|Vista Vallarta Club de Golf|
With over three million visitors each year, Puerto Vallarta has long been the gem of the Mexican Pacific resort coastline. Its legendary beauty, grand sunsets, spectacular Banderas Bay, views of the Pacific Ocean, regal Sierra Madre mountain ranges, friendly people, water sports, ecological treasures, art history, culture, gourmet cuisine, and now world-class golf have made this lush tropical location Mexico's destination of choice for vacationers from around the world.
Ancient ruins fascinate the historian. Recently, archaeological remnants of an ancient ball game played by the Indians of the Aztatlan culture were found along the Mexican Pacific coastline. Could it be that even centuries ago the inhabitants of western Mexico were golfers?
Spread across 478 acres, the Vista Vallarta Club de Golf encompasses two 18-hole, par 72 championship golf courses: the first is a Signature Golf Course Design by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, and the neighboring course is a Signature Course Design by golf great Tom Weiskopf. Opened in April, 2001, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is located on the property's highest elevation, offering breathtaking views of Puerto Vallarta, the Marina and the Banderas Bay, arguably the best sheltered marina in Mexico. Grassy hillsides, dense forest of palm, giant ficus trees and natural creeks provide the setting for this worldclass course.
Opened in November, 2001, the Tom Weiskopf Signature Course offers a dramatic contrast from the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Located on the west-end of the Vallarta Vista property, the golf course is built on extreme terrain with dense jungles, deep ravines and swift creeks. The course plays through towering forests of palms and Papillae trees and across deep natural ravines and swift creeks that are characteristic of the properties lowest elevations. Weiskopf has done a masterful job of blending the elevations and natural features to create the ultimate golf experience. The holes are designed to suit every level of golfer on both courses, from amateurs to professionals.
The Club's services include complete practice facilities, and luxurious clubhouse with restaurant, bar and lounge, verandas, fully stocked golf shop, and on-course beverage service.
In addition to hosting the 2002 World Golf Championships EMC2 World Cup, Vista Vallarta's championship courses have drawn major golf tournaments to the region including the Ford U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships which took place April 4-8, 2001 and was televised on ESPN, again in 2002, and will return in 2003; the Taylor-Made Invitational was held in November, 2001 and returned to this area; the Puerto Vallarta Pro Am was held December, 2001 and in 2002; and the International Foundation for Junior Golf World Junior Golf Championships were played in August 2001. Nicole Perrot from Santiago, Chile, the reigning USGA Junior Girls Champion and runner up in the USGA Women's Tournament, birdied two of the last three holes to overcome Sarah-Jane Kenyon from Queensland, Australia to win the championship.
Vista Vallarta Club de Golf is the focal point of a premier master-planned development that will include world-class hotels, spa, residences and time share properties.
Vista Vallarta Club de Golf, Marina Vallarta Club de Golf, Cozumel Country Club and Pok-Ta-Pok Club de Golf are owned and/or operated by ClubCorp International. Founded in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has $1.7 billion in assets and is the world's leader in delivering golf, private club and resort experiences. Internationally, the privately held company owns or operates hundreds of premier golf courses, country clubs, private business and sports clubs, and golf resorts stretching from the United States to Australia, Asia, and Europe.
In addition to Vista Vallarta Club de Golf, ClubCorp owns and operates Marina Vallarta Club de Golf featuring an exclusive, 18-hole, Par 71, 6,700-yard Joe Finger designed championship course located in the fashionable Marina Vallarta district of Puerto Vallarta, and the newly opened Cozumel Country Club on the island of Cozumel, an 18-hole, 6,734 yard, par 72 golf course designed by Steve Nicklaus of the Nicklaus Design Group. ClubCorp operates Pok-Ta-Pok Club de Golf located 20 miles from Cancun International Airport, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. Designed by award-winning designed Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this championship 18 hole, 6,602-yard, par 72, golf course artistically incorporates ancient Mayan ruins with hundreds of meters of beautiful shoreline.
Vista Vallarta Club de Golf [locate on map]
Circuito Universidad 653
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Tel. 011 52 (322) 290-0030/290-0040