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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.1
89.8%
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91 out of 99 reviews
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4.8
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5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
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5.0
Amenities
4.3
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5.0
100.0%
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4.4
25 Reviews (25)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7074 yards
Slope 144
Rating 73.8

The Nicklaus Course at Vista Vallarta Golf Club is one of two championship courses at the club, the other was designed by Tom Weiskopf. The Nicklaus Course is perched atop the property's highest elevation, offering spectacular views of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas. The course tumbles across grassy hillsides covered with dense forests of palms and giant ficus trees. True to Nicklaus' style, the wildly undulating greens are balanced by generous driving areas. He also chose to route the holes along the natural contours of the land, giving each hole a unique character. One of the most talked-about holes on the golf course is the par-5 third, which is ranked as the toughest. This 550-yard monster demands three strong shots in order to make it onto the elevated green in regulation, but the tricky part is that the elevation rises a bit more with each shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2001) Chet Williams (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
99 Reviews (99)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Typical Jack

An awesome course! Our Forecaddie, Pablo, was terrific and tremendously helpful. We would not hesitate to play the course again and again and again...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Incredible

The golf course is amazing. We appreciate our game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Have played here a few times over the years. Course is always in perfect shape, staff is friendly, degree of difficulty, goes from an few average holes, to just killer holes. So enjoy the course, views are great too..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course. Must play

Played the Nickolas Course, after the two-day Addidas Invitaional...excellent shape...greens were perfecto.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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

PVR 2020

Greens in great shape. Course can be set up either difficult or pretty easy. Huge greens that undulate a lot. Take a caddy, saved us a few strokes with local knowledge and distances.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice

I live in Puerto Vallarta and play Vista Vallarta often.

The staff is wonderful. The practice facilities are excellent. The club house and pro shop are excellent as well.

There are two courses here...a Weiskopf design and a Nicklaus design. Both are fantastic. The courses are always in great shape. Try to play both if you can.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Conditions were great, staff very friendly still feels way too expensive

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great spot

The weather was perfect. The amenities were spotless. The staff was vet friendly. For the first time playing it would have been great to have some distance markets for all ravines that transverse the course. The tee boxes were all level although rather brown.
Thank you
Mike R

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course, weak amenities

Fun course with lots of challenging carries. For the price, not many extras. No gps, no water bottles, no ice, no map of course or hole descriptions. Cart lady came often. It rained really hard and we quit after 13 holes. They gave us 9 hole rain checks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good shape, great staff

Course was in good condition, greens fast and true. Great staff in all areas

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nicklaus corurse Puerto Vallarta

Tee boxes worn out fairways not pro standards. Greens excellent with some nasty pin placements

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Classic Nicklaus. Great layout and interesting to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens Are Diabolical

Definitely The Tougher of the 2 courses, The Greens are Mean, Take a Caddy on this track, it will save you a lot of heartache. With the Mountains and ravines it just too difficult to read if you haven’t played it Multiple times. More Open off the tee than The Other track but Overall tougher with the elevation changes. Bring Your A - Game.
I definitely recommend both courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Views

Beautiful views and elevation changes. One of the prettiest courses I’ve played. Challenging enough but if accuracy is your thing you’ll do well here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Course over priced

Layout of course good.
Staff not the best
I paid extra $55.00 just for wife to ride with me.
Course is up on the hills away from township
Poured down rain after 12 holes..No rain check given
Starter very arogant and unfriendly initially
Highly not recommended

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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