Lucero Golf & Country Club

In the highlands of Chiriqui Province, Panama, in the sleepy little town of Boquete, has emerged a golf course of uncommon beauty and serenity. With a vast tract of land to work with, golf architect, Mike Poellot, has utilized more than twice the area typically set aside for an 18-hole championship golf course in order to preserve ample space between holes so that members could enjoy the serene, rolling terrain with unbelievable 360 degree panoramic vistas. According to Poellot, “I sincerely believe that we are creating one of the most visually stunning courses in all of Central/South America.”

While it is common practice among many course designers to identify a particular hole, or series of holes, as “signature” holes, Poellot could not do so in the case of the Lucero golf course. “This exquisite property, says Poellot, is so vast in extent and is blessed with such natural beauty and wildlife, that the sequence of all 18 holes which encompass woodlands, meadowlands, ridgelines and riparian valleys coupled with dramatic elevation changes makes for a “signature experience.”