The Simple Pleasures of the Bajamar
Golf Resort offers rare beauty and drama to even the most
experienced golf traveler. Its reputation as a “little
Pebble Beach” creates high expectations that are well-deserved.
While Bajamar is worthy, it isn't world class... yet. However,
a golf course doesn't have to be world-class to provide golfers
with inspiration, a chance to practice, and great fun.
Bajamar's 6,900 yard layout is extremely balanced in its playability
and features the striking natural beauty of the Baja. Indeed, the
gorgeous surroundings of the ocean holes are almost a distraction.
The fairways have some yellowish spots and can be somewhat firm,
but these small imperfections create a longer drive potential,
similar to playing Colorado's mountain courses.
Golfing at Bajamar is relatively inexpensive. As the resort's
owners have not started reinvesting in the property yet, golfers
can take advantage of this transition period and will find some
fabulous stay and play deals. You can find weekday specials that
include a 1-night stay, 27 holes, breakfast and lunch for about
The three nines at Bajamar are quite distinctive. The Lagos nine
are much like playing golf
in Florida as the holes are flat and feature plenty of water.
For the drier Vista holes there are more elevation changes which
makes it like Arizona
golf. Bajamar is renowned for its Oceano holes, the first
few of which are par 4s, leading eventually to the ocean. Number
5 of Oceano is an impressive par 3 (185 yards from tip to tip),
and a forced carry over a cove, with surf crashing onto lava rocks
just beneath the tee box. Quiet days on the green offer golfers
the opportunity to drop an extra couple of practice balls.
doesn't compete with the exclusive resorts
in Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta, but it's not trying to. It's
convenient and affordable, and remains casual enough to be a favorite
destination for travelers from California and
Arizona who seek a quick escape from the daily grind and some post-round
margaritas. The resort features tennis courts and a swimming pool,
and the rooms are finished in Mexican colonial style. If you don't
mind driving to reach the golf course, Ensenada is just 20 minutes
away and has lots of accommodations.
Dining out on a trip to Bajamar is always a treat. In particular
La Fonda Del Rio, adjacent to La Mision Hotel, the Palm Grill,
located on Km 29 of Carretera Libre, and La Palapa de Jose, below
La Mision are three of the best options.
Golfers heading south the border for a short getaway at Bajamar
can't go wrong! Sample the exciting culture of Mexico and experience
an affordable round of memorable resort golf. These simple pleasures
are what life is all about!
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