Los Cabos, Mexico—On a beautiful sunny day on a breathtaking site at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, golf legend and course designer Jack Nicklaus officially opened what may be the most majestic course on his resume, Quivira Golf Club.
Numerous dignitaries, resort executives, international media and property owners gathered for an official ceremony on the dazzling 7,139-yard course, followed by a ceremonial tee off on the 12th hole with Ernesto Coppel Kelly, owner and developer of Quivira and Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Spas; Marcos Alberto Covarrubias Villasenor, Governor of the State of Baja California Sur; and Jack Nicklaus.
Also on hand for the gala occasion were Rubén Reachi Lugo, Secretary of Tourism of Baja California Sur; and Alberto Coppel, C.E.O. of Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Spas. In a token of appreciation, Letty Coppel, co-owner of Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Spas, presented a silver whale to Nicklaus, who this week learned he is to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, a prestigious civilian award.
Marked by huge windswept dunes, sheer granite cliffs and rolling desert foothills 10 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, Quivira, the sixth Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Los Cabos, is a masterpiece poised to redefine the Cabo golf experience.
“This is one of the great pieces of property in the world,” Nicklaus said. “We tried to create some excitement on the mountain and in the dunes, and I believe we’ve created a golf course that plays as spectacular as it looks.”
The formal opening of Quivira marks a watershed moment in the history of golf development in Los Cabos, a destination revered for its consistently sunny weather and unique mountain-desert-ocean ecosystem. In addition to its stunning panoramas and sharp drops from tee to fairway, Quivira offers players more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. All 18 holes feature panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, which swells with breaching whales during the winter months.
Completing the experience at Quivira Golf Club is a stylish, thatched-roof clubhouse between the first tee and 18th green that offers a large rectangular bar, a casual steakhouse, and ample outdoor seating overlooking the sea. Beside the clubhouse is a spacious double-ended practice facility that parallels the ocean, as well as an elongated practice putting green and an expanded short-game practice area.
Quivira Golf Club is accessible to guests of the four Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas in Los Cabos, and to owners of properties in Copala, Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, and Novaispania Residences. Each of the Pueblo Bonito Resorts welcomes guests with lavish accommodations, unsurpassed service, fine dining and a host of on-site amenities. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Quivira Golf Club is included within the Quivira development.
For reservations or further information access the web site at http://www.quiviragolfclub.com or call 1-800-990-8250 to customize a visit.
About Quivira Los Cabos
Quivira (pronounced key-vee-ra), Mexico’s premier luxury residential resort community, is situated at Land’s End on the Baja Peninsula, with more than three miles of pristine golden beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views. This exclusive 1,850-acre master-planned community, founded by renowned resort developer Ernesto Coppel, is a paradise of elegance, serenity and service. Occupying a spectacular natural landscape, Quivira Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, is complemented by an exclusive oceanfront clubhouse. Quivira Los Cabos is the ultimate destination for residents and guests to live, love and celebrate life.
About Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas
Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas has eight award-winning resorts in two destinations, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán, all offering luxury all-inclusive options. Each of the properties has its own personality, design and ambiance, yet all share the same high level of impeccable quality and distinguished atmosphere. In Cabo San Lucas, the adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal setting for a romantic getaway, while Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort ,with its large, all ocean-view suites, is perfect for families. Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, both located on El Médano beach, have the best to offer vacationers looking to be right in the middle of all the Cabo action. In Mazatlán, the elegant jewel Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a private beach, while the charming Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán, is located in the famous Golden Zone. Both resorts are great for family vacations and romantic getaways. For more information visit http://www.pueblobonito.com , find us http://www.facebook.com/pueblobonitoresort and follow us on Twitter @PuebloBonito.
Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design
As a player, course designer and good-will ambassador, no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus, and no name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than his. Nicklaus, 74, has been named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. His competitive career has spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 120 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 professional major-championship titles. The legacy he has left as a player can be rivaled only by the legacy he is leaving as a golf course designer. To date, Nicklaus has been involved in the design of 290 courses open for play worldwide, and his thriving business, Nicklaus Design, has 380 courses open for play around the world. Nicklaus Design courses are represented in 36 countries, 39 states, and at least 110 have hosted a combined total of close to 750 professional tournaments or significant national amateur championships. The firm currently has projects under construction or under development in 22 different countries. Quivira Golf Club will be Nicklaus Design’s sixth course in Los Cabos and his 23rd overall in Mexico.