For those who are naturally drawn to the ocean, a captivating destination that envelops visitors with cool breezes and arresting beauty, but cannot part with Arizona’s superlative fairways and greens, a paradise exists where the two realms meet and mingle offering pristine azure vistas and emerald links that meet the tawny horizon. The reality of experiencing a golf getaway amidst this breathtaking coastal backdrop is truly within reach. Puerto Peñasco, Mexico’s best kept secret, is a burgeoning golf destination situated on the expansive beaches of the northern Sea of Cortez, where the spectacular Sonoran desert collides with its crystalline waters. Poised to become the next “it” escape in a country filled with luxurious resort destinations, Puerto Peñasco is, undoubtedly, the hottest place for golf enthusiasts to invest in Mexico for a sun-kissed, piece of paradise.
Located in the state of Sonora, just 60 miles south of the Arizona border, Puerto Peñasco was first established as a fishing village in the early 1930s and until recently, was known as Rocky Point to many American tourists. The majestic waters of the Cortez Sea and the quintessential, welcoming touch of Mexican hospitality in Puerto Peñasco ignited what has become a love affair for many American visitors who for the past 30 years have returned time and again to enjoy this affordable, vacation destination.
The Peñasco of old, however, is coming of age and blossoming into the most desirable real estate investment hub and promising golf destination in Mexico.
The true face of Peñasco’s renaissance is Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort, a full-service luxury property that embodies the quintessential Mexican resort lifestyle and offers homeowners and visitors a community of uncompromising quality, brimming with seaside charm and some serious golf. A true luxury getaway in every imaginable sense, Las Palomas is setting the bar for lavish living and vacationing in Puerto Peñasco. Located on pristine Sandy Beach and surrounded by serene desertscapes and sweeping sea panoramas, Las Palomas enjoys the unique distinction of being the first and most comprehensive resort in Puerto Peñasco; undeniably classifying it as one of the ultimate luxury developments in all of Mexico.
Developed by join-venture partners WorldWide Group, based in Mexico, and Abigail Properties in Phoenix, Ariz., Las Palomas is a 350-acre golf community with a master plan encompassing some 2,000 individual and shared ownership residences. The development is affiliated with the prestigious vacation network The Registry Collection International and lives up to every aspect of this designation.
The story of The Links at Las Palomas began with passion. Celebrated golf course architects Forrest Richardson and Arthur Jack Snyder spent countless hours studying the land at Las Palomas. Their objective wasn’t so much to create the most extraordinary course in the destination but rather to find it. Find it they did. As the course came to life, shaping and details were brought to the surface. For on true linksland, golf becomes intriguing and adventurous. Fairways blend seamlessly into the landscape. Greens are nestled into pockets. Holes merge into the surrounds. Golf and land become intertwined. What resulted was a world-class 18-hole course that in the end, includes a 19th hole that was simply too perfect not to be built. The course tees off at the top of the dunes and turns into an obstacle course of hillocks, lagoons and natural blow-out bunkers nestled in the beautifully austere Sonoran scenery. The Las Palomas Golf Club also features a practice range, clubhouse and pro shop. Additionally, refreshments are available at a snack shops located on the golf course.