Golf - Public Course · · Par 30
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Review of Vidanta Golf's The Lakes Course Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
The Lakes Course at Vidanta Resort is the newest of the three courses at the Resort. It was designed by Chet Williams and opened for play in 2017. It's a beautiful 10 hole par three course which provides an excellent way to practice your short game, putting, and bunker shots. The course is well landscaped with tropical fauna and meticulously maintained.
We didn't have time to play the Lakes during our vacation to Nuevo Vallarta but talked to several people about it. We understand the Lakes is very challenging thanks to water on every hole and eleven big bunkers to avoid. Spray the ball and you're wet or lost in the tropical jungle. Two tee boxes have yardages of 886 from the back tees and 706 from the front. The greens look big and have plenty of contour.
It's the only lit course in the region that is open for play until 11 PM.
Rates: $59.00 to $59.00
Service is first class, the practice facilities are good, the pro shop is well stocked, and the restaurant is excellent.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.