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4.1
315 Reviews (315)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
158
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
90.8%
Recommend this course
284 out of 315 reviews
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4.1
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.6%
Recommend this course
39 out of 44 reviews
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4.1
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.2%
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90 out of 102 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
315 Reviews (315)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Enjoyable round, do expect conditions on front 9 to improve

I found the course more challenging than expected but enjoyable. Several holes require a level of accuracy & the right distance. The only down side for me was condition of the front nine (hence my average rating on conditions). Lots of maintenance work going on clearing grass clippings off of fairways, palm branches & of course coconuts. That’s understandable with the recent storms that have recently come through. Back nine was in great shape and a great improvement to the front. Look forward to my next round.

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

Fun to play

The staff are always friendly and helpful when we arrive. Driving range is included in the price as well as the golf cart. The course is challenging and interesting to play. There are crocodiles on some holes so you must be aware and don't look for balls in the water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great value course in great shape

After shelling out hundreds all week to play the "resort courses" that weren't in good shape, Marina Vallarta restored my faith in value golf that is in great shape. Greens were rolling great at a 9-20, fairways were well manicured, and rough wasn't too bad. Course layout takes you around homes in downtown Vallarta and around crocodile habitats, so just beware of errant balls near the water. The breakfast sandwich is delish too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

getting better

Course is still very wet. Storm cleanup of debris, downed trees continues. Greens are fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9-Holes Open, Soo Bad

We booked an 18- Hole round and, upon arrival was notified only 9 holes was open for play. The thing here was that,no discount was offered even when I asked.

The course was soggy and virtually unplayable especially for this 64+ player on a cart-path only day in humid 90+ degree day.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What water hazard??

Beautiful layout but because of all the rain we’ve had the course was really damp.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

WET

The course was very wet this day. Kept it in the fairway for better shots. Green were in great condition and fast.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course

I had an absolute great time playing this course for my first round while visiting Puerto Vallarta. They recommended a caddie and it made perfect sense because not only was my caddie knowledgeable about the course he was equally knowledgeable about the alligators.! Great fun course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

course closed

course was closed due to excessive rain the night before. Standing water on many parts of the course. Poor drainage.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautifully Manicured

This course is in great shape, hats off to the grounds keepers. The track itself has loads of characters with semi narrow fairways and good size greens that hold the ball Some greens guarded by water and Crocodiles so enjoy and be safe.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacation in PV

Finished my golfing in PV with a round at Marina. beautiful course that is challenging but fair. Nice fairways with a lot of bunkering and water in play on several holes. $99 price tag is somewhat normal for resort area. Will play again if I ever return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Limit expectations

Not sure how it compares to others but not maintained as I would have expected for the cost. Not horrible layout but not great either. Avg at best abd as long as expectations are not too high, you can have a good time.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great even though the greens were being worked. Very interesting layout!

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