Jack Nicklaus – the architect behind Quivira, Cabo’s latest golf course opening

As a player, course designer and good-will ambassador, no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus, and no name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than his.

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Jack, 74, has been named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. He was also named Individual Male Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated and one of the 10 Greatest Athletes of the Century by ESPN.

In November 2005, the Golden Bear was honored by President Bush at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given to any civilian. The honor punctuated a year in which Jack played his final British Open, perhaps his final Masters Tournament and led the United States to a thrilling victory in The Presidents Cup.

Jack’s competitive career has spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 120 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 professional major-championship titles. He is the only player in history to have won each of the game’s majors at least three times (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens), and is the only player to have completed the career “Grand Slam” on both the regular and senior tours.

Jack is a five-time winner of the PGA Player of the Year Award, has been the PGA Tour’s leading money-winner eight times and runner-up six times. He has played on six Ryder Cup teams, captained two other Ryder Cup teams and served as U.S. captain for four Presidents Cup teams.

The legacy Jack has left as a player can be rivaled only by the legacy he is leaving as a golf-course designer.

Jack was named GolfWorld’s Architect of the Year in 1993, and in 1999, Golf Digest named him the world’s leading active designer. In February 2005, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America recognized Jack with its highest honor, The Old Tom Morris Award. In 2001, he received both the Donald Ross Award (American Society of Golf Course Architects) and the Donald Rossi Award (Golf Course Builders Association of America), and was honored with the International Network of Golf’s Achievement in Golf Course Design Award for 2000-2001.

To date, Nicklaus has been involved in the design of 290 courses open for play worldwide, and his thriving business, Nicklaus Design, has 380 courses open for play around the world. Nicklaus Design courses are represented in 36 countries, 39 states, and at least 110 have hosted a combined total of close to 750 professional tournaments or significant national amateur championships. The firm currently has projects under construction or under development in 22 different countries. Quivira Golf Club will be Nicklaus Design’s sixth course in Los Cabos and his 23rd overall in Mexico.

Since 1962, Jack has added the moniker of “businessman” to his lengthy résumé. He is chairman of the privately held Nicklaus Companies. In October 2008, Golf Inc. magazine ranked Jack “The Most Powerful Person in Golf” for the fifth consecutive year, due to his impact on various aspects of the industry through his course design work, marketing and licensing business, and his involvement on a national level with various charitable causes. He was also named “Golf Development Newsmaker of the Year” for 2005 by Golf Inc., and the Robb Report once named Jack the “Leading Power Player” in the golf market.

In January 2008, Jack was recognized for his global impact through design as well as his philanthropic efforts at home when he was presented with The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. Bestowed by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the award recognizes executives who exemplify a commitment to the common good—beyond the bottom line—and who demonstrate that private firms should be stellar citizens in their own neighborhoods, as well as in the world.

Jack and his wife Barbara have a long history of involvement in numerous charitable activities, from junior golf to children’s hospitals to several scholarship foundations. Because of their contributions to golf and to community, Barbara and Jack have been honored many times, including the 2007 Francis Ouimet Lifelong Contributions to Golf Award.

Residing in North Palm Beach, Fla., Jack and Barbara Nicklaus are parents to five children and grandparents to 23.

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It has been said that Quivira -Nicklaus’s 26th design in the Caribbean and Mexico-, may prove to be Jack Nicklaus’ most memorable design. Quivira, will feature more seaside holes than any other course in Los Cabos, in a spectacular setting at the tip of the Baja Peninsula marked by sheer granite cliffs, huge windswept dunes and rolling desert foothills.

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For information on golf villas and condominiums available at Quivira — be sure to contact me for a personal tour in the Hummer of the dunes, the historic lighthouse, and properties available for sale.

