A bit of golf? Punta Mita and its vicinity have fabulous golf courses. Two courses are private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses. Casa Joya Del Mar is one of the Punta Mita Mexico vacation rentals that overlooks the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

As a guest of Casa Joya Del Mar, you will have access to the private Punta De Mita Golf Club, which offers dining, bag storage, and other amenities. Here are some courses we recommend close to our Punta Mita villa:




Pacifico: Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2006 and 2008 selected the Four Seasons Punta Mita as the world’s #1 golf resort and is #1 in Latin America. It’s known for the Tail of the Whale – an optional, par-three 19th hole measuring 199 yards, featuring the only natural island green in the world. The legendary Jack Nicklaus designed the Pacifico Course. From the Pacifico Course, you can see the whales rising in the ocean during the migration season (December – April).



Bahia: The Bahia Course is the second Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Punta Mita. It features 6 ocean holes and runs through the St. Regis Resort. Bahia Course offers beautiful lakes and ponds. Combining Nicklaus’ design and the natural beauty of Punta Mita, he made this golf course as spectacular as its sister course – Pacifico Course. Bahia offers fairways, while Pacifico offers greens. This course is challenging due to its many beach bunkers and will test your skills.



Litibu: Designed by Greg Norman, this course is 12 minutes from Casa Joya del Mar, located in the town of Higuera Blanca. It keeps reservations at a minimum so that golfers can enjoy the beautiful views of Punta Mita. If you are looking for a more laid back golfing day, this course is for you! If you have had enough of the beach for the day, Litibu is a nice change of pace, as you will be golfing through lush flora and exotic jungles.


Flamingos Course

Flamingos: Located 40 minutes East of Punta Mita in Nuevo Vallarta is Flamingos Golf Course. It was one of the first courses constructed in Puerto Vallarta and remains one the best in value in all of Mexico.


El Tigre Golf Course

El Tigre: Located 45 minutes from Casa Joya Del Mar at Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta  is El Tigre Golf Course. Designed by golf course architect, Robert Von Hagge, this course is very picturesque. It flows through lakes, ponds, and lagoons. This course is challenging due to its many beach bunkers and will test your skills.


Mayan Golf Course

Mayan: Located 50 minutes from Casa Joya Del Mar in Nuevo Vallarta is Mayan Palace Golf Course. This Jack Nicklaus course overlooks Banderas Bay, one of the most beautiful bodies of water on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. There are impressive views of the Pacific Ocean, Ameca River, and the surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains.

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