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3.9
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
82.4%
Recommend this course
45 out of 53 reviews
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3.6
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
2
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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3.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 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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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) Agustin Piza (2009) Nicklaus

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

3.9
53 Reviews (53)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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TEG

Course has been changed
For construction of new buildings and course has suffered with poor design now

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better courses for a better value

Be prepared for a long process when you arrive. Taxis will drop you off and you will have no idea what to do our where to go. Once you figure it out you will have multiple cart rides followed by a little bit of a walk to the Proshop, where it may feel like you are invisible. Then off to the range, where you will travel some distance in a cart but enjoy the ride it is a little like Jurassic park with out the animals. No water is provided in the cart so bring some with. Drink cart is available and relatively frequent. 4-caddie is mandatory and ours was of little value other than knowing where to drive to next. Don’t be fooled by the over all yardage, the course plays long on most of the par fours, and the par is only 69. Play the shorter tees you will enjoy it more. When done back on the long cart ride back to the taxi stand and you will be done. Bottom line I can name 10 better
Places to spend you golfing dollars. Starting with the Norman Course at this same location. This course seems like amiss by Jack Nickalus. Not his best work

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

Contrary To What You May Have Heard...

I was concerned that Vidanta construction would affect my enjoyment of the round. It did not. Clearly, a former par 5 hole was converted into a very short par 3 and short par 4. So be it, until construction ends. It had no effect on the rhythm of the round.

I was also concerned that I might be corralled into a long sales pitch for Vidanta, and that it would be difficult to get a taxi to leave. There was no...none...zero attempt at up-selling, and the service couldn’t have been more helpful.

Which leads to us the golf. The course was in excellent condition. The greens were true and fast. And for $22, the caddie was invaluable. In our case, we had Ricky, who knew the course inside-out, and read putts like a pro.

I had a great GolfNow greens fee of $60. Once taxes, service charges and the caddy fee is tacked on...well...it was still a really good deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Experience

The course is nice and the caddies are great. Cartgirl beverages great. Lots of construction and course layout changes with it. Couldn’t find the holes on my garmin but no worries because the caddy has a rangefinder The front nine had a makeshift par three and only a par 34.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs improvement

I play here a lot. It is one of my favorite venues in Puerto Vallarta.

However the property is undergoing major construction. Frankly the entire place is a mess. The course isn't much better. Ragged greens, temporary holes, plowed up fairways etc. I'd pass on this course until the work is done.

On the bright side, great staff and amenities.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun

The course was in great shape as usual. What makes this course not great is the distance between a set of holes that I just can't remember. The distance was like a 5 min. cart ride over the bridge. Definitely not a course to walk.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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Paid for the rounds via golfnow. Go to check-in and have no issue until I go to the cart and the starter mentions I would have to play the front twice as the back took too much punishment from the rains the night before. Why couldn't the cashier tell me this? I went in to ask if it would be possible to play the other course which was cheaper (granted for a later time 2pm vs 11am) since no one was on the course and I mean no one. She wouldn't budge. Most courses that aerate provide you discounted fees why couldn't the accommodate us. As for the forced caddies, first off they should be competent green readers and having only one caddie for the 3 of us is ridiculous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nayar Course

Had a tee time at 10:45am through Golf Now, arrived at the pro shop and was told the golf course was closed until 1pm because it was too wet from the rain overnight and in the morning. I was told I could check in now but if it began to rain again and they had to shut down the course I probably wouldn’t be able to get a refund from golf now because it showed that I checked in... I didnt really have any other choice so I checked in and ate some breakfast at the restaurant right next door to the pro shop (best chilaquiles of my life!) then checked in with the started and was assigned a Caddie, Luis. (FYI the caddie is mandatory and is 400 pesos for a single) Luis drove me to the range where I warmed up for an hour. The range is nothing special, neither is the putting green just a small green that is flat. Very first person on the course, teed off right at 1pm as a solo, finished in 2.5 hours. The course was surprisingly NOT that wet for the amount of rain it received. Not all but some of the bunkers however were unplayable because they were flooded with water. The course is pretty easy, I shot a 78 (and double bogeyed the last hole... smh) when I usually shot around 85. My caddie Luis was great, he would use a range finder and tell you the distance for every shot and was spot on reading the greens! Also saw lots of wildlife, multiple birds, iguanas everywhere, sometimes crossing the fairways, and even a small crocodile. Overall I would recommend this course if you can get a hot deal, in my opinion it would be overpriced to pay the regular rate. Staff at Vidanta we’re all very helpful and friendly, thanks for a great day of golf!

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

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!

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

Nayar Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Golden bear in NV

We love the Vidanta property and Jack and Greg’s courses! Our special caddie, Julio and our drink master, Rosie add to the great experience. Looking forward to playing again this winter!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
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