SAN FRANCISCO -- The editors of the Golf Insider newsletter named
Mexico the "best up-and-coming foreign golf destination" in its
"More and better courses are opening all the time, classic
resorts are renovating to keep up and our favorite destinations
have added new courses so they can compete," said Golf Insider
editor Larry Olmsted.
Mexico was picked for the number of world class hotels and golf
courses opening in a short time.
The newsletter cited Las Ventanas al Paraiso, which opened two
years ago on the Cabo Real course outside of Cabo San Lucas.
Golf Insider called Las Ventanas a "five-star resort rivaling
the Boulders in Carefree, Ariz., in service and facilities."
Last year, Cabo added the Jack Nicklaus-designed El Dorado, and
this year the town's Palmilla resort added more Nicklaus-designed
The newsletter noted that another Nicklaus-designed course and
one designed by Tom Weiskopf are under way in the area.
On Mexico's Pacific coast, the newsletter cited El Tamarindo in
Jalisco as a "boutique resort with a phenomenal, scarcely played
course and terrific rooms."
The course, Isla Navidad, is a "fine, full-service resort with
27 very good holes."
Four Seasons opened Punta Mita, "another winner," near Puerto
The resort has a golf course with a "unique 19-hole design from
Nicklaus, who seems inspired when designing courses in Mexico," the
"Any of these resorts would hold their own with our country's
best. Together they form an impressive array and signal Mexico's
arrival into the golf world's upper echelon," Golf Insider