KemperSports adds first courses in Mexico

Grupo Vidanta, a developer of tourism infrastructure and resorts in Mexico and Latin America, announced today that the company’s golf division selected KemperSports to provide management of Vidanta Golf properties in Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Peñasco and Riviera Maya. The portfolio of golf courses, which include a Greg Norman Signature design and three Nicklaus Design courses, are KemperSports’ first properties in Mexico. 

Vidanta Golf, which is currently Mexico’s largest golf course operator, appointed KemperSports for “their superior track record managing top destination courses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.”

“We feel KemperSports is the best partner to fulfill our goals of achieving the highest standards of quality and exceptional service at our golf properties throughout Mexico,” Michel Beuffe said in a news release, CEO of Grupo Vidanta.  

The Five-Diamond Vidanta Resort in Nuevo Vallarta will soon house Vidanta Golf’s premier property, a Greg Norman Signature design golf course, slated to open in December 2015. Visitors to Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta can also play an 18-hole Nicklaus Design course, or take a lesson at The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf. Tom Stickney, a Golf Digest Top 100 Instructor, leads the state-of-the-art training and practice facility. A lighted par-3 course is set to open in late 2016 at Nuevo Vallarta. 

The Vidanta Puerto Peñasco property to be managed by KemperSports is located near the Sea of Corte, about an an hour and a half south of the U.S. border. The 18-hole Nicklaus Design has panoramic ocean views on 12 holes and incorporates the natural desert and sand dunescapes into play. 

The KemperSports portfolio in Mexico is rounded out by the Nicklaus Design par-three course at Vidanta Riviera Maya, located a few miles south of Cancun. The course winds through the Mayan jungle and has year-round playable temperatures.

“The Vidanta golf properties are part of some of the finest resorts in Mexico,” KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner said in a news release. “We look forward to working closely with the marketing and ownership groups to enhance all areas of the operation and provide the Vidanta guests with an unparalleled golf experience through great customer service commensurate with the guest experience at the five-star Vidanta Resorts.”

Grupo Vidanta is a full-service tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America with practices in architecture, product design, entertainment, construction and operations. The company specializes in the development and operation of luxury resort and hotel brands in Mexico and has a portfolio of more than 25 resorts and hotels. Vidanta Golf is the largest operator of golf courses in Mexico, the real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 vacation luxury homes. 

Based in Northbrook, Ill., KemperSports owns and manages over 120 18-hole equivalent golf courses across the United States, Caribbean and Central America.

Add new comment

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.
If you enjoyed this article and would like to sign up for a FREE digital subscription, click here!