We had guest passes for the golf course and the hotel amenities. We also had a rented vehicle for the month of March. You are fairly isolated, however taxis are cheap and plentiful.
If you golf this is paradise, the greens are worked on every day, the workers are friendly and helpful. If you drive up in a vehicle and the doorman could see you had golf clubs, he would whip over in golf cart to help, great service.
The pool always had leaves in it, however that did not bother me, as there is vegetation all around the pool. At the bar you could order a bucket of beer (5) for $6 plus tax. I found the lunches after golf were of decent quality, and reasonably priced.
As Coronado seems to be the playground for people from Panama City, all the locals own their own golf carts, on the weekends it was not unusual to see 5 golf carts on one hole.
As I mentioned we had a rental car. Driving in Panama is not for the fainthearted, I witnessed many a blatant disregard for the rules of the road. There are very few cars here without a dent, even the rental car that I had was dinged all over. Also renting a car in Panama can be a challenge. Be sure to have all your paper work with you with a final price for all insurances. I talked to a young guy who had a confirmed rental, when he showed up at the Airport all he had was a confirmation number, his rental ballooned to double the initial price. Always carry water with you, if there is an accident on the road, you could be held up for a couple of hours on 90 degree heat.
There are three grocery stores in Coronado, the third one is fairly new and is directly on the other side of the main highway that runs through town, it also has a small eating area that is delicious and inexpensive. I stopped for a haircut $4, and my wife had her nails done and a pedicure $10.
I enjoyed my stay here and did meet many nice people