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
Beautiful and challenging course.Too bad my game was not up to the challenge!!
Love this course
Played many times. One of my favorite two courses anywhere!!
Challenging but fair
Enjoyed this course. Only 20 minutes from Vallarta. Fairways were generous and easy to hit but surrounded by thick brush crevasses and jungle. Greens in great shape and most surrounded by deep pot bunkers. My caddie was excellent and knew the greens and was excellent on distances from fairway.
3rd time on this 18: they have two 18. Course conditions are perfect, 3verything is great, only issue I had was stiff shaft left hand clubs. But an issue I find many place...
Context: I’m a 7hcp who likes to move around the course at a good clip and enjoy different challenging holes. The vistas at the Nicklaus track are stout. The opening hole is a gentle handshake and #18 is pretty incredible. Good solid holes in between. Fwys are great but they watered them a lot and the ball got no roll. Greens were beautiful but slow. Fwys and tee boxes very nice. Staff is friendly and helpful. The course is in middle of nowhere but many know where it is.
Club rentals are several good options (Rogue irons and woods were nice and clean with good grips). Good options on balls and other items in the clubhouse.
Most reviewers will ask why a round is $200+ but look to GolfNow for a discount. If you paid $200 you might be underwhelmed but still a solid track that is challenging and fun.
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
Good Course in PV
Was looking to an alternative course than the Marina Course which Vista Vallarta (Nicklaus) fit the bill. The fairways could have been better condition but the greens were the best I have ever played. Great pace of play as this got done in less than 3 hours.
Fun Course to Play for All Levels
Played this and the Weiskopf course two days apart. Both great courses and if you can get the Hotdeal rate it is well worth it. Tee off from the tees which are best suited to your handicap. Also spend the $3 on the hole guide from the proshop. Some really nice holes. Pictures don't do it justice. Mountain type course with Ravines, carry's etc. but not that difficult if you play within your means.
Great course in the jungle
Love the settings, and everything about it. One issue was our car ran out of battery to climb the hill after the 18th hole and we walked back to the club house. Otherwise we enjoyed our round. We played tha Marina Vallarta course after this and we wished we were back here playing this course instead.
Had a great day on the Nicklaus Course. Beverage carts were out, course was in great shape. They only drawback would be the rental clubs condition; they were very well used.