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Quivira Golf Club Announces Opening Date

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Unfolding along windswept dunes, sheer cliffs and desert foothills, Quivira Golf Club is poised to redefine the Cabo golf experience when it opens officially on October 1. The 7,224-yard, par-72 layout features stunning panoramas and breathtaking drops from tee to fairway, Quivira offers players more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. All 18 holes feature outstanding vistas of the Pacific (and in the winter months, views of breaching whales). The $40 million golf facility at Quivira, more than eight years in the making, commences at sea level near the rolling surf before climbing to a highest point of more than 350 feet elevation, where the views are a match for the challenge. During the round, players can refresh themselves at four comfort stations interspersed throughout the all-inclusive facility. Some points of interest include:

  • The three-quarter mile drive to the fifth hole, which crosses arroyo-spanning bridges and traces a switchback route up the side of a mountain, has already been dubbed the “Greatest Drive in Golf.”
  • At more than 200 feet above sea level, the tee at the short par-4 fifth hole offers splendid views of the beach and crashing waves far below.
  • The par-3 sixth, its concave cliff-top green carved from the base of a massive dune, is unforgettable.
  • The par-4 18th hole, stretching to 469 yards, is a classic links-style creation that plays to an infinity-edge green overlooking the sea.

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Completing the experience at Quivira Golf Club is a stylish, thatched-roof clubhouse between the first tee and 18th green that offers a large rectangular bar, a casual steakhouse, and ample outdoor seating overlooking the sea. Quivira Golf Club is accessible to guests of the four Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas in Los Cabos, and to owners of properties within the Quivira community: Copala, Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, and Novaispania Residences.

Pre Construction incentives going on NOW! Developer financing available. Come take a Hummer tour out to the site today! Appointments booked daily!

 

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Copala at Quivira Los Cabos – A Master Planned Ocean and Golf Community

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Copala at Quivira Los Cabos 

Copala at Quivira Los Cabos is the first full ownership real estate at Sunset Beach. The gated community covers over 24 acres on the Pacific coast. The community consists of seven towers of condominiums and 86 homes. The terraced layout for the placement of the residences allows for optimal enjoyment of the expansive golf and ocean views. Phase One is scheduled for completion in 2015/2016. Phase Two and Three will complete in 2016/2017. Copala is located on the 16th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Quivira golf course – which boasts the most ocean front holes in the entire Los Cabos area.

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The Design

The construction design is influenced by the early California hacienda style with red tile roofs, wrought iron details, stone facings and cantera stone finishes. The updated hacienda style homes and condominiums will come standard with granite countertops, Mexican marble flooring and baseboards, alder doors and millwork, aluminum sliding doors and windows, spacious terraces, and quality appliances. The layouts encourage outdoor living and allow for the enjoyment of the prevailing Pacific Ocean breeze.  The homes offer 5 floor plans of three and four bedroom homes all with roof top decks to take advantage of the wide ocean views.  The condominiums include one, two, and three bedrooms from a garden level to a penthouse level.

Infrastructure & Services 

The infrastructure and services being installed at Copala meet the standards of modern resort and residential communities in Mexico.

Water: Both potable and irrigation water are suppled to Copala by a number of developer owned deep wells and the city’s desalinization plant. Irrigation water is also stored on-site until needed.

Phone, Internet and TV: Phone service is provided by fiber optic cables. Every residence will have what is required to contract telephone & internet services through the provider of choice. The TV locations will have hidden wiring for satellite TV along with a pre-wired network for data and internet.

Electricity: Mexico operates on the same 110-volt 60 cycles as the United States and Canada. The Federal Electric Commission provides service to Copala.

Sewer: To eliminate on-site waste water, a number of water treatment plans will be installed. In keeping with the developers commitment to ecological preservation, no wastewater will be discharged into the ocean. Instead, the treated water will be recycled and used for irrigation on the golf course and landscaping.

Direct Financing 

Ownership at Copala is simple with direct financing being offered by the developer. Buyers are pre-approved with no reporting to U.S. credit agencies, as to not affect your investment ratios in the United States. With 50% paid during the construction period, the remaining amount can be financed for 10 years at 6% with no pre-payment penalties. A great solution for leveraging your investment.

 

Planned Amenities 

The Copala Community Club House will have a complete gym, exercise decks for Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation, pool, steam room, kids playgrounds, Cafe and bike/walking paths.

