Punta Mita Club de Golf - Pacifico Course

2.8571428571 2.9 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


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


Walking allowed: Yes, at designated times & with previous approval
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7001 yards 72.7 131
Gold 72 6610 yards 71.9 129
Blue 72 6211 yards 69.9 124
White 72 5710 yards 67.3 118
Red 72 4974 yards 68.4 116

The Pacifico Course is the original Jack Nicklaus design at Punta Mita Golf Club. It was joined later joined by the Bahia Course, another Nicklaus design. The course enjoys contrasting views with pristine beaches and sparkling blue waters to one side and the Sierra Madre Mountains to the other. The golf course sprawls across 200 acres that sit right along the edge of the ocean. There are eight holes that border either the Pacific or the Bahia de Banderas. There are often whale sighting during their seasonal migration. Palm trees and colorful tropical vegetation accent the course, providing the perfect accent to the scenic views. A unique feature at Punta Mita Golf Club is the natural island green on the optional par-3 "19th hole." It is the first of its kind in Mexico.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 1.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Course Conditions horrendous"

schofir's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've been coming here annually for ten years and love this course despite the cost per round($360). I was comped my first round this year due to some issues last season and I was grateful. The staff is super friendly and professional. At issue is the course conditions. The fairways were brown and crusty in most spots and every tee shot ended up having mud on the ball from them trying to keep it moist. The greens were very inconsistent and patchy. It was in bad shape and played like a heavily used muni. I don't know if it's anyone's fault on the conditions, but the course shouldn't be charging what they do for a course in this bad shape.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I don't recommend this course

"It's all about the extra hole at Pacifico"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

My experience playing the famed extra par-3 hole named '3B' on Pacifico wasn't exactly memorable. I drowned two balls on the hole nicknamed the 'Tail of the Whale'. Even if I had hit the natural island green in the Pacific Ocean, I wouldn't have been able to retrieve the ball. The tide was in when it wasn't supposed to be, flooding the cart path with waves, and the club's amphibious cart wasn't working. Despite my Debbie Downer moment, Pacifico still ranks among Mexico's best resort courses (only guests of the on-site Four Seasons or St. Regis can play). Pacifico's eight ocean holes add beauty to any round. Jack Nicklaus designed Pacifico to be very playable in the wind off the water. Shooting a good score - even with the extra hole on your scorecard - is within reach.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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