Fantastic dining, stunning beaches, the best accommodation that you could only dream about, and the welcoming Mexican hospitality are just a few things that Banderas Bay is known for, so it may not surprise you to know that Banderas Bay is well-known for its world class golf courses too. From novice to seasoned golfers the golf courses in Banderas Bay provide exciting challenges. The golf around the Bay provides scenic views from lush jungle settings to breathtaking ocean views in locations around the Bay that include Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita, the Sierra Madre Mountains, and the Puerto Vallarta Marina. If you enjoy playing golf, then you definitely want to check out one or more of these golf around the bay as they are truly masterpieces.
Here are a couple of the most outstanding golf courses for you to try in Banderas Bay:
The Jack Nicklaus Pacifico Golf Course
The Jack Nicklaus Pacifico Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his Nicklaus Design firm. It’s no wonder that when you think of the game of golf, Jack Nicklaus comes to mind first. When he decided to retire from pro golfing he focused all his energy in designing and creating spectacular golf courses and one of the best is The Pacifico Golf Course.
This golf course has nineteen holes and eight of these holes are on the oceanfront. One of the most challenging area of this 7,014 yard golf course is the “Tail of the Whale”, which is located on the third hole. The third hole is sitting on the only natural green in the entire world. What makes the third hole so unusual? When the tide is low, golfers will have to aim the golf ball over the Pacific, but if the tide is high, then the third hole is unreachable. The third hole is truly a one-of-a-kind feature at the Pacifico Golf Course, but there are other fun challenges that awaits golfers at the Jack Nicklaus Pacifico Golf Course, which is why this golf course has already been awarded many awards and certificates.
Robert Von Hagge’s Designed El Tigre Golf Course
You may remember Robert Von Hagge as the sexy man in the Marlboro Man commercials or billboards (when smoking was a cool thing to do), but that was never his true passion. Robert Von Hagge’s passion was always designing amazing golf courses. He quickly rose to fame in the golf industry when he created and designed the El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta. This architect masterpiece course is over 7,239 yards with eighteen holes. The course takes golfers on many challenges through lagoons, lakes, ponds, and the green tropical views. When you reach the “beach bunkers” your golfing skills will be put to the test as there is always a challenge awaiting you.
Why not join the family in Puerto Vallarta with a Villa del Palmar purchase and you could be playing golf any day of the week!
Picture via Punta Mita Club de Golf – Pacifico Course