Grand Opening Celebration to Occur with Celebrity Golf Invitational
Riviera Nayarit, MX (October 05, 2016) – Vidanta Resorts, Mexico’s leading golf course operator and developer, celebrates the opening of the newest course in Vidanta Golf collection, the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. Joining the renowned Jack Nicklaus Design Golf Course as the destination’s second course, Vidanta partnered with internationally-recognized golf legend and course designer Greg Norman to build the championship course. Currently open for full play, the course will celebrate the Grand Opening with the major league sports star-filled Vidanta Celebrity Golf Invitational in October 2016.
“As Mexico’s leading golf course developer, Vidanta is consistently on the forefront of golf development and tourism,” said Iván Chavez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta. “We strive to bring the very best in the industry to our guests, which is why we chose to partner with Greg Norman for the design of this signature course.”
Winding along the Ameca River, guests of the new course are treated to breathtaking views of the Sierra Madre mountains and Banderas Bay from each hole. The 18-hole, Par 73 course is surrounded by indigenous Guanacaste tress, native grasses, and jungle, making an incredible experience for players to be immersed in nature. The course also features the world’s longest golf cart suspension bridge, connecting two states – Nayarit and Jalisco – across the Ameca River.
Four different tee options are available for players, with Paspalum grass selected throughout the course to withstand saltwater breezes, heat and humidity. Paspalum also provides a firm surface for aggressive chip and wedge shots, and irrigates faster than other varieties, ensuring a quick return to play after rain. For improvement on the challenging course, players have access to the adjoining Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf for individual assessment, group classes, and state-of-the-art practice equipment.
The resort will commemorate the grand opening of the course with a special appearance by Greg Norman for a ribbon cutting ceremony during the first-annual Vidanta Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (October 13-15, 2016). A four-person scramble format, players will be paired with celebrity partners, including current and former stars from the NFL, MLB, and NBA, including Ray Allen, Buster Posey, and Warren Sapp.
Guests of the Invitational will have an opportunity to win $50,000 in cash prizes for first, second and third place team wins, a closest-to-the-pin prize, and daily prizes for longest drives and all par 3’s. Golfers will enjoy a full weekend of activities in addition to the daily rounds, such as private parties and activities, a spa treatment for non-playing spouse or guest, and the world-class amenities at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. The cost for entry is $1,499 per player. For more information and to book a spot, visit www.vidanta.com/GolfTournament/.