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Golfing in the Lake Chapala Area

   Golf around Lake Chapala Mexico

 

Imagine golfing 365 days a year, and at very reasonable prices!

Talk about living the dream.

For genuine golf junkies, there's nothing like retirement. With your schedule cleared of the 9-to-5 grind, you're finally free to pass the days as you always wished: taking extra swings at the driving range, lining up that perfect putt on the 18th hole, and enjoying the fresh-cut grass and sunshine.

Lake Chapala, with its low humidity and near-perfect weather, has the second-best climate in the world, according to National Geographic, after Nairobi, Kenya. And Lake Chapala (the largest lake in Mexico) is on the same latitude as Hawaii which blesses the area with every plant species Hawaii has. The flowers, trees and plants, along with waterfalls, mountains and thermal springs are redolent of Hawaii’s appeal.

“The many activities and a sense of community made Lake Chapala attractive for us, and good golf weather year round is a definite plus.I have always wanted to live where one could practice golf shots before breakfast, and at Lake Chapala the climate is so delightful that one can play golf every day in the year, where it’s never too hot and never too cold, and it does occasionally rain during the day but most times at night." ~Randall Coburn

Few locations in the world can rival Lake Chapala, Mexico for ideal year-round golfing conditions. For everyone who loves to golf, but is stopped by the weather, temperature or your location—Lake Chapala is for you! I think Ray has been stopped from golfing only once or twice during his almost 15 years here.

In the winter, the average daily high is over 70 degrees with very little wind even in the coldest months. Some members even play the course year round in shorts.

Golf courses in Guadalajara remain open all through the year, with the constant warm, sunny weather being a big part of the golfing popularity in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Most of the main golf courses surround Guadalajara itself. However, within the city environs you will find the Guadalajara Country Club, which although being a private club it is often possible to play a round.

Nearby, the El Palomar Country Club is a relatively new addition to Guadalajara's golfing scene and is known for its beautiful scenery and peaceful setting. Close to the airport, golfers will also enjoy swinging their golf clubs at the Atlas Country Club. 

* all prices quoted in Mexican Pesos unless otherwise stated.

 

El Río Country Club

El Rio Country Club

Tepic-Guadalajara 1000
Arenal, Jalisco, Mexico
Phone(s): +52 33 38175828
Fax: +52 33 38177000

Website: www.elrio.com.mx

Located in Guadalajara towards Puerto Vallarta

  • Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
  • 18 holes
  • Green Fee 1,300 weekend; 1,750 weekday
  • Tourist Green Fee 2,500 weekend; 3,000 weekday
  • Caddy 400
  • Golf cart 240
  • Membership

Type

Private

Holes

18

Architect(s)

Jack Nuchlaus 

Year built

2008

Guest Policy

With member only

Golf Season

Year round

Metal Spikes Allowed

No

Driving Range Available

Yes

Putting Green Available

Yes

Rental Carts Available

Yes

Rental Clubs Available

Yes

Pro Shop

Yes

Pro Available

Yes

Teaching Pro

Yes

Tee Times Welcomed

Yes

Price Range Weekdays

$150 - $199

Price Range Weekends

$200 - $299

Other facilities

clubhouse, restaurant, bar, practice facilities,
swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts,
spa, soccer fields,


 

Chula Vista Country Club:

Chula Vista Country Club Chapala Mexico

Paseo Del Golf, Chapala,
Jalisco 45900
Phone(s): (766) 766-5981 
Fax: (766) 766-2515

Located in Chapala

·        9 holes but plays 18

·        Green fee – weekday morning 400; after 2 p.m. 300

·        Caddy 150

·        No golf carts

·        Membership 32,500 per family. Can be split between two people for 16,250

Type

Semi-Private

Holes

9

Year built

N/A

Guest Policy

Open

Driving Range Available

Yes

Putting Green Available

Yes

Rental Carts Available

Yes

Rental Clubs Available

Yes

Pro Shop

Yes

Pro Available

Yes

Teaching Pro

Yes

Price Range Weekdays

$40

Price Range Weekends

$50

 

 

Chapala Country Club

Chapala Country Club
Vista De Lago No. 1, 
San Nicholas de Ibarra, 
Guadalajara, 
Jalisco 
Phone(s): (376) 763-5136
Fax: (376) 763-5136

Website: www.ccchapala.com

Located in Chapala

  • Longer course 18 holes
  • Memberships available with Share (about $US 5000.00) plus monthly,250.00 pesos
  • Green Fees. Week days.500.00 pesos morning. 350 pesos afternoon.
    Weekends. 650.00 pesos morning. 500.00 pesos afternoon.
    9 Hole Green fee – weekday after 2:00 p.m. 230; weekend after 2:30 p.m. 290
  • Caddy 300
  • Can walk but also have carts. Golf carts 400

