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Banderas Bay Golfing Heaven

Banderas Bay Golfing Heaven

Banderas Bay is famous for a lot of things such as breathtaking beaches, wonderful dining, warm Mexican hospitality and more fantastic accommodation choices than one could possibly imagine. However, it has also positioned itself as a world-class golf destination with ten (10) different golf courses ready to challenge anyone from golf novice to seasoned enthusiast.

A World-class Golf Destination

Banderas Bay is famous for a lot of things such as breathtaking beaches, wonderful dining, warm Mexican hospitality and more fantastic accommodation choices than one could possibly imagine. However, it has also positioned itself as a world-class golf destination with ten (10) different golf courses ready to challenge anyone from golf novice to seasoned enthusiast.

With stunning locations ranging from lush jungle settings to breathtaking oceanfront properties, a round of golf has never been more scenic or inviting. Golf courses pepper the landscape around the region, including Puerto Vallarta’s Marina, the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita, making it easy to find real estate near a golf course if you are so inclined.

Here are reviews for two of Banderas Bay’s most prestigious golf courses which also offer fabulous residential opportunities. When it comes to must-see masterpieces, these courses are truly spectacular:

Pacifico Golf Course - Punta Mita

When you think of names synonymous with the game of golf, Jack Nicklaus easily springs to mind. A true legend to the sport, he has focused his energy since retiring from the pro circuit on elevating golf course design with his firm Nicklaus Design. While his team has designed four noteworthy golf courses in the area, the Pacifico is truly outstanding.

Featuring 19 holes, including eight oceanfront holes, this ‘Signature’ course is 7,014-yards of pure Nicklaus perfection. Undoubtedly the most distinctive component of Pacifico is the “Tail of the Whale” alternate third hole, which is situated on the only natural island green in the world. When the tide is low, you take your aim over the Pacific, then make your way to the edge of the green on the island either by foot or by cart. However, when the tide is high, the amphibious golf cart motors you out the almost 200 yards to the green … and back!

With ingenious details and plenty of challenges, not to mention sweeping views of the Pacific, it is no surprise that the Pacifico Golf Course in Punta Mita has garnered several awards and praise in the industry.

El Tigre Golf Course - Nuevo Vallarta

While Robert Von Hagge may have cemented his sex-symbol status during his stint as the Marlboro Man (back when smoking was considered cool), his true passion was always in the design of golf courses. He rose to stardom in the golf world as a revered golf course architect, and he certainly created something sensational when he designed the El Tigre golf course located at Paradise Village.

This fantastic 18-hole course in Nuevo Vallarta covers 7,239 yards of masterly design that includes demanding fairways interspersed with ponds, lagoons and lakes amidst lush tropical scenery. Your skills will be put to the test with each round you attempt, especially with the infamous “beach bunkers” frequently waiting to challenge you.

If the thought of buying real estate or renting a property in a location that offers an array of world class golf courses, contact us today so we can show you how to combine golf with your dream home!

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