Litibu Golf Club’s course is a favorite among avid local players
Puerto Vallarta is a mecca for championship golf, and the 18-hole Litibu golf course near Punta Mita really stands out. First, it inspires by offering acres of dense forest on one side and a panoramic Pacific coastline on the other, all blending perfectly with the modern layout. Plus, this Greg Norman signature golf course resides in front of the beautiful Sierra Madre mountain backdrop. Then, there is an exquisite island green (8th hole), which adds a beautiful touch. Next is the layout, which is another reason the par-72 Litibu golf course is a truly spectacular find. Many who frequent the golf courses closer to Puerto Vallarta have yet to discover this hidden gem, which is a favorite of many avid local players.
After your inspiration from the sheer beauty of the setting, get ready for a challenging and diverse, yet fair game of golf. To begin, the first seven holes are links style, with rolling hills, firm turf that allows balls to “run” much further, and spectacular ocean views. Then, the course poses constant challenges with 130 sand traps and a 17th-hole blind shot over and around the dense vegetation. So, the Litibu golf course provides wonderful challenges throughout.
The story behind Litibu Golf Club
Set upon one of the most gorgeous locations in all of Mexico, Greg Norman designed the Litibu golf course to be downright fun. Yes, it’s challenging and it provides quite a diverse array of holes. But, in the end, after you’ve completed all 18 holes, your satisfaction will come from the fun you had playing this course. You will soon discover, the inspiration you feel from the setting combined with the enjoyment you receive from playing your game on this course will truly leave you breathless. And, the memories you create will last a lifetime.
Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) is recognized globally as the premier signature golf course design firm. GNGCD boasts over 100 courses across 34 countries, with many having won prestigious design awards. One reason for Greg’s world-renowned success is his love and expertise with golf. Over his 25-year career, he’s played and studied the world’s greatest golf courses. His mission is to be involved with each step of the design process. He walks every virgin site. Then, he oversees the planning and construction. Finally, he participates in each opening-day inauguration.
Environmental stewardship goes into all of Greg Norman’s golf course designs
The “least disturbance” design philosophy of Greg Norman’s signature golf courses provides enhancement to each of the surrounding environments. This philosophy highlights each property’s natural features. To elaborate, Greg and his team believes that they have a responsibility to their customers, the communities and the environment. That means, sustainability is the only acceptable model for Greg Norman’s design firm.
The knowledge of this course has been guarded by the local golfers
Greg Norman’s underrated Litibu golf course is a guarded secret among golfers in Punta Mita. Litibu is a quiet village along beautiful white-sand beaches with exquisite seaside landscaping, just over an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. And, this friendly town features an artful gated entrance, beautiful fountains, and a majestic sculpture, all implying big things to come. So, this is a location to visit before the world catches on to its amazing allure.
Punta Mita is a best kept ‘Secret Retreat’
According to Forbes, in “The Future of Punta Mita, the Secret Retreat for the World’s Top Tech Billionaires” Andrés Rossetto, the Managing Director of Punta Mita Development explained the appeal of the area to buyers from the U.S. and Canada by saying:
“The very affluent are drawn to Punta Mita because we offer something that can’t be found elsewhere in the world” he said, “A master planned community like Punta Mita would be extremely difficult to duplicate in today´s financial climate, and geographically, Punta Mita is stunningly unique. There is great confidence in the forecast of Mexico’s long-term economy and the strength of our country’s relationship within the Americas. Accessibility is another factor. We have an excellent private full service private air terminal, called Aerotron, nearby for our owners who arrive on their own jet or chartered plane.”
Diversity of the holes make this course fun and challenging
As mentioned earlier, the first seven holes are links style, which was first developed in Scotland. Among the first seven holes, the ocean view at the par-4 third hole and the par-3 fourth hole will leave you in awe. And, the fourth hole sits on a small ridge right above the beach offering up a stunning vista.
A memorable island-green 8th hole adds an exciting touch to the course. It’s surrounded by water on three sides due to the narrow land-bridge for golf-cart access, so it’s technically a peninsula green, but we’ll keep that a secret. Then, the blind shot from the 17th hole, over and around dense vegetation, provides for an exhilarating challenge. Finally, the signature par-5 18th hole provides a glorious ending against the Pacific Ocean coastline.
Great golfing is one of the many reasons people are moving to Puerto Vallarta
Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Puerto Vallarta, or a nearby location, like Punta Mita, their home or vacation home. You, too, may want to discover how to purchase a home on a golf course, marina or on the beach. Contact David Pullen Properties today and let us help you find your dream home in Mexico.
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