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Mexico's Largest Golf Course Operator - Vidanta - Selects KemperSports to Manage Destination Courses in Mexico



Mexico’s Largest Golf Course Operator – Vidanta – Selects KemperSports to Manage Destination Courses in Mexico

Premier Vidanta courses from Greg Norman and Nicklaus Design join KemperSports’ stable of top-ranked golf properties

NUEVO VALLARTA, MEXICO (September 22, 2015) – Grupo Vidanta, a leading developer of tourism infrastructure and resorts in Mexico and Latin America, announced today that the company’s golf division selected KemperSports to provide management of Vidanta Golf properties in Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Peñasco and Riviera Maya. The portfolio of golf courses, which include a Greg Norman Signature design and three Nicklaus Design courses, are KemperSports’ first properties in Mexico. Vidanta Golf, which is currently Mexico’s largest golf course operator, appointed KemperSports for their superior track record managing top destination courses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.   


“We feel KemperSports is the best partner to fulfill our goals of achieving the highest standards of quality and exceptional service at our golf properties throughout Mexico,” said Michel Beuffe, CEO of Grupo Vidanta.


KemperSports’ portfolio of world renowned, top-ranked destination golf courses includes Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Streamsong Resort, The Prairie Club, The Glen Club and Chambers Bay – host of the 2015 U.S. Open.


The Five-Diamond Vidanta Resort in Nuevo Vallarta will soon house Vidanta Golf’s premier property, a Greg Norman Signature design golf course, slated to open in December 2015. Visitors to Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta can also enjoy an 18-hole Nicklaus Design course that winds through the lush jungle landscape, or take in world-class instruction at The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf. Tom Stickney, a Golf Digest Top 100 Instructor, leads the state-of-the-art training and practice facility. Future plans at Nuevo Vallarta call for a lighted par-3 course to open in late 2016.


The Vidanta Puerto Peñasco property to be managed by KemperSports is set against a breathtaking backdrop of the Sea of Cortez, located an hour and a half south of the U.S. border. The highly touted, 18-hole Nicklaus Design delivers panoramic ocean views on 12 holes and incorporates the natural desert and sand dunescapes into the playing area.


The KemperSports portfolio in Mexico is rounded out by the Nicklaus Design par-3 course at Vidanta Riviera Maya, located a few miles south of Cancun. The course winds through the Mayan jungle, enjoys year-round playable temperatures and delivers shot values you would expect on the finest 18-hole courses – making it a top destination choice for novice and avid golfers.


“The Vidanta golf properties are part of some of the finest resorts in Mexico,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We look forward to working closely with the marketing and ownership groups to enhance all areas of the operation and provide the Vidanta guests with an unparalleled golf experience through great customer service commensurate with the guest experience at the five-star Vidanta Resorts.”


For more information on Vidanta Golf, visit   


About Grupo Vidanta

Grupo Vidanta is a full-service tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America with practices in architecture, product design, entertainment, construction and operations. The company specializes in the development and operation of luxury resort and hotel brands in Mexico and counts AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta and five AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resorts – Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya, The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta, The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta, The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya and The Grand Mayan Acapulco – among its impressive portfolio of more than 25 resorts and hotels.


Grupo Vidanta’s visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life at Vidanta resorts and mega-resorts on the coastlines of Mexico’s most sought-after locations – Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán – with brands including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Ocean Breeze and Sea Garden, and more in development.


The company employs more than 15,000 and is consistently recognized as one of the most revered employers in Latin America. Vidanta Golf is the largest operator of golf courses in Mexico, the real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 vacation luxury homes, and the company is responsible for developing Mexico’s first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortés International Airport in Puerto Peñasco.


Grupo Vidanta was founded by Daniel Chávez Morán in 1974 and operates two foundations to enrich the lives of Latin Americans. For more information about Grupo Vidanta, visit


About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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