Costa Palmas Golf Club Unveils a New Golf Destination on the East Cape

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Designed by Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects, The Walkable Coastal, Links-Style Course Offers Scenic Views and Unique Off- and On-Course Amenities

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Costa Palmas, situated on the East Cape of Los Cabos opens its fairways to the world, introducing discerning travelers and golfers to a pristine oasis along the western shores of the Sea of Cortez. On November 23rd, the 1,000-acre resort community, developed by Irongate, a full-service real estate development firm headquartered in Los Angeles, will unveil an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the esteemed golf course architecture firm Robert Trent Jones II. The course will spotlight the East Cape’s natural beauty, drawing in a broad audience of golfers through its key elements of design, not to mention a unique practice facility that features an expansive family social course and putting green. This opening comes on the heels of the recently opened, 118 guest room and 23 suite Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas.

“We are excited to partner with Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and his team to offer a one-of-a-kind golf experience to residents and guests of Costa Palmas,” said Jason Grosfeld, Chairman and CEO of Irongate. “With stunning views of the Sea of Cortez, Sierra de la Laguna Mountain range, and our very own private marina, coupled with unparalleled on-course amenities, we welcome golfers of all levels to experience all that the East Cape has to offer.”

The East Cape of Los Cabos remains a hidden gem, a vast stretch of land that looks and feels like Los Cabos once did decades ago. It’s an area known for having miles of walkable, undisturbed white-sand beaches. Appropriately, the 7221-yard, links-inspired Costa Palmas Golf Club was also designed to be easily walkable.

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, the first hotel to open within the resort community this fall, features luxurious accommodations with one-of-a-kind amenities such as five dining options, including world-renowned estiatorio Milos, multiple retail experiences, a sports complex and fitness center, six pools, Oasis Spa, a teen center and Kids for All Seasons program.

Costa Palmas also offers a one-of-a-kind collection of whole ownership Four Seasons Residences and Villas all boasting various features and views from beachfront to marina and golf. For homeowners who desire sprawling golf course views, the Sunset Villas offer the perfect location set on a slight rise on the first and second fairway.

The Costa Palmas Golf Club – which includes a six-hole, par-three short course and one-acre practice green, professional instruction and a caddie program – will be offered as an exclusive amenity to owners and resort guests of the Costa Palmas community.

The Costa Palmas Golf Club, as described by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Chairman and Master Architect—is meant to be “a golf symphony composed of three movements and two transitions.” The first six holes of the course, which Jones calls the layout’s “dunescape,” feature greens with unguarded entrances from the fairways—a design characteristic that allows golfers to utilize bump-and-run and other traditional Scottish links strategies to get their balls close to the hole. Like those traditional Scottish links courses, the first golf movement at Costa Palmas Golf Club is further characterized by seamless transitions between one hole’s putting surface and the next hole’s tee boxes. As one might expect, the surrounding, expansive coastal sand dunes are these holes’ primary obstacles.

The par-5 seventh, with its natural arroyo, serves as a transition to the course’s second movement—six “upland” holes defined by dramatic vistas where the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains serve as the backdrop. While this stretch of holes provides players with generously wide landing areas off the tee, it also introduces trees and plenty of strategically placed bunkers, both of which require players to consciously consider their club choices and shot selections.

Following the 13th hole—this one a 224-yard par 3—the course’s finishing stretch of four holes is intimate with nature and provides glimpses of the many coves, harbors, and channels that make Costa Palmas one of the world’s most exceptional sport-fishing destinations. The 18th hole, a sweeping left-to-right par 4, brings golfers back to the sea and the resort community’s private marina, and a glimpse of the recently opened Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas.

“We were given a spectacular site and shaped a golf course generous to the golfer that takes advantage of ocean views without being right on the water,” said Jones. “The challenge will come into play as the contouring around the green complexes can either be forgiving or rejecting. It will take an imaginative short game to get the ball on the green.”

With firm and fast terrain that can sometimes produce favorable bounces, the golf course at Costa Palmas is one that can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. Additionally, the course’s various “movements” create shorter loops that make a five- or six-hole round of golf possible. The overall golf experience at Costa Palmas Golf Club is one that encourages players to simply have fun and is further enhanced by a sprawling practice area that includes a 30,000-square-foot, lit putting course; an on-site restaurant, Bouchie’s; and a six-hole short course.

About Costa Palmas
Costa Palmas is a 1,000-acre private, beachfront resort community located 45 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport on the East Cape of the Baja Peninsula. Thoughtfully and sensitively designed and situated along a two-mile stretch of swimmable beach, Costa Palmas is set among organic farms and an international marina and introduces an elemental form of luxury hospitality. The community is home to Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas; Amanvari, Mexico’s first Aman property; an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II; a private beach and yacht club; and almost 20 acres of orchards and farmland.

About Irongate
With operations in California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Mexico, Irongate is a full-service real estate development firm specializing in residential and resort communities that are set in world-class destinations. The company expertly identifies opportunities for high profile, luxury branded projects, which combine timeless architecture and design with five-star service. Irongate’s vision is entrepreneurial in spirit—the company aims to elevate the communities that it develops by creating one-of-a-kind opportunities and introducing luxury brands to the region, which attract visitors, residents, and investors alike.

About Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects
With its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) is the preeminent golf design firm worldwide, having created almost 300 courses in more than 40 countries across six continents. Trustees of a great tradition of golf course architecture, RTJ II is committed to working in harmony with nature to craft the best golf course on each unique site. The RTJ II design team has experience in every aspect of golf course development; it also has the ability to provide support and expertise from conception through completion of any project. For additional information, visit the RTJ II website at http://www.rtj2.com or contact the firm at +1 650-475-0329 or info@rtj2.com.

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