Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Vidanta Selects KemperSports to Manage Destination Courses in Mexico

Premier Vidanta courses from Greg Norman and Nicklaus Design join KemperSports’ stable of top-ranked golf properties

(NUEVO VALLARTA, MEXICO) – Grupo Vidanta, a leading 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,” said Michel Beuffe, CEO of Grupo Vidanta.

KemperSports’ portfolio of world renowned, top-ranked destination golf courses includes Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Streamsong Resort, The Prairie Club, The Glen Club and Chambers Bay – host of the 2015 U.S. Open.

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 enjoy an 18-hole Nicklaus Design course that winds through the lush jungle landscape, or take in world-class instruction 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. Future plans at Nuevo Vallarta call for a lighted par-3 course to open in late 2016.

The Vidanta Puerto Peñasco property to be managed by KemperSports is set against a breathtaking backdrop of the Sea of Cortez, located an hour and a half south of the U.S. border. The highly touted, 18-hole Nicklaus Design delivers panoramic ocean views on 12 holes and incorporates the natural desert and sand dunescapes into the playing area.

The KemperSports portfolio in Mexico is rounded out by the Nicklaus Design par-3 course at Vidanta Riviera Maya, located a few miles south of Cancun. The course winds through the Mayan jungle, enjoys year-round playable temperatures and delivers shot values you would expect on the finest 18-hole courses – making it a top destination choice for novice and avid golfers.

“The Vidanta golf properties are part of some of the finest resorts in Mexico,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “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.”

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