If you plan to go in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta, don’t miss out the opportunity of playing some rounds of golf. These two tropical destinations on Banderas Bay, Mexico are famous for their world class golf courses. The various golf courses are strategically located starting from Marina Vallarta down to Riviera Nayarit and Punta Mita. They offer a unique golfing experience with stunning vistas and well designed fairways that offer a challenge for any budding golfer. If you ever visit these courses, you’ll be a fan of the game, watching the golfer’s different style of play. Moreover, you can be transformed from being a fan to a curious golf student.
Where to play golf in and around Nuevo Vallarta
The very first golf course built in the region is located north of Nuevo Vallarta: the Flamingos Golf. One can play at its 72 hole championship course. Its fairways are narrow with a gently sloping terrain. It has 9 water hazards, 43 bunkers and a cool wind; all are threats to every talented golfer. One can easily access the place because the course’s management offers transportation going to and from the hotels. Flamingos golf is one terrific place to know about golf and learn its basics.
Another golf landmark in the region is Vista Vallarta. Composed of a two course complex and is situated where one can see the beauty of Banderas Bay. One of the more challenging courses in and around Nuevo Vallarta is the Nicklaus course. It’s 7,057 yards long with a par 72 course. It was the site of the 2002 PGA World Cup Tournament, where golfers from around the world strutted their skills. The beauty that surrounds the course is simply marvelous. It’s breathtaking to see the Sierra Madre Mountain Range on one side and the scenic Banderas Bay on the other side. You will feel like more of a tourist than an athlete, with the chance of enjoying the great sights around. Since it’s situated on the highest area, it provides a spectacular view of the whole region.
Making it in the top 10 best golf courses in Mexico, according to Golf Digest’s Planet Golf Ranking is the Weiskopf course. It shares the same facilities with that of Nicklaus course. It’s different elevations and bunkers offer the best golfers a run for their money. The course is built within dense vegetation with crevices and ditches. Just like the Nicklaus course, it’s also considered a world class course, as it is frequented by the top players in the world. Experience what the pros have experienced just a short distance from Nuevo Vallarta.
If these golf courses aren’t enough, there are still other courses around. You can try El Tigre in Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita Golf Course at Punta Mita and Marina Golf in Marina Vallarta. They’ll all give you such wonderful, world class golf experience that you’ll remember forever.