Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Monday, March 9, 2009

Peninsula de Cortes to Host Grand Inauguration Tournament With Jack Nicklaus

Having successfully hosted the 2009 Wildcat Invitational golf tournament in late February, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Peninsula de Cortes golf course at the Mayan Palace (La Jolla de Cortes) is now preparing for another major event at the course: The Grand Inauguration Tournament with Jack Nicklaus.

Boasting $250,000 worth of prizes, the event kicks off at 3:00PM on March 27 with a golf clinic hosted by Jack Nicklaus himself. At 4:45PM the First Tee Ceremony will be held, followed by a cocktail hour with Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II.

The shotgun start for the tournament begins on March 28 at 10:00AM, the format being a Two-man Scramble. Events and perks for the day include a Continental breakfast, Awards Ceremony buffet luncheon, beer and soft drinks during the tournament, a gift pack for each player and a raffle.

The entrance fee is $290 per person, the fee including all activities for both days.

Prizes include:
-Hole in One Prizes-- 2 Grand Bliss Super Luxury Memberships and 2 cars

-Three nearest the pin prizes on every par 3

-Longest drive

-Precision drive

Prizes include: Blackberries, IPods, TVs, Boxes of Wine, Boxes of Cuban cigars, Vacations, Drivers, Putters, Dinners and more.

For more information, call (011 52) 638-383-0443 or contact Andrew Gilchrist at

Designed by Jack Nicklause and his son, Jack Nicklaus II, the Peninsula de Cortes Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 sand dune course surrounded by flora, fauna and 1.5 miles of beach front on the Sea of Cortes. Peninsula is a uniquely challenging course that is completely surrounded by water. Almost every hole has marvelous wind-swept views of the sea or the natural estuary.

Hole 6 is the 190-yard signature par 3 with four bunkers surrounding the green and a lake with tidal surges connected to the natural estuary between the tees and green complex.

Operated by Albatross Golf Courses, the largest golf course operator in Mexico, it is the first of three golf courses planned for the La Jolla de Cortes master development.