The Lakes at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
Great Executive Par-3 Course
We had a great time playing at this course. The entire course was in incredible shape, especially for an executive course.
The price for the round was not too high for a resort golf course that can be played at night under the lights. All of the greens were in impeccable shape, landscaping throughout the course looked great, and there are a number of enjoyable, challenging tee shots that you wouldn’t normally experience on a regular sized, non-executive course.
We are looking forward to playing it again.
Immaculate executive course under the lights
This is an absolutely immaculate executive course that can be played under the lights on the Vidanta - Nuevo Vallarta resort. The course is in excellent condition with water hazard and bunkers on every hole which is a rarity for an executive course. The greens are average size, and roll pure.
The price is a high, but is fair for a resort course in my opinion ($59), as it is more of a scenic feature of the overall resort so they want to keep it in great shape (keep non-golfers off that could damage it).
All in all, if you are a golfer and want to play a little golf under the lights on vacation, this is a great option IMO.
Waste of time and money
This course was advertised to us as a family friendly easy course, it has the gimmick of being able to enjoy night golfing and since we were staying at the resort we thought this would be a nice way to spend our evening. The first downside is they make you pay full price for sleeves of balls ($10USD), this was not told to us when we booked our game and we’re told everything would be included. Our room over looks the course and we watch staff members pull wheelbarrows of balls out of the water traps daily yet the course refuses to sell singles.
This course forces you to hit over 60-90 yards of water on every hole, and if you over shoot by 20 yards or under shoot by 20 yards you will end up in the water. Me and my wife are casual golfers and we ended up walking off the course by hole 5 because we hit our balls 20 yards over the holes and lost them forever. Their solution was to just fork up the cash for more balls when they are already over charging to play the course.
Next they give you the worst golf bag ever made, it was falling apart when I got it, although minor it adds to the frustration of this course in general.
Don’t bother wasting your time or your money on this gimmick golf course.
Sounds like the person who wrote this review had a frustrating round of golf and resorted to blaming the issues on the course. Golf is not an easy sport - if a course says it’s family-friendly, it doesn’t mean that a non-golfer will be able to play it “well”. It simply means that anyone can go out on the course and play it.
The comment about buying balls is entirely false. Our friend that golfed with us bought a dozen of used golf balls for around $20. Of course a new sleeve of golf balls (3 in a sleeve) will cost about $10. Not many course sell single golf balls in the pro shop unless they are branded, vanity balls.
If you elect to use clubs and a bag supplied by the course, obviously the bag is going to be much smaller than a normal golf bag. You only need a couple of clubs for the entire course - no need to have a heavy duty bag to lug around the course.
I don’t mean to be rude, but this is not a fair review by any means. The course is immaculate for an executive course. Sure, there is a lot of water and the potential for lost balls, but that in no way should cause a poor course review due to the inability to keep your ball out of the water. Also, the statement pertaining to the high cost of balls is also inaccurate, as there are other cheaper options available.