Even though it’s just minutes away from pulsing Bávaro Beach, Cocotal Golf and Country Club has a relaxed, casual, and laidback feel away from the coastal crowds. Part of the Melia resort complex, Cocotal is an inland course with wide, approachable fairways, and is comprised of three different nine-hole courses designed by Jose “Pepe” Gancedo—a 6-time Spanish champion. Built in 2000, the course is lined by colorful bougainvillea, coconut palms and homes, which are part of the surrounding country club community where many local business staff have homes away from the beach scene.
Proper golf attire is required and no jeans or metal spikes are allowed. All players are required to use a cart, and there is a putting green, driving, range, restaurant, pro shop, and club rental available. There’s also a shuttle connecting the course to within the surrounding resort area.
Did You Know? The land where Cocotal Golf Course sits was once a former coconut plantation before the modern development.