Acclaimed architect Tom Doak’s masterful design at the Bahía de los Sueños Golf & Beach Club takes advantage of the desert terrain by incorporating rocky ridges and wind-carved boulders into an intriguing lay-out that never plays the same way twice. Add to this the pristine oceanfront topography and impressive vistas of the Sea of Cortez and you are left with one of the most visually stunning challenges on the globe.
An exhilarating 6,916-yard, par-72 track, Bahía de los Sueños offers avid and recreational golfers an outstanding 18-hole experience. Wide-open fairways are countered by forests of Cardon cacti, strategically placed bunkers and several testing carries from elevated tee-boxes. At 533 yards, the ninth hole is The Bay’s longest but offers the most reward, giving accurate drivers an opportunity for birdie or eagle with a strong second shot. The 12th hole is arguably the most intimidating while the picturesque 14th lines you up over the glowing Sea of Cortez.
Golf media around the world are raving about Doak’s masterpiece:
- LINKS magazine hailed it as one of the most eagerly anticipated new courses of 2010.
- Golf magazine says: “The variety mesmerizes: the 410-yard 5th is carved through cacti; the green at the 300-yard, par-4 14th is perched on the beach; and the 430-yard 18th concludes in giant white dunes.”
Holding to its contrarian reputation, Bahía de los Sueños allowed Doak’s naturalist approach to lead the design of the community. This process ensured that Doak’s habitat-sensitive course was central to the layout of the resort, resulting in homesites and planned casita-style residences with stunning golf course views.