Borders Golf Group has signed a long-term lease to operate Cancun Country Club in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The resort will be branded as TPC Cancun, the first Tournament Players Club outside of the United States.
Borders Golf Group, based in Reno, Nev., is led by Joseph Petrash, a seasoned executive in the club and hospitality business for the past 31 years, William Timken, a successful 25-year veteran of Wall Street, and Julio Viscontti, an industry veteran with many years of experience in the US, Mexico and Latin America.
The management and development consultant currently has projects in Mexico, Panama, Belize and Colorado.
Cancun Country Club will feature 36 holes of golf designed by Nick Price and Tom Fazio. The opening date for the Nick Price course is scheduled for January 2012, while construction of the Fazio course should begin in 2012 and be open early in 2014.
The Price course features Platinum Paspalum wall to wall, with undulating but fair greens.
TPC Cancun is an environmental role model due to its horticultural methods and practices. Both golf courses are considered as leaders in "environmentally friendly" design. TPC Cancun has been designed to take advantage of abundant environmental wealth and a forest preserved and respected under strict environmental standards.