Punta Mita Golf Courses
A Golfers Paradise
Punta Mita is a visionary development combining fresh, natural beauty and world-class amenities. Here owners and their guests can enjoy two internationally well-known golf courses called the Pacifico and the Bahia. Both golf courses are championship golf courses known for their beauty, challenges, and exciting fairways. We will look at both golf courses, their differences, and similarities, and explain why you want to play at one or even both golf courses.
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The two golf courses sit on 380 acres on a peninsula. The views and course design are considered spectacular because of its unique location, next to the largest bay in Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. As a Villa guest, you can enjoy access to the clubhouse, including dining, bag storage, pools, restaurants, bars, and other amenities. If you are staying in Punta Mita, these golf courses are the ones to play. The clubhouse offers a beautiful backdrop for the entrance to both golf courses, which are considered the best. The Pacifico and Bahia were both carefully designed by Jack Nicklaus. They are the result of his dream of creating a golfer’s paradise.
If you decide to play golf on either of these golf courses, take your cell phone or a camera as the views are spectacular. Both systems offer a wide range of playing opportunities and tees for players of all skill levels. If you are a golfer, you may want to play both golf courses, as you will find that they are unique and different from each other in the way they are played. The terrain, types of sand, and other features vary extensively. Even the views are unique to each of the courses.
The Pacifico Golf Course
The Pacifico opened in December 1999 and is best known for the magnificent island green you can walk or drive across. The green is called “The Tale of the Whale” and is the only natural island green globally. Golfers can play up to 7,000 yards with fantastic ocean views every step of the way. This is Nicklaus’s best design in golf courses.
The Pacifico has 18 holes plus an additional optional par3. It is a Par 72 with a rating of 72.7.
The views here are very contrasting. On one side, players can enjoy the view of pristine beaches upon which turquoise blue water dances. The impressive Sierra Madre Mountains dressed in splendorous jungle life are on the other side. The golf course follows along on 200 acres that sit along the coastline. Eight holes border the Bahia de Banderas or the Pacific Oceans. In addition, from November through February, players may get a chance to see the migrating whales that come to play in the bay. Tropical vegetation is a part of the landscape throughout the course and offers a perfect backdrop to a pleasant day on the course.
The most exciting feature of the Pacifico course is the natural island green on the optional par three or “19th hole.” This island is the first of its kind in the country. At Pacifico, Villa, guests can use different tee boxes for players of varying skill levels. All you need to do is to set up a tee time with your partner, friends, or kids. However, beware that the Pacifico is a challenge, and the terrain is ever-changing.
The Pacifico Golf Course begins with an ocean-facing tee-off and ends on Mexico’s only natural island green. You can get there by driving from the fairway through the water to the finish par-3 hole. Two of the most exciting holes in this course are the numbers 15 and 17.
Hole 15 – The approach shot of more than 400 yards, par-4 on the 15th hole, offers a full view of Banderas Bay and the Puerto Vallarta city skyline. Be careful, however. The green has a tricky drop-off and a deep bunker on the left side. Hole 17 – This 387-yard par 4 has a short dogleg to the left that follows the line of the cove and requires a carry-over of sand and rocks to the waterfront green.
The Bahia golf course is slightly less challenging than the Pacifico but can hold even the most experienced players. The fairways blend more seamlessly into each other, which allows you to relax, and enjoy the views and the game. Enjoy a day at the relaxing Bahia golf course where the waves, greens, and fairways will mesmerize you and embrace you in the comfortable movement of the ocean, the soft breeze, and the sparkling greens kissed by the sunshine. You can enjoy six different oceanside holes mixed with championship-level fun and an ideal play for novices.
One of the most exciting holes in the fairway that sits just steps from El Faro, a popular surf spot with waves they say is to die for. Other areas of this course are dotted with stunning lakes and other water features. Many different putting opportunities make the Bahia Golf Course ideal for playing multiple rounds, but beware, this course still offers golfers of all levels a challenge!
Once you have finished the Tail of the Whale par 3, don’t miss out on the fun and head over to the restaurant on the upper floor of the island clubhouse. Here you will enjoy international cuisine until 7:00 PM. The restaurant starts with breakfast for early risers and continues serving through dinner.
Renting a villa in one of the Punta Mita communities is the ideal solution if you plan on having a golfing vacation. The homes here offer luxurious accommodations, and most villas include access to the golf courses. However, you should check the description as some of the houses do not have golf memberships, but all of the villas do have access to the Punta Mita golf and beach club, including the pool, gym, and spa amenities.
Planning a trip where you can enjoy Mexico’s best golf courses is not all that difficult when two of the country’s top golf courses are next to each other. You would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful backdrop or destination for your golfing vacation. With these two spectacularly designed golf courses, Punta Mita has been transformed into a world-class golfing destination.
Punta Mita is a private and secured community of 1,500 acres. It is home to many of the most exclusive and luxurious villas and condominiums available for rent and sale. Many of these homes are located on the golf course premises. Guests who rent one of these spectacular homes have access to the community amenities such as the Tennis Center, the Residents Beach Club with two swimming pools, the spa cabanas, restaurants, and more. Some homes also include golf course memberships, which are well worth visiting as Punta Mita has been voted the Number One golf resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler.
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Book your next golf vacation at a luxury villa on the Punta Mita golf courses. Ensure the villa rental has the Premier Membership included to access both methods only open to club members, residents, and guests of Punta Mita.