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-
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
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
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 14th Hole – 150 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 15th Hole – 222 Yards
Best Par 4: 8th Hole – 324 Yards
Best Par 5: 10th Hole – 560 Yards
Birdie Time: 16th Hole – 324 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 3rd Hole – 460 Yard Par 4