El Tigre Club de Golf
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.
|Gold (W)||72||5727 yards||72.8||128|
|Red (W)||72||5159 yards||69.2||120|
|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|
Although they are plentiful around the greens, they move away. Photo submitted by Marksquickgolf on 10/21/2016
lots of green out there! Photo submitted by Deepcove77 on 08/26/2016
sunset at el tigre Photo submitted by Deepcove77 on 08/26/2016
water and sand Photo submitted by Deepcove77 on 08/26/2016
el tigre wildlife Photo submitted by Deepcove77 on 08/26/2016
Photo submitted by gabrielroth on 08/24/2016
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!
Knew they had just aerated, but great Golf Now rate. Love this layout. Can’t wait for greens to return to normal standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well worth the money
A little older course but very playable. Lots of water and humongous traps. Nice cart girl! Will definitely be back.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.