Lucero Golf and Country Club
Playing atop a mountain is like playing on top of the world and Lucero, Panama’s highest golf course delivers. Sitting almost 3500 feet above sea level in the highlands near Boquete, this course is simply the most visually stunning in all of Panama. Architect Michael Poellet has taken every advantage of the natural landscape with a 360° view that included Volcán Barú and the Pacific Ocean, more than 140 kilometers away. It felt like I was playing at the edge of the world. While the Lucero is not yet in pristine condition, the course holds more than a promise when the renovations are completed in January 2017. I have no doubt that Lucero will soon be recognized as the best golf course in Panama. Green fees are US$80.