Golfers from around the world have found a new haven for their favorite sport: Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Just 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, this amazing 300 km coastline is bathed by the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by tropical forests and rugged mountains. Thanks to its tropical climate, you can hit a birdie or a putt in the golf courses of Riviera Nayarit anytime of the year while enjoying the breathtaking views of the ocean, bays and inlets. There are currently six fully operational competition courses, and two under construction. International competitions such as the Canadian Tour have positioned Riviera Nayarit as one of the top choice destinations for golfers not only for the number of courses that are open to the public but also for their level of difficulty. Located in one of the most exclusive areas in Riviera Nayarit known as Punta de Mita, we find the new Litibú Golf Course, inaugurated earlier this year and designed by Australian golfer Greg Norman. Around the same area there’s the Pacifico Golf Course featuring the world’s only natural green island. Other golf courses in Riviera Nayarit are: El Tigre Golf Course, Flamingos Golf Course, Bahía Golf Course and Nayar Golf Course. The Grand Palladium Resorts are the perfect place to stay because they are conveniently located right in Riviera Nayarit, just five minutes from the Litibú Golf Course and close to the other courses.