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4.2
105 Reviews (105)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
97.5%
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4.3
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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38 out of 38 reviews
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4.3
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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38 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7239 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.5

Located in Nuevo Vallarta, El Tigre Club de Golf enjoys views that stretch to the western Sierra Madre. The design team of Robert Von Hagge, Mike Smelek, and Rick Baril transformed what used to be a flat piece of land into a lush, tropical paradise. Nine water features were added, which come into play on 12 holes, and the terrain was molded and contoured to provide interesting elevation changes. The golf course's proximity to the ocean means that it is also subject to strong prevailing winds, especially in the early evening. The course finishes with two of its most difficult holes. El Tigre Club de Golf's par-3 17th has plenty of sand and water in play to prepare you for the beastly par-5 finishing hole. This 621-yard monster is practically a par 6 with water down the entire left side and a green surrounded by sand.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7239 yards 74.5 133
Blue 72 6607 yards 71.7 128
White 72 6236 yards 69.7 121
Gold 72 5727 yards 67.5 116
Gold (W) 72 5727 yards 72.8 128
Red (W) 72 5159 yards 69.2 120
Scorecard for El Tigre Club de Golf
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/133 451 189 442 553 474 171 404 407 578 3669 510 422 219 414 492 221 421 250 621 3570 7239
Blue M: 71.7/128 400 158 401 517 470 148 365 374 534 3367 476 386 184 386 458 179 393 200 578 3240 6607
White M: 69.7/121 392 152 359 484 430 125 358 368 505 3173 437 373 155 378 449 165 385 178 543 3063 6236
Gold M: 67.5/116 W: 72.8/128 364 123 325 456 394 112 333 344 472 2923 383 342 141 361 419 140 344 148 526 2804 5727
Red W: 69.2/120 333 94 298 426 363 78 307 314 425 2638 339 311 127 316 382 132 314 118 482 2521 5159
Handicap 9 17 7 1 3 13 15 11 5 6 10 16 14 8 18 2 12 4
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 17 13 5 1 15 11 9 3 8 12 16 10 2 18 6 14 4

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens 419 Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect von Hagge, Smelek and Baril (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $40
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard, Visa, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Reviews

4.2
105 Reviews (105)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 11
Drinks 10
Amazing Food 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 28
Bunkers 24
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Weekend Splurge 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 21
Convenient to the City 15
Near the Airport 10

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Amazing

First time playing outside the US and it was amazing! We aren’t great golfers but the course was very open and only a few holes where difficult. There is a lot of sand but nothing to horrible. Only complaint was the sand was a little hard but other than that it was amazing. Definitely worth it!

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Fun

Knew they had just aerated, but great Golf Now rate. Love this layout. Can’t wait for greens to return to normal standards.

Conditions Average
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Problem tee time

Booked a 1:30 tee time. Arriving at 12:30, pro shop advised there was a tournament in progress, that we couldn’t play until completed, and that it would be at least a 1/2 hour delay. We were not advised of the tournament and possible when we made the tee time.

We were told we would be the first group off following the delay, which turned out to be 45 minutes. When we arrived at the first tee there was still a group on 1, so we jumped to the 2nd hole, only to find a group there. We jumped to the 3rd hole and teed off. As a 3 some, and with no one in front of us, we made excellent time. However, when arrived at 15, there was a very slow group in front of us. They had started on the back nine, and would not let us play through. We skipped 17, and played 18. Did not play 1&2, so ended up only playing 15 holes. Has we known about the tournament up front, we would have booked at another course.

As to the course itself, greens were very good, but some of the fairways had bare spots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Couirse - very poor sand traps

I know you are supposed to stay out of sand traps but the sand at El Tigrre is terrible, almost hard pan which makes getting out extremely difficult. Otherwise, the fairways are great, rough is non existent and the greens are true and hold approach shots very well. Like all courses in the area the green fees are too high so the courses don't get much play at this time of the year. Golf Now hot deals are great.

Conditions Average
Value Average
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Course, lots of water

This is a nice course, very well maintained but very few golfers playing. If courses in the Puerto Vallarta area were to lower their rates there would be a lot more people playing which would certainly boost their revenues not just from golf but Food and Beverage. This course is always windy in the afternoon so it keeps the temperature reasonable. Wind makes the 18th hole very challenging. Golfers will enjoy this course more if they move forward on the tee boxes.

Thanks GolfNow for securing lower prices.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Typical Mexican course

Typical Mexican course Fairly dry fairways super fast greens and aprons that have received too much water and slow down the pace of the ball on the approach . Very pretty course good pace very attentive to your needs while on the course good cart with satellite tracking. Played three times in two weeks only a good value with a discount agency like golf now if you play in the morning the price is exceptional high no nine holes yet they’re waiting for the end of the season which ends shortly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Well worth the money

A little older course but very playable. Lots of water and humongous traps. Nice cart girl! Will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Slope is incorrect!

Nice location, staff were friendly. I don’t write many reviews mainly because golf is a great game and it shouldn’t matter whether you like it or not more that we should be thankful we get to play lol... This said, this course was surprising similar to something that would have been built to almost out people off playing, the slope rating, which the staff seemed proud to tell you, is rated way lower than what it is ‘officially’ and this is apparently to keep newbies like me coming to play. Honestly, the course is very difficult, the conditions albeit is April so potentially winter, were pretty poor with some bunkers unable to even be penetrated with a full iron swing, honestly they should be completely out of action. There is water on 13 out of 18 holes and the greens are ok. I’m really sorry to say as I’ve wanted to play this course for years, that I won’t be back

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

Good value; good course

The GolfNow Hot Deal made El Tigre an excellent value. The practice facility is excellent; the course is interesting. The staff was quite friendly and efficient.

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

Excellent value through the hot deals I'm gone now

One of the nicest courses inn the area. Good test of golf especially when the wind is up. Excellent layout and good cnurse conditions. In would highly recommend this cnurse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Par 3’s

It can get quite windy in the afternoon so the par 3’s which are all well protected by sand or water ( or both) play long. Plenty of water running along the fairways force you have control of your driver. My only knock on the course is the sand in the green side bunkers ( I know you are not supposed to be in them) is very inconsistent. It runs between soft and hard packed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course on a beautiful day

We really enjoyed playing el tigre again. The staff is great and very helpful. The course is in excellent shape except for the sand traps. Most of the traps are very hard and seem to not have much sand in them. Tees, fairways, and greens are great. Putts roll very true and the greens are quick. All the water makes for a challenge for all levels of golf. Too bad the restaurant closes before the last players are off the course. Green fees in PV are ridiculous unless you can get in on golfnow bookings. So thanks Golfnow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good golf course

Will challenge all levels. The wind picks up in the afternoon which is when we played. My wife played from the reds and she really enjoyed it. All in all a very good well kept course.

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