Flamingos Club de Golf

4.1768764706 4.2 stars from 5 (221)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6853 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • Carretera Tepic - Puerto Vallarta Km. 145, Bucerias, Nayarit 63732,
  • 01 (329) 296-5006
  • 01 (329) 296-5006
  • www.flamingosgolf.com.mx

Year built: 1978
Architect(s): Percy Clifford (1978)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golfing attire required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6853 yards 72.5 130
White 72 6285 yards 69.5 125
White (W) 72 6285 yards 75.4 136
Yellow 72 5654 yards 66.6 115
Yellow 72 5654 yards 71.4 125
Red (W) 72 4697 yards 65.8 110

Opened in 1978, Flamingos Gofl Club was the first golf course in the Bay of Banderas and it has since become a local favorite. The course sprawls across a landscape covered with over 1,500 palm trees. There are also hundreds of different trees, including parota and eucalyptus, that frame the challenging greens. The narrow, subtle sloped fairways provide scenic paths that weave through the natural lagoons, estuaries, and marshes. There are nine water hazards and over 40 bunkers that come into play throughout the golf course. The layout will test your target golf skills and good strategizing will be greatly rewarded, which includes not only your ball placement on the fairways but also proper club selection, especially on the holes that are more affected by the strong coastal breezes.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 221 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
129
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

205 out of 221 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Fun and challenging"


cee32dubb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had the privilege to play this course a few weeks ago and I must say it was fun but challenging! The staff was great the starter gave us some good tips! Best tips were to look at the greens by the hole cause the greens are very tricky and hard to read, and club up 1 to most greens as they are elevated with soft fronts(aka no rolling the ball up)! The course was in good shape and you need to hit the fairways or you may loose balls in the brush. Fairways have a lot of undulations and balls roll forever ( lost a few that hit the wrong side of a mound and rolled to the brush). But the course is great and fairways are pretty open! The price is great!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value for the money."


linksman's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a well laced out course with more elevation changes than you might expect. Lots of palm trees and flowering bushes line the fairways and we were warned about the hazards of coral snakes, scorpions and crocodiles in the underbrush and around water hazards. The scorecard incorporates a local jungle rule for such mishaps.

Fortunately we had no particular difficulties with the flora and fauna although the par 5, 15th hole has my number. There is a big palm tree partially blocking the fairway that always causes me to donate a ball or two. Just a terrible way to start off on the number 2 stroke hole. lmao!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Can’t wait to hit tee shot"


cmantik's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every hole sets you up so that you can’t wait to hit your tee shot. It’s too bad that the greens were in poor shape but still a very good value for the GolfNow hot deal rate. Staff were great and pace of play just 3.5 hours. Definitely worth a visit just to see the wildlife.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Once again, a good round"


rtsnow's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played here last year in November and we are back this November and have numerous rounds booked. Two of us went around in 3 hours. The course has suffered a bit in the last year - rough greens, a number of spots of collected water I which I lost two balls - on the fairway. However, it is a good layout, and all things considered we're happy to play there. Not as good condition as last year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course."


Buys's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great hot day. Few people on the course so played less than 4 hours. Course challenging with long par 4 $ 5’s. Fairways need some work but overall still a great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent!"


u625270739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff and course were so awesome. We will be back this week to play again. Highly recommend!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A really nice course"


TC2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really nice course a little tricky in placesif you don’t hit your tee shot straight, your second shot is the important one if you want to make par. The greens are pure for this type of grass, a little slow but excellent if your putting is on track

Overall a reasonable test and in really good condition.

The only down side is having booked with Now Golf we felt we were second class golfers, the reception in the pro shop was very off hand..........

Even though we didn’t’use a caddy the Caddy Master and his guys we’re very friendly

Over all I would definitely recommend this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Nice Coarse But the Club House Staff Are Not Welcoming"


u9759574's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I started to use this coarse last summer and just got used to the dismissive attitude of the people that checked me in but this year since they have doubled their green fees through GolfNow I am expecting a bit more professionalism and manners. I never like being treated like my being there is an imposition to the people who are there to greet me. Not sure why they have an attitude but it does not make me want to use their course or consider a membership. If the clubhouse staff don’t want the general public to use their facilities just don’t use GolfNow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hot and Steamy Afternoon"


WahooJosh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Given the "regular" prices for the nice golf courses near Puerto Vallarta, a Hot Deal for $54 is an excellent value for this course. It was our first full day in Mexico, so I was not surprised by the heat and humidity, but I did struggle and had enough by the end - maybe one too many cadillac margaritas the previous evening. The course is laid out in a park-like setting (no houses), with quite a few interesting holes. Some local knowledge would be helpful on some of the dog leg holes especially on the back nine. Some holes were lined with mango trees dropping hundreds of fresh fruit. We will try it again if we ever return to PV.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




raltons's avatar
Age:  55-64

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Olagjr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"The fairways were smooth and wide and let the ball flyThis"


u150820469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was very nice and very well taken care of. I will have to come back and visit again soon. I will tell my friends to come and visit this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always good"


u000005649145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They are doing some work around the course, but it was still in great shape and well worth the price. It is low season so pro shop was a little short on items ( no large or xl golf gloves) but overall had a great time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Flamingo Golf Course"


sammygreenfeld's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is most interesting in all aspects. The layout, the hills, the shrubs, the water holes, and fact that you are provided with carts makes this a wonderful experience. The only problem some people encounter is the sand traps. Some golfers find the sand is good enough or there is a lack of suitable sand. Otherwise, this is one of the best courses if you like a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging tract"


u552506428's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Flamingos Golf Club in Nuevo Vallarta is a challenging but very playable course. The layout have tees for all abilities and is in good physical shape. The greens are slower than what one would expect for hot, humid weather. Good mix of straight forward holes with uphill greens and challenging water holes on the back nine. The price was right, especially on GolfNow.com, the staff is friendly, caddies are available and the 19th hole is pleasant. Reasonable priced, well maintained golf tract, highly recommended for a challenging day at the links.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Flamingos"


grodan1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course loved the jungle atmosphere with the occasional crocodile nicely maintained I will go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Old Style Course"


Neil7542421's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a great old style course just far enough out of the way to make it feel like you are playing a country course but it is just east of the beach development close to Puerto Vallarta. The course is rolling. Each hole is unique. Some water, woods, trees but little in the way of rough. The greens are ubpndulating and were a bit slow but that was due to recent aeration. The course has beautiful flowering bushes and nice palm trees. We easily played in under 4 hours. A shuttle is available to take you back to your hotel.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course under repair (being aerated)"


Mario4188322's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was being aerated and had to play back 9 twice. Was advised by GolfNow well after the tee time was booked and paid for, tried to change it via e-mail but never received a reply. Did not have access to a phone which i think is the only way to contact them. If they contacted me by e-mail, why can't they reply to mine?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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