|Marina Vallarta Golf Club|
Marina Vallarta Golf Club is Puerto Vallarta golf at its finest. Replete with jungle foliage, lagoons, iguanas, tropical birds, and a strong golf course designed by famed American golf course architect Joe Finger, it was the first of what is currently 7 professional courses in Puerto Vallarta.
As some of you may know already, Joe Finger is the founder of Finger Dye Spann, Inc., a company with over 40 years in the practice of golf course architecture that creates harmonious blends of artistic and technically sound designs. Ranking as of the leading golf course architectural teams with more than 20 "Best" rankings by various golf publications, the firm has created more than 100 golf courses in the Americas, in mountains, marshlands, deserts and parklands.
Opened in 1989, the course is located in the heart of Marina Vallarta, in walking distance from member hotels and easily accessible to all. This year-round, challenging 18-hole, 6,500 yards, par 71 layout features lush vegetation, natural lagoons alive with herons, sea geese, iguanas, alligators, and the scenic shores of Banderas Bay. Today it is owned by ClubCorp, a Dallas-based company that owns or operates more than 220 golf courses, country clubs, private business clubs and resorts throughout the world.
With a magnificent view of the Bay of Banderas and its natural obstacles such as waterfalls, palms and natural lagoons, along with its abundant wildlife, have made it increasingly popular in the last few years. It has twice been the site of the Governor's Cup Pro/Am Tournament as well as other important golfing events. The facilities include a driving range and chipping putting green, golf shop and a full-service clubhouse. The golf course is a part of the luxurious Marina Vallarta hotel and condominium complex, and is only a short walk from such hotels as the Westin Regina Resort, the Melia, Velas Vallarta and the Marriott, among others.
Marina Vallarta Golf Club is unique among resort golf courses in Mexico because it has integrated the area's beautiful natural landscape with a layout designed to test golfing skill. Fragrant tropical plants and an unequaled view of the Pacific coastline often defy golfers' perceptions of distances and their ability to concentrate on the game - a challenge for all levels of golfers from the advanced player to the casual player. Luxury, recreation, golf - American style. That's what the new $400 million Marina Vallarta master-planned complex is all about!
The course has been called challenging, but not so difficult that most people wouldn't enjoy it. Playing the course is like a trip through paradise, as it winds through the local vegetation. Picture perfect obstacles include waterfalls at green sites, a peninsula dotted with coconut palms and a natural lagoon filled with wildlife. White herons, iguanas, multicolored ducks, Mexican sand cranes and 16-foot alligators all call Marina Vallarta home, so watch that slice! If you are looking for American quality, service and operation, Marina Vallarta is the place.
The clubhouse at Marina Vallarta Club de Golf offers all the luxurious accommodations to make every guest feel at home. The Pro Shop is fully stocked with the latest in golf merchandise and can accommodate any needs from top of the line rental clubs to rental shoes. There is a complete practice facility available from the driving range to the chipping and putting green.
Marina Vallarta Golf Course [locate on map]
Paseo de la Marina
Puerto Vallarta, Jaisco
Tel. 011 52 (322) 221-0073