The Quivira Beach club will be a place for enjoyment of the coastal lifestyle with beach cabanas with flat screen TV’s & audio systems, outdoor grill pavilion for dinner parties, beach fire pits lit nightly, pool, private beach massage services, Kid’s Club, casual dining at Oceanside Bar & Grill, coffee bar with wireless internet and telescopes for star gazing and whale watching.

The Golf Clubhouse will have a Pro-Shop, Grill Restaurant & Bar, and special private areas for golf members. The practice facility will include a driving range, pitching, chipping, as well as a 15,000 sq ft putting area.

Transportation will be provided as a courtesy to owners and guest to travel throughout the resort community. Connections can also be made every hour from 10 am to 10 pm to the downtown resorts to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and beach time.

The Quivira community will also enjoy the Good Life which includes an optional membership to a Yacht Club, Wine Club, Organic Gardens and Vineyards, a Holistic Club, and Art Gallery.  Truly… a treasure of a lifetime!

Maintenance Fees – Monthly 

Homes $295

One Bedroom Condominium $150

Two Bedroom Condominium $190

Three Bedroom Condominium $230

Quivira Master Plan & Beach Club fees are additional $60.00 for homes & condominiums

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Golf Membership 

Residential Annual Individual Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member.

Residential Annual Family Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member, spouse of member, and all children under 25 years of age. In addition the parents of the member and spouse have the ability to enjoy the facilities when in residence without additional charge.

In addition members have eligibility to participate in club tournaments, special events, and group instructional clinics.  Food and Beverage is also included at the 3 comfort stations during golf playtime.

There is no initiation fee for the annual membership. Dues for the annual membership program are $ 7,000 for the individual annual membership and $ 10,000 for the family annual membership.

Golf Discounts for Quivira Residents

25% discount for guests playing with owners

25% discount for players staying at Copala or guests of Copala owners staying in any Pueblo Bonito Resort

25% discount at the Club House

Resort Discounts for Quivira Residents 

10% discount on food and beverages at Pueblo Bonito hotels and the Club House Restaurant of Montecristo.

20% Discount in Spa services. Reservations for spa or salon services grant access to the gym and Spa’s wet-areas.

20% Discount from hotel rates published on line for Copala owners and guests.

Use of Hotel Rooms 

During the construction period, Copala owners have use of up to 4 weeks per year, in any of the hotels in the Pueblo Bonito resorts in Cabo San Lucas. Reservations are subject to availability and with payment of the corresponding maintenance fee.

Weekly Rate:

Montecristo 3 Bedroom Villa $2281

Montecristo 4 Bedroom Villa $2851

PB Sunset Beach $860

PB Rosé $871

PB Los Cabos $951

Rental Projections 

Average nightly rental based on comparable vacation rentals in the Los Cabos area as determined by reputable experienced property managers. For estimation purposes, the total rental days was considered at a 10% rental occupancy per year. Rental rate could potentially increase by 25% during holidays (Christmas, New Years, Spring Break).  Each year a potential increase could be expected based on the community becoming more established.

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estimated monthly expenses:

HOA $295+60

Property Taxes $60

Maintenance Yard & Pool $150

Utilities 100-300

 

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estimated monthly expenses:

HOA $150+60 (one bed) $190+60 (two bed) $230 + 60 (three bed)

Property Taxes $40

Utilities 100-250

 

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Jack Nicklaus Design comes to Los Cabos at Quivira

Quivira Los Cabos is redefining luxury in Los Cabos, Mexico. Located on the true Land’s End of the Baja Peninsula with more than three miles of sparkling white beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views, the exclusive 1850-acre master-planned resort community of Quivira Los Cabos is a paradise of elegance, serenity and service. A lush landscape of gardens and waterfalls in a spectacular natural setting with two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, private beach clubs, village and community centers, an exclusive clubhouse and an endless array of amenities and services – all come together to create the ultimate destination for residents and guests to live, love and celebrate life.

