When it comes to golf destinations in Mexico, the Puerto Vallarta region is one of the most popular. So in the name of duty, I played 36 holes on my recent visit there and have a round-up of the other options.

With two Jack Nicklaus courses and some stunning sea views, the Punta Mita peninsula is the prestige spot to play. It’s only open to hotel guests, villa renters, and residents. Others are closer to the string of hotels around the Marina or Nuevo Vallarta. More golf courses are on the way further north, closer to Sayulita.

They run the gamut in terms of style and layout. The marina one is close and convenient, with lots of wildlife but also lots of mosquitoes. The one at Punta Mita is tough to get into if you’re not a homeowner in the complex or a guest of the Four Seasons or St. Regis luxury resorts. One is high up on a ridge, with a view of the ocean.

Just be advised it’s quite hot here much of the year, and humid. So start off early or go out as the sun is in decline. Wear something cool and comfortable.

See the full article here: Golf in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.