Rees Jones-designed Mexico course set to open in February

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Rees Jones (L) and Owen Perry, owner of Villa Group, visit Danzante Bay Golf Course.

Rees Jones (L) and Owen Perry, owner of Villa Group, visit Danzante Bay Golf Course.

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in Mexico is preparing to open a new Rees Jones Golf Course Design golf course in February. The first golf course in the Villa Group portfolio, the 7,400-yard Danzante Bay Golf Course lies amid the Sierra de la Giganta mountains and the Sea of Cortez.

The course features Paspalum turf to suit to the climate of the Baja region. A noted environmentalist, Jones designed the course with a number of eco-friendly measures in mind, including transplanting and relocating native plants, using organic fertilizers instead of hazardous chemicals, and maintaining the course with treated water and the use of solar energy for water heating needs.

“Danzante Bay Golf Course offers a mixture of three types of courses, melding the mountain and desert views of those in Sedona, calming ocean views like those of Pebble Beach and lush natural beauty similar to Manele Golf Course in Lanai, Hawaii, all rolled into one ideal setting for a weekend golf getaway,” says Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group, in a news release.

While all holes showcase a mixture of amazing sights of Danzante Bay, the Islands of Loreto, and the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range, Hole 17 is “the crown jewel of the course,” the Villa Group states, with a panoramic view of Montserrat Island.

“I have no doubt that Hole 17 at Danzante Bay Golf Course will be one of the best in the world,” Jones says in the news release.

Other features include a driving range and an 18-hole putting course, which will be a miniature version of the larger course.

“Danzante Bay melds with the natural beauty and serenity of its surrounding environment, giving golf aficionados the ability to challenge their game through a variety of settings, including valleys, arroyos, foothills and dunes, as well as a lake between holes 10 and 11,” Villa Group states.

Danzante Bay is offering a package starting at $398, which includes three nights in a Deluxe Studio Room, unlimited golf with a cart, and driving range and putting green access during their stay.





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