Golf: An Outstanding Sport on the Beaches of Mexico.
By Verónica Toro
The green areas that exist in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are so vast that many have been made into golf courses. Today, these two tourism destinations are becoming favorites among aficionados of the sport. There is currently a total of eight world-class golf courses in the area.
They include the Punta de Mita par 72 course in Nayarit, with a 3B hole; the only one in the world, and better known as the “Whale Tail”. It is one of the largest courses with an ocean view. Vista Vallarta is another impressive golf course, opened in April of 2011. Both courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus; American former professional golfer considered one of the great champions of all time.
Lessons are also offered at these courses, at times by Nicklaus himself. Within the same facilities you will find restaurants and boutiques. The natural beauty of these settings continues to leave visitors ranging from recognized athletes to amateur golfers astonished and amazed.