Here is another photo of the golf course at Hacienda Pinilla, just south of Tamarindo. The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course has received an award from the Audubon Society for being a wildlife preserve as well as a golf course and for being constructed in a manner that is harmonious with nature and wildlife.
The golf course architect for this 7,300 yard, par 72 golf course is Mike Young, who the Hacienda Pinilla website states has designed many golf courses in the southeastern United States. There are other golf courses in the area new Tamarindo, including the Reserva Conchal course a few minutes north of Tamarindo.
The Hacienda Pinilla development is a 4,500 acre master planned community just south of Tamarindo. The new J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort just opened, after being under construction for two years. It includes a 310 room hotel, four restaurants, a spa, and other facilities. J.W. Marriott hotels are the top-of-the-line hotels in the Marriott hotel chain. The new hotel is the seventh J.W. Marriott Hotel in Latin America.