The Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
Also known as The Nayar Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.
|White (W)||70||5709 yards||70.8||123|
|Red (W)||70||4802 yards||69.3||119|
|Black M: 71.7/133||425||431||180||393||388||438||236||526||150||3167||381||207||478||528||440||177||572||437||155||3375||6542|
|Blue M: 69.8/126||397||405||162||375||363||428||210||515||135||2990||366||184||386||518||418||168||549||429||145||3163||6153|
|White M: 68.1/120 W: 70.8/123||380||374||141||345||333||392||189||438||125||2717||341||169||361||496||374||154||523||416||130||2964||5681|
|Red M: 66.3/114 W: 69.3/119||314||325||102||261||264||342||147||402||113||2270||312||127||292||418||329||91||437||336||103||2445||4715|
Playing a Mexican Postcard
I played this course years ago when it was the Mayan Palace course. They have poured a lot of money into it, adding flowers and trees everywhere. They have cleaned up the many lakes which are now pristine with birds, turtles and iguanas in abundance. The fairways are wide and lush. Although the course has its challenges, it is not a difficult course. The women’s tees are far forward and mostly avoid hazards. Our caddie spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable. Be sure to get a golfnow rate as it can be pricey. And enjoy a scenic round!
For early April the course was in great shape. Sand traps lacked sand. The required caddy was very helpful and good a reading the greens. The way the course is set up you need a caddy to find your way to the next hole, ha. Staff is very accommodating, helpful and friendly. All-in-all I really like to play this course.
Course layout was time consuming
First time playing this course today. Tee'd off at 12:30 with 3 other players and finished at around 4:45 pm. Pace was slow because of my pairings. We was assigned to a Caddy, amazing person, but I didn't find any value in his service as a Caddy...very adifficult for one person to take care of 4 players. No cart GPS and the course was not on my Garmin GSP. Course only have a few water coolers. Bottled water is at cost. Knowledging all this I will play again.
Great day once you get onto the course. My tee time was delayed because 3 member booked but didn’t show up. Seems that members can do that without penalty. Doesn’t seem right. I had to wait until I could matched with another later group.
Actually played with 3 other Canadians. Had a great time!
Gets a little expensive
First you tip the car valet that has to drive you to the club house, then beer and a drink for the caddie, and tip the cart girl, tip for caddie and then tip the guy that has to drive you back to your car. $65 to Gofnow, another $65 in beer & tips.
Have to go back
We really enjoyed this course. It offered a wide variety of hole layouts, challenging water holes, and lots of sand. The course winds through the Vidanta site giving the players many different looks at the surroundings. We will go back again.
Played here with my son and his two friends. The course and staff were great!! Fabulous day! The caddie was very helpful and worked hard to help us in joy the round.
Caddies worth it .
Course keeps changing layout according to regular I played with . Caddies are pros , trust their putting advice and fairway placement suggestions . Also caddies earn their living from your fee so a little extra goes along way . They are not pushy about it at all . Very appreciative of your fee. Very friendly !
Pro shop staff brings down friendly rating down a bit :(
Golf now rate defineltly a good deal versus rack rate :)
For the first time, this course is for beginners there is no challenge, normally a Niklaus course are much challenging.if you are a beginner this is the right place, nice conditions but too flat easy course, a bit expensive!
Not sure why
I booked a tee time for 10;13 for 4 people when I had to remove one person somehow we got switched to 11;41
We booked the Nichols course and they put us on the “other course” very average. no amenities could not get a drink or food the whole round... We got to look at the other course looked like a good track people looked fed and watered. As for us... Suckville.
We had a great time playing at the Nicklaus course. Martin was great!
The price was very reasonable through Golf Now,
Average Golf Course- below average for a Jack Nickalus Course, not very challenging for good golfers- ok for average golfers
Great value with Hot Deals
The course was in great shape and the caddy was excellent. Caddies are an additional mandatory charge.
Played the round in 3 hours with 3 of us playing a scramble.
Again Golfnow Came through with a Great Rate of $48.00 Bucks and that’s all its worth. Not a Penny More. Its a Nice Track with very Fast Greens. The Warm Area Was Probably The Worst Ive Seen In Mexico. They Don’t want You To hit a Lot of Balls. The Putting and Chipping Area Is Almost Non-existing. The Rushed my Tee-Time 25 Minutes Early and I was Only able to hit about 15 balls Even Though I was a 1 hour and 15 minutes early for my Tee-Time. The Worst Was The Pace Of Play. They Just Want The Money. We Consistently had 3 Groups on One hole for the whole Round. You’re Forced To Take Caddies and you probably Need them if you haven’t played there before Because the Lay-out Is Very Confusing. If You hadn’t played there before and didn’t have a Caddy, You’d Get Lost. If You Pay The Rack-Rate of $ 200.00 You’d Really be Pisssed. They Tell Me The Norman Course is Much Better and More Expensive. The Hot-Deals are Over $100.00
First Round, Last of this Layout
Take note that the layout of this course is changing January 2, 2018 as some holes are retired to allow for expansion (pictures are of holes which will remain).
The course condition is great and the rate, compared to others around it, is well worth it.
The caddy I had knew the course layout well and the yardages to hazards almost exactly. Fairly good with green reading assistance and always wanting to take your clubs from you. I rarely golf with a caddie but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Definitely need a caddy due to the course layout but new holes are being worked on maybe to improve this? A friendly course...not punishing.