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World Golf Awards honors Reserva Conchal Golf Club as Costa Rica’s best golf course

Scottsdale, Ariz. (December 13, 2021) – Reserva Conchal Golf Club was recently recognized as Costa Rica’s Best Golf Course during the 2021 World Golf Awards. The World Golf Awards celebrate world-class golf courses and golf destinations, recognizing excellence within golf tourism and are voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industries as well as golf tourism consumers. The 8th Annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony was held in Dubai in late October.

Located in Costa Rica’s northern province of Guanacaste, Reserva Conchal Golf Club features a Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course that opened for play in 1997. The 7,029-yard, par 71 course meanders through the rolling coastal terrain, offering stunning ocean views on several holes. Reserva Conchal also includes two resort properties, the W Hotel Reserva Conchal by Marriott (opened in 2018) and The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal (opened in 2011). Both resort properties provide guests with golf club access.

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“This is a very rewarding accomplishment for all involved at Reserva Conchal,” said Andy Stockinger, General Manager, Reserva Concha. “Since partnering with Troon International in 2019, we’ve elevated the course conditions and experience to a world-class level. We continue to invest in the property, while taking a sustainable approach.”

Reserva Conchal is owned by Florida Ice and Farm Company (FIFCO). Since acquiring the mixed-used development in 2007, the 105-year-old Costa Rican beverage corporation has been committed to employing long-term sustainable maintenance practices, of which Troon has helped refine.

Reserva Conchal is an exclusive beach, golf and equestrian community spread out over 2,300 acres along Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline. The community has approximately 2,000 residences. Developed on a former cattle ranch, the mixed-use development focuses on an eco-friendly use of the property, restoring a vast majority of the land stripped bare for cattle. Reserva Conchal goes beyond national standards to ensure the protection of the area’s forests, mangroves, flowers and wildlife through environmentally sensitive construction practices.

Troon oversees the golf, beach club and food & beverage operations as well golf course agronomy and club marketing at Reserva Conchal. Reserva Conchal is located 45 minutes (60km) from Liberia International Airport. For more information on Reserva Conchal, visit

About World Golf Awards
World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards aims to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organizations that are leaders in their field. Votes are cast by professionals working within the golf industry and by the public (golf tourism consumers). World Golf Awards is the sister organization of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 28th anniversary. For more information about World Golf Awards visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe, including managing 650-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 615-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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