Golf Digest Names Villa del Palmar Loreto One of the Best Resorts in Mexico and Central America

In Baja by Suzanne Koch

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, home of the highly-regarded TPC Danzante Bay, has received a 2019 Golf DigestEditors’ Choice Award as one of the Best Resorts in Mexico And Central America.

“The recognition we have received from Golf Digest is a true honor,” said Owen Perry, founding partner of The Villa Group, which owns and operates the Villa del Palmar resort and Danzante Bay luxury lifestyle community at The Islands of Loreto. “We hope more golfers will be able to experience one of the most outstanding golf destinations in the world and, in the process, may discover that this is a perfect place to call home.”

Owen Perry, Founding Partner, The Villa Group

Inclusion on Golf Digest’s list of The Best Things in Golf adds to the accolades for the property and its Rees Jones-designed TPC Danzante Bay. The resort was also recognized with a Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best in Travel 2018.

“The Editor’s Choice now enters its fourth year and our mission remains to seek and identify ‘The Best Things in Golf,’” said Max Adler, Golf Digest’s editorial director. “We continue to place an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services to determine the winners.

Max Adler, Editorial Director, Golf Digest

Flanked by the rugged Sierra de La Giganta Mountains and the Sea of Cortez, Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto occupies a sprawling stretch of quiet beaches, scenic vistas, and astounding natural habitat. While the resort reflects the historic culture of Mexico, guests have access to every modern amenity and convenience—including Sabila Spa, named one of Mexico’s Best Spas by SpaFinder—as well as unparalleled personal service.

The centerpiece of this premier golf destination is TPC Danzante Bay, part of a luxury master-planned community adjacent to the coastline of Baja’s inland marine sanctuary. The golf course offers five sets of tees, ranging between 4,916 and 7,237 yards. It features wide fairways and greens that must be carefully judged but are never unfair. Most of the entrances to the greens are open—allowing approach shots to run on safely—while the holes along the cliffs feature strategically placed collection areas to keep errant shots from taking the plunge into the blue water below.  The golf course has previously been recognized by Golf Advisor as Best of 2018: Mexico, by Golf Aficionado as 2018 Best New Golf Course and by Golf Odyssey as 2018 New Course of the Year.

Award-winners will appear in Golf Digest’s June print issue and all award-winners will be featured on

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