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4.3
246 Reviews (246)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
89.9%
Recommend this course
223 out of 246 reviews
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4.1
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
79.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 34 reviews
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4.3
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.2%
Recommend this course
69 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7239 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.5

Located in Nuevo Vallarta, El Tigre Club de Golf enjoys views that stretch to the western Sierra Madre. The design team of Robert Von Hagge, Mike Smelek, and Rick Baril transformed what used to be a flat piece of land into a lush, tropical paradise. Nine water features were added, which come into play on 12 holes, and the terrain was molded and contoured to provide interesting elevation changes. The golf course's proximity to the ocean means that it is also subject to strong prevailing winds, especially in the early evening. The course finishes with two of its most difficult holes. El Tigre Club de Golf's par-3 17th has plenty of sand and water in play to prepare you for the beastly par-5 finishing hole. This 621-yard monster is practically a par 6 with water down the entire left side and a green surrounded by sand.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens 419 Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect von Hagge, Smelek and Baril (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $40
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard, Visa, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.3
246 Reviews (246)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 11
Amazing Food 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 29
Bunkers 25
Forced Carries 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Group Getaways 11
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 22
Convenient to the City 15
Near the Airport 10

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Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A divine track in bad condition

If you like visual stimulation and a great degree of varied holes this is a place you'll love! Unfortunately, the greens are in bad shape (lots of burned out edges and and hills). Lots of dead spots in the fairways and generally lackluster rough. I have played here for over 8 years on an annual basis and this is the WORST condition I've ever seen this gem in.

Although it is a super track, I would put my money elsewhere until they repair the unfortunate condition.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid layout with terrible maintenance.

I have played this track almost a dozen times and this was absolutely the most horrific condition I've ever seen. Burnt out greens (almost 20% of most), torn up tee boxes and a lot of dead spots on the low areas equaled a less than satisfying experience.

I gave this track a 4+ last year but they have obviously decided being in Mexico is enough to overcharge and underproduce. Sad to say the least.

Go to any other $100+ course in the area or just simply play a video game............. but if you pay the green fee here you are going to be disappointed (or in my case just plain angry).

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tame the Tiger

I booked the GolfNow Hot Deal time at 1:40 pm which can be challenging to finish, but as it turned out we played easily in under 3.5 hours. Greens looked not so good but rolled out better than expected. The course is working on the green side bunkers and the new white sand is beautiful but very challenging to play out of.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed the course

The course was great, challenging but not so hard that it wasn’t fun. Greens were ok and looked like some work was ongoing. The staff was very friendly and accommodating would definitely come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

1st time to El Tigre

Was a great experience for both myself and my wife, track was challenging. Greens left a little to be desired as far as condition went but overall a great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

El Tigre has teeth!

Great practice range. Lots of variety on the course. Challenging approach shots. Fairways are accessible.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad Greens

Unfortunately the course was damaged by the hurricane and rain this summer and is still in recovery mode. Greens and bunkers are not in good shape. The maintenance staff are obviously trying to improve them but it will take time. All staff excellent as usual.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Lots of excellent holes

Greens were not great. Fairways were excellent. Group in front of us must have thought they were playing for huge money because they were extremely slow. We finally finished at 6:15 and everything was closed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Overall course has a good layout and is a challenge for all abilities. Very similar in style to a typical course in Florida. Water on many holes in play from the tee but ample area to land your tee ball. Several holes with water tight to the smallish greens. Bunkers seem to be in a midst of a renovation so some are poor lots of small stones and liners showing and some with brand new brilliant white sand that’s needs grooming. I think many player don’t realize there is a rake on your cart because it is quite evident players are not raking after play which is of no fault of the club. Waste areas are in need of some maintenance as well. Greens play better than they look. About 3 greens were in quite poor shape and look like they had suffered some disease. But the main thing is that most all putted decent and I would estimate stimp was 9-10. Overall we would return and we really enjoyed our day and was worth what we paid on the hot deal $90. HCP of players 2 and 17.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

This course has a number of very memorable holes

The greens were very ugly. They had been cut too short for a pga event that took place there and had not come back. They still putted OK. We finished at 5:30 and were politely ushered out the door at 6. Can’t they stay open a little long so we could enjoy our afterround beverage? They were great keeping us hydrated on the course though. Very much appreciated. Love the layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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