El Tigre Club de Golf

4.0592142857 4.1 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7239 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $40
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

57 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near the airport   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for patio dining drinks amazing food  

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"Be ready for water!"


u459379590's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course and the greens were great. The fairways are tight with water and long bunkers lateral to most holes. Not good for a beginner for sure. My son enjoyed it and it was challenging for him at intermediate status. Recommend it for sure. Book through your hotel or look for Golf now discounts....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Immaculate course with wild wildlife!"


Ralfiesta's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played El Tigre about 10 years ago and was not impressed. This time I was! The course is now well groomed. The greens held well and rolled true. Lots of water, countless sand traps and numerous trees created challenges for each hole. Iguanas the size of gators roam the fairways along with a wide range of species of cranes, egrets, wild ducks and exotic birds. Service was excellent, including a ranger that provides fresh water and asks if you are enjoying your round. Except for my score on this difficult course, I couldn't have asked for a more rewarding experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"El Tigre is a good course"


Marksquickgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First round at this course. Its not too tough but it is wonderfully scenic and well located near Paradise Village. The golf shop staff were great and the starters were helpful, but could easily have done a better job of being welcoming and friendly. They did not really explain where the practice facility was located.

They did provide lots of water on a hot tropical day. WHich was nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"el tigre in august"


Deepcove77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play at El Tigre at least two times a year and always enjoy ourselves. The staff is excellent and I would highly recommend a lesson from the Pro Hector Rodriguez. We play 18 holes and in August the course is empty so can finish in 3.5 hours no problema.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"beware of the mosquitos!"


gabrielroth's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a very fun and well-groomed course. Lots of water & sand! My wife and I made the mistake of booking the very first tee-time to try and avoid the extreme heat, but had to deal with lots of pesky mosquitos for the first hour. Wait until 9am to tee off and you will not be bothered. Hole number 6 is an AMAZING Par 3 with an island green! Golf carts come with green fees and include GPS as well as way to order beverages, etc. The fees are pretty high, unless you are a member of Paradise Village or Playa Royale.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"El tigre"


vicsue33's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were punched the day before starter took off 30.00 off the 110.00 we paid.Even though there we punched still in decent shape, the course was in great condition lots of water!! Golf now price 110.00 ,golf website price 195.00


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This is a fun course"


Berg0943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Get your hands on a golf now hot deal and this is an excellent experience. I wouldn't pay the $175 to play it but I got a great rate and had a great time. Great service and great facilities. I was dissapointed with the greens with excessive amounts of sand on them but I hear it was end of season so just be aware. I would also recommend that you view all large bunkers as waste bunkers. Not much sand and lots of rocks and debris that you don't want to hit out of. Fun challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"el tigre is showing its age"


scoyle92's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played El Tigre again after a two year hiatus . Joined two good guys from Bc and Alberta The course is showing some age, wear and tear The greens were better than some reviewers recently posted. The traps/ bunkers have always been firm. The staff always are some what guarded with non members They could not find my online golf now booking!! Anyway anywhere you are playing is a good day!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great layout in average condition"


RobTyska's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

A great layout that was in very average condition, especially for the price. I don't think they get very much non member play. Grass driving range, bunker and large putting green. The course winds through homes and has many water hazards in play. If it was in better condition it would be a destination course. Greens had some goose grass in them, were thin in some spots and a bit on the slow side. Good roll in the fairways and while thin in a few spots I never really had a bad lie. GPS carts. Pace was fantastic, we went out as a twosome about a half hour after a bunch of member foursomes and never caught up until the 16th hole. Just in time to check out the caged animals by the 16th green and the Bengal Tigers (El Tigre) behind the 17th tee. Lots of Iguanas to be seen on the course too. A very affordable restaurant with a patio overlooking the 18th hole


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u000007117527's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape. We virtually had the course to ourselves. Played in under 4 hours which is how golf was meant to be played. If El Tigre would offer more tee times with deals they would attract more golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasant not overwhelmingly memorable."


jaxygolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great facility friendly accommodating staff. A couple of well laid out holes. The par 3 #6 stood out. The rest have that "didn't I just play this hole" look. All the greens were in good shape and had the right speed for me. Fairways and ruff had a consistent dry look. It wasn't a busy day but the marshalls could have help the two groups in front to move quicker. It was a hot afternoon so I appreciated the mini cooler with 3 bottles of water. I figure the best price for this course was half of what I paid relative to other courses I've experienced.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great cours"


Msauve01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

À bit overpriced but an excellent cours


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vacation Course"


jeffscott1389's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2016
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Greens had been punched 2 weeks ago ad a lot of sand on the greens but they roiled true. Fairly open course in a gated community which if you played any of the 100s of Florida courses, this is equivalent. Staff was super friendly! Course was in great shape (note greens above). Overall a nice day but not at the full rate.is expensive. Look fro the Hot Deal!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens and service"


cmenz22's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this course many times over the years. This year was a little different because we were not staying at the property. We stayed near the marina in Puerta Villarta. We played the Marina Vallarta, Vista Villarta, Flamingo, and El Tigre. El Tigre had the best greens by far and the entire course was in great condition. It is by far the best value in the area. The other courses have battled a fungus of some type and the greens were completely burned out but not El Tigre. They had some damage don't get me wrong, but overall in great shape and a great value. Expected to see some of the other courses in the area reduce their greens fees based on the horrible condition their greens were in but that was not the case!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"El Tigre was an excellent course for GolfNow Fire sale price"


davidh1129's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

El Tigre golf course pro's and cons.<br/> Pros: Great course that hosts LPGA event.<br/> Uncrowded when we played. Literally two singles played thru our 3some. Good bermuda greens and descent driving range and putting greens. Pin settings were good and made you think about your shot. Hole #17 has live Siberian Tigers used to repopulate the slaughtered species.

Cons: Club rental price was insane at $50. Could not go to range until 30 minutes prior to tee time thus I requested my clubs to go to putting green. Sand in traps was hard pan and gravelly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/30/2015

Many of those sandy areas that are rocky and hard pan are not technically sand traps. They are a hazard but the harder compacted sand/gravel should make it easier to advance the ball. The sand traps around the greens were lighter and fluffier those other collection areas.


"Great Value for present discount price!!!!!"


asaelruiz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thanks for the survey. I'm here for 5 months a year.. I've played this course every year. It used to be a super course but it needs work. The greens need most work. The fairway grass is also very uneven. I like the track but in it's present condition, no one will play it for the asking price. The present discount prices make it a good value. At that point, I will be back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/21/2016

How did you get a discount price for this course. Golf Now rates are not discounted at all, let us know


"Championship Course."


u000004292808's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tons of water hazards and sand traps! We had the entire course to ourselves and finished in 3.5 hrs. We also rented and we're happy with the titliest Ap2's w/ matching woods. Great value using golf now fire sale I saved 50-60%.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"El Tigre; Where the Sand , Lakes and Tigers meet."


Willow202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Water and sand come in to play on 14 holes. Some traps are compacted dirt not sand. Fairways are green and soft. Greens were slow and a little burned out. Overall this course is a must play. Par 3, 6th hole is a hole that plays longer than it looks. Add one club to avoid going in the island lakes. Make sure you stop and see the head groundkeeper on 17th tee box area. Talk and take pictures but don't stick any body parts you want to keep inside; He bites. Cab fare from the cruise terminal was $4.00 per person. Don't get ripped off. After your round cabs are parked inside the course parking lot making it no problem to catch a cab.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The tiger"


Nroy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

A fantastic course to play ,a really great layout the sand in the bunkers is the only thing on the downside.and their are plenty bunkers ,the clubhouse is top class and so are all the staff .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too Much Fun!"


U000003372262's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We had a fabulous day! We never saw anyone else on the course. Lots of water, but very fair course. The greens could be smoother, but hey, this is Mexico and the greens are Bermuda. Will definitely play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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