The Greg Norman Signature Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

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4.2
61
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
86.8%
Recommend this course
53 out of 61 reviews
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4.1
7
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
33
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
30 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 73
Length 7326
Slope 143
Rating 75.1
Type Public/Resort
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The Norman Signature Golf Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 73 7326 yards 75.1 143
Blue 73 6834 yards 72.1 133
White 73 6332 yards 70.5 125
Gold 73 5833 yards 67.5 116
Gold (W) 73 5833 yards 72.0 127
Red (W) 73 5294 yards 69.8 121
Scorecard for Vidanta Greg Norman
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.1/143 398 473 425 506 208 603 297 496 174 3580 380 195 617 170 570 459 549 226 541 3707 7287
Blue M: 72.1/133 355 433 400 450 193 588 275 452 153 3299 355 170 593 150 546 439 524 203 514 3494 6793
White M: 70.5/125 302 402 367 421 167 522 243 400 130 2954 334 144 560 130 520 415 495 180 489 3267 6221
Gold M: 67.5/116 W: 72.0/127 276 378 336 391 118 511 226 386 111 2733 314 123 528 107 485 364 465 161 468 3015 5748
Red W: 69.8/121 231 345 309 357 103 497 199 356 73 2470 293 101 500 87 454 340 434 135 442 2786 5256
Handicap 3 11 7 15 9 1 13 5 17 8 14 2 12 6 4 18 10 16
Par 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 36 4 3 5 3 5 4 5 3 5 37 73

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

Reviews

4.2
61

What Golfers Are Saying

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

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course

Very challenging course and fun, our caddy (Jesus) was knowledgeable. Do yourself a favor and book through golf now. We paid much less than at the pro shop.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

An OK golf experience

Received a low mid afternoon rate through Golf Now. We were never informed ahead of time or at the time of checking in that the course had been punched. That was not a big deal but not being informed was. All conditions were relatively good except too many fairways had dirt conditions...no grass. The bridge you have to cross to get to the course scared the C... out of me...afraid of heights, YIKES!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Great new course in the area. Very challenging, wonderful views. A bit pricey but got a great hot deal through golf now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only 9 holes open

Would be nice to know that only nine holes were open. We would not have booked this course if it would have been listed as only 9 holes open.

Very disappointed with golfnow for this booking

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

excellent caddy; good condition; and hardly anyone playing the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Capitallizing on a name

I chose this course, because it was a Greg Norman Signature course. However, the name is where it ends. Once you got past direction signs to get you the 3 miles to the course on a golf cart. There was nothing else that said Greg Norman. Nothing in the Proshop showed Greg Norman or Jack Nicholas (another signature course on the property).

Most of the staff were very nice and greeted me with a smile. My cashier was having a bad day it seemed, he was a bit grumpy. haha

David my caddy was very knowledgeable of the course and very friendly. I would not of completed the round without him, literally. I started with 3 balls and lost 2 on the 1st water hazard. David was able to find a couple other balls along the way. Website stated there was a $25 mandatory caddy fee paid directly to the caddy, but when I gave David the fee he was very surprised and acted as if he didn't understand why I gave it to him.

The course itself was nice and in good condition for the season. Course was challenging for an below average golfer, but anyone else would score well on it. Lots of water and sand. Greens were very hard and fast. Course was clean and well kept. Played better courses in Las Vegas and NC, played worse courses in both places.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golfing in Nuevo Vallarta

Greens well cared for. Make sure you make your tee time on line.

Was wide open in April after Easter!

Caddy is mandatory!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent course.

My friend and I used the GN app and got a hot deal to play this course. I would have been dissapointed to pay the full morning asking rate here. There was very little to indicate that Greg Norman had anything to do with this course. Course was in very good condition. Greens were not very receptive but they putted fairly true and they were quick. The cart gal and food delivery was excellent. Our Caddie was absolutely excellent. He worked very hard for us.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair course

Tough putting, very fast greens. Good value when using GolfNow hot deals. Paid $75 plus caddie. Not a $250 per person course.

Conditions Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

The whole Vidanta resort is very nice. The staff was friendly and the course was nice to play. The greens are extremely fast, even the caddie told me to aim short on every green because its very hard to go pin seeking and get a ball to stop. Some unique and fun holes to play though and the course was in good shape. Bunkers are maintained well and the caddies are very helpful. Caddie "tip" was $25 and the $135 GolfNow hot deal was still a little over priced for this course. I have play a lot of courses better for a lot less, but its a resort in Mexico with a big name (Greg Norman) attached to it. Pro shop had a couple nice things, but not as much as I expected, and also had no souvenir logo golf balls. I have never seen a course not have those...even a low end muni course for $20 has them.

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

Challenge

At first glance the Norman course looks wide open , only to find the test on this course is around the green ,

Most are elevated with punishing water or sand traps typical of a Norman layout .

I love the fact you can swing away off the tee and not have to steer your drive ,

Very subtle breaks on the green requires your caddies knowledge, we had Pollo who was perfect except one green

Saved 5 stroke on great reads .

Would play again perhaps not on such a windy day

Loved the course

Terry

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

Greg Norman signature course Jan 20,2018

nuce track, good shape, back nine was very slow, if you’re not good a chipping to elevated greens good luck, greens are a little grainy, but roll true relatively fast my caddy did not seem to know how to read them grain wise and they are Bermuda and like I said a little hairy

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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