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Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (Loreto, BCS)

Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Loreto Bay features two absolutely fantastic holes, a couple more good holes, and several forgettable holes. The conditioning is rough, the facilities neglected, and operation hanging onto a thread. If you are going to TPC Danzante Bay then this is the only other course in the area to play, but the experience will be night and day.  Grade C-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Mario Schjetnan and Pedro Guereca in 1991; David Duval renovation in 2006

Cost:  $35 - $75 USD

Phone Number:  +52 613 133 0010

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa 's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - Paseo de la Misión de Loreto S/N. Nopoló, Loreto, BCS  23880

Photos:  See additional photos of Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa

What to Expect:  Located in a town better known for fishing than golf, Loreto Bay unfortunately is a course that has seen better days and it is difficult to have confidence is what its future offers. A hurricane wiped out the course in the mid-2010s and from what I can tell the ownership isn't making a priority of getting the course resurrected to its former standing. As such, the conditioning is pretty rough and attracts mostly locals looking for a deal. The terrain is mostly flat and runs through a housing development with the front nine enjoying a couple of holes by the water before reaching the climatic back-to-back par threes found at 14 and 15 which really are fantastic. There are some pretty views and some quality design features, but they are tough to enjoy when the proper care isn't being put into the property to make the course play like it should. Carts are available to rent though they are aged and in quite rough shape. With the recent implementation of TPC Danzate Bay 30 minutes away, Loreto Bay will hope to get some spillover traffic on their course and convince management to reinvest in the property.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black/Negro 72 6811 72.7 134
Gold/Dorado 72 6337 70.2 129
Blue/Azul 72 5889 68.2 124
White/Blanco 72 5422 66.1 116
Red/Rojo (Women) 72 4919 68.1 112

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  14th Hole – 150 Yard Par 3

14th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (150 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (150 Yard Par 3)

14th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (150 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (150 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  15th Hole – 222 Yards

15th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (222 Yard Par 3)
15th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (222 Yard Par 3)

15th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (222 Yard Par 3)
15th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (222 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  8th Hole – 324 Yards

8th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (324 Yard Par 4)
8th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (324 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  10th Hole – 560 Yards

10th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (560 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (560 Yard Par 5)

10th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (560 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (560 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  16th Hole – 324 Yard Par 4

16th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (324 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (324 Yard Par 4)

16th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (324 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (324 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  3rd Hole – 460 Yard Par 4

3rd Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (460 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (460 Yard Par 4)

3rd Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa  (460 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa (460 Yard Par 4)

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