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.
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Danzante Bay In Mexico Joins PGA Tour's TPC Network
The TPC Network, owned by the PGA TOUR, recently announced TPC Danzante Bay in the Baja region of Mexico has become the fourth international facility in its collection of championship golf courses. Debuting in March 2018 under the TPC banner, TPC Danzante Bay aligns with the brand’s commitment to providing services and amenities that meet the highest standards of professional golf.
While many automatically associate Baja California Sur with Cabo San Lucas, Danzante Bay and its neighbor, Loreto, stand apart as a laidback respite to that supercharged scene. Thankfully, this oasis to the north is planned to endure largely as is, albeit with all the residential conveniences sought by its expat population (including world-class medical services) and offering reliable connections to the U.S. mainland with both a commercial and private (FBO) airport.
By limiting development and concentrating on a holistic experience, Danzante Bay ensures its trajectory as the next great destination for relaxation, culture and eco-tourism. It seeks to embody its indigenous culture through the social experiences offered at the resort, and protects its singular beauty with an emphasis on architecture that sits low on the landscape and blends with its surroundings while preserving views and limiting crowds.
Already establishing itself as a performance venue with a recent private concert by former musician from The Eagles, Don Felder, the resort is pursuing reoccurring food and wine festivals with other lifestyle partners including Greg and Stacy Lill of famed DeLille Cellars, who have successfully programmed other luxury group travel experiences from Europe to Polynesia. To that end, Loreto will be the next great destination for private excursions and culinary and culture aficionados the world over.