We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Melia Cariari, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 239 0022
Website
Description: This designer championship golf course on the grounds of the Melia Cariari...
This designer championship golf course on the grounds of the Melia Cariari Hotel was Central America’s first. Pro and amateur events are held here regularly.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Deceptively Good Course......But hasn't been called Melia in years.

This course is more difficult than average but a constant pleasure to play. Never Boring, Sometimes very challenging, always fun. Caddies are required and relatively... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
Steve L
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This course is more difficult than average but a constant pleasure to play. Never Boring, Sometimes very challenging, always fun. Caddies are required and relatively inexpensive. "A" caddies speak English and know the game and course. "B" caddies are good too, less English. Somewhat narrow, some greens tough to hold, some beautiful vistas. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

the greens played slow in the morning however picked up as the round continued would play the course the next time i return the weather was good could use a snack cart for players

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

well kept coarse, though pretty pricey. good rental equipment available. most golf in costa rica is high, this is a relatively new development. most coarses are less than 10 years old. this is one of the oldest. no longer private open to the public

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Antigua
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

a decent course and I recommend renting a cart. The fairways are long and the greens are usually in good condition.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasil de Santa Ana
Level Contributor
65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I loved playing at this golf course. I just wish it was closer to where we live. Wonderful layout and good caddies. Not walker friendly, it's a long course.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Victoria, Texas
Level Contributor
48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Played Cariari Golf Course again in July 2013. Last played in mid 1990's. It is a great golf course with wonderful and tricky holes. Great service by starter and caddy (required when riding cart). I suggest taking a caddy to help read putts and find balls. Lots of beautiful trees, flowers, and birds. Nice restaurant, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great golf course, as well as great caddies. Very friendly, and knowledgable. Staff was very helpful. Course was in great condtion, beverage cart was attentive. Meal afterwards was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

A long-time friend invited me to play when I visited him in San Jose. We had a very enjoyable round on a beautiful course.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Heredia, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I have eaten there several times with friends who belong to the club and the food has always been good and the prices for good food in CR are reasonable. Even with a large group, they are able to handle it with prompt delivery and excellent service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

It is a nice golf course, it may be the oldest one in Costa Rica, very well maintained, and in a nice place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Melia Cariari Golf Course also viewed

 

Been to Melia Cariari Golf Course? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Melia Cariari Golf Course

Address: Melia Cariari, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 239 0022
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Melia Cariari Golf Course staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?