo in paradise?

2. Playa Conchal: Garra de Leon Golf Course

Literally translated as Playa Beach, here is another of Costa Rica’s top golf courses. This particular golf club is ideally located between the tropical rainforests and the Pacific Ocean. After all, who would want to visit Costa Rica without viewing the amazing beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest and a crystal blue ocean?

However, with a course like Garra de Leon, you probably won’t spend too much time viewing the amazing beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest and a crystal blue ocean? However, with a course like Garra de Leon, you probably won’t spend too much time viewing the panoramic scenery because the course itself is amazingly landscaped and another of Costa Rica’s amazing golf greens. Even having said that, you will want to take time for the beach because it is said to be the loveliest beach many tourists have ever seen.

3. Los Sueños Marriot: La Iguana Golf Course

Now, here you will find a golf course that is a bit different in terms of landscape. This par 72 course of Ted Robinson Jr. fame is literally nestled in a cove within the area known as the Jaco & Central Pacific region.

Yes, you will have a direct line of sight to the breathtaking coastal waters of the Pacific, but this course is a bit more isolated than the others as it is, as said, situated in a cove.

So, there you have three of the top greens for serious golfers in Costa Rica. Being a small country geographically, it’s possible to play all three on just one two-week vacation this holiday season.

Give yourself a present and get those PXG irons you’ve been drooling over and book your vacation in paradise. This will be the Golfer’s Christmas dream come true.