Punta Mita is a private and secure 1,500-acre gated resort and residential community that is home to luxury villas and condos for rent and sale, many of which are located along the golf courses. Those who rent or own a home in Punta Mita have access to additional community amenities, including a tennis center and a Residents’ Beach Club, which features two swimming pools, spa cabanas, a restaurant, and more. Punta Mita also offers two five-star resorts–the new St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
Punta Mita, located near Puerto Vallarta, is among Mexico’s top luxury resort and residential communities and is preparing for the opening of its newest Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Punta Mita Bahia. The course helps transform Punta Mita from a great destination with golf to a great golf destination, when combined with his much lauded Pacifico course.
Nicklaus’ first course was Punta Mita Pacifico, which opened in 1999 and boasts the only natural par-3 ocean island hole in the world. Both courses are part of the private Punta Mita Club de Golf, exclusively for Punta Mita homeowners and guests.
The approach shot of the 462-yard, par-4 15th hole affords full views of the Banderas Bay and the Puerto Vallarta skyline. Hole No. 17, a 387-yard par 4, is a short dogleg left, which follows the contour of a cove and requires a carry over rocks and sand to a small waterfront green.
Nearby, Punta Mita’s par-72 Pacifico course offers equally stunning views, with eight ocean-side holes and the famous alternate hole named Tail of the Whale. Players tee off from the shore to the hole 199 yards away on a natural island in the Pacific Ocean. At low tide, a submerged stone path to the green becomes passable.