Valle del Sol Golf @San Jose, Costa Rica
Valle del Sol is located in the Santa Ana area of San Jose. Located conveniently close to large office parks like Forum and hotels like the Marriott Costa Rica, Intercontinental, Residence Inn Costa Rica and Indigo, this course was first completely public course in the San Jose area.
The way Valle del Sol is set up makes it a great option for a fun guys outing or for the low handicapper. Most holes have a difference of 60 yards between the white tees and black tees and in the case of the 18th hole, the white tees par 5 is 498 yards and black tees measures 600+ yards.
My favorite hole is the par 5 18th hole. You can play it tame by teeing off the white tees or if you are feeling macho play it from the black tees. The black tees require that you hit a 200 yard drive over a water hazard, guarding against the out of bounds on the left and lateral hazard at the landing area of your drive. Your second shot is a full fairway wood in order to have a manageable approach shot to the green. There is water all the way to the green and the fairway tilts towards the water.
My least favorite hole? Definitely the 200+ yard par 3 15th hole. This par 3 normally plays against the wind and requires a low iron to get to it. Just to make things a bit tougher, you have to hit over extreme rough for about 100 yards and there is extreme rough on the left of the green.
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What tee time is best?
For Valle del Sol - December to June: 7-8am or 12 Noon.
The hottest time of day is 11am.
August to November: 7-8am. Avoid Saturdays!
When is it best to visit?
Golf in Costa Rica is year round.
We suggest April to July for low season pricing with great golf weather. Peak season is January to March.