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4.1
276 Reviews (276)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
45
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
91.3%
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250 out of 276 reviews
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4.1
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.5%
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54 out of 61 reviews
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4.1
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.1%
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57 out of 64 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6573 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.1

Marina Vallarta Golf Club is known for its stunning tropical landscape that is home to an abundance of wildlife. Golfers have the opportunity to play amongst iguanas and alligators while enjoying scenic views of the Bay of Banderas. The course is blessed with a bevy of natural hazards including towering palm trees, lagoons, and waterfalls. Colorful tropical flowers and native vegetation further accent the landscape. In addition to the natural hazards, there are also a few strategically placed bunkers along the greensides. The golf course offers a challenging but fair test that is not overly demanding, which is probably for the best since it is easy to get distracted by the beautiful surroundings. Given its versatility and scenery, Marina Vallarta G.C. has become a popular venue for various golfing events, including the Governor's Cup Pro/Am Tournament.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discovery
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
276 Reviews (276)
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Time

This Course Is A Perfect Accessory To Your Puerto Villarta Vacation. It’s A. ChallengIng Course With Great Views Of The Bay And An Insightful Look At The Topography. The Flora/ Fauna Is Amazing.....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of wildlife

Really enjoy playing this course particularly like the crocodiles!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Old Course

Marina Vallarta is mostly narrow fairways and water hazards on many holes. We stayed at the Marriot Resort, so the course location is ideal.
If you play in the afternoon, the winds are typically very strong, so making the right club selection is very important.
Most of the bunkers are in bad shape and in need of new sand,
Carts are mandatory and the cart path is cobblestone, ancient and badly in need of repair. Its a smoother drive the cart on the fairways.
The course is too expensive for what you get.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course layout conditions could be better

All 18 greens were punched. Good pace of play. There are a couple of holes it is difficult to see the water hazards. Hiring a caddie would help if a first timer. Watch for alligators and iguanas.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Under Construction

Only 9 holes open. Avoid. Poorly maintained. Needs a lot more water. Quite vanilla. Staff very helpful.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Potential

At normal rate I would have rated this course a 2 and only because the the great staff did I go with 3 stars.

For a course in the heart of PV / NV I was disappointed to fine the course to be the tropical version of a Del Webb community course like Timber Creek in Roseville CA..., but in significantly poorer condition.

Multiple lakes were empty and the course had significant burnt and brown fairway grass through out. Especially disturbing was the fowl sewer smell near the green on hole 15 (could be 14)...unmistakable methane odor was pungent!!!

The course doesnt use on cart GPS tracking and unless you know the course you're in for some challenges trying determine what lies around the dog leg on multiple holes. Lesson here...ask for a course guide book.

Lastly, there are some positives. Nature is everywhere on the holes and fairway lakes and ponds which have water....Nothing like seeing a 9 to 10' gator eyeballing while you setup your tee shot or having a 4' Iguana sun bathing on the green where you just landed your chip shot!

And, as noted earlier, the staff is exceptional both pre and post round...
In closing, if you really want to get out and golf while in Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta...there are better options. Yes, those other options are more pricey, but from my experience...its a price worth paying for an overall better day of goal!!

Cheers!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only 9 holes open

Without any advance warning when booking through GN, I was disappointed to find that only the first 9 holes were open. Also, when I tried to book using SPRING20 promo, I couldn’t complete purchase with discount. Overall a disappointing experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun except for dog

Beautiful day with friends until an unleashed dog chased us on 8th hole. He ripped 2 towels off our bags but didn’t bite us. No problems with 35 other holes (we played 2 days). Even iguanas and crocodiles were docile. Ocean took a few balls but the view was worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Marina Puerto Vallarta golf

Course was nice and in good shape.
Very friendly staff. Challenging holes.
If you get a chance you should for sure play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but fun course

Greens were in great shape, quite a bit of sand and water on the course along with crocodiles and iguanas to see. Pace of play was very quick with 18 holes played in just over 2 hrs. Club rentals were also nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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