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Posted by Shannon on January 9, 2019
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According to Golf Digest website the golf course at Punta Mita just north of Puerto Vallarta is number nine on a list of the top 75 Golf resorts in North America. Read what they say below. Our friends at Conde Nast Traveler ranked the Four Seasons in Punta Mita as number four of 20 top Courses worldwide, this from the readers choice 2012 top 125 Golf Resorts in the world. Which is an impressive distinction as there are some specatular golf courses to choose from on a global level.

Mexico has an almost perfect year round climate for golf, and is becoming a respected Golf Destination and is beginning to compete with Hawaii as a the post popular golf destination in the world for US golfers. Puerto Vallarta is one of the top golf destinations in Mexico with a total of 11 courses

9. FOUR SEASONS RESORT PUNTA MITA (NR) Nayarit, Mexico
Score: 84 | Contact: fourseasons.com/puntamita, New + Notable: Pacifico Golf Course has two par-3 third holes. One version has an island green on lava rock. At high tide, a special vehicle transports you to the putting surface.

Golf Digest says “Vamanos” (translation lets go) Mexico is home to some of the most stunning golf holes you will ever see

Vista Vallarta is actually two courses, set on the foothills overlooking Vallarta. One of our favorites and two of the best courses in Puerto Vallarta Located about 3 miles inland from the Marina Vallarta area. The Vista Vallarta golf club has courses designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jack Nicklaus. Both courses share the same main building. Breathtaking views of the bay.

Tom Weiskopf Course

The Weiskopf course doesn’t have the same views as the Nicklaus course, but combines extensive native jungle growth and different elevations into a great playing experience. Although it is not an extremely long course, it’s also not easy! Like the Nicklaus course it’s a course for strategic golf. It does not have any water hazards, but does have several streams crossing the fairways. Many holes are protected by tough bunkers. And it makes effective use of the many elevation changes and fairway slopes. It’s signature par 3 hole is carved out of the jungle hillside.

Jack Nicklaus Course

The Nicklaus course is located on Vista Vallarta’s highest location, treating the golfer to stunning views of the Bay of Banderas as well as the surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains. It combines fresh mountain breezes with a very challenging course. The course uses the natural terrain to combine grassy hillsides, dense forests of Palm and giant Ficas trees, natural creeks and arroyos, and pleasant changes in elevation. It’s a course for strategic golf. Fairway width is generous, but there are strategically placed sand traps guarding the shortest route on several holes that punish misclubing. Some sloping fairways. The course is very open, allowing wayward shots a chance to get back in play. Only one hole has water, but several holes have creeks crossing the fairway. Greens are generous, fast, well kept, and roll true, with some steps in them. Has a par 3 island green that is encircled by jungle. Shared cart is included in the price and required. Caddies (not required) are $10 not including tips. Practice range is $13 an hour. Club rentals $50 per set and per round

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Tom Weiskopf Course

Tom Weiskopf Course

The Weiskopf course doesn’t have the same views as the Nicklaus course, but combines extensive native jungle growth and different elevations into a great playing experience. Although it is not an extremely long course, it’s also not easy! Like the Nicklaus course it’s a course for strategic golf. It does not have any water hazards, but does have several streams crossing the fairways. Many holes are protected by tough bunkers. And it makes effective use of the many elevation changes and fairway slopes. It’s signature par 3 hole is carved out of the jungle hillside.

YardageRatingSlope
Gold699373.4136
Blue646671.6134
White587669.3119
Red494369.4115

Jack Nicklaus Course

The Nicklaus course is located on Vista Vallarta’s highest location, treating the golfer to stunning views of the Bay of Banderas as well as the surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains. It combines fresh mountain breezes with a very challenging course. The course uses the natural terrain to combine grassy hillsides, dense forests of Palm and giant Ficas trees, natural creeks and arroyos, and pleasant changes in elevation. It’s a course for strategic golf. Fairway width is generous, but there are strategically placed sand traps guarding the shortest route on several holes that punish misclubing. Some sloping fairways. The course is very open, allowing wayward shots a chance to get back in play. Only one hole has water, but several holes have creeks crossing the fairway. Greens are generous, fast, well kept, and roll true, with some steps in them. Has a par 3 island green that is encircled by jungle. Shared cart is included in the price and required. Caddies (not required) are $10 not including tipps. Practice range is $13 an hour. Club rentals $50 per set and per round (Taylor Made).

