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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7107 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

The 7,237-yard course at TPC Danzante Bay climbs through inspiring canyons on the front nine, visits the beach briefly for the 12th and 13th holes before the climax is revealed. The par-3 17th hole will quickly become one of the world's great destination par 3s, a hole so dramatic that golfers will come just to play its tee shot. The elevated tees on no. 17 look down upon an hour-glass-shaped green cut into seaside cliffs. The hole sits isolated from the rest of the course on the other side of the mountains. It was Perry who made the discovery and pushed for routing changes to accommodate its construction. The key to its addition was building two shorter par 4s that climb the mountainside without feeling overbearing. The just-as-scenic final hole, a stout par 4, tumbles downhill toward the resort.

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Course Details

Year Built 2016
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (2016) Steve Weisser (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

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5.0
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions Excellent
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Amazing Can't safe enough!

This course is amazing!!! You've never seen anything like it. 17 is a breathtaking par 3 that you almost don't want to play because you don't want the view to be over.

Plenty of ocean views here and red mountain range enclose the course. I can't say enough about how unique this course is to play.

Plenty of options with multiple tee boxes. The entire course is playable by anyone. Play multiple days you can relax and enjoy the view then back up and have more of a challenge tomorrow.

Also the staff is amazing at the course and the resort. You'll know everyone's name and feel like family by the end of the first day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

Fabulous Course

This was my third time playing this course in the past week. I think this is one of the best courses in Baja including the many I've played in Cabo. Spectacular views on nearly every hole and #17 is every bit as special as any ocean course anywhere. The pace of play was fantastic, conditions were great and the staff totally helpful. This is a new course and the clubhouse/pro shop has a bit of a temporary feel to it, but the food was good and if you want something more you can go to the 5 star hotel by golf cart. Would play again and again, but gotta go home!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must play Danzante Bay!

One of the more unique experiences in golf, what Owen Perry, owner, and Rees Jones, designer, have created in the rocky and mountainous surrounds overlooking the Sea of Cortez is simply spectacular. You'll see and hear a lot about the 17th hole, a Golden Tee green on the cliffs in which you'll need to watch your step and you might catch a glimpse of migrating whales. But the reason why you'll love this course has more to do with the width, scale, fun factor, conditioning, service and general setting throughout the round. Try playing the front nine in the late-afternoon. And if tis windy, don't be afraid to move up a set of tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the trip!

Had the good fortune to play TPC Danzante Bay while hosting a Golf Advisor Getaway in December. Didn't bring my clubs because I wasn't sure I would be able to play, but sure glad that I was able to experience this Rees Jones designed gem.
This single 18 hole course is part of the Danzante Bay resort which is tucked into the small town of Loreto, Mexico. Danzante has a full service resort with all the amenities. The staff and service are extremely friendly and attentive. While getting there isn't the easiest (a few flight options in/out of Loreto LTO), I was informed there will be more in 2019.
The course itself is spectacular in a host of different way. First, the layout is fun yet challenging. Choose the right tees for your skill level and there is plenty of room out there. If you do stray far off the green stuff, best to leave it in the rocky desert surroundings. Second is the scenery, whether you are headed up or down the canyons or hitting shots toward the mountains that rise up from the ocean, there are easily a half a dozen holes that most courses would consider a "signature hole". Finally, the conditioning is immaculate. The greens staff pay total attention to detail and the course isn't over-burdened with too much play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning!!!

Danzante Bay is a very playable and extremely picturesque course. There are 5+ tee boxes, the fairways are wide, bunkers have good sand and the greens run well. Our round started with the friendly staff greeting us and ensuring we had everything we needed. This is definitely one of the most stunning courses we have ever played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent golf course. Worthy of all the hype.

This is a very good golf course. Well thought-out design with consideration of the prevailing wind. Lots of interesting tee shots and approaches without having too many hazards or being too narrow. The green complexes are creatively designed but were too slow to show any teeth.

This is a cart-only golf course. Lots of distance between some holes. Driving range is too steep uphill.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Amazing Views - Enjoyable

Have played lots of picturesque courses (Pebble Beach included). I can't think of one that was in the same class in terms of pure natural beauty with the numerous ocean views, elevation changes, steep mountain canyons. I usually don't take photos on the course, but couldn't help myself.

With the course just opened in Dec 17, still has a fair amount of maturing to do. 3-4 of the fairways are fairly sandy w/o a lot of grass, greens had just been fertilized so not really rolling well. (2 putt rule good idea).. HOWEVER, stunningly beautiful place to enjoy a round of golf and we had the course to ourselves.

The negatives are quickly swept away. If you like to play golf or just gawk at beautiful scenery, well worth it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Wonderful new addition to Baja California golf

I've had somewhat mixed feelings about some Rees Jones courses I've seen over the years, but having spent a couple rounds at Danzante Bay, I'm happy to give him high marks for his first design in Mexico. It helps put the remote town of Loreto, 300 miles north of Los Cabos, on the map for vacationers.

Danzante Bay manages to transport golfers through a few different golfing environments - canyons, flattish desert, beachside dunes, spectacular cliffs - without the experience feeling disjointed. Yes, the course is unwalkable, but even golf purists will enjoy the breathtaking scenery seemingly at every turn.

Yes, everyone's talking about the par-3 17th, but I thought the other three one-shotters were superlative, too, particularly #3, with a green wedged between cliffs.

The adjacent Villa del Palmar resort adds the appropriate high-quality accommodations that make this an attractive destination for families. Loreto is in growth mode, so in a few years it should rate as a buddy-trip golf destination as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Mexico's latest and greatest new course

Most golfers will come for the 17th hole and leave loving the rest of the course, which celebrated its grand opening Dec. 15.
The show-stopper at no. 17 is, no doubt, ready to become the world's next destination par 3. It's got big views of the Sea of Cortez and big drama - a downhill, wind-altered tee shot to a tiny target green set upon a cliff shelf. I predict that 40 percent of players lose a ball the first time they play it, but 90 percent won't care. It's just cool to try.
The front nine roams through the gorgeous canyons on the other side of the mountains. Two really good seaside holes, the par-5 12th and par-3 13th, finish at greens near the beach.
For a new course, Danzante Bay is already in fantastic shape because 11 holes debuted in 2016. Holes 2-8 opened for play this year.
I had never heard of Loreto before this trip. It's so off the radar located 300 miles north of Cabo and nearly 700 miles south of the border. Between a stay at the adjacent Villa del Palmar and a round on this playable Rees Jones course, I'm glad I found it. The entire experience is scenic, secluded and safe -- three key words necessary to attract tourists south of the border these days.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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