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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Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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Vidanta Puerto Peñasco, Beautiful course horrible rough
I have played this course several times and love the course! I played the course on 8/4/2020 with my wife, the tee boxes, fairways and greens were excellent but the rough made the course unplayable! The rough was anywhere from 12 to 24 inches high, you miss the fairway by 6 inches it was a lost ball, 3 to 6 feet left or right of a green it was a lost ball! I lost 7 balls during my round (typically play the same ball for an entire round)!
There was nothing indicated on the Vidanta website or on the Golfnow website that there were any issues with the course! I was very disappointed with the quality of the course based on the rough!
Better than I remembered
Nice resort course. In good shape. If you hit it in the rough you will not find it. Very few golfers on the course. The only drawback is the distance from town, about a 45 minute drive. The clubhouse is closed for construction and you must check in at the hotel.
This course is in fantastic shape and is such a great value for the money you spend to play it. The clubhouse and restaurant are closed due to winter weather damage. It’s too bad because the restaurant was very good and the pro shop was well stocked. If you are interested in a great golf layout and a well conditioned course, you must play here!
Beautiful course to play
Beautiful golf course in ocean front. Excellent course condition. Has to play there if you have a chance.
The course is in great shape and the ocean view is fantastic. The only negative was the power cart, it ran out of power on hole 16 and we had to push it with a another golfer's cart.
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.