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DANZANTE BAY IN MEXICO JOINS PGA TOUR’S TPC NETWORK

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The TPC Network, owned by the PGA TOUR, announces TPC Danzante Bay in the Baja region of Mexico has become the fourth international facility in its collection of championship golf courses. Debuting this month under the TPC banner, TPC Danzante Bay aligns with the brand’s commitment to providing services and amenities that meet the highest standards of professional golf.

“We welcome TPC Danzante Bay into the PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties portfolio and look forward to growing our new partnership with the developer, the Villa Group,” said Jim Triola, PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties chief operating officer. “As a 35 year-old hospitality brand, the Villa Group places a premium on exceptional experiences we look forward to sharing with TPC Network members and guests.”

Having opened just three months ago, TPC Danzante Bay is home to a dramatic, 18-hole golf course designed by noted architect Rees Jones that blends into the surrounding mountainous landscape. The first phase of the golf course opened in April 2016 with 11 ocean-facing holes situated near the resort’s hotel. The remaining seven holes, etched into the floor of a canyon marked by jagged cliffs, opened in December 2017. The property also features a spacious practice facility, including a dedicated short game area, as well as a nine-hole putting course inspired by the famed Himalayas putting course in St Andrews, Scotland.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Danzante Bay and Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto to the members of the TPC Network,” said Owen Perry, owner and president of The Villa Group, developer of the property. “It is like no other place. We have been able to create a golf experience that changes as you play, on a golf course that allows you to see landscape and wildlife that you never would have seen before.”

“There are not many golf courses that can offer a setting as beautiful, diverse and dramatic as Danzante Bay,” said course architect Rees Jones. “The course winds its way up from the desert to the canyon and down through coastal dunes to the beach. It turns at the beach and climbs up through the mountains, where it reaches the already famous cliffside peninsula par three seventeenth hole perched over the Sea of Cortez. This varying landscape allowed the creation of golf holes that are dramatically different from each other and combine to give the player a one-of-a-kind experience. Danzante Bay is destined to become a flagship TPC facility.”

TPC Danzante Bay has five sets of tees, ranging between 4,916 and 7,237 yards, and features open fairways and gentle green contours. Most of the entrances to the greens are open to allow approach shots to run on safely, while the holes along the cliffs feature strategically placed collection areas to keep errant shots from taking the plunge into the blue water below.

The golf course is the crown jewel within the 4,200-acre Danzante Bay master-planned community, placed along protected coastline, flanked by the Sierra de la Gigante mountains in an idyllic, all-season climate.

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto – a Villa Group property – is joined by a limited collection of Baja contemporary single-family estates (2 to 5 bedrooms), starting from $1.7 million.  Many are carefully sited along the golf course. Other residential offerings will soon include quarter share and full ownership condominiums and hillside villas offered from below $300,000.

In addition to golf and spa, the 188-suite resort currently offers three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, beautiful beaches, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, glass-bottom kayaks and sport fishing.

About the TPC Network

Owned, operated, and licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 33 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Twenty of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.

TPCs are known for their history of hosting PGA TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments, their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork.

 

About Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto: Baja’s First Million Star Resort

Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). Flanked by the rugged Sierra de la Giganta range, the Villa del Palmar is the first and only resort to occupy one of the Gulf of California’s last virgin coastlines. The all-suite resort features spacious, beautifully appointed suites with terraces, stunning ocean and mountain views, timeshare options, three restaurants offering gourmet dining, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches, a private beachfront Danzante Bungalow and a mild and warm climate year-round.

Guests can enjoy PADI-certified SCUBA diving lessons and snorkeling tours in the protected indigo waters that explorer Jacques Cousteau once dubbed the “Aquarium of the World.” Outdoor adventurers can also experience tours of the nearby Coronado, Danzante and Del Carmen Islands atop an inflatable APEX boat, as well as swimming, world-class fishing aboard the “Mad Dash” tournament boat, paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking. With shuttle service priced at $10 per person round trip, guests can explore the historic town of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast in an area that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelers can take a short flight from LAX on Alaska Airlines or from Calgary, Canada aboard WestJet, Canada’s most-preferred airline, to the Islands of Loreto.

The resort was named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor. In 2015, Travel Weekly magazine recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was also recognized as Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort in the 22nd and 23rd annual World Travel Awards. It also earned recognition as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort by the same prestigious organization.

