Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are known for their stunning beaches, fine dining, and a host of activities to attract visitors and expats looking for a place to call their second home. Furthermore, the hospitality in Mexico is warm and welcoming and the cost of living is low. But did you know that Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are teeming with options for golf fanatics?

Golf, golf and more golf in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are both booming golf destination that offer a variety of different golf courses to entertain novices and enthusiast golfers as well as professionals. The stunning golf courses can be found in unique locations, some of which have breathtaking views of the ocean or a lush jungle setting. The golf courses in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit provide challenges for all ability levels. You can find world-class golf courses at Marina Vallarta, Punta Mita, in the Sierra Madre Mountains, and in Nuevo Vallarta. These courses are spectacular; and if you live in the area, you should try all of them at some point to choose your favorite.

Here are two reviews of our favorite golf courses in the area.

Pacifico Golf Course – Punta Mita

Jack Nicklaus will surely come to mind when choosing the best golf courses to play at. Jack Nicklaus is a legend when it comes to golf, and he started creating golf courses with his company Nicklaus Design when he retired. The Pacifico Golf Course in Punta Mita, just 30 minutes from Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, is one of the best and most outstanding golf courses that Nicklaus and his team have designed so far. The Pacifico Golf Course features 19 holes, 8 oceanfront holes, and 7,014 yards of championship perfection. The “Tail of the Whale” third hole is a distinct component at this golf course and it is situated on a small island, which you can reach only when the tide is low. There are plenty of challenges and breathtaking views at the Pacifico Golf Course, which it perhaps why it has received so many awards.

El Tigre Golf Course – Nuevo Vallarta

Robert Von Hagge’s true passion is designing award winning golf courses, although you may only recognize him as being the Marlboro Man year ago when smoking was considered cool. Robert Von Hagge designed the El Tigre Golf Course, which is a creative masterpiece in Nuevo Vallarta. The El Tigre Golf Course has 18 holes that spans over 7,239 yards and a few of the challenges include lagoons, ponds, and beautiful luscious scenery. With each round of golf your skills will be challenged, and the “beach bunkers” will add extra challenges.

There is golf, golf, and more golf in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Golf enthusiasts can be sure of a great game with breathtaking views and plenty of challenges.