The Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Puerto Penasco
Jack Nicklaus and his son teamed up to design the course at The Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Puerto Penasco (formerly known as Peninsula De Cortes Golf Club and Peninsula Golf Club at Vidanta Puerto Penasco). Half of the layout plays along the Sea of Cortes while the other half wanders inland through native wetlands and desert vegetation. Long hitters will enjoy this golf course, which stretches to more than 7,000 yards. The Nicklaus team designed a challenging layout but the rugged terrain also deserves credit. They utilized not only the natural hazards but also the stunning views, which are as varied as the challenges. Every hole is framed by a backdrop of the desert, mountains, or sea. The signature hole is the par-3 sixth. On this tough hole you'll be met with a series of waterways that sits between the tees and the green complex, where four bunkers are also lurking.
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Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mexico
Second time playing this course - beautiful setting very challenging will play it again
A taste of Ireland in Mexico
Beautiful beach side links course. I've played all the great links courses in Ireland and this one holds it's own with them.
Incredible Golf Course
What a beautiful Golf Course, why the prettiest one I've ever played.
Not as hard
Every review said this course was hard. If u can play in the wind, it is fine. As a five handicap I could adjust. The fairways, except one, we're plenty wide! Cabos views are much better! It is worth 75 or less. They had just punched the greens so can 't comment on their normal conditions I would definitely play it again for the price I paid, $49!.
Great Course, Amazing Views
The Nicklaus-designed links course at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco was everything I expected it to be; challenging, beautiful and really fun.
Weather is sensational and challenging, as wind speed is increased (especially on the holes overlooking the sea of Cortes) which really influences ball flight.
The course features a variety of shots that range from blind tee shots to inviting drivable par 4s.
Slept like a baby!
The wind was low when we began at 7:30. It was howling by our finish at 11:00am. But totally worth it. We are tired and will sleep like babies tonight!
The course is gorgeous from tee to green. The tide was coming in and the clear blue water was like frosting on a cake. When in the area ... this is a 'Must Play'!
Beautiful , tough windy course!
Beautiful course , terrific pace of play & awesome on course restroom facilities ,! Wind from the ocean makes club selection tough and be prepared to lose a lot of unretrivable balls if you end up out of the fairways ! Course does not allow you to bring your cooler which is understandable , but you can only get ice from the cart girl not before you start the round ? Cart girl did not make an appearance till 14th hole , , no on course drinking water available :( Golf carts need better maintenance , third Tim e I’ve played with no way to apply the brakes & cart died after 9 holes
Bring a LOT of golf balls !!!
Most difficult course I have EVER played. Lost 25-30 balls first day. If you spray it, FORGET it ! Greens are SUPER FAST . if you don't loft it on green,it's gonna rolloff ( usually into a sand trap ). TONS o' Fun ! Played it the next 2 days, only lost 5-10 balls. Gotta keep it in play. Beautiful course, extremely challenging. Felt like I had the course to myself. Don't forget the sunblock !
Just for the golfing
Golf course was great and layout by the sea of Cortez was too good to be true. We had about 10 cars in the parking lot on a sunny Sunday afternoon. What can you ask for?
As for the service from the resort, you have better help at a gas station. Beverage cart saw us twice, which we could understand, as the course is very large, but they had nothing to provide. We asked for a sandwich or some crackers or even a candybar but they had 2 bags of chips. Okay skip the munchies. How about some soda pop or a sports drink? We ended up with a can of coke with Santa. This is February? I guess they don’t have much demand for coke.
At the turn, we went into the club house around 3pm and all you could hear was your breath. Kitchen was closed and nothing to purchase.
If you are wanting just golf, you are in luck. If want any other amenities, bring your own supply.
Pebble Beach of Mexico?
Play along the ocean.
Great course. Challenging. Stay on the fairways or lose your ball.
Outstanding golf course
Three golf courses in Puerto Peñasco. This is the best, by far. Difficult course, pretty long even from the white tees (6,389)! The course plays long with many elevated greens and up slopes. Many of the holes are along the Sea of Cortez and wind is another factor when playing here. It is a fantastic layout and this course rivals any of the courses in Cabo. Nice restaurant, friendly staff and a must play course if you are in the area.
Excellent golf course
More views of water than any of the courses in Cabo. Difficult Nicklaus golf course in excellent condition. Great greens and wonderful topography make this a “must play”golf course.
A gem in the desert
I was on a road trip from San Diego to Phoenix when I remembered this course. Worth the diversion.
Excellent golf course
This Nicklaus golf course was in great shape. The cost to play was really great considering the many views of the Sea of Cortez and the significant number of holes running adjacent to the water. Will definitely be playing this course again!
One of the best courses I have ever played. What a beautiful course, in great condition and some of the nicest staff ever. 5 stars is not enough, Kudos Mr. Nicklaus. Can't wait to play it again.