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Robb Report

“That the 16th hole is neither dramatic nor overly exciting is easily forgiven—in truth, almost immediately forgotten—once golfers reach the 17th tee box. The 178-yard, clifftop par 3 features a shallow green that angles away from the tee boxes and is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped bunker that wraps itself around the front, right, and backside of the putting surface. With the Sea of Cortez 250 feet below, the hole is exposed to the swirling winds off the ocean, which makes an already intimidating tee shot that much harder.” – Taken from Robb Report, February 2018

We Take a Swing at Rees Jones’s Now Completed Danzante Bay Course in Mexico

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Hunter PR

Danzante Bay residents can experience and have access to the amenities and services of Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa’s 4500 acres of unspoiled beauty. The resort boasts stretches of exquisite shoreline, stunning ocean and mountain views, three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, the luxurious Sabila Spa, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, glass-bottomed kayaks, and sport fishing.

Danzante Bay Introduces First Phase of Luxury Residences

Hall-of-Fame golf course architect Rees Jones talks about his newest course design, Danzante Bay at Villa Del Palmar in Mexico.

Legend Rees Jones speaks on designing Danzante Bay in Mexico

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American Golfer

“Part of a luxury master-planned community adjacent to the coastline of Baja’s inland Pacific marine sanctuary, Danzante Bay Golf Club debuted 11 holes late last year. The new seven holes – Nos. 2 through 8 – cover different terrains, including beach, cliff, and canyon. They combine Jones’s creativity with the natural scenery provided by Mother Nature to charm golfers with views that spread out in virtually every direction.” – Taken from American Golfer, December 2017.

Danzante Bay, the Newly Completed Rees Jones Golf Course on Baja Coast, Unveiled

“Seven more holes – the stretch from the par five second to the par four eighth – occupying a spectacular canyon area of the site have now also opened for play, to complete the full eighteen. The canyon holes include some of the course’s highlights, such as the heroic par three third that plays across a chasm to a green on a ledge in front of a rock face and the steeply downhill par four fourth which may be driveable for longer hitters.” – Taken from Golf Couse Architecture, December 2017.

Rees Jones design at Danzante Bay now fully open for play

“Danzante Bay Golf Club just opened all 18 holes and is so good that golfers will need to put this on their list of golf destinations.  It is already one of those “must play” courses in the world.  Hole 17 is the signature hole and even better than expected.  This hole will become an icon for golf in Mexico.  It will be #TheMostPhotographedGolfHoleInMexico.  While you are there, the Villa Del Palmar Resort will let you enjoy time relaxing on the beach, at the spa or in the ocean when you are not playing golf.” – Taken from Independent Golf Reviews, December 2017.

REVIEW: Danzante Bay Golf Club, Loreto, Mexico

“Danzante Bay Golf Club debuted 11 holes late last year — the seven new holes – Nos. 2 through 8 – cover different terrains, including beach, cliff and canyon. They combine Jones’s creativity with the natural scenery provided by Mother Nature to charm golfers with views that spread out in virtually every direction.” – Taken from World Best Golf Destinations, December 2017.

 

On the Southern End of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Danzante Bay Golf Club by Rees Jones Is Open

“There are few landscapes in the world that offer this kind of palette. From the blue-green Sea of Cortez, where the horizon is dotted with the nearby islands of Loreto, the land rises almost immediately into what becomes the “La Giganta” mountain range – Baja’s Sierra Nevada.

There are cathedrals of red rock that are reminiscent of Sedona, Ariz., some cactus and desert landscape that recall the Coachella Valley, and other views on the course can make it seem like golfers have been airlifted to the floor of the Grand Canyon.” – Taken from The San Diego Union-Tribune, December 2017

San Diegan builds spectacular Danzante Bay golf course in Loreto, Mexico

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Luxe Getaways

“Danzante Bay at the Islands of Loreto is a 734-acre master planned resort community on the east coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, near the historic town of Loreto. The community is nestled against the rugged Sierra de la Giganta mountain range, set on one of the most pristine coastlines in the world along the Sea of Cortez, and entwined with a world-class, Rees Jones golf course.” – Taken from Lux Getaway Magazine, December 2016.

An Inside Look at the Beautiful Resort Community of Danzante Bay