1st Annual Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Golf Tour a success


  • The Riviera Nayarit and the Norman Signature Golf Course exceeded expectations during an event that marked the start of Grupo Vidanta’s 45th anniversary celebrations.


Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta’s grand infrastructure and the beauty of its Norman Signature golf course were on display during the 1st Annual Golf Tournament held in the Riviera Nayarit from May 3-5 as part of Grupo Vidanta’s 45th anniversary celebrations.

For three days the course, designed by famous Australian golfer Greg Norman, served as the stage for fans of this passionate sport to Stroke Play 36 holes.



The awards ceremony was led by Vidanta Golf Director Jesús Torres and Jesús Carmona Jiménez, president of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). The participating sponsors were very pleased and happy with the results.

The players admired the challenging course and its excellent design as well as the top-notch service offered by Grupo Vidanta. They were also delighted with the trophies, which were works of art created by the Huichol artists from the state of Nayarit and sponsored by the AHMBB and the CVB.



The winners in each category were as follows:

AA Division
1st place: Alejandro Ríos  | 2nd place: Salvador Gutiérrez  | 3rd place: Raúl Urrea JR.
A Division
1st place: Crescenciano Gómez  | 2nd place: Ángel Carbajal  | 3rd place: Matt Baumel.
B Division
1st place: Christian Arias  | 2nd place: Guillermo Valle  | 3rd place: Héctor Ramos.
C Division
1st place: Francisco de la Rosa | 2nd place: Alejandro Ríos | 3rd place: Jesús Julio Guízar.
Senior Division
1st place: Santiago León | 2nd place: José Martin García | 3rd place: Salvador Gutiérrez.
Ladies Division
1st place: María Guadalupe Cuevas | 2nd place: Robin Dea.



A first event that exceeded expectations
Jesús Torres said it was a very pleasant surprise to have welcomed 92 golfers, which exceeded their expectations when planning the event. Participants included golfers from Nayarit, Guadalajara, Colima, and Guanajuato, as well as Paraguay and Colombia.

“We’re very proud, not only for us, but also for our top sponsor, the Riviera Nayarit; I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the golf team at Vidanta Golf Nuevo Vallarta for the operation and maintenance of the course,” he added.


Jesús Carmona, president of the AHMBB, and Vidanta Golf Director, Jesús Torres.

“Thanks to the joint effort of the sponsors, developers, and the CVB, there are more and more golf lovers who are visiting the Riviera Nayarit to practice their sport,” said Jesús Carmona. “Golf is one of the region’s tourism resources and the challenge involved in its promotion is to ensure the visitor’s expectations are met and even exceeded.”



The Riviera Nayarit has become one of Mexico’s premier golf destinations in the past few years, growing its reputation among golfers by offering the best courses and most renowned tournaments.
Most of its courses are certified by the PGA—the top North American professional men’s golf circuit—and offer excellent service, contributing to the positioning of the region as one of the best golf destinations in Mexico.

About Vidanta Golf
Vidanta is the leading golf course developer and operator in Mexico. Vidanta Golf’s seven courses offer players an incredible variety of geographical beauty, entertainment, and challenges, and include three professional category courses designed by top golfers Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.





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The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) support events as they generate visitors and a lot of exposure thanks to their coverage in the media. The activities take place with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur).


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