Type

Public

Holes

18

Year built

1955

Guest Policy

Welcomed

Driving Range Available

Yes

Putting Green Available

Yes

Rental Carts Available

Yes

Caddies

Yes

Rental Clubs Available

Yes

Pro Shop

Yes

Pro Available

Yes

Teaching Pro

Yes

Tee Times Welcomed

Yes

Price Range Weekdays

$40

Price Range Weekends

$50

Other facilities

Restaurant, Bar, Clubhouse, Dancing, Dining


 

 

Atlas Country Club

 

Atlas Country Club Guadalajara Mexico

            Located at the entrance of Guadalajara coming from Ajijic/Chapala

  • 18 hole Championship course. Full facilities.
  • Green fee – weekdays 1,400; weekends 1700
  • Caddy 300 (required)
  • Carts 450
Km 6,5 Carretera Guadalajara Chapala, s/n, 
Guadalajara, Jalisco 45860 
Phone(s): (333) 689-2620
Fax: (333) 689-0085

Website: www.atlascountry.com

Type

Semi-Private

Holes

18

Architect(s)

Joe Finger 

Year built

1969

Guest Policy

Welcomed

Driving Range Available

Yes

Putting Green Available

Yes

Rental Carts Available

Yes

Caddies

Yes

Rental Clubs Available

Yes

Pro Shop

Yes

Pro Available

Yes

Teaching Pro

Yes

Tee Times Welcomed

Yes

Other facilities

Restaurant, Clubhouse, Club Bar


Other Courses:

  • Many around Guadalajara including Jack Nicklaus courses.
  • Green Fees range from 1500 pesos to 2500 pesos.
  •  Caddy around 350 pesos. Carts 450.00 pesos.


Here are some of the golf courses around the area. Prices are in Pesos unless USD is identified.

Guadalajara Golf Courses and Clubs: El Palomar Country Club -
Paseo de la Cima 437, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX

Tel: +52 33 3684 4436
With a yardage of almost 6,800 and golf par of 72, the El Palomar Country Club is known for its undulating terrain and surrounding areas of woodland. Due to its elevated setting you can expect great views of the valley from many of the holes.
Open: daily - dawn to dusk


Guadalajara Golf Courses and Clubs: Guadalajara Country Club -
Close to the Plaza Patria, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX

Tel: +52 33 3817 2734
Amongst the oldest and most notable private golf clubs in the region, the championship Guadalajara Country Club is worth considering, although you will need to be the guest of a member. Many experienced players head to this course, especially when one of its regular tournaments is taking place.
Open: daily - dawn to dusk


Guadalajara Golf Courses and Clubs: Las Canadas Country Club -
Bosques de San Isidro Norte, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX

Tel: +52 33 3685 0235
A fairly recent addition to the golfing scene in Guadalajara, the 18-hole Las Canadas Country Club lies on the northern side of the city and enjoys many established wooded areas. Visitors are always welcomed, although you will usually need to book ahead.
Open: daily - dawn to dusk


Guadalajara Golf Courses and Clubs: Rancho Contento Golf Club - Nogales Highway, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 33 3682 1154
A great course if you are looking for a quick game, the Rancho Contento Golf Club features nine interesting and challenging holes. Green fees here are inexpensive and advance reservations are not needed, although the course can become a little busy at the weekend.
Open: daily - dawn to dusk


Guadalajara Golf Courses and Clubs: Santa Anita Club de Golf -
Carretera Guadalajara Morelia, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX

Tel: +52 33 3686 1192
Located just 6 km /4 miles to the west of central Guadalajara, the Santa Anita Club de Golf features a strict dress code and 18 enjoyable holes. It is necessary to reserve tee times well in advance if you are planning to play here at the weekend.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday dawn to dusk

There is also a Seniors Tour where foreigners and Mexicans alike compete in tournaments at some of Mexico’s best courses, at fabulous prices but the is usually a waiting list.  

 

 Life is Like a Round of Golf

Posted in December 2nd, 2009
by Jon Leland in golf, golf quotes

 

Life is like a Round of Golf

Life is like a round of golf
With many a turn and twist.
But the game is much too sweet and short
To curse the shots you’ve missed.

Sometimes you’ll hit it straight and far
Sometimes the putts roll true.
But each round has it’s errant shots
And troubles to play through.

So always swing with courage
No matter what the lie.
And never let the hazards
Destroy the joy inside.

And keep a song within your heart
Give thanks that you can play.
For the round is much too short and sweet
To let it slip away.

— Criswell Freeman


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