• Golf Weeks Best Courses in the Caribbean and Mexico #48 2012
  • The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses 2012
  • The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses 2011

  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course has retained its designation as a ³Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary² through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Jason Bauer, Director of Golf, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on the course. The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2002 and is one of 695 courses in the world to receive the honor.

    The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Golf courses in the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.

    ³The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,² said Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
    ³To achieve certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas² explained Sluiter. These categories include environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management.

    Courses go through a recertification process every two years. Audubon International is a not-for-profit, environmental education organization dedicated to educating, assisting and inspiring millions of people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife and natural resources around them. Its award-winning education and certification programs have helped more than 5,800 businesses, golf courses, schools, communities and new developments improve environmental performance and manage natural resources responsibly on more than one million acres of land.
  • Golf Weeks Best Courses in the Caribbean and Mexico #50 2010

"Hacienda Pinilla is an 18 hole championship links style course with open fairways and challenging winds. Designed by famous architect Mike Young to conform to the natural contours of the land, this 7,274 yard, Par 72 course is truly masterpiece. It is one of the few courses in the world created to face the ocean, and as a result, its coastal layout offers both exhilarating play and absolutely awe-inspiring views." -Costa Rica Travel