Marina Vallarta Golf Club – Marina Vallarta’s beautiful 18-hole, 6701-yard golf course features long palm-lined fairways guarded by water and small, well-manicured greens. The par 3, 13th hole alongside the ocean is a challenge. Play one of the most difficult courses in Puerto Vallarta, where your game will demand premium accuracy. Tee Times: (322) 221-0545 or www.marinavallartagolf.com
Vista VallartaGolf Club – Tee off at Vista Vallarta’s two world-class golf courses. Located on high elevation, the championship18-hole Jack Nicklaus course, host of the 2002 EMC World Cup Championship, treats golfers to breathtaking views of Puerto Vallarta, the Marina and Banderas Bay. Grassy hillsides, dense forest of palm and giant ficas trees, natural creeks and arroyos create an idyllic golf landscape. The 18-hole Tom Weiskopf course features dramatic terrain with dense jungle, deep ravines and swift creeks. The masterful design blends the elevations and natural contours of the land into an incredible golf experience. These outstanding courses feature magnificent ocean-swept fairways and undulating greens. Tee Times: (322) 290-0040 or www.vistavallartagolf.com,
Mayan Palace Country Club – Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a fun 18-hole course to play, though bunkers and water hazards are everywhere. The #14 signature hole is a beautiful 166-yard, par 3 with the ocean on the left and a lake on the right. Tee times: (322) 226-4000.
El Tigre Golf Club – Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this lengthy 7,239-yard course is protected by traps and water throughout. The mammoth finishing hole is the par 5, 621-yard “Tiger.” Most golfers find it untamable because water runs all the way down the left side of the course and the multi-tiered green is surrounded by sand. Tee times: (322) 297-0773.
Flamingos Golf Club – Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this traditional-style, par 72, 6,452-yard course enjoys the reputation of being the easiest to play because of its wide-open fairways. Tee times: (322) 296-5006.
Four Seasons Golf Club – Located 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, this spectacular course has eight picturesque holes bordering the ocean. Hole #3, called the “Tail of the Whale,” is a 194-yard, par 3 that plays across the ocean to a rocky island green. Tee times: (329) 291-6000.