USA vs. Mexico Match Play Challenge In Puerto Peñasco

Imagine being able to play in a tournament similar to the Ryder Cup, playing for your country against our neighbors to the south, Mexico. Now you can in the Uniting Nations Cup amateur series' USA vs. Mexico Match Play Challenge.

In 2018, one of the two USA vs. Mexico Match Play Challenges will be played in Puerto Peñasco Oct. 4 - 7. Men and women amateur golfers from the United States and Canada with a verifiable Handicap Index are now invited to register for the 2018 tournament to be played at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco. 

A look at Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco, which is situated between the Sea of Cortez and the Sonoran Desert, is home to beautiful beaches, warm ocean water, and delicious Sonoran-style Mexican food. 

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It's also home to El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The reserve has the highest concentration of broad, low-relief volcanic craters in the world, as well as the largest active dune field in North America.

And of course Puerto Peñasco has top-notch golf courses, most notably the Nicklaus Design Course at Puerto Peñasco, home to the Uniting Nations Cup.

The Nicklaus Design Course

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The Nicklaus Design Course at Puerto Peñasco cuts an emerald channel between rolling sand dunes and brilliant desert flora. Bordered on one side by the Sea of Cortez and on the other by a vast tidal estuary, the course is a unique beauty, and its challenging intensity equals the richness of its surroundings.

The course is a true treasure for golfers, a chance to say they’ve played on “one of the 20 best and most fascinating courses in the world,” or what Golfweek Magazine named as one of the Best Golf Courses in the Caribbean or Mexico. 

A product of the unbeatable creativity of Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II, the 18-hole, 7,200-yard course at Puerto Peñasco is like nothing you’ve ever played. During construction, the designers allowed the character of the land to breathe through, with the natural sand dunes dictating the shape of the green.

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