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4.6
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
91.5%
Recommend this course
117 out of 127 reviews
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4.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.3%
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12 out of 13 reviews
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4.7
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.9%
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26 out of 28 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
127 Reviews (127)
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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
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

The golf course was very playable. Condition was superb. Greens were easy to read and ran true.
I would definitely play again.
Access to the course was somewhat of a challenge, the last mile and a half of “road” was something to behold. Chuckholes were everywhere and the scenery along side the road was pitiful, trash was everywhere a long with discarded sofas, chairs and the like.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course! Very fun

This course was very fun to play. It is in great condition and the layout is fantastic. The staff was great; I ordered a breakfast sandwich and they brought it out to me on the second hole. I would definitely play this course again.

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

Amazing course.. And magnificent views

Lots of rain and had to walk a lot... Great course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Mediocre course

Course is difficult to get to and only saw 2 other golfers on the course. Not a lot of value for what you pay. Signed up for
Tee times through golf now and no mention of time they closed. Sunset at 8:45 but they closed course at 7. Teed off at 3 and Saw one other group of players on course. Nickel and dimes you for everything. Last group to tee off that afternoon and had security and greens keeper following behind us the entire time. Had high expectations for a Nicklaus designed course and did not meet my expectations. Probably would have a higher rating if we had not been run off the course at 7. Would have been nice to see closes at 7 noted somewhere when we decided to play in the afternoon. Scenery was excellent however.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Earns The Nicklaus Last Name

It is a challenging and fun course at the same time. It is a mountain course with cliffs and dry rivers crossing the fairways. It has uphill and downhill holes.

The weather is very humid I had to play without the glove to get a better grip of the clubs.

There is a drinks cart, I did not see a snack or meal restaurant in the clubhouse.

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

Great experience

Nice golf course overall!! A bit pricey, should have a better deal for locals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

greens

I was not told via the teeoff website that the green were aerated.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track in the middle of nowhere.

Very playable. Nice layout. Beautiful area. Drive to it is not very nice. Played in 3 hrs.

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

Great Option for PV

Greens are in great condition. Course is very interesting and lots of fun challenges. No time pressure. N
Best option for golf near the city of PV.

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