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4.6
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
94.5%
Recommend this course
129 out of 139 reviews
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4.9
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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24 out of 24 reviews
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4.8
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.4%
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34 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7074 yards
Slope 144
Rating 73.8

The Nicklaus Course at Vista Vallarta Golf Club is one of two championship courses at the club, the other was designed by Tom Weiskopf. The Nicklaus Course is perched atop the property's highest elevation, offering spectacular views of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas. The course tumbles across grassy hillsides covered with dense forests of palms and giant ficus trees. True to Nicklaus' style, the wildly undulating greens are balanced by generous driving areas. He also chose to route the holes along the natural contours of the land, giving each hole a unique character. One of the most talked-about holes on the golf course is the par-5 third, which is ranked as the toughest. This 550-yard monster demands three strong shots in order to make it onto the elevated green in regulation, but the tricky part is that the elevation rises a bit more with each shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2001) Chet Williams (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
139 Reviews (139)
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4.0
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Previously Played

Vista Vallarta Nicklaus - always a great day

It is always a pleasure to play Vista Nicklaus, and this was no exception. Went with a visiting buddy who had not played there before. Conditions were excellent - the greens had been lightly sanded, but were lightning fast and rolling true. Fairways drying and consistent, minimal wet spots. Caught our tee time perfectly - we did not see another group until hole 15, so most of the day it was like having the place to ourselves. Awesome day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course with excellent views

We play this course every year for the last 10 years. The layout is excellent, the staff are friendly and attentive

It’s the number 1 course in the Puerto Vallarta area and we have played them all

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

We have played this every year for 8 years during our winter vacation. It’s expensive but worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SETTING

The golf club is not far out of the center of town and offered all the amenities a golfer would expect, at the premium price they charge. We arrived early each day and had a splendid breakfast, then warmed up at the nearby putting green and driving range. The Starter was helpful and there was no rushing. Bring a few extra golf balls as the "creeks" (mostly dry & rocky ravines) are not easily assessable. The greens were well kept and undulating, a challenge until we got used to them. definitely a course I would return to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Well worth the money

A beautiful course tucked into the jungle. Every hole feels private and isolated. The staff were wonderful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent condition but tough course

Difficult course with lots of hazards and forced carries. Not as fun as Weiskopf. Very good condition with greens immaculate and fast.

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

Awesome

I absolutely love the Vista Vallarta Club de Golf. It is in the best shape I have seen it in 20 years. The staff is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course in Vallarta

I had the opportunity to play most of the courses in Vallarta and this one is the best one! In great shape and beautiful layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Not sure why or how MX charges $200+ for any course. Most I’ve ever seen is 20 golfers at most courses. Lower pricing and tourists will play. Thank you Golf now foe special rates

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jungle Golf

Love this course. Shame their prices are over priced. I really think they’d get a lot more golfers, Restaurant, Beverage cart and pro shop business if it were in the $100-$105 range. $200 is way too much for golf in Mexico. T

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

“Jungle” golf at its finest

One of the best courses to play while in Puerto Vallarta. (2 courses, Nicklaus and Weiskopf). Both equally good and challenging.

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

Amazing!!!

I’ve golfed all over and the course takes the cake!! Great course. Every hole was beautiful!! This course was the most expensive for green fees that we played while here in PV, however it was worth every penny!! Pro shop was Very reasonably priced for merchandise as well as drinks from the cart girl. If you have to choose to play just one course don’t miss this course this is the ultimate Puerto Vallarta golf experience You have been looking for.

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

Fabulous day at the Vista

Beautiful course just outside P.V. In pristine condition a little challenging on a few holes but well worth it,
Enjoy!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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