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4.3
266 Reviews (266)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
90.2%
Recommend this course
241 out of 266 reviews
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4.1
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.7%
Recommend this course
43 out of 52 reviews
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4.2
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.6%
Recommend this course
77 out of 90 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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mexico (2021 #17)

Reviews

4.3
266 Reviews (266)

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 6
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El Tigre Golf Course

It is a great golf course, not too difficult and a good layout. The speed of play is always very good. Their price is too expensive but golf now price of $79 US is reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Favorite Course in Puerta Vallarta

To be fair, I only played at Flamingos, Marina Vallarta, and El Tigre. If you are undecisive I would recommend El Tigre as the best course in the area.

Check in process was smooth. Your round includes unlimited range balls and best driving range in the area.
Cart comes with water bottles in cooler.

The course was very nicely laid out. Conditions could be improved especially on the greens.

The rental clubs are a bit outdated compared to the other golf courses mentioned.

Overall 4/5 as improvements can be made.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course for all skill levels

Always a must play for myself and my wife. She loves this course and always plays well. Different tees for different levels, pick the right one and don’t worry there is plenty of yardage as the wind is always a factor. Staff is great, the drink cart seems to be available just when you need it, and the ranger has water and ice as well. Course was in good shape and the greens were putting very true.

Will play again next time in PV.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a great time. Beautiful course. Hope to return soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

El Tigre

Really enjoyed playing at the course. The staff were excellent and we were joined by a member on the first tee. He was a local and was extremely friendly. The course is a good test with stunning par 3’s. We played off the whites at 6500 and it provided plenty of tests for us. The greens were very fast and kept us guessing all the way around.

The pace of play was the only issue. The 4ball in front of us were members and made no effort to let us through even though we were up with them for 16 holes. We had even given them a two hole start. Disappointing attitude from them.

We’re playing it again before we go home, we hope it’s different this time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unwelcoming

Staff unfriendly and service poor…got a good rate via golf now but got treated like second class citizens the moment we arrived. Took 5.5 hrs to lay starting at 1:20. Pro shop closed after round and no one to help with transport back to our resort

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall a good course. Bunkers good and well maintained. Greens were bare in spots but overall OK. I play it about once a month and think it is a good value if booked on GolfNow.com at the discount rate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nothing special

I really don't understand why this course makes it onto lists of best courses to play in Puerto Vallarta. It really isn't anything special. Even if it was in good shape, Which it wasn't - the greens are burnt out and in bad shape, it still wouldn't be worth the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and playable course

One of the funnest and most casual courses in Puerto Vallarta. Pretty good shape and interesting holes. Definitely would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course okay. Greens need work.

Layout okay. Several holes about same shape. Good use of water throughout. Tees level. Greens worse part. Lots of spots with grass loss and lots of edges bare. Trying to find another course in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
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
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