The Greg Norman Signature Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

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4.4
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
89.9%
Recommend this course
102 out of 116 reviews
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4.4
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
78.6%
Recommend this course
22 out of 28 reviews
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4.5
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 42 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 73
Length 7326 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.1
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The Norman Signature Golf Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
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Course Details

Year Built 2015
Fairways Bermuda 419 Grass
Greens Champions Bermuda Grass
Architect Greg Norman (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes - mandatory
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mexico (2019 #14)

Reviews

4.4
116 Reviews (116)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 7
Group Getaways 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 8

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
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First Time Playing

Hidden Cost Ripoff

The course itself was in decent shape with good variety and several water/bunker challenges. Club rental was $60 US (outrageous) and the women’s clubs were far inferior to the men’s rentals. I discovered on the 2nd hole that the grip on my driver was very loose... with the heat it would twist 180 degrees in my hands. I was forced to use my husband’s driver for the rest of the round... longer club than I’d like. Complaints to staff at the pro shop fell on deaf ears with claims that there were no managers left on duty and no compensation could be made. On top of that, we were surprised with a $500 peso charge for the caddie we were forced to use and who did not add much value to the round. All in all a poor experience.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Bring your clubs to Puerta Villarta

Allow yourself an extra half hour before your tee time, the complex is massive. We played in three hours, the course was in great shape, Daniel was a wonderful fore caddie. I would highly recommend him. This is probably Puerto Vallarta’s premier golf facility. The greens are fast, and the fairways wide open. It was very challenging even from the gold tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice very forgiving track

Not very long from the whites. I suggest outing the blue tees if you hit it over 230 off the tee. Fairways very short. So if you have trouble hitting off tight lies it will be a battle. Over all great day and great service

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice greens

Ground was a little wet in spots, made it tough to chip from e wet spots. But generally in good shape

Our caddie Florencio was great

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Norman versus Nayar

Would rather play the Nayar course, sister course at Vidanta. Nothing spectacular about this course. Not worth the extra cost.

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

Vidanta—Norman

Fun day but a little slow. Didn’t see Carr girl until 9th hole. We were spitting dust..

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Such a great place

Excellent course, wind and water all over the place making it hard but fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, I play here often.

I play here all the time. Great course, friendly staff.

GolfNow needs to get honest about pricing. Backing out the tax charged on a round of golf and then advertising that price as a discount is simply dishonest. Golfers end up paying full price at checkout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better Courses in the Area for less money

The whole Vidanta resort layout is not conducive to the non resort golfer. To get from the taxi to the first tee at the Norman course is really a trial; exit to a central way station, take a shuttle cart to the pro shop, get assigned your Mandatory caddie, get in a cart and drive 15-20 minutes, hopefully without getting lost through a maze of endless pathways, over a huge suspension bridge to the first tee! Yow, The course is just okay in its layout, many of the holes look the same and are flat and not very memorable! Conditions are good. We paid $125 after noon plus caddie fee ($20) - who was better than okay, not wonderful, wonderful. There are better courses in the area for less money!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bucket List

This was my first time playing an international resort course. It has been a bucket list goal but I have always been intimidated by paying high green fees to play an unfamiliar course with rented clubs. This experience not only checked off my bucket list goal, it left me wanting to do it again on my next vacation. I found a great deal on GolfNow, the course was beautiful, the clubs were high quality, and my caddy helped me navigate all the unfamiliar aspects of the round. I highly recommend this course and the experience it offers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Didn’t meet expectations

If you are a low handicap avid golfer used to great greens, good customer service and a great golf experience this is not the place to play. Arrival to resort - you have to go through a security checkpoint as an outside visitor to the private resort and are given a wrist bNd identifying you as an outside visitor. Cab drops you off at a greeting centre Nobody talks to you and you wonder where you are. we finally asked and where told we’d have to wait for a shuttle to take is to pro shop. We arrived 1.5 hours prior to our tee time and waited over 30 minutes for a shuttle. Shuttle takes about 15 min to get to pro shop. Very poor communication from the staff at the greeting centre with regards to the shuttle. We arrive at pro shop and nobody says hello or directs us to check in. Again we stand around and wait.
Cart and Play - the carts are old and dirty. They don’t provide water but do fill up cooler with ice. You have to take a caddy - 800 pesos for 2 players. We had a good caddy. No time to warm up because checkin took so long. Drive to first tee is another 15 minutes. Pace of play was slow we were a 2 some and we waited on every hole. The greens were shaggy and almost felt like they had been punched. They were very slow. Course is basic nothing spectacular.
At end of round you travel 15 minutes to return to pro shop. Again no communication from staff. We had to ask about shuttle to take us back to where we could catch a cab
From the marina in Puerto Vallarta to the courses costs between 180-200 pesos.

They clearly don’t understand the concept of good customer service. Perhaps that’s because we weren’t members of the Vidante Resort. This experience gets a 2.5 and we won’t be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spectacular from Tips

Layout is forgiving off tee and greens roll true making for excellent resort golf! Great caddie.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Vidanta Norman course

Nice course, allow plenty of time to get there before your tee time. There is a ton of money in cart paths! Fernando was an excellent caddy. No major course elevations but lots of water. Very playable at all levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Favorite Course

We love playing both of the Vidanta courses. They present reasonable challenges (lots of water) without being overpowering. A caddie is required and golfers should be aware of this.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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