Information & Guidance for Coastal Living At It's Finest

Playing Golf ~ Manta

Montecristi Golf Club and Villas is located 8 miles east of Manta. The course is a PAR 72, 18 holes. It is the first golf course in Manabí Province. The Montecristi Golf & Villas is built on 184 Hectares (454 Acres).  THIS IS A PUBLIC COURSE.  MEMBERSHIPS CONTRACTS ARE AVAILABLE ~ ONE TIME FEE $400 + $120/MONTH ~ CHECK WITH THE MANAGER JUAN

Manta/Manabí Golfers
Manta/Manabí golfers normally play on Tuesdays & Fridays first thing in the morning about 8:00am.

Golf Course Fee
$35 for 18 holes (includes cart)

$400 one time fee
$120 / month unlimited play

Golf Course Hours of Operation
​Tuesday - Sunday 6:30am - 3:00pm
Closed Monday

Driving Range Golf Ball
30 Balls: $5.00
60 Balls: $8.00

Pro Shop hours of Operation
Tuesday, Friday, Sunday & Holidays
8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 2:00pm

Golf Club Rental
Both right & left handed clubs for men & women

Tee Times
Call or Whatsapp Juan Serrano (speaks English)
+593 99 449 4593
Note: If playing for the first time let Juan know. You will need help getting around the course.

First Time Players/Visitors
Upon arriving at Montecristi Golf & Villas the golf cart area is located to the far right of the main entrance, on the right side of the facility from the parking lot. Proceed to the golf carts to get clubs if needed and to start your round. There should be an Ecuadorian (Jimmy, no English) who will have a golf cart & ask for clubs if needed.
Note: You pay when you finish in the restaurant (main building) at the bar.
There is a 19th Hole Bar facility but you can go into the restaurant area and sit at the bar for cold drinks and food if no one is in the 19th Hole to serve you. Also to pay for your round of golf.
The golf course is still a project in the making. The Tee boxes, greens and fairways are in great shape. The cart paths are still be constructed.

If coming out for the first time things you need to know
1.    First & foremost, you will not be able to navigate your way around the 18 hole course. So, either go with someone who has played or tell Jimmy (Ecuadorian, in Spanish), “first time, jugando por primera vez”. Some of the holes are marked but if you don’t know where the next hole is you may not find it.
2.    It is not a walking course. Very long between holes with plenty of hills.
3.    Bring a cooler with plenty of beverages (water, beer and/or choice of drink)
       a.    No beverage cart or facilities out on the course.
       b.    Once you leave the club house area you do not return to the main facility until you finish 18 holes.
4.    We are close to the equator so you may need sun screen & a hat. It will be sunny & hot.
5.    The course is dusty.
6.    Just a suggestion, you might bring your golf glove, a few tees and maybe a few golf balls. Items are imported and little expensive, but there is a Pro Shop that you can purchase these items.
7.    Cart Paths ~ the cart paths are not completed/paved (dirt & rocks).
8.    Bring a camera. You have beautiful scenery to look at throughout the golf course from the Montecristi mountains to the Manta beaches 8 miles away.
9.    The course is surrounded by lots for houses. However, there are only a few houses built along the fairways or close by to worry about for now. But be sure to have a few extra golf balls because you will lose a few on this course.

Hopefully, this answers a few questions you might have.

Any questions, please let me know

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