Puerto Vallarta is becoming a major golf destination with important golf tournaments here each year.
Vista Vallarta Club De Golf
La Vista is located about 3 miles from Marina Vallarta towards the mountains. It is an 18 hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus, and an 18 hole course designed by Tom Weiskopf, with clubhouse and restaurant. Reservations required.
El Tigre, Paradise Village Nuevo Vallarta
An 18 hole course designed by Ernesto del Castillo, working with North American Landscape Architects. The course features seven artificial lakes with two holes set on small islands with a theme of Mayan artifacts.
Punta Mita Golf Course at the Four Seasons
1 hour north of the airport. This Nicklaus-designed course is set within vistas of white-sand beaches and the surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains. Spread over 81 hectares (200 acres), it takes full advantage of its location. Eight holes border either the Pacific Ocean or Banderas Bay. The green of one truly unique hole is located on a natural island in the ocean. The Punta Mita peninsula\'s tropical landscape of palm trees and flowering trees add to the pleasure of playing this course, which is challenging for experienced golfers yet friendly for the beginner.
Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta
The Mayan Palace course was designed by Jim Lipe of the Jack Nicklaus Associates.
Marina Golf Club
Located at Marina Vallarta. A 10 minute drive from downtown. Designed by American golf architect Joe Fingers. Facility includes a driving range, putting green and pro shop.
Flamingos Golf Club - Bucerías, Nayarit
This course, designed by Percy J. Clifford, is located 12 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. There have been many improvements on this course and the clubhouse. If you have not played here in a while check it out it is much improved.