Jack Nicklaus to Inaugurate Punta Mita’s Signature Bahia Golf Course

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Jack Nicklaus to Inaugurate Punta Mita Bahía Signature Golf CourseDine is pleased to announce the official inaugural event of the Punta Mita Bahía golf course by Nicklaus Signature Design. The two-day celebration of Punta Mita’s new crown jewel will take place November 15 and 16, 2009. In attendance will be course designer and golf legend Jack Nicklaus, to join in the festivities and hit the “official” inaugural drive from the first tee.Although Club Punta Mita Members have already been enjoying play on the challenging Bahía course since November 2008, this event will mark the official opening of the course. Reviews from the press are already earning the course accolades. An outstanding course to play, Bahía is notable for its rolling terrain and complex undulating greens. Complementing the challenge are spectacular vistas along the fairways, including five Oceanside holes.

Planning is now in place for the festivities, but one item firmly on the agenda is a golf tournament on the Bahía course on November 15, to which all Members will be invited to participate. Mark your calendars now to be in Punta Mita during these dates! Details and a full agenda will be sent to all Club Punta Mita Members in the coming months.

To schedule your next tee time in Punta Mita, contact the Golf Clubhouse at +52 329/291-6065.

As spectacular and welcoming as the St. Regis Resort is on its own, many guests enjoying a stay there come to wonder about the larger community of Punta Mita—its history, its culture, and its future growth. To facilitate answering these questions and to showcase the unique attractions of the region, a new Punta Mita Cultural Center will open in September in the main portico of the St. Regis Resort, next to the Concierge. Operated by Punta Mita Properties, this library-style venue will be a welcoming space for guests to learn more about the Punta Mita Community and its many attractions, as well as available real estate opportunities.In addition to a three-dimensional Punta Mita community map, the Punta Mita Cultural Center will offer a library of resource books pertaining to the region, as well as a changing exhibit of fine Mexican art, curated by the Directors of ArteMita. Computers and complementary Internet access will also be available to guests at the Punta Mita Cultural Center.The new facility at the St. Regis Resort joins the other Punta Mita Properties information locations: at the Punta Mita Golf Club (in front of the Pro Shop), the Four Seasons Cultural Center, and the main Punta Mita Real Estate Center, located across from the entrance to the Four Seasons Resort.
As reported last month, Punta Mita’s Pacifíco Jack Nicklaus Signature course will be the site of the Riviera Nayarit Classic golf tournament, a part of the Canadian Tour. Dates are September 28 through October 4, 2009, and the tournament will feature more than 120 of the top players in the Canadian Tour. This will mark the first professional tournament to be played at Club Punta Mita, and the Club is especially proud to welcome the Canadian Tour, as well as the golf media covering this exciting event.The week will begin with practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, concluding with the official Welcome Cocktail event on Tuesday night, at the Four Seasons Resort.A Pro-Am tournament day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30. Dine has arranged for a limited number of tee times to be set aside for Members of Club Punta Mita to enable our owners to play in the Pro-Am with a member of the Canadian Tour (a maximum handicap of 22 applies). Participation in this will be available at a cost of $100 USD + IVA for Club Punta Mita members, and $300 USD + IVA for non-members. This will include an invitation to the Tuesday evening Welcome Cocktail, as well as the Pro-Am Awards Cocktail reception on Wednesday evening, in the Golf Clubhouse Garden. The Pro-Am will feature a special Closest to the Pin prize, to be played on Pacifíco’s famed island hole, 3-B.

The tournament action begins on Thursday, and through Friday will include the full field of 120 Pros. On Friday evening, the cut will be made for the final rounds, reducing the players to the top 60, who will compete for $125,000 USD in prizes. Saturday and Sunday will be the days of final play, with the Closing Awards Ceremony taking place on Sunday evening on the 18th green of the Pacífico course at Club Punta Mita.

Volunteer opportunities are also available, so those interested in participating as a tournament volunteer are requested to contact Club Punta Mita Director of Golf Phil Ferrari, at: phillip.ferrari@fourseasons.com, as soon as possible for additional information.

For additional information on viewing, Pro-Am tournament participation and corporate sponsorship opportunities for this special event in Punta Mita, contact the Golf Clubhouse at +52 329/291-6065.

Mark your calendars! The Punta Mita HOA has announced the initial schedule of HOA Association meetings for 2010:

Tuesday, March 16
Tuesday, March 16
Wednesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 17
Thursday, March 18
Thursday, March 18
10 AM
4 PM
9 AM
11 AM
10 AM
4 PM
Ayia
Punta Mita Master Condominium
Signature Estates
El Encanto
Lagos
Ranchos

Other community sub-condos are pending to confirm their meeting dates, however all are working toward trying to use the same week to hold their annual meetings.

The HOA office is already working on the 2010 Annual Budget, and will have a draft available in October to share with the sub-condo Administrators. We encourage all Punta Mita owners to voice your community comments via your Sub-condo Owners’ Board or your Manager, to the Master HOA office.

For more information on the Punta Mita Homeowners’ Association or to simply share ideas, get news and announcements, visit the website at: http://www.puntamitahoa.com

St. Regis Punta Mita is welcoming the Punta Mita community with a growing agenda of special events. For the month of September, mark your calendar for the following:Independence Day Brunch: Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day on Wednesday, September 16th with Brunch at the oceanside Sea Breeze restaurant. The special 4-course menu will highlight traditional Mexican cuisine, and will be accompanied by live Jazz. Available from 11am to 4pm; $46 USD + tax per person.Tequila Tuesdays! Each Tuesday, you have the opportunity to become a tequila connoisseur at St. Regis. The best way to learn more about this “nectar of the gods”—known as Mexico’s national spirit—is to sample how the variations in the distillation process create unique flavors. From 6pm to 8am each Tuesday, Sea Breeze at the St. Regis will offer a specially selected tequila flight featuring premium tequilas in the three principle variations: blanco, reposado and añejo, accompanied by an exquisite selection of canapés. Taste the sampling, discover your favorite tequila, and enjoy a full size version at half price! From 6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays. Flights are priced at $170 MN + tax per person.

Tapas Night – Make plans now to gather a group of friends and head to St. Regis’ Sea Breeze on Friday, September 25th for Tapas Night. From 8pm until 10pm, enjoy a selection of succulent bite sized Tapas prepared by the Sea Breeze Chef while sipping sangria and listening to live Flamenco music. A memorable evening! $30 USD per person, +10% service charge; Includes a selection of tapas and a carafe of sangria.

To secure your place at any of the above events, contact the St. Regis Concierge at (+52) 329/291-5845, or email Melanie Schneider at: melanie.schneider@stregis.com.

To book your stay at St. Regis Punta Mita, contact the resort at toll-free US: 877/787-3447, or (+52) 329/291-5858, or visit http://stregis.com/puntamita.

Explore additional Punta Mita resort summer specials at Four Seasons Punta Mita at: http://fourseasons.com/puntamita; or by calling the resort.