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The Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

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4.1
41
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
87.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 41 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
11
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.1
12
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 70
Length 6651 yards
Slope 133
Rating 71.7

Also known as The Nayar Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.

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Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Nayar Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6651 yards 71.7 133
Blue 70 6232 yards 69.8 126
White 70 5709 yards 68.1 120
White (W) 70 5709 yards 70.8 123
Red (W) 70 4802 yards 69.3 119
Red 70 4802 yards 66.3 114
Scorecard for The Nayar Course
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: 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
Handicap 5 1 9 17 15 11 7 3 13 4 10 14 16 2 8 6 12 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 3 35 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda 419 Grass
Greens Champions Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Lipe (2002) Jack Nicklaus (2003) Jack Nicklaus, Jr. (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts without collar, denim, sport shorts, cut offs, tank tops and sandals are not allowed.

Reviews

4.1
41
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

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.

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

Vidanta golf

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.

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

Today’s Golf

Actually played with 3 other Canadians. Had a great time!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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

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.

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

Spectacular

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.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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 :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too easy

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!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

don’t bother

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.

Pat

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

We had a great time playing at the Nicklaus course. Martin was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overrated

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

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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

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.

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

Best score of my life. How could I not like it? Will bring many friends to play. Thank you GolfNow.com!!

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

Decent Nicolous desighn

We recently played at Nicolous design course at Valarta Nueve Valarta. The course is decent, well maniqured, with a decent layout.

Course is not amongst the best Jack Nicolous design courses, even compared other courses in mexico.
Besides it’s price high if you consider other courses in the area are 1/3 the price. It’s priced for tourist, staying at the resort who’ll pay anything.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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