Vista Vallarta Golf Club - The Nicklaus Course
|Red (W)||72||5251 yards||71.1||119|
|Gold M: 74.9/131||401||429||550||381||213||452||426||534||182||3568||536||394||580||340||440||177||423||170||445||3505||7073|
|Blue M: 70.1/123||338||408||519||366||192||435||395||499||178||3330||513||370||558||314||422||149||383||157||399||3265||6595|
|White M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123||294||360||484||338||168||416||372||453||152||3037||466||356||538||262||402||125||347||131||367||2994||6031|
|Red W: 67.1/113||258||334||441||266||143||329||282||420||129||2602||431||332||519||234||309||111||305||112||296||2649||5251|
A bunker and the bougainvilleas on the Nicklaus course. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA
Pro Ivan Cueva on the Nicklaus course. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA
A wall of fame celebrates the players from the 2002 World Golf Championships-World Cup at Vista Vallarta. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA
View of one of the holes Photo submitted by kl3443
The course was phenomenal. Its well lay out. The fairways are in great shape. The greens are fast but in great shape. The staff are friendly and smiling. I had a great experience. I plan to play another round before I leave Nuevo Vallarta.
Vista - always a good choice
Had friends in town and got a 2pm slot at a very reasonable rate. Greens had been punched 2-3 weeks prior, so they weren’t running super fast, but nice nonetheless. The Nicklaus layout is always fun. The only gripe I have is they switched beer distributors and no longer carry Corona. What is a tourist to do? Drink Tecate and have fun!
Definitely enjoyed this course. It was a lot of fun to play. It has a challenging layout. This time of year the fairways are on the dry side but not too dry. Greens are moderately fast. I would play this again but only for the hot deal price at this time of year.
worth playing. so far best we played in this area. due to aeriation we won't play two of the other courses listed with named designers, the other Nicklaus course and the Weiskopf course..
Good course, well worth playing, played in the afternoon. Nice design, bunkers need some sand, if you play aggressively. I bought the course card for 40 pesos, which helped me with distances and course management.
Go with a Caddie
Enjoyed my round and reserved a caddie he was great and experienced ...
Wonderful staff and course layout. A must for any golfer visiting PV. We used Golf Now to reserve our Hot Deal if $90 PP. Nor sure how these MX golf courses survive with regular rates of $209 each. Seems there’s rarely 20-30 golfers on each course every day. Seems lowering the cost in half would generate more business on the course, pro shop and great restaurant on site. Oh well, thank you Golf Now.
Rick from Colo Springs
I'm drinking the 'Jack' at Vista Vallarta
I can't exactly pinpoint why I like the Nicklaus course better than the Weiskopf course at Vista Vallarta. Maybe it's the tournament history, dating to the 2002 World Golf Championships-World Cup, won by the Japanese team of Toshimitsu Izawa and Shigeki Maruyama over the American team of Phil Mickelson and David Toms.
It's just got a great flow with constant views of the surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains and nice elevation changes. Bright pink bougainvilleas flowers were popping against the jungle foilage. It was beautiful.
Although the Nicklaus course is longer and hosted the tournament, the Weiskopf seems to be harder. You can lose more balls in the water/jungle and there's a tricky hole or two. Both had greens running viciously fast. If you only have time to play one, don't fret. They're both equally enjoyable. I just happen to favor the Nicklaus by a nose.
Always a treat to play would recommend it to anyone