Vista Vallarta Golf Club - The Weiskopf Course

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4.4
43
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
20
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
94.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 43 reviews
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4.6
10
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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4.6
27
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6993
Slope 138
Rating 74.7
Type Public
Vista Vallarta Golf Club offers two championship courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other by Tom Weiskopf. The Weiskopf Course provides a dramatically different round from the Nicklaus design. The other golf course sits atop the property's highest elevation while this one is situated at the lower west end. As you step onto the course and see the dense jungles that sprawl across deep ravines, you will hardly believe that it is still the same property. It offers the same level of challenge as the Nicklaus Course but some high handicappers prefer this one since there are fewer blind shots and the greens are more receptive, making them not quite as tricky. The 15th is an uphill par 3 that is probably the golf course's most memorable hole. This challenging hole requires a carry past a ravine to multi-tiered green that is surrounded by bunkers on all sides.
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Vista Vallarta Golf Club - Weiskopf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6993 yards 74.7 138
Blue 72 6466 yards 72.7 130
White 72 5867 yards 69.7 126
Red (W) 72 4943 yards 70.0 121
Scorecard for Weiskopf
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 5 13 17 3 1 7 15 9 11 2 12 10 18 8 16 4 6 14
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 13 17 3 5 11 15 1 9 4 12 8 18 10 16 6 2 14

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Architect Tom Weiskopf (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

Reviews

4.4
43
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Stunning

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.

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course was well worth the drive. Great staff very interesting layout and great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

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

Plenty good

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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