Whatever your reason for being in Panama, why not get in a round of golf while you’re here. Within close proximity of downtown Panama City, you have a number of options to choose from, whether you want an easy 9 hole executive course or you’re looking for a challenge on a luxury Jack Nicklaus course.
Let’s breakdown the differences between the courses available and what you need to know before scheduling your tee times. I’m only discussing courses around Panama City. If you get the chance I definitely recommend checking out the courses around Buenaventura (approx. 2 hours from the city) that also offers a Nicklaus Design course.
Tucan Country Club
Located on the west side of the Panama Canal, this course is probably my favorite because it offers a number of challenging holes, varied landscape, spectacular views of the ships transiting the canal in the background, as well as the roaming bar cart. An 18 hole, the greens are well maintained and the back nine offers some real challenging curves and obstacles. The drive from downtown is only about 20 min. There is a pool, spa, restaurant, and bar here so no rush to leave. Tucan offers a rain check policy if you tee off before 2pm in addition to club rentals at $40 if necessary. Carts are included in the green fee which varies, but expect to pay around $70-80.
18 holes, 72-par, 6,