Punta Mita Club de Golf - Bahia Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7035 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.0
  • 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 7035 yards 74.0 135
Blue 72 6512 yards 71.3 133
White 72 6102 yards 69.3 125
Red (W) 72 5186 yards 74.2 134

Punta Mita Golf Club boasts two championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Bahia and Pacifico. The Bahia Course offers a completely different but complementary design to the original course at the club. Bahia's fairways and greens are much more undulating, which makes putting technique an important factor in the round. Accuracy is key to doing well. A series of lakes and waterways meander through the golf course, coming into play on several holes. Numerous strategically placed bunkers have also been incorporated. The entire course enjoys a beautiful backdrop, with some points of the course looking towards the Bahia de Banderas and others with views of Punta Mita's famed surf spot, El Faro. In addition to the two golf courses at Punta Mita G.C., there is also an optional 19th hole that has a natural island green, the first of its kind in Mexico.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Bahia or Pacifico? I can't decide"

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

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Like everybody else, I'm torn. Which is the better course at Punta Mita, Bahia or Pacifico? I guess it depends what you're looking for in a round of golf. If you're a high handicapper who plays only 'vacation' or 'casual' golf, head to Pacifico. It's a couple shots easier and maybe slightly prettier with a few more ocean holes. For low handicaps or those who love a challenge, Bahia's the choice. Some of its severe greens border on the insane. One poorly cut cup on a ridge can send your mind into madness, cursing the universe.
Take the par-4 17th hole. It's a beyond-beautiful Cape Hole that hooks left along the beach. The green is a wild creation clinging to land's end. If you're on the wrong tier, forget about par. Thankfully, it's easier to forgive a three-putt when the waves crashing on the shore create such a sense of serenity.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

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