Based on the layout and current conditions, I would say Mantarraya GC would be my favorite in all of Panama. I was pleasantly surprised at how difficult this resort course was. Even though the fairways are relatively wide with subtle rolls, there are 14 holes where water will come into play. Their average size greens have slight undulations but are extremely fast so the pace of putting is vitally important.
I polled the golf travel writers and tour operators who accompanied me and 7 of the 10 ranked Mantarraya as their favorite course. As one of my associates said that the “Royal Decameron Golf & Beach Resort is probably the least expensive golf destination you will find in all of the Caribbean right now”.