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Sunday December 17 2017
Three great Golf Courses at Puerto Peñasco
Author:
Allison Sprague


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Each of these courses are impressive and offer many great tournaments. You can expect special events throughout the year, including special discounts. It would be a great experience to play all, as they each offer a unique experience. Only proper golf attire is allowed. The most important rule in golf is to have fun.

The “Peninsula de Cortez” Golf Course at the Mayan Palace Puerto Peñasco, was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The site consists of a 2 mile peninsula with a tidal estuary on one side, the Sea of Cortez on the other, and an inlet to the south.

It's a challenging 7,210 yard, 18 hole, par 72 san due course and is a work of art surrounded by incomparable natural beauty hosting a wealth of flora and fauna. 9 ocean side holes make this course a golfing experience beyond anyone's expectations. They moved very little dirt to create the greens, allowing the environmental sand dunes to dictate the green complexities.

The course is a two mile strip of sand dunes, protected by the tidal estuary on its inside, the inlet to the South and the Sea of Cortez to its more exposed outside. A beautiful restaurant/bar serves outstanding meals and the staff is exceptional. It is also the home of the “Uniting Nations Cup” pairing Mexican Professionals with United States Professionals in a two day tournament.

The Links at Las Palomas Golf Club: is a spectacular 18 hole, par-72, seaside golf course sculpted from dramatic seaside dunes in the "true links" tradition. Situated along Sandy Beach on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, the terrain closely resembles that on which golf began more than 600 years ago. Although located just one hour south of the border, the course will remind players of the first golf courses constructed along the coast of the British Isles.

A true links course designed for every type of golfer with its four sets of Tees. At Hole 4, the course rises up into natural sand dunes where holes traverse natural blow-out bunkers with exciting undulations and panoramic views. The back nine begins by darting around tranquil water and a colorful Sonoran landscape, drawing to a close great finishing holes discovered by award-winning designer Forrest Richardson and Authur Jack Snyder. Have a bite to eat at the delightful snack bar with inside seating.

A Signature golf course by Jack Nicklaus: “The Club at Laguna Del Mar”
The front 9 is still under construction. They have completed the back nine, which is open for play and very challenging. There is water and natural beauty on most holes. You can play 9 or 18, which ever you have time to play. Complete with a beverage cart offering drinks and snacks your day at Laguna Del Mar should be grand.

 

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