Danzante Bay Golf Club: Where Golf Course Meets Nature – Villa Del Palmar Resort and Spa in Loreto, Mexico, opens Rees Jones’ designed landscape inspired course.
The east coast of the Baja peninsula has a new golf course that will challenge golfers in ways they had not anticipated. Situated in Loreto, Mexico, a sleepy fishing village 300 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, you will find Danzante Bay Golf Club.
Danzante Bay Golf Club: Rees Jones
Designed by renowned golf course architect, Rees Jones, Danzante Bay is one where nature plays an integral part of the course’s design. With the first 11 holes open in November 2016, the final holes were completed in December, 2017. A celebration beginning with a media conference, lavish lunch and concluding with musician Don Felder from the legendary band, The Eagles, entertaining guests with a private concert.
Danzante Bay Golf Club at Villa del Palmar
Located adjacent to the grounds of the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa, surrounded by the shimmering sapphire waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Giganta mountains, this course will not only test your golf skills but will offer an appreciation for the intricate landscape of this course.
Jones, known as the “U.S. Open Doctor” for his redesign of courses in preparation for major championships, let the landscape guide the design of the course. He wanted the course to blend into the natural environment. Something that is readily apparent as you walk this course.
“Land told us what to do” – Rees Jones
This course offers holes etched into the floor of a canyon marked by jagged cliffs, breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, mountains that frame the course, sand dunes, valleys and foothills.
Challenges abound whether you are a novice or experienced player.
The piece de resistance is the 17th hole with its breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez 250 feet below the tee. This spectacular par 3 plays sharply downhill to a peninsula green yoked by a horseshoe shaped bunker. The putting surface clings to a rock outcrop and sits high above the glittering sea and distant islands.
“I have no doubt that Hole 17 at Danzante Bay Golf Club will be one of the best in the world.” Rees Jones
Owen Jones, the owner and president of Villa Group, the resort’s developer, commented, “Being located in a protected marine park, we adhered to stringent environmental rules. We gladly accepted the challenge, because we feel that that is going to keep the Islands of Loreto unique.”
This full service resort offers everything from water activities like fishing, whale watching, scuba diving, paddle boarding and kayaking to hiking to pure relaxation at the Sabila Spa to enjoying the beautiful pool to multiple dining options.
Should you want to explore the history and scenery of Loreto, a shuttle will take you into town or go by boat hopefully seeing whales and dolphins along the way.
For those interested in the luxury living along the golf course, four different styles of homes are available for you to make your own. 25 condominium sites offer views of the Sea of Cortez and the stunning Sierra de la Giganta mountain range. Home sizes begin at 4,500 square feet and can be customized to your preferences for single or two story homes with 2-5 bedroom options, pool, spa, steam shower, and other luxury features.
As a part of this coastal living, homeowners have access to the amenities and services of Villa del Palmar resort which includes the Sabila Spa, tennis courts, five swimming pools and water activities.
In the end, Danzante Bay Golf Club should be on your list of courses to play not just for the challenges that come from the natural landscape but for the peace and serenity you get truly immersing yourself in your surroundings.