The Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya

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  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 54
  • Length: 2923 yards
  • Layout

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  • Carretera Cancun-Tulum Km. 48, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710 Mexico
  • 01 (866) 231-4423 , 01 (984) 206-4043, 01 (984) 206-4042
  • vidanta.com/destinations/riviera-maya
View of a green from The Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya
View of the 7th green from The Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya
View of the 2nd green from The Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya
A view from The Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya
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Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Nicklaus (2003)
Type: Resort
Style: Executive
Greens: Tifdwarf
Fairways: Bermuda 419
Golf Season: Year round
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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golfing attire required

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 54 2923 yards 0.0 0
Blue 54 2438 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 54 2141 yards 0.0 0

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Rating Breakdown 14 Reviews
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8
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
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1 stars:
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"Great Par 3"


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British Columbia Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Probably the best par 3 course I've played. The condition of the course was near perfect, challenging pins and a great way to warm up to play some of the great full courses in the area.

I would play this course again and I would recommend to friends coming to the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Par 3"


Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing on this course. It was a nice Par 3, and a good looking course. In my opinion, there was a lot of dessert/dirt area, where there could have been grass. Although, this area was easy to hit from, much easier than the sand, so overall it helped my game a bit. This course really tests your short game, so be ready! The staff was very friendly and they had a nice restaurant as well. I would definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great par three"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great option to playing a full round of golf. We played it as our first round for the vacation; a nice warm up, after all who doesn't need a little short game practice. It offered challenges from both the ladies tees and the back tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Par 3 Nicklaus Course"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You will enjoy the opportunity to play this Great Par 3 Nicklaus course located at the Vidanta Riviera Maya Resort. We come here every year for vacation and enjoy being able to play this unique layout. You may say " an all Par 3 Course", but I promise you it will definitely challenge you but still allow you to have fun!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Interesting Par 3"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very interesting, and challenging with greens in very good shape. Only complaint was food/beverage cart not around often enough, particularly in heat of day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Could play this all day"


Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thanks to golf now I was able to get a good rate to play. Played as a single at 11:24 and went around in just over 2 hours, playing 2 balls on tee shots on most holes since there was no one to hold up. Don't let the thought of being a par 3 course fool you into thinking it will be a cupcake. #13 is 276 yards!

Greens were fast and found myself putting it well past the hole. Took lots of pictures of the unique holes, good shots and iguanas. Check for the twilight special for $45 includes golf cart and club rentals. Green break restaurant is great for breakfast before.

Could play it everyday...Thanks Jack


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Course will challenge your short game and putting."


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent grill by first tee. Omelettes are a good portion so share! Excellent short game practice facility. 180 yards max on drive range. Used driver and 3 wood once. Loved the challenge of most holes. Staff excellent. One beverage cart, ask the girl for the promotion of the day. She is great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun, challenging, and a great course Josh to work on your iron play."


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Regular rates are a bit high for a very short course. My round took less than two hours. The layout, and the staff not to mention the twists and turns the Nicklaus put into this make it worth playing. .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Had to use my driver"


Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 11/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

When you normally think of a Par 3, I never think of holes being extremely long. On this course there were a couple of holes where you need to hit driver if you want to get there in one (276 yards). Plus the water carries along made it fun. We mixed in a couple of skin and putting games and it was one of the best courses I have played in a while. It rained for about 15 minutes but the pace of play stayed true. I found a deal on GolfNow that saved us about $70 apiece, so the price moderate. All in all if you have a time constraint but want to get in a fun course when your near Cancun, its worth the challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough 3 -par course"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

Played on 12/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very challenging 3-par course for all skill levels. Be prepared to lose a few balls in the jungle and/or in the several water hazards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Par 3 course"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 06/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a par 3 course it was in excellent condition and presented a fair challenge of golf skill.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"El Manglar"


Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 01/15/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I paid $75 which included golf, cart and club rental. The clubs were newer model Titleists and in good shape. The course was very interesting to play with holes of varying lengths and difficulty. Several holes challenged you with risk vs. reward decisions which was great. Adding to the interest was a giant lizard next to one of the greens eyeing me for lunch which I firmly believe affected my missed birdie putt. On another hole there was a live crocodile exhibit. Club selection was difficult due to the wind. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience and well worth the money.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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