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Greg Norman opens new course in Mexico

7.44am 28th February 2020 - Courses

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Greg Norman Golf Course Design has announced the opening of Rancho San Lucas Golf Club in Mexico.
 
The club boast a 7,210-yard, par-72 championship course located alongside the Pacific Ocean, with holes meandering through a thick cactus forest before descending to dunes. The layout features five holes on the beach, notably the par-three third, which parallels the sea and will give players fine views of breaching whales during the winter months.

Rancho San Lucas Golf Club is the centrepiece of an 834-acre resort and residential community. Located 15 minutes from the town of Cabo San Lucas and boasting 1.2 miles of beachfront on the Pacific Coast, the development also features the Norman Estates real estate enclave, a private gated community featuring 32 luxury estate homes and 40 condominiums. The beachside luxury homes are priced from US$1.9 to US$7 million. Owners will have access to an exclusive, members-only private beach club.

Greg Norman attended the grand opening, joined by the developer Solmar Group Chairman Francisco Bulnes, VIP guests, international media and dignitaries.
 
“Rancho San Lucas is the most spectacular piece of oceanfront property I’ve seen in a long time, so to have the opportunity to build a course on this site was truly once-in-a-lifetime,” said Norman. “My goal was to keep it as natural as possible, using my ‘least-disturbance’ approach, while showcasing the property’s three unique eco-systems: the ocean, the sand dunes and the arroyos. We wanted to build a sustainable course that is playable from all perspectives, including the forward tees. GNGCD is committed to making a global impact by creating courses that withstand the test of time, and I truly believe this golf course is one of the best we’ve ever built.”
 
Grassed from tee-to-green in SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum, a disease-resistant, drought-tolerant varietal, the course features a unique revetted bunkering design unlike anything else in the region. Specifically tailored to Cabos’ terrain and locale, GNGCD integrated indigenous landscapes and grass varietals that use the least amount of water.
  
Rancho San Lucas is a private club with exclusive access available to homeowners and guests of Solmar Hotels & Resorts. With two on-course comfort stations, each providing Mexican specialties and ice-cold refreshments, players can enjoy an all-inclusive experience during the round. A ranchero-style clubhouse overlooks the fairways and sea and the practice facility features a driving range, an 18-hole putting course, and dedicated chipping, pitching and bunker play areas. 

Rancho San Lucas Golf Club is GNGCD’s 106th completed global design, spanning 34 countries and six continents.

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