Danzante Bay Golf Club is the embodiment of all that its astounding location represents: beach, desert, mountains, canyons and sea.
When legendary course architect Rees Jones conceived of this breathtaking project, his goal was clear – to provide a challenging but ultimately enjoyable player experience with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the panoply of exceptional vistas.
Rees Jones worked closely with lead developer Owen Perry to establish a design that would beckon like a siren to the world’s golfers. They understood early on that the course would have to be tournament grade, yet fun and approachable by a wide range of players. They sought to create a player experience that would challenge, but not frustrate the experienced golfer, and which would always offer something more in the form of a day spent surrounded by immense and ever-changing natural beauty. To that end, they took the extraordinary measure of limiting residential and resort development to preserve these spectacular sight lines in perpetuity.
In bringing his vision to life, Rees Jones created a top destination course that is already being heralded as one of the world’s most spectacular golf venues and a future home to tournament play. It guides players on a mini tour of the region, gently moving from desert terrain around a lake through sand dunes and canyons, then up into the surrounding mountains, all the while poised 250 feet above the Sea of Cortez. Its iconic 17th hole is one of golf’s most dramatic locations, situated high above the sea on its own outcrop.