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Why Danzante Bay is Baja’s Newest Golf Gem

Special Package Rates Available All Summer at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa

People around the world are talking about Danzante Bay Golf Club, the eye-popping new Rees Jones-designed course on the Baja Peninsula’s eastern coastline.

Danzante Bay has been cited as a “featured project” in “Golf Around the World 2017,” the annual report of “golf’s global reach in terms of the supply of golf facilities” prepared by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. It “occupies a stunning setting, 250 feet above the Sea of Cortez to the east and backed by the Sierra la Giganta Mountains to the west,” reads the report, which goes on to say that the course “culminates in what promises to be one of the most photographed holes in modern North American golf, the 178-yard, par-3 17th to a green set diagonally on an outcrop with nothing around it but free fall to the water behind and below.”

Why Danzante Bay is Baja's Newest Golf Gem

Golfers are flocking to the course to see and play 11 ocean-facing holes situated near the luxurious Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto. The course offers magnificent views of the bay as well as the Sea of Cortez as it gently takes players from wavy desert terrain around a crystal lake, through sand dunes, and up into the majestic mountains.

Jones also designed an 18-hole putting course inspired by the famed Himalayas putting course in St. Andrews, Scotland, where families can practice and have fun together. Currently nine putting holes are completed, with the final nine to be finished this year. The final seven holes of the 7,107-yard, par-72 course also will be completed in early November.

“The creation of the front nine holes is an opportunity for us to showcase a completely different part of the property to golfers,” said Jones. “There are interesting landforms that allow us to create unique holes that are different from, but also complimentary to, the other eleven holes. The completed 18-hole golf course will be a journey that golfers will really enjoy taking again and again.”

Only a two-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Loreto International Airport (LTO) also is accessible with direct WestJet flights from Calgary and from Tijuana via Calafia Airlines (three times a week year-round).

For golfers ready to be awe-inspired, the Danzante Bay Golf Experience offers two types of golf packages (when booked before Oct. 30, 2017and used by Dec. 19, 2017):

The European Plan includes:

  • 3 nights in a Deluxe Studio Suite
  • 18 holes of golf daily, per person, with cart
  • Use of practice facilities
  • Access to 18-hole putting green
  • 1 spa credit of $25 per adult
  • Priced at $146 per person, per night, based on double occupancy

The All-Inclusive Plan includes:

  • 3 nights in a Deluxe Studio Suite
  • All food, plus domestic and international beverages 
  • 18 holes of golf daily, per person, with cart
  • Use of practice facilities
  • Access to 18-hole putting green
  • 1 spa credit of $25 per adult
  • Priced at $215 per person, per night, based on double occupancy

For reservations, promotional codes and additional information, call 01-800-838-2662 or visit

Guests can also experience Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa’s 4,447 acres of unspoiled beauty. The resort boasts stretches of exquisite shoreline, stunning ocean and mountain views, three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, the 39,000-square-foot luxurious Sabila Spa, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, glass-bottomed kayaks, and sport fishing.

Villa del Palmar takes full advantage of the region’s unique beauty, authentic culture, quiet beaches, scenic vistas, rich history, and natural habitats. The resort’s complimentary shuttle service enables guests to explore historic Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish in an area that has been declared a World Heritage Site.

To reserve a Danzante Bay golf package, or for more information, visit, call (800) 790-4187, or email  For additional information on the golf course, go to is a comprehensive online source of first-hand travel information for the Baja California Peninsula. We offer Baja travelers expert advice about local restaurantshotelsvacation rentals and activities, as well as guides, maps, complete event calendars and great stories about incredible travel destinations, from  Tijuana  to Cabo San Lucas.  

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