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Jack Nicklaus Design Quick Facts:

  • Jack Nicklaus has 289 courses open for play worldwide.
  • Nicklaus Design, as a company, has 377 courses open for play.
  • Nicklaus Design has 18 courses open for play in China and 19 courses under development.
  • Nicklaus Design has 84 courses open for play in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Nicklaus Design has opened 168 courses over the last 12 years—an average of 14 courses a year—including a record 27 in 1999.
    • Jack Nicklaus was involved in 120 of those 168 projects
  • Nicklaus Design is represented in 34 countries and 39 U.S. states.
    • Nicklaus Design has 205 courses open for play in the United States, with Red Ledges, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Heber City, Utah, becoming No. 200 when it opened July 3, 2009.
  • Nicklaus Design has 57 courses in some form of development, and has projects signed, under design, or under development in 28 different countries.
  • Nicklaus sons have been involved in 67 courses open for play.
    • Jack Nicklaus II has 31 courses open for play (14 solo designs, 17 co-designs).
    • Steve Nicklaus has 13 courses open for play.
    • Gary Nicklaus has nine courses open for play.
    • Michael Nicklaus has six courses open for play.
    • Bill O’Leary (son-in-law) has eight courses open for play.
  • At least 70 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in various national and international Top-100 lists (Golf DigestGOLF Magazine, and Golfweek).
  • Including 2013, no fewer than 100 Nicklaus courses have hosted well over 750 professional tournaments or national amateur championships.

At Quivira, the two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses were designed to offer the most exciting play in Baja, and will feature more oceanfront holes than any other development in Cabo. The multiple award-winning Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa completes the community’s hallmarks. The $1.5 billion investment project is set to launch in late Spring 2014.

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Quivira Los Cabos – opening late Spring, 2014

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Opening Late Spring, 2014

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“Unique, exciting and exceptionally diverse Oceanfront Golf”  – Jack Nicklaus

The Quivira Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is located next to the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa and will only be open to Pueblo Bonito Owners and Guests.

With seven holes of the eighteen holes playing to or along the ocean, Quivira Los Cabos will have the most oceanfront play of any course in Los Cabos. Even the practice facilities are located next to the ocean.

The Golf Course has an extremely unique topography, with natural terrain including massive sand dunes, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, private coves, and desert canyons, all of which provide the setting for holes that hug the coastline and wind through the rolling hillside.

Jack Nicklaus says that the course offers many spectacular shots, not too difficult for the average golfer, while pros will find this a good challenge and an exciting golf course to play.
Special prices will be available for Pueblo Bonito Owners.The result is a truly one-of-a-kind golf experience – what many anticipate to be one of the best courses in Mexico and abroad.

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Copala at Quivira Los Cabos – Full Ownership at Pueblo Bonito Resorts

Pueblo Bonito Hotels and Resorts, a collection of six luxury hotels, is now building residences in Cabo San Lucas.

The golf and ocean view gated community of Copala will feature the best of luxury living at every level. The luxurious homes and villas are carefully designed to complement and enhance the breathtaking landscape. Each home will meld luxury living with contemporary Mexican decor and upscale finishing touches with all the modern conveniences of home.

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Seven towers of villas consisting of garden level to penthouse level homes starting from the $220,000’s. Three and Four bedroom luxury homes start from the $400,000’s and lots from the $100,000’s.  Community amenities include a yacht club, a community organic garden, a wine club, beach club on the Pacific Ocean, a holistic club, art gallery, restaurants, shops, and of course the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

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Copala, located on the 16th hole of this magnificent course, is uniquely positioned to provide easy access for golfers and beautiful vistas for spectators. unique natural terrain including sand dunes, rugged cliffs, and white sand beaches provide the setting for holes that hug the coastline and wind through the rolling hillside. The result is truly one-of-a-kind golf experience that features the most ocean front holes in all of Baja … and what many anticipate to be on the of best courses in Mexico!

Financing is available — with as little as 35% down you have 2 years to pay it off interest free. Or, finance 50% over 10 years at 6.5%.  Or… cash is still king with a discount available for purchases in full.

A treasure of a lifetime!

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