ENSENADA, Baja California — Did you know Tiger Woods was building a golf course in Baja California? Mr. Woods and members of the Tiger Woods Design team today joined The Flagship Group, (they are the actual developers), and invited guests at Punta Brava (Ensenada, Baja California) to a preview event to introduce the private golf and ocean club’s “Champions Club. “
The Flagship Group first announced plans for Punta Brava in October of this year. Situated 65 miles south of San Diego, its scheduled for completion in early 2011. The centerpiece of Punta Brava will be the first oceanfront course designed by Woods (the photo I’ve included is of Baja Mar – perhaps the most unappreciated golf courses in the world). The private golf and ocean club is located at the tip of a peninsula that extends seven miles into the ocean on the Pacific coast.
While we weren’t invited, we learned of the event when we tried to set up a meeting with the Secretary of Tourism Escobedo’s office and was told there was going to be a special ‘business meeting’ south of Ensenada. The last time we heard that the President of Mexico stopped by Punto Colonet to promote their humongous port project.
According to their press release, Tiger states that his “goal is to design a collection of amazing golf courses around the world,” Woods said during the visit. “To do this, I try to pick the best sites, find the best partners, and create exceptional course designs. This project is a great fit for me because the site is amazing, The Flagship Group is a fantastic partner, and we’ve created an exceptional design.”
“‘It’s a rare opportunity to be able to put 17 greens or tees on the ocean and have eight shots playing over the Pacific. Couple that with views of the ocean from every hole and you have a place that’s pretty special,’” said Woods.”
The inaugural Punta Brava Champions Club event was set up to give “members” (read “investors”) a private tour with Woods to hear about his design vision. Plans for Punta Brava include a Tiger Woods designed 18-hole par 70 oceanfront course; 39 estate lots (three-quarter to three acres); 99 villa residences (4,500 to 7,000 square feet); and, 14 club casitas for the guests of residents. Punta Brava will also feature a private clubhouse, an ocean club, an extensive wellness center and spa, multiple dining venues, and recreational activities for the entire family — including fishing, kayaking, surfing, whale watching and scuba diving, all inspired by local culture and the natural setting.