GOLF Magazine Covers “An Undiscovered Jewel” at Danzante Bay
In the March 2018 issue of GOLF Magazine, readers were invited to step onto Danzante Bay Golf Course for a golf experience for those that “crave exclamation points” within “an undiscovered jewel.” Though architect Rees Jones says he “thought he’d seen it all,” things changed when he arrived at Danzante Bay. “I don’t know of a course with so many different environments: desert, cliffs, dunes, arroyos and canyons, all in a seaside setting,” Jones tells GOLF Magazine. “It’s one of a kind.”
To be sure, there is nothing quite like the experience of “towering mountains framing many holes, and sand dunes and beach bordering others,” which Golf Magazine characterizes as “an otherworldly Palm Springs-meets-the-sea ambience.” Though there are spectacular opportunities at each of the holes, from the 207-yard, par-3 third “which demands a thrilling forced carry over a desert canyon,” to the 12th hole, a 580-yard, par-5 that “eases past the resort on its way to its namesake bay,” it’s the 17th hole that truly stands out. As the article outlines, the 178-yard, par-3 17th hole is “the unquestioned standout,” with “its diagonal green guarded by sand, cacti and canyon” all “backdropped by the Sea of Cortez.” As Rees Jones puts it, it’s the most spectacular natural hole he’s ever designed.