Marina Vallarta Golf Club Review

Marina Vallarta GCMarina Vallarta Golf Club in Jalisco

Paseo de la Marina,
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48354

April 24th, 2011 18:11

Reviewer

First Name Sal
Last Name Russo
Handicap 15

Course Review and Comments

There are no water jugs to be found on the course. Be prepared to pay a variety of prices to the course beverage cart. We didn't pay the same amount for water all week! Crocodiles dot the property, not a problem, just a surprise. Iguanas are huge and find their way onto the sunny tea boxes most afternoons. There are better places to play in Puerto Vallarta, Vista Vallarta for example, but this course is so convenient to the marina that it may be a best option. Bring tons of golf balls though, as there is water EVERYWHERE and none of it invites the errant shot maker to recover their golf ball. Crocs and filthy water are no match for grabbing another ball out of the bag. Be wary of the holes close to the beach however, as the sun worshippers are certainly in the mix as you weave your way through the course. Also, the cart costs are unbelievable. Most of the resorts discount the cost of golf if you can sit through one of those time share talks to some degree, so a $90.00 round may turn into half of that if not completely free. They will charge you for the cart however and that cost it $44.00 per person! Yikes!!

Ratings

Date course was played Friday 22nd of April 2011
Price paid for golf 0
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments Club meanders in and out of a densely populated residential area. On the days that we played there were MANY beach-goers wandering past the course. It is "protected" by a 3 wire barbed fence. Plays more to the player that draws a ball than to one that fades. Some holes very close to the general public, for example the 13th hole is on the beach. Umbrellas line the fairway and the music from the beach itself is awfully distracting.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments The course itself was seasonally dry, with many patches of dried grass. The bunkers were more gravel than sand, and there is water everywhere.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments Caddies and starters very nice, pro shop and food service not so nice.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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