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“Great course” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vista Vallarta Club de Golf

Vista Vallarta Club de Golf
653 Circuito Universidad | Colonia San Nicolas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
52 332 290 0030
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Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
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Laguna Beach
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I played the Nicklaus course recently after arriving on a cruise ship. The taxi fare from the ship dock to the course was $30 at November 2012.

The club is well kept. The practice facilities are quite good, with a driving range and the standard putting greens.

Fairways are well mowed, well seeded and more than adequate, and the greens are very good. The service is golf-course normal, with the usual bag boys. You will not need a forecaddie on this course--it is, as has been pointed out in other reviews, well marked and appropriate.

My playing partner decided at the last moment he wanted to play. Instead of a discount price (I had shopped on line), he paid "rack," which was $200. He also needed shoes. To buy them was $210. He demurred. He also needed clubs--$60 for a barely adequate set of rental clubs. He needed balls. A dozen lake balls cost him $26 in a plastic bag. Unfortunately, he hit a lot of shots to unfindable locations and needed more balls. The food cart lady called in his request and an attendant brought him more balls. Interestingly, that set of a dozen balls was $16.

Ultimately, one of the club boys loaned him a pair of shoes.

I enjoyed this course a lot, and would suggest that you shop one of the on-line services before getting to PV. The savings were about a quarter of the price of the golf. The course, by the way, was quite flexible regarding what time we arrived--they accommodated our needs well.

All in all, this is a good course, well maintained and a joy to play.

Visited November 2012
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Rogers, Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I played the Jack Nicklaus course and loved it. Greens and fairways were in great shape, challenging but not impossible design and incredible scenery with mountains in the background of almost every hole.

Visited November 2012
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Kingston, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Tom W. course is better than Jack's.
Beer is more expensive than others in Mexico
Don't need a caddy, very well marked.

Visited November 2012
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New Albany, Ohio
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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Love the Nicklaus course... Beautiful views too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

On this trip I got to play both courses and if you can only play one, Nicklaus should be your choice.

Staff is great! Very relaxed! Always cart girls around on the course if you need a drink...

One of the best courses in Puerto Vallarta! Very well-manicured and maintained course... We had free golf and just had to pay cart fees ($50). Plan for a 30-40 min cab ride up to the mountains, very rural...

Visited October 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Little pricey, but nice cjhallenge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Played the Nickluas course with a couple of Canadians (great guys, just learnng the game). Overall the course was is good shape, although the round did take a long time, in my opinion. Beautiful views from many of the tee boxes. It is a course you have to play several times as there are a number of quirky holes, but a fair test of your game. I would not view this course as one for beginners, like the group of guys behind us. Again, good course worth playing *try to find a deal though), I will play the Weiskopf course the next time around.

Visited May 2012
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