Vistamar Mar Golf Club Review

Vista Mar Golf & Beach ResortVista Mar Golf & Beach Resort in Panama

San Carlos,
Panama Province, Republic of Panama

March 23rd, 2014 12:42


First Name James
Last Name Heath
Handicap 4

Course Review and Comments

Overall, the course looked like a muni course in the height of summer in Palm Springs, CA. Definitely NOT resort quality golf by anyone's standards. Questioning the local staff about the course's poor condition did not elicit much information with only vague references to problems with wells that supply water to the site.


Date course was played Thursday 20th of March 2014
Price paid for golf 95
Price comments Price seemed quite reasonable in the beginning but the condition of the course made it seem high at the end.
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments The course itself is quite well designed with several challenging holes to keep you interested. If only it were as well maintained as it was originally designed it would be a great place to play.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments Golf course fairways, surrounds and roughs are brown. Tees are a little green and the "greens" are barely green. The entire course is hard as a rock and very dry. All lakes are low and the water was cloudy. The entire site (golf course and surrounding development) is dry and when the wind is blowing dust flies everywhere.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments Overall the service was fairly good. The people were friendly but quiet (possibly shy). Conversation was limited by both language barrier (their English almost non-existent and my Spanish being only partially fluent) and lack of desire on their part to talk much.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments Clubhouse/pro-shop is quite small with only the most basic of services provided. The "restaurant" consisted of a half-dozen tables on a small porch which gets quite warm in the afternoon. There are no fans or cooling devices there. The restrooms were clean but small and quite humid/uncomfortable which I suppose provides the incentive to not stay long there. The water at the sinks was not working while I was there.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again No
Recommend No

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