Marina Vallarta Golf Club

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4.0
113
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
88.5%
Recommend this course
100 out of 112 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
9
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
68
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6573
Slope 137
Rating 73.1
Type Resort
Marina Vallarta Golf Club is known for its stunning tropical landscape that is home to an abundance of wildlife. Golfers have the opportunity to play amongst iguanas and alligators while enjoying scenic views of the Bay of Banderas. The course is blessed with a bevy of natural hazards including towering palm trees, lagoons, and waterfalls. Colorful tropical flowers and native vegetation further accent the landscape. In addition to the natural hazards, there are also a few strategically placed bunkers along the greensides. The golf course offers a challenging but fair test that is not overly demanding, which is probably for the best since it is easy to get distracted by the beautiful surroundings. Given its versatility and scenery, Marina Vallarta G.C. has become a popular venue for various golfing events, including the Governor's Cup Pro/Am Tournament.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6573 yards 73.1 137
White 71 6093 yards 70.6 127
Yellow 71 5259 yards 124
Red 71 3979 yards 71.6 128
Scorecard for Marina Vallarta
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.1/123 482 416 540 152 439 181 428 176 354 3168 600 376 431 206 562 151 372 417 418 3533 6701
White M: 70.7/121 470 400 484 135 400 160 391 166 335 2941 554 324 382 172 481 131 341 381 386 3152 6093
Red W: 67.1/113 427 360 458 72 324 130 331 131 299 2532 475 277 300 138 428 117 294 362 356 2747 5279
Handicap 9 11 5 13 3 15 1 17 7 2 6 4 10 16 18 14 12 8
Par 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 35 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 3 5 1 17 9 13 7 15 11 2 14 10 16 4 18 12 6 8

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discovery
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.0
113
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Great value from golfnow

Great price for what I have paid from golfnow. But I don't think I would pay full price for this course. During my stay at Puerto Vallarta, I have played at Vista Vallarta (both course), Vidanta (both Norman and Nayar) and they are much better course. But come to think of it, Golfnow should have a better green fee at Marina.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Time

The course was in goid shape with fast greens. Everyone was friendly and accomodating. Pace of play was great. Cost was fair for $50 at twilight rate

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played it twice and Ill play it again

If you dont mind the heat, grab the twilight rate of $50 on GolfNow. Its worth it....course is challenging and fun. Watch out for gators!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Marina Vallarta

If you’re in PV, play this one. Not the best course in the world but very good. Staff from pro shop to Starters all great people. Course is pretty tight and very well maintained. Greens hard but nice even though it’s been dry. Fairways all in perfect condition.

Watch the palms, they will eat you balls:)

Enjoy

Mark West

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really not good

Course was in bad condition. Rentals balls everything was so expensive. Just a bad course for any price but even worse for the price I paid.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

we really enjoyed playing at Marina Vallarta. The staff was super friendly and the course was in decent condition. The rented clubs were not great and extremely over priced.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Puerto Vallarta Vacation

Crocodile ‘s were great!!!

Cart paths were difficult to drive on.

Marking arrows on paths should be better!

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

Nice course

Nice course was a little disappointed with the condition for the price of the course. But was close to the resort and nice.

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

Nice course

My first time playing there. Course in good shape. Be aware of crocodiles. I saw two big ones.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Crocs and the Ocean!

My return to Marina Vallarta was a good one. More than 11 years ago, I played the front nine before racing off to catch my flight at the airport that's right next door to the course.

Little did I know how cool the back nine is. These last nine holes are reason alone to play. The course has its own version of Amen Corner once you cross the street to the back portion of the property. Holes 11-13 each deliver something special. No. 11 is called the 'X' hole - a short par 4 named for the two palm tree trunks that criss-cross behind a sloping green guarded by water. Ponds filled with crocodiles pinch either side of the fairway on the par-4 12th. Be careful playing this hole. And finally, the par-3 13th plays directly along a public beach on the Bay of Banderas, providing striking views of Puerto Vallarta in the distance. A few closing holes cut a narrow path through trees on the way back to the clubhouse, where a nice patio and bar beckons for food and drinks.

Some of the traps, cart paths and homes along the course show their age, but overall, Marina Vallarta still rates as a fun place to play. Guests staying nearby at Casa Velas, Velas Vallarta, the Marriott Puerto Vallarta and the Westin Puerto Vallarta can easily walk there. Guests at the adults-only, all-inclusive Casa Velas (like me) can play as often as they wish for the cost of a cart fee ($57 per round). That's a great deal for golf south of the border in high season.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

.Closed front 9

Great course but they the front 9 closed because they were aerating the greens

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Closest to town, so it’s worth it.

If you’ve played Mexico golf, you won’t be impressed...It’s the closest to old town where we stay so it works for me. I like to golf early and have the rest of the day to hang out.

Driving another 20 minutes further to get to a nicer course is too much of hastle..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Value only after 3pm

This is a great golf course, however, it's way over priced unless you book a tee time after 3 pm.

Even if you arrive early and the course is NOT busy, you're still held to close to the 3 pm tee off.

The only other comment ,......the Pro Shop items are priced extremely high.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Good Resort Course

Marina Vallarta is a really fun track with lots of character. The greens were in great condition and ran true at a decent pace. A lot of variety of golf holes with some real beauties, especially the 200yd par-3 13th that runs alongside the beach/ocean. Lots of crocodiles and gators on this course as well which adds to the experience. We paid $57 to play which was a deal that we got from our resort. Definitely worth that price, would pay more if we had to.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Club rentals are way to expensive. Fee for a non player riding a cart is ridiculous. Practice facilities are very good. Greens are in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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