Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco is ranked No. 17 on the list of ‘Best Courses in Mexico and the Caribbean 2019’

RIVIERA NAYARIT, Mexico (April 23, 2019) – Grupo Vidanta, Mexico’s leading golf course developer and operator, and KemperSports, the leading golf management company in North America, are pleased to announce recognition by Golfweek magazine and Golf Advisor of two courses in the Vidanta Golf portfolio of properties.

Golfweek magazine awarded the Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco No. 17 on the list of “Best Courses in Mexico and the Caribbean 2019”, marking the third time the amazing layout outside Rocky Point, Mexico has been ranked since 2017.  

Golfweek’s elite team of course raters, which currently boasts more than 850 evaluators, surveys more than 3,600 courses – grading each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation including course conditioning, variety and memorability of holes, and routing. Collectively, these knowledgeable raters turned in more than 75,000 votes to compile Golfweek’s Best courses lists.

“The Nicklaus Course at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco is truly a hidden gem and one of the most stunning courses in the world.  We are proud that it has been recognized once again as one of the top courses in Mexico and the Caribbean,” said Ivan Chavez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta. “This award is evidence of the high standards and quality that Vidanta strives to deliver its guests and visitors.”

The Nicklaus Design Courses at both Vidanta Puerto Peñasco and Vidanta Riviera Maya were also recognized for excellence as two of the best courses in Mexico by Golf Advisor as No. 3 and No. 11 respectively on their list of “Golf Advisor’s Best of 2018: Mexico” based on the year’s customer reviews.

Golf Advisor is a leading source for golf course ratings and golfer generated reviews, and part of the Golf Channel network. Golf Advisor recently released its 2018 list of top-rated courses Internationally and in the United States based on the ratings and reviews by golfers throughout the year.  Vidanta Golf’s courses achieved “Best of Mexico” status as a result of more than 1500 total reviews.

“We are very proud to have received this amazing recognition,” said Akira Tominaga, Corporate Director of Vidanta Golf. “Our team is committed to providing the best golf experience in Mexico and it is gratifying to see our guests agree.”

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About Grupo Vidanta

Founded in 1974 by the tourism industry’s leading visionary, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is Mexico and Latin America’s preeminent full-service tourism developer, specializing in vacation destinations, luxury hotel brands, golf courses, real estate, tourism infrastructure and entertainment. The company’s visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life via luxury entertainment and destination resorts on the coastlines of Mexico’s most sought-after locations—Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán—with seven distinct brands including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Sea Garden and Ocean Breeze, with more in development.

From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses,

Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships. Included in these groundbreaking collaborations are working with Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ, a first-of-its kind permanent theatrical and culinary experience in Riviera Maya; an exclusive long-term agreement with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group to debut new nightlife, day life and dining experiences starting with Omnia Dayclub, Herringbone, Casa Calavera and SHOREbar at Vidanta Los Cabos;  and an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Designs and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to develop spectacular pro golf courses within the different Vidanta destinations.

Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 luxury vacation homes and is responsible for developing Mexico’s first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortés International Airport, in Puerto Peñasco.

Frequently named among the “Best Companies to Work for in Mexico” and currently ranked between the top ten in the Great Place to Work list for 2018, the organization maintains a strong commitment to its 17,000 employees, and surrounding communities, through its progressive mission dedicated to environmental and social efforts, including EarthCheck certifications and its long-established non-profit foundations, the Vidanta Foundation and the Delia Morán Vidanta Foundation. For more information, visit



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