YardageRatingSlope
Gold707374.3136
Blue659571.6134
White603169.3119
Red525169.4115

Marina Vallarta

Marina Vallarta

With a magnificent view of Banderas Bay, this Joe Finger designed course is a good challenge for all skill levels, but a little tough for hackers. Several holes are long and ten have water. Target golf with many greens being fairly small. You occasionally play a ball with an alligator within sight—forget about retrieving water hazard balls! Several holes have views of the ocean and the course is strewn with palm trees, jungle foliage, iguanas, and tropical birds. Normal $129, twilight (after 2:00 pm) $98, replay $65. Tel. 221-0545 or 221-0073. Driving range $15 hour. Villa Encantada has arranged for a 10% off discount with Marina Vallarta-just ask Humberto. The course is within walking distance of the Marina boardwalk. Caddies are available. High season can be busy. www.foremexico.com, tel. 322 221 0073.

Mayan Palace Country Club

Designed by Jim Lipe, Jack Nicklaus senior designer. Located in the heart of the Mayan Palace Resort in Nuevo Vallarta. The course plays long. It has a fair amount of water and huge bunkers running along two fairways. Opened in December 2002, but plants and trees are already fairly mature. A decent challenge for golfers of all levels. Everyone plays with a caddy, so fairways and greens are in very good shape. Greens tend to be fast. Normal $140, twilight (after 2:00 pm) $80. Not as challenging a course as Vista or El Tigre. The signature par 3, 180 yard hole plays to an oceanfront green over a lake. Tel. 322-297-1830, www.mayanpalace.com.mx.

YardageRatingSlope
Black693673.7129
Yellow649471.6125
Blue619770.4122
White569267.9115
Ladies494268.8117

Paradise Village – El Tigre Golf Course

Golf course designer Robert Van Hagge’s new upscale golf facilities, located in Nuevo Vallarta. Lots of water on the course, and many huge bunkers (some lining the fairways), tend to make it a target golf course. Has a par 3 island hole surrounded by water. Located not far from the ocean. Par 72, 7230 yard course.

Flamingos Golf Club

The oldest course in Vallarta is located north of Nuevo Vallarta, in the Bucerias countryside, off the main road. It’s the cheapest and easiest Vallarta course. It was designed by architect Percy J. Clifford and offers tennis, too. This 6853 yard, par 72 course (blue tee 70.4 rating, and 130 slope from the white tee) is a mature, natural feeling, unmanufactured type of course which is different from the others in PV. It has somewhat narrow fairways on sloping terrain with lakes (even crocodiles), jungle , many trees (mangos, oranges, lemons, and 1800 palms) lining the fairways, and countless birds. Bermuda grass fairways and greens. 9 water hazards, and 43 bunkers. 4 tee off marks to accommodate both long and short distance hitters. Very friendly staff. The course has a nice sense of space and openness. Normal high season rate (November 1 to April 30) $121 plus tax, twilight (after 2:00pm) $77 plus tax, under 18, $35 (includes shared cart, 25 practice balls, and water bottle). Check for lower rates on weekends. $15 unlimited grass tee driving range, $45 rental clubs, caddies $20 (available and required for 4 balls), free club storage. Check out their frequent player discount (eg. 5 rounds for $61 each) on the website as well as flyover views of each hole on the website. Normally not crowded. Tel. 296-5006, www.flamingosgolf.com.mx

Four Seasons at Punta Mita

Located 26 miles from Puerto Vallarta on one of the most gorgeous places on Costa Vallarta. Opened in September 1999, this Jack Nicklaus signature course has a unique feature found nowhere else; one hole is on an island off shore, making it as challenging as it is breathtaking. Make sure you book the lowtide tee time, so you can play this hole-it’s worth the experience. Has 8 holes right on the water. $250. Tel. 304-6755 . Normally you have to be a member or make special arrangements to play this course. www.fshr.com, Tel. 322-291-6000.

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