Marina Vallarta Golf Club

3.9761764706 4.0 stars from 5 (108)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6701 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discovery

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6701 yards 72.8 129
White 71 6093 yards 70.0 125
Red (W) 72 5259 yards 70.3 120

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 108 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

96 out of 107 reviews


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u302277130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Puerto Vallarta Vacation"


Srgriff55's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
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Crocodile ‘s were great!!!

Cart paths were difficult to drive on.

Marking arrows on paths should be better!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000005743580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003015427's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


B0r1cua's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Crocs and the Ocean!"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


".Closed front 9"


mrosu59's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Closest to town, so it’s worth it."


Xaninman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on

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..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Value only after 3pm"


hegerossa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Resort Course"


jlainch's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004885711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004885711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u869539199's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002756666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u8404338's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u863205771's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best greens of all the courses around Puerto Vallarta"


Claude2661078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beside the few Holes along the airport that are very noisy, you will enjoy. Greens are the nicest I’ve seen around here. Play in the afternoon, it’s not worth the money they’re asking for to play in the morning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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