Greg Norman’s firm designs short course for Mexico resort

  • Mandarina

    Mandarina’s new golf course will be located close to the resort’s equestrian club and other amenities

By Laura Hyde

Greg Norman Golf Course Design has designed a short course for the Mandarina resort on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit stretch of the Pacific coast. 

The course, which is expected to be completed in 2025, will feature 10 par threes inspired by iconic holes at famous courses around the world, including Augusta National, Pebble Beach, Pine Valley and Royal Melbourne. It will have views of the Sierra de Vallejo mountain range and has been designed to be “enjoyable for families of all ages but challenging enough for avid golfers,” according to the resort owner and operator, RLH Properties. 

“The course at Mandarina will be unlike any other,” said Norman. “Each par three hole is an inspiration from some of the most iconic and classic courses from around the world, so playing it will produce a welcome sense of familiarity. We’re excited to provide golfers of all ages and abilities with an unforgettable experience at each hole.” 

“The expert design and unique concept of this golf course adds another layer of luxury, exclusivity and adventure to the esteemed resort destination,” said Luis Durán, CEO of RLH Properties. 

The Mandarina resort comprises a One&Only Mandarina hotel, private homes and other amenities, including an equestrian club, and has a new Rosewood Mandarina hotel and residences in development.