The TPC Network, owned by the PGA TOUR. announced TPC Danzante Bay in the Baja region of Mexico has become the fourth international facility in its collection of championship golf courses. Debuting this month 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.
“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 CEO. “As a 35 year-old hospitality brand, the Villa Group places a premium on exceptional experiences we lok forward to sharing with TPC Network members and guests.”
Having just opened three months ago, TPC Danzante Bay is home to a dramatic 18 hole golf course designed by noted architect Rees Jones that 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, etched into the floor of a canyon marked by jagged cliffs, opened in December 2017. The property also features a spacious 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’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.”
“There are not many golf courses that can offer a setting as beautiful, diverse and dramatic as Danzante Bay,” said ASGCA member 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.” 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.
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(2-5 bedrooms), starting at $1.7 million. Many are carefully sited among the golf course. Other residential offerings will soon include quarter share and full ownership condominiums and hillside villas offered from below $300,000. The Villa del Palmar, Baja’s First Million Star Resort, is the first and only resort to occupy one of the Gulf of California’s last virgin coastlines. The 188 all-suite resort features spacious, beautifully appointed suites with terraces, stunning ocean and mountain views, timeshare options, three restaurants offering gourmet dining, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches, a private beachfront Danzante Bungalow.
The resort was named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor. In 2015 Travel Weekly magazine recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was also recognized as Mexico’ Leading Beach Resort in the 22nd and 23rd annual World Travel Awards. It also earned recognition as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort by the same prestigious organization.