Those looking for a unique and challenging golf course to visit on their Mexican vacation need look no further than the Nicklaus Design Golf Course at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco! Designed by legendary golf champion Jack Nicklaus, this course takes advantage of the natural terrain to both challenge you as a golfer and inspire you with its beauty and charm. Nestled away on a two-mile peninsula outside of the city, this course is truly a must visit for any golf enthusiast.
The golf course is located approximately 25 miles outside of Puerto Peñasco. A well paved road makes it an easy drive to get to this luxurious resort course. Since it is outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, traffic is light and there are few tourists on the road. Once you reach the resort, winding roads lead you to the course and allow you to take in the surrounding scenery. The beautiful setting and the challenge of the course certainly makes it well worth the trip!
Natural Beauty and Challenging Play
Designing the course was a collaborative effort between golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his son, Jack Nicklaus Jr., who made the course into a unique layout that you would not find anywhere else. When building the golf course, the natural lay of the land was taken into careful consideration and very little dirt was moved in the process. This means the bends and turns of the course were created by Mother Nature, with little interference from man.
The 7,210 yards of the course allow players to take in plenty of the gorgeous ocean views. One side of the course is flanked by tidal estuaries, and the other side is surrounded by the Sea of Cortes. This positioning of the golf course within the layout of the land creates some interesting challenge to players. A pleasant ocean breeze can quickly turn into formidable gust that disrupts an otherwise easy shot. The sloping fairways are also situated to force you into making a demanding shot with no view of the green. Sand dunes throughout the layout add to the strategic play. This 18-hole, par-72 course is certainly one to remember!
Beyond the green, the amenities of the the Vidanta Golf Course in Puerto Peñasco add to the overall experience. You can practice with a view on the driving range or putting greens on the property. If you prefer guidance while perfecting your game you can also book individual or group golf lessons. Gear up like a tour member at the Pro Shop, and wind down after a round at one of the resort’s three bars and restaurants. Your experiences at the Vidanta Puerto Peñasco will certainly be one of the highlights of your vacation! Contact us today to learn more about Vidanta Rocky Point Golf Course!