First Gary Player Signature Course in Mexico Set to Break Ground

Alejandro C. Yberri, Managing Director of CostaBaja Resort & Marina, has announced the date for the official groundbreaking of the development's Gary Player Signature Golf Course.

"The team at CostaBaja Resort & Marina is honored to welcome Gary Player and his design team to La Paz on January 27th," said Yberri. "We are thrilled to have partnered with Gary Player, who is not only a legend in the game and the international ambassador of golf, but a seasoned course designer with more than 300 courses, all across the globe, completed to date. We feel very honored that CostaBaja is his first course in Mexico."

The festivities will include the resort developers, local dignitaries, current and prospective homeowners, invited media and representatives from the Player Group, as well as the "Black Knight" himself.

"I am truly excited to be doing my first design project in Mexico at CostaBaja Resort & Marina," said Player. "La Paz is gaining wonderful momentum as a tourist destination and the golf course to be built at this stunning site on the Sea of Cortez will do nothing but contribute to that. I look forward to experiencing the well-known Mexican hospitality during my visits to CostaBaja."

CostaBaja Resort & Marina is a 550-acre resort community situated on the Sea of Cortez just north of La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur. Work on the 6,800-yard, par-72 course will commence in late January and is scheduled to open in summer 2010. The course will flow across its coastal desert site and offer views of the Sea of Cortez.

CostaBaja's residences will be augmented by various amenities, including a private 250-slip double-basin marina surrounded by the Marina Village. There will be restaurants, shops and charter services, a 120-room hotel, fitness center and the private Beach Club. Phase I of the development has been completed. Two new neighborhoods, VistaMar and Las Colinas, are currently under construction with water and golf views. Prices range from the mid-$400,000s to just less than $2 million.

The development is accessed by a direct two-hour flight from Los Angeles and is a three-hour drive north of Los Cabos. For more information, visit or call 1-866-409-9940 (toll-free from the U.S.) or toll-free from Mexico 1-800-COSTABAJA.