Riviera Nayarit, MEXICO - Riviera Nayarit is the newest destination on the Pacific Coast of Mexico with golf courses designed by two of the most famous golfing celebrities in the world, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.
Operated by Fonatur Operadora Portuaria, Norman's designed 18-hole Litibu Course is open to the public seven days a week and offers full golf services including a pro shop. Litibu's beautiful course is routed over rolling terrain offering dramatic uphill and downhill holes along the Pacific Ocean. The golf course is located in the Fonatur development of Litibu, adjacent to Punta Mita, is one of Riviera Nayarit's growing resort destinations.
Grupo Vidanta's newlly re done El Nayar Golf Course by Jack Nicklaus's in Nuevo Vallarta is already open. Originally designed by Jim Lipe, Nicklaus has completely redesigned the 18-hole (par 72), 6,936 yard course, creating an entirely new golf experience. Nayar looks out on Banderas Bay as well as the Sierra Madre mountains and features a 129 slope rating, a signature par 3 153-yard 14th hole between the beach and a lake, and the latest technology, including GPS systems in golf carts.
Riviera Nayarit has just hosted the Canadian Tour and the second Futures Tournament of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA), showcasing some of the most promising stars of the future, and is rapidly earning an outstanding reputation among international travelers for golf.
With courses designed by Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Von Hagge and other illustrious names, Riviera Nayarit offers ideal year-round golfing weather, breathtaking views of ocean, bays and coves, a backdrop of tropical forests and rugged mountains, and plentiful varying landscapes ready to be molded into fairways and greens of exceptional challenge and beauty. Golfers of all playing abilities are assured of having the time of their golfing lives. In addition to the latest new arrivals, other courses available:
• Jack Nicklaus's 2009 Bahia Course at Punta Mita, a 7,035-yard masterpiece with ocean and Bay of Banderas views from every hole
• El Tigre Club De Golf in Nuevo Vallarta designed by Robert Von Hagge, with 12 water holes along its 7,239 yard length
• Pacifico Punta Mita Golf Course, at Punta Mita, opened in 1999 and featuring the 7,014-yard Jack Nicklaus Signature course, which ranked in Condé Nast Traveler's 2006 Reader's Choice of the Best Golf Resort in the World
• Flamingos Golf Club in Flamingos, playing 6,982 yards with a par-71 layout designed by Percy Clifford
Riviera Nayarit currently has two courses under way, one in Nahui on one of Banderas Bay most beautiful beach, Destiladeras, a Flemming Golf design and a second course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in Punta Raza on the Compostela municipality coast.
About Riviera Nayarit
Mexico's newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, record deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com