Vista Vallarta Golf Club
Often considered one of the best and most beautiful golf destinations in Mexico, the Vista Vallarta Golf Club features two high-elevation courses designed by renowned golfers Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf respectively. Here, members and non-members can play a leisurely 18 holes surrounded by views of both Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre mountains before retiring to the on-site clubhouse, bar, or restaurant.
Inaugurated in 2001, both the Nicklaus and Weiskopf courses offer challenging holes and a dense jungle setting. The former is characterized by palms and natural creeks, while the latter is more dramatic still, featuring deep ravines and various elevations. Travelers looking to squeeze in a round of golf at Vista Vallarta Golf Club should book tee times online in advance—for anything from one to four people—to guarantee their spot at one of these world-class courses.
Things to Know Before You Go
Vista Vallarta Golf Club has two 18-hole courses, the Nicklaus Course and the Weiskopf Course.
Guarantee your tee time slot by booking online in advance.
There are special rates available for travelers staying at select hotels, so ask on arrival.
There’s an on-site restaurant, bar, clubhouse, and on-course drinks service.
Rental clubs, golf carts, and golf lessons are available at Vista Vallarta Golf Club.
The Vista Vallarta Golf Club may not be fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Vista Vallarta Golf Club is located 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of downtown Puerto Vallarta and 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Most visitors find it easiest to arrive by private vehicle, especially if traveling with their own clubs.
When to Get There
Vista Vallarta Golf Club is open daily, typically from 7am to 7pm for members and non-members alike, and is at its busiest in the middle of the day. Arrive early to squeeze in a full day of golfing or beat the midday heat or drop by in the late afternoon when it’s quieter. Tee times are offered throughout the day.
Golf in Mexico
There are hundreds of golf courses in Mexico, some more spectacular than others. If you can’t get enough after playing the Vista Vallarta Golf Club courses, head north for another Jack Nicklaus design in Punta Mita or opt for the Greg Norman–designed course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta which features a massive golf cart suspension bridge. On the opposite coast, you can’t go wrong with the spectacular Riviera Cancún course.
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- Los Arcos National Marine Park
- Marina Vallarta
- Marigalante Galleon
- Banderas Bay (Bahia de Banderas)
- Aquaventuras Park
- Puerto Vallarta Cruise Port
- Las Caletas Beach (Playa Las Caletas)
- Gringo Gulch
- Nuevo Vallarta
- Zona Romantica
- Los Muertos Beach (Playa Los Muertos)
- Boca de Tomatlán
- Vallarta Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico de Vallarta)
- Marietas Islands (Islas Marietas)