Vista Vallarta Golf Club - The Weiskopf Course
|Red (W)||72||4943 yards||70.0||121|
|Gold M: 73.1/123||424||355||140||518||450||409||211||480||388||3375||624||395||412||194||423||190||466||568||346||3618||6993|
|Blue M: 70.7/121||405||334||121||451||414||377||187||450||377||3116||569||363||388||176||391||173||457||523||310||3350||6466|
|White M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119||349||306||105||414||362||341||164||439||361||2841||497||332||370||151||342||147||432||493||271||3035||5876|
|Red W: 66.9/109||309||211||92||357||312||286||136||359||290||2352||438||272||326||91||292||124||349||460||239||2591||4943|
Course was well maintain. Great views of the mountain. Some tee are elevated. Greens are very tricky. Few par five are short that are potential birdie opportunities. Bucker could have been more softer. I had a great time.
Great course and layout
First time playing this course and really enjoyed it. The layout really makes you think and good course management can help you shoot a low round. Playing off the whites catered well for a group of mixed handicaps. The shorter hitters could hit their drivers and if reasonably straight they would be in a good position but meant the longer hitters may have to take irons to thread it through small gaps and lay up to nice distances. Would recommend if you can get a good hot deal. Hopefully trying out the Nicklaus later this week.
Fun in the Jungle
Loved the course and every single staff member from the starter to the cart girl to the bartender in the clubhouse is amazing!!!
This is a great course for an express pace round. I’m a single handicap and love playing wherever I go. I don’t take things too seriously but definitely appreciate positive staff and the ability to get around a nice course in a good time, especially if it’s rather hot and muggy on the course. This place ticked all the boxes and I had a blast! It’s expensive and it’s 30 minutes away (minimum) from where you’ll be staying but it’s definitely worth it.
Course - Solid, great conditions, enjoyable layout that really tests your mid and short irons. Not a long tee shot requirement outside of a par 5 and par 4 on the back but plenty of 130 to 210 iron shots available. I loved this course and will play again.
TIP - Book the 1pm ish GolfNow rates as you’ll be back and ready for a 6pm dinner (if you wish) and feeling good.
Course was well worth the drive. Great staff very interesting layout and great condition.
Golf in the jungles of Puerto Vallarta
The debate rages on: Which is the best course at Vista Vallarta?
My take remains the same from when I played the two courses more than a decade ago: I like the Nicklaus course a tiny bit better, but a good argument could easily sway me to the other team. It's that close. I do think the Weiskopf course sports the best stretch of holes on property - from holes 12-15 - and some of the best holes on property (no. 12 and no. 15 specifically). I also love No. 8, a short par 5 (450 yards from the blues) that proves Weiskopf has a better understanding than Nicklaus for how most amateurs play. Or is he simply more sympathetic to our plight? I was near the green in two (with no excuse for not reaching in two) and still only made par. I like that he ends the round with his signature drivable par 4 (310 yards from the blues), but I think it could have been better executed.
Vista Vallarta's Hacienda-style clubhouse is a great spot for food and drinks. This might be ClubCorp's best public facility. I haven't found one better yet.
As context, I have played 40+ years, lots of world class courses, and play 80+ rounds per year. Greens were outstanding, fast, smooth, receptive... among the very best. Fairways were good enough, not bad at all, suspect the whole area is needing rain. Bunkers excellent. Negative was that a shot a bit offline can get into bad trouble quick, some areas with dead leaves made it hard to find ball. All in all, a very tough very nice course. Golf Now rate made it excellent value.
One of my favourites
I love Vista Vallarta's two courses and play here whenever we are in PV. The Weiskopf course might be my favourite but that's probably just because I score better here than on the Nicklaus course. The greens are always fast and pure, the tees and fairways are good. I love that the fairway bunkers are firm while the greenside ones are less so. Allows you to play a proper shot out of them. The service here is awesome, especially in the clubhouse after the round. The guys there are very friendly and always a pleasure to talk to. I highly recommend Vista to everyone, just look for a deal, neither course is worth the rack rate.