TPC Danzante Bay in the Baja region of Mexico has become the TPC Network’s fourth international facility in its portfolio of private, resort and daily fee golf courses.
TPC Danzante Bay, which opened three months ago, features a Rees Jones-designed layout 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 this past December. The property also features a 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 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.”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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 (two ti five 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 restaurants, five swimming pools, beaches, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, glass-bottom kayaks and sport fishing.