Jack Nicklaus to open Golf Academy in Riviera Nayarit

  • Grupo Vidanta proudly announced the opening for late june in Nuevo Vallarta’s Nayar Golf Course

Riviera Nayarit is one of the preferred destinations among golf players as it offers six world class courses and now Grupo Vidanta, Mexico’s leading resort and golf course developer, announced the grand opening date for the new Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy at the Nicklaus Design Nayar Golf Course in late June of 2012.
The Nicklaus Academy in Riviera Nayarit will be the Nicklaus group’s third such facility in Mexico and fifteenth in the world. The Nicklaus Academy promises to be one of the most complete golf instruction and training facilities in the world, combining the latest technology with the playing philosophy of the greatest player of all-time, Jack Nicklaus.
“The new Nicklaus Golf Academy is another indicator of how Riviera Nayarit is quickly becoming the premier golf destination in Mexico,” says Jesus Torres, managing director of Vidanta Golf. “Even if people staying at the resort are not great golfers, these new facilities give them a great opportunity to learn the sport of golf from some great instructors.”
The facility’s Director of Instruction is Bruce Summerhays Jr., a PGA professional from Utah whose father Bruce played on the PGA and Senior PGA tours. “I am very proud to be part of the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf at the Nayar Golf Course, and the opportunity it presents for all golfers and soon-to-be golfers in Mexico,” says Summerhays Jr. “The Academy is about learning to play fundamentally sound golf and also to provide a fun atmosphere to enjoy the great game of golf.”
Nayar Golf Course is one of the three Nicklaus Design golf courses in Riviera Nayarit. Three other courses designed by Jim Lippe, Robert Von Hagge and Greg Norman are also available in destination.
Later in the year, Vidanta Golf will begin building its second course in Nuevo Vallarta, a Greg Norman Signature design. “With the exploding demand for golf evident through the solid bookings at Nayar’s existing Nicklaus Design course, adding the Academy an a new beautifully designed golf course within the next couple of years will further solidify Riviera Nayarit Golf hub as the premiere destination for golf and travel,” concludes Torres.
The Conventions and Visitors Bureau of Riviera Nayarit congratulates Grupo Vidanta for their permanent leadership on product development to attract more tourism in destination.
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