The newly completed Danzante Bay Golf Club, the Rees Jones showpiece of Villa del Palmar Resort at The Islands of Loreto, has formally been christened on the Sea of Cortez.
“Danzante Bay Golf Club is the result of a special collaboration of creativity and vision,” said Jones, whose first original design in Mexico adds to his global resume of nearly 230 golf courses. “We have been able to create a golf experience that allows you to see landscape and wildlife that you never would have seen before. It is like no other place.
“The land told us what to do – we walked the area and discovered where the holes should be situated on this diverse site.”
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.
The views at Danzante Bay stretch out toward the horizon, amplifying the shimmering waters of the Sea of Cortez. Golfers can get glimpses of migrating whales and other marine life that surfaces below the jutting cliffs.
Now playing between 4,916 and 7,237 yards from five sets of tees, Danzante Bay features wide fairways and greens that must be carefully judged but are never unfair. Most of the entrances to the greens are open — allowing approach shots to run on safely — while the holes along the cliffs feature strategically placed collection areas to keep errant shots from plunging into the blue water below.
Along with the changing terrain come winds that can be different day to day as well as hour to hour, conditions that influence shot value and strategy.
Guests can experience Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa’s 4,447 acres of unspoiled beauty through a variety of vacation packages. Danzante Bay Golf Club and Villa del Palmar Resort at The Islands of Loreto are only a two-hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Alaska Airlines. They also are accessible with non-stop flights from Calgary, and from Tijuana via Calafia Airlines (three times a week year-round).
Along with the golf course, the resort features stretches of exquisite shoreline, stunning ocean and mountain views, three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, the 39,000-square-foot luxurious Sabila Spa, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, glass-bottomed kayaks, and sport fishing.