Bajamar Ocean Front Golf Resort - The Vista/Oceano Course

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3.7
20
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.1
74.5%
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17 out of 20 reviews
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4.0
1
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1
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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3.4
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.8
80.0%
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4 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7151
Slope 138
Rating 74.7
Type Resort
Bajamar Ocean Front Golf Club offers three different nines that are played in three 18-hole combinations. The club is one of northwest Mexico's premier golfing destinations, earning the title of being the "Pebble Beach south of the border." The nines have a traditional links design that gives it the feel of a golf course in the British Isles. The landscape of rolling dunes and rocky cliffs perched above the coast is ideal for links-style golf. The Vista/Ocean has the most variety of the three courses since it combines a desert front nine with a seaside back nine. The front nine is challenging, but the back nine is particularly memorable for its stunning views with five holes that are perched directly above the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7151 yards 74.7 138
Blue 72 6856 yards 72.1 130
White 72 6089 yards 69.1 122
Red (W) 72 5175 yards 70.0 118
Scorecard for Vista / Oceano
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.7/138 435 570 154 613 400 384 445 173 431 3605 393 417 409 376 185 411 438 545 366 3540 7145
Blue M: 72.1/130 399 527 138 588 375 351 400 150 388 3316 366 391 378 339 173 368 405 528 346 3294 6610
White M: 69.1/122 345 489 124 551 354 320 349 134 347 3013 351 355 352 307 170 344 373 512 312 3076 6089
Red W: 71.1/119 267 374 100 465 285 254 261 111 267 2384 325 331 336 259 112 305 350 491 282 2791 5175
Handicap 9 1 17 5 7 13 3 15 11 18 4 10 12 16 2 6 8 14
Par 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Greens Bermuda, Kikuya, Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Percy Clifford (1976) Dave Fleming (1991) Robert von Hagge (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts required, no jeans are allowed

Reviews

3.7
20

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
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Something different from Golf in San Diego

There are three 9 holes courses called Oceano, Lagos and Vista and I played at the seashore Oceano, from which golfers could enjoy great ocean views, and Lagos, which

was shorter but a little bit tricky. The fairway and green condition are good in the hottest and dry season now though the fairways are not so widely open and the greens are soft. It is worth driving from San Diego just enjoy the wonderful scenic views during golfing, however if you think of the throng of people and cars at the border on the way back to San Diego, golfers may hesitate to visit here. In general, this course is epic as golfers can enjoy something different from the courses in San Diego or LA. Hoping that the play fee will be reduced and the course will be well-maintained through the year.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

If You're In The Area...

Unless you live in San Diego you'd probably never just come down here , but it's a very nice 70 minute drive from the border , with taco stands everywhere . I was nearby already , and had heard of the resort for years . It's very tired now but the courses are still worth the trip . Three nines , all unique , all completely empty on a Sunday afternoon when it was 68 degrees and sunny . Lagos is the shortest but is still interesting , challenging and very well laid out . Oceano , with 5 holes right on the cliffs is truly spectacular with views and shot values as good as Bandon or NSW . Vista is the longest and toughest , and when combined with Oceano carries a rating of almost 75 from the back . Forced carries , blind landing zones and even challenging lay ups . Greens a bit long but still a nice speed and plenty undulating . Unreadable grain and some pin positions available to make it a very difficult test . Fairways a bit spotty and not overly wide , are protected by bunkers and desert . Overall a delight to play , and 36/day is easily done . All the employees helpful , friendly and speak English . One night in the hotel ($79 for double...NOT the Four Seasons) and you could all three nines twice . Decent dining room and no place to go off property . Safety note . Travel from the US border is on a toll road and I never felt unsafe . Lots of Americans . Re-entering US a hassle .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very disappointing

Love the views; my son & I played Lagos & Oceano,

I was very disappointed again. This is the 3rd time we have played there and the previous 2 times, we had the same issues come up, the cart died on us and we had to either walk back or help and push it to the cart barn. This time we had to skip the last 2 holes because a family with small kids was riding a golf cart and taking pictures of the ocean, crossing the fairways. Even after we signaled for them to get out of the way, they still would not move or leave (they had a small child running around in the fairway), needless to say, we could not tee off for fear of hitting someone. This is the 3rd time there and its not worth the hassle of driving down, paying tolls and then not being able to complete the round. There are better courses with much better service in San Diego. It will be a while for me to return or even recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The Mexican Pebble Beach? Not so fast...

I went there willing to pay the overpriced rates (got it with a discount), and even at 59.00 was way too expensive. The course is not worth the money, for with that amount I can play in far better courses in San Diego and other places. The greens have too many divots, bunkers not so soft. They charge like 110.00 in weekends.. are you kidding me? so not worth it!

Even for residents in the complex is expensive. I do not think I would like to go back. I'd rather use that money in my courses in Escondido, CA

The golf carts are old, they should at least modernize them or install GPS in them.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

The Poor Man's Pebble Beach

This is as nice as golf gest in Baja California Norte, as it is well worth the visit. The course can be challenging depending on which tees you play from. I am a 13 index and elected to shoot from the middle range white tees, ending up with an 84. My wife is a 17 index and shot from the red forward tees, ending up with an 89. We played Lagos first because there was a back up on Vista. Both are nice 9 hole tracks we had played before and equally difficult. The real prize of this complex is Oceano, with it's 5 holes right on spectacular coast line, just like Pebble Beach. The cost, being Baja, is much different however ranging from the book rate of $85. per person to the Burner Golfnow.com low only some days on $39. per player. The hardest track, of course, is Oceano, only one slice or one hook, depending on right or left handed, from entering the ocean. Bring extra balls if you have difficulty hitting a drive straight. Or you could buy some from the pop up gardners who proudly announce: "Pro-V-1" in a Mexican accent. All in all, I know you will love this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Baja golf

Challanging golf course, not very forgiving if stray of the fairways, and that is easy to do due to the layup of most holes. The fairways were fast due to the hard soil and very short grass. The greens were very nice, ran fast and were in real good shape. The views is what you pay for here, beautiful pacific views, even in the holes not on the ocean front. Bring plenty of balls, guarantee you will loose your share. The only bad thing about this place is their golf carts, they are real old and can barely finish the round without running the batteries down. Enjoy your Mexico golf adventure!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth every penny

The course is challenging, has spectacular ocean views and rugged terrain. Every hole was better than the last. Recommend bringing a few extra balls!

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

Pebble beach of mexico

Day started off shaky, after driving 45 minutes too the golf course we were told that the oceana course was closed bc rain (course cant control the weather) and we could only play vista and lagos. But with a little haggling frm the a membet of our foursome (a very nice lieutenant in the US ARMY yevette) we got it at a great deal...let it go soldier..lol we played vista and it was spectacular and we had the course too ourselves. Then when we hit the turn we were told they would open up oceana for us and it was in great shape as well(best ocean views anywhere). IT WAS A RED LETTER DAY from the weather too the coures too the company. I would truly recommend this course and will be back

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