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Sep 11
Playing Paradise at Mexico’s Punta Mita

By Dave McKibben When the tide is up, the world’s only golf hole with a natural island green isn’t accessible by land. The rocky cart path on “Hole 3B”–from the beach to the offshore green–is submerged in several feet of water. Tourist Brian Nairin drilled his six-iron shot nearly 200 yards over the Pacific Ocean […]

Jan 12
Punta Mita: A Whale of a Golf Story

When you are the greatest name in golf, you tend to hold all the cards.  In 1999, the DINE Real Estate development team in Mexico’s exclusive Punta Mita region tugged at Jack Nicklaus’ sleeve and requested, “Please design our new golf course.” Here’s the part where the DINE developers held a bit of leverage with […]