True to its commitment to progress and growth within Mexico, Grupo Vidanta—the leading luxury tourism and golf course developer in Latin America—will host the PGA Tour for the Mexico Open, from April 25 to May 1, 2022, at Vidanta Vallarta—one of its most spectacular and innovative resorts, located on Banderas Bay and home to the Vidanta Vallarta golf course.
As one of the most exciting emerging golf markets in the world, Mexico will have the honor of hosting the preeminent international professional golf organization and showcasing the country’s astonishing natural beauty, its considerable tourism offerings, and the warmth of its people throughout the event.
Vidanta Vallarta will offer participating players—many considered the very best in the sport—the extraordinary opportunity to play in paradise on its first-class facilities, including beautiful and challenging courses designed by golf professionals and featuring incomparable views of Nayarit and Jalisco.
"The opportunity to host the PGA Tour’s Mexico Open is an incredible one and will generate innumerable economic opportunities throughout all of Banderas Bay, including in Nayarit and Jalisco," said Ivan Chavez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta.
"It will not only benefit area hotels, but also taxi drivers, local restaurant staffs, tour guides, and small- and medium-sized local businesses, all of whom have demonstrated their resilience in the face of challenge over the last two years and are now ready to welcome golf lovers from all over the world.
"We are looking forward to hosting the 132 golfers from over 30 different countries participating in this tournament, to Vidanta Vallarta. I am sure that all of us in the tourism industry in Banderas Bay will take advantage of this great opportunity to show the world the beauty of Mexico, its distinct luxury, and, above all, the great hearts of our people."
The Mexico Open will feature the most important golfers, including Carlos Ortiz, Vidanta Resorts ambassador and the first Mexican to win during the PGA Tour since 1978. Ortiz has been a major player in both the national and international world of golf and has helped promote Mexico as a potential host for international golf events such as this.
“When I think about the adventure it has been to reach this moment in my professional career, I could not possibly be more grateful and excited to be part of the Vidanta family and contribute to the growth and success of such an incredible sport in my home country,” said Carlos Ortiz, Mexican professional golfer and Vidanta Resorts ambassador.