28/01/2009Mexico’s Golf Courses will be showcased at the PGA Merchandise Show & Convention 2009 in Orlando

Orlando, FL; January 27th, 2009 – The Mexico Tourism Board along with premier golf Mexican destinations will present at this year’s 2009 PGA Merchandise Show & Convention in Orlando from January 29th through the 31st at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

In its 56th year, more than 45,000 golf professionals, leading golf companies, international retailers and industry leaders will gather at the North America’s largest and most influential golf exhibition and convention.

The MTB will showcase The PGA Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Mayas’ El Camaleon Golf Club and the Tres Marias LPGA Tour’s Corona Morelia Championship, at the Residential Golf Club in Morelia Michoacán. The state of Jalisco will also be present to promote a brand new international golf event: The Closest to the Golf Pin Contest, that will take place in four different courses in the city of Guadalajara from the 8th to the 11th of June, 2009.

Mexico’s golf courses are beyond your expectations

Mexico has the perfect mix for an unforgettable golf experience: extraordinary and beautiful landscaping, exceptional weather all year long, first class facilities and the warmth of the Mexican hospitality. The most amazing courses are located in diverse settings such as deserts, along with sink holes, pristine beaches, surrounded by jungle or near archeological ruins where top golf designers such as Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman or Tom Weiskopf had created some of the most interesting and challenging golf courses.

El Camaleon Golf Club

The third edition of Mexico’s only PGA tour event returns February 25th through March 1st at El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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This important golf classic is an official PGA Tour event for which this resort is the title sponsor from 2007 through 2012; and El Camaleon has the honor of being the first golf course to host an official PGA Tour event in Mexico. El Camaleón Golf Course at the Mayakoba resort is Greg Norman’s latest masterpiece. The 7,039-yard layout is unique - not just to Mexico but to the entire world of golf. The course bends through three distinct landscapes—mangrove jungles, limestone canals and stunning, oceanfront stretches of sand. El Camaleón incorporates a cenote, a massive underground cavern, into the heart of the opening fairway. The handsome, Mayan influenced clubhouse that rises above the 18th green will feature a fine dining room with stunning views over the course. The adjoining practice facility and driving range are of international caliber. In addition, with Mayakoba’s unique system of lagoons, golfers will be able to step out of their rooms and into a boat, which will ferry them directly to the first tee. El Camaleón Golf Course is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

Tres Marias Residential Golf Club

Tres Marias Residential Golf Club is another exclusive and impressive development of 1,000 residences and a 6,400 feet golf course, located in the colonial city of Morelia, Michoacán. Designed with the direction and signature of Jack Nicklaus, this 27 hole golf course features an extraordinary topography, beautiful landscapes with lakes throughout the course as well as a luxurious 426,509 square foot club house. This year the Tres Marias LPGA Tour’s Corona Morelia Championship will be held from the 23th to the 26th of April, with our own Lorena Ochoa as the defending champion. Tres Marias Golf Club has been entitled to host the 2010-2012 LPGA tournaments.

Jalisco Golf Courses

Jalisco has become an important golf destination in Mexico with around 17 golf courses such as the renowned El Tamarindo, by the beach of the Pacific Ocean, alongside the jungle and with varied vegetation.

Nevertheless, and aside the sun and beach destination golf courses, there is an important offer of courses in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara such as: the Atlas Country Club, the Cañadas Golf Course, El Cielo Country Club and Santa Anita Golf Course, to name a few. These 18 holes courses offer the players the opportunity to do some sightseeing of amazing attractions nearby like Tlaquepaque, Tonala and of course the beautiful city of Guadalajara itself.

Los Cabos Golf Courses

Another premier golf destination in Mexico is Los Cabos, with an important offer of premium golf courses designed by renowned golf masters. Los Cabos’ rich waters, desert landscapes and dramatic rock formations offer an array of activities for leisure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. We find here some of the top courses in the world: Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, Club Campestre and Palmilla Golf Club the three designed by Jack Nicklaus; Cabo del Sol Desert Course designed by desert golf master Tom Weiskopf; Cabo San Lucas Country Club, Mayan Country Club Los Cabos and Querencia Golf Course are some of the offers in the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Some of the Top Golf Courses in Mexico

Tres Marias Residential Golf Club / 27 holes in Morelia Michoacan
Moon Spa & Golf Club/ 27 holes Cancun, Quintana-Roo
Playa Car Spa & Golf Course/ 18 holes at the Riviera Maya
Playa Mujeres Golf Club/ 18 holes Punta Sam, Quintana-Roo
Club Campestre San Jose Golf Club/ 18 holes, San Jose Del Cabo, BCS
El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba/ 18 holes, at the Riviera Maya
Cabo Real Golf Club/ 18 holes, in Los Cabos
Punta Mita Four Seasons Golf Club/ 18 holes in the Riviera Nayarit
Palmilla Golf Club/ 18 holes in Los Cabos
Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club/ 18 holes

About the Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico ’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB is Mexico’s tourism promotion agency, and its participants include members of both the private and public sectors. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America. For more information on destinations and online trip bookings please go to www.visitmexico.com.

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