Well amigos, everyone knows Puerto Vallarta and all the cool towns around Banderas Bay or Bahia de Banderas, as the locals say, is a swinging place, full of cool beaches, clubs, restaurants and resorts. But what many don’t know is that Puerto Vallarta is one of the best swinging golf towns anywhere in the tropics.
There are more golf courses here on the Bay than the strokes it takes me to get on the green. But that’s a whole other story. So let me give you what millions of golf loving visitors vote for when you say, “where is the best golf in Puerto Vallarta?
Golf Magazine has written many times about golfing in paradise many times and we agree, its among the best golfing in the world. Here is our list at the 10 best golf courses in Puerto Vallarta.
1 & 2: Jack Nicklaus has deigned two famous courses in Punta Mita. Pacifico, is not only a world-class favorite, with challenging holes, it is blessed with spectacular views.
3: Puerto Vallarta’s best seaside course? That’s Pacifico too. And what a sea you’ll see. The sparkling Pacific filled with Whales, Dolphins and Rays.
4: Feeling adventurous, the best Jungle Course is Tom Weiskopf’s, at Vista Vallarta.
5: Want to shave a few bucks off the green fees as well as your scorecard, than it’s the Greg Norman course, Litiba Gold. Considered the best golf value in Puerto Vallarta.
6: You’ll see the best wildlife at Marina Vallarta Golf Club with its Croc Sanctuary. Take a Mulligan if you happen to chip into their pen.
7: The best hole, in the whole Banderas Bay? That’s The Tail of the Whale, at Pacifico in Punta Mita.
8: Looking for thrills? Hop on your cart and attack the Greg Norman course at Vidanta
9: Think that new driver is going to increase your drive? Try it out on the 621-yard ego crusher at El Tigre.
10: And finally, the course with the best perks. Free transportation. That’s Flamingos Golf Club.
So, no matter your handicap, (mine are the traps) you’re going to love golfing here in Puerto Vallarta. And then, when you’re tired from your great day on the links, there’s the beach, the sea, the fabulous places to eat, drink and dance. The galleries, the shops, the people and all the rest. So much to do and so much fun, your traveling partner won’t even know you’re gone.
Tee up, come down, and have a ball.