“Wonderful!” “Spectacular!” “Outstanding!” And those are just a sampling of the reviews from the first Grand Luxxe Member Invitational played last month at the picturesque Nayar Golf Course on the sprawling Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort.
The three-day tournament, created and coordinated by Vidanta Director of Golf Jesus Torres, drew participants from the United States, Canada, Chile and Mexico and featured an array of dazzling prizes and a million dollar hole-in-one contest.
No one cashed in on the million dollars, but the four closest-to-the hole winners were all compensated nicely with luxury timepieces. Andrew Usher took home a Tag Heuer watch for being closest to the pin on the 12th hole, Tomas Jewell won a Montblanc on the 10th hole, Terry Willinston walked away with a Cartier on the 5th hole and Rodrigo del Corral scored a Rolex for his pinpoint accuracy at the 3rd hole. Other fabulous prizes included TaylorMade woods, MacBook Pro computers and iPad minis.
"This was the most significant golf tournament that Grupo Vidanta hosts for its national and international members and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out,” Torres said. “Because of the overwhelming positive feedback from Vidanta members, we’ve already committed to a second Grand Luxxe Member Invitational.”
The par-70 Nayar course, originally designed by Jim Lipe 11 years ago, reopened in 2011 after a four-year renovation project by Jack Nicklaus Designs. The tournament’s winning scores of 108 were posted by the Aharonov team, which won by 11 shots of the team of Beas and Willinston.
The event kicked off with an inauguration ceremony at the stunning new Santuario entertainment complex, located in the center of the Vida Vacations resort across from the Grand Bliss. The awards ceremony was held at Gong, a charming Asian-fusion restaurant next to the pro shop.
About Grand Luxxe - A Grupo Vidanta property, Grand Luxxe luxury resorts feature stunning architecture and sleek interior finishes, glamorous shimmering pools and never-ending beaches. Grand Luxxe resorts give you the keys to endless pleasures like Nicklaus-designed golf course, the Brio Spa and Fitness Center, fine and casual dining on the resort property, unlimited pool and beach access and nightclubs, lounges and bars. Accommodation options range from uber-luxurious villas to over-sized suites, each featuring marble floors and teak terraces with a private plunge pool. In-room luxuries include plush beds, Wi-Fi, floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive views, soaking tubs, lush bathrobes, slippers and fabulous room service 24/7. Guests have access to the 24-hour Grand Luxxe Concierge to help plan activities, as well as access to private chefs and a private butler service. A family-friendly resort, Grand Luxxe offers an exciting Kids Club and babysitting services. Grand Luxxe has locations in Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya, Mexico. For more information, visit Grand Luxxe.
About Vidanta Golf - The largest golf course operator in Mexico, Vidanta’s award winning courses are located in the most beautiful beaches of Mexico including: Acapulco, Los Cabos, Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Puerto Peñasco in Sonora. To learn more about golf with Grupo Vidanta, visit Vidanta Golf.
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