Vista Vallarta Golf Club - The Weiskopf Course

4.3760000000 4.4 stars from 5 (43)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6976 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discovery

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6976 yards 73.4 136
Blue 72 6466 yards 71.6 134
White 72 5867 yards 69.3 119
Red (W) 72 4943 yards 69.4 115

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

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"Stunning"


Ruschelle8193560's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course and layout"


Jamea6424545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun in the Jungle"


u00000868546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course and every single staff member from the starter to the cart girl to the bartender in the clubhouse is amazing!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good"


jhb81's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005743580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u000002756666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf in the jungles of Puerto Vallarta"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Plenty good"


BryceFowler's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"One of my favourites"


jlainch's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Challange for All Levels"


Vangolfnomad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course website does not do it justice. Beautiful course which provides challenges for all levels of golfers. Greens can be a little fast and somewhat grainy but they are watered during the day and I teed off a 1:30 on a 30 degree day. A bit of wind. Drink cart came by 3 to 4 times during round. Spend the $3 and get a hole guide. Well worth the hotdeal rate of $75 - $100 USD. Would definitely play again. Mountain course with some ravines, tiered greens, but not too difficult if you tee off on the right tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Weiskopf"


padman180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice facility. Courses are in excellent shape. Just not worth the rack rate. If you can get a golf now hot deal for under $100, you will enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


Sandra9716062's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We decided to try this course, as it was recommended by a fellow golfer at another course we were playing at. The deal through Golf Now was ok, but definitely not worth the rack rate. The staff was super friendly. We were a little surprised when we had to pay for ice and water, at the other course we have been playing at, this is provided, at least one bottle of water per person. However, we totally enjoyed the course. I had forgotten my GPS at home, and sure could have used it, as there were a few holes that had us guessing at distances. We could have purchased a booklet of the course layout in the pro shop, but I think this could be provided, at least in a simple form. There is no indication of how the hole plays whatsoever. The greens were lightning fast, and a little grainy, but after a few 3 putts, we got the hang of them. Overall, a great day I the sunshine, no birdies, but a few pars. We would like to try it again, now that we know a couple of the funky holes, but unfortunately have run out of time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



soyunbuengolfista's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vista Vallerta Weiskopf Course"


u762039970's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, good condition and friendly staff. The only recommendation I would make is to fins a course layout, whether from Google Earth, maps, etc. We did not take a caddy a few holes left us guessing where to hit our tee shot. Pro shop should have avaialble a simple layout. Otherwise great experience and I would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pricey!!"


Dmstilwell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed playing the course, but felt it was greatly overpriced!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Soniariggins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


TroyJames's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Course Looks Like They Cut it Out of The Middle of a Jungle. Great Mountain Veiws and Cliffs. The Greens were a Little Grainy but Roll-True; and were Lighting Fast. Weather was Perfect . It was 19 degrees back Home 87 here, what’s Not To Like. Very Nice Track but You’d Be Disappointed if You Payed The Rack-Rate of $250.00. It’s Peak Season here and they are Taking Adavntage of it. Definitely worth the Play through Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Excellent mountain golf"


birdieman1962's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would play this course again. Very playable. Fast greens! Ask for Grandpa as your caddy. He will save you strokes on the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Vista Vallarta Weiskopf"


Robert3347750's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thank you Golfnow.com. All aspects were excellent. Even though it is a challenging course, my wife had her best round ever!

Robert & Sofia


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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