Los Cabos Developers’ Association Annual Golf Tournament
BENEFITS REGION IN MANY WAYS
By Rick Stedman
Donations go to a good cause, while golf outing builds rapport amongst members.
Every summer for the last two decades, the Association of Developers in Los Cabos has gathered at a local golf course for the group’s annual golf tournament. Though less than a hundred golfers participate in this fun-filled, one-day tournament, the benefactors include every visitor to the greater Los Cabos region.
According to the President of the Association and long time member; Fernando Garcia, the Association of Developers was created 30 years ago and is the oldest association of its kind in Los Cabos. “We collectively account for about 60 percent of the annual budget for Los Cabos with members representing the urban development commission, water department, property tax commission, urban planning, and other important positions in the region,” said Fernando. “Thus, when we gather for the annual golf tournament, it fosters camaraderie amongst members, and we also donate to a charity or needy cause. This year, donations were made to the local Red Cross and the Los Cabos fire department.”
The aim of the Association of Developers centers around three main premises that include:
— ECONOMIC SUCCESS
— CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
— SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
José Manuel Gonzalez Arriola, a golf player, shared that the golf tournament moves around the area with nearly every local course hosting the annual tournament. “The objective of the annual golf tournament has always been to maintain a cohesive relationship among our members who are developers, investors, contractors, and suppliers,” said José. “We are all in the same boat, and that boat is Cabo. So, in order to promote the region successfully, we need to work together, and the golf tournament helps us to remember that goal.”
Chileno Bay Golf Club, which opened in January 2014, was the host course for this year’s Association of Developers golf tournament. Chileno Bay is one of the shining stars of the Los Cabos golf scene. Designed by Tom Fazio, this 18-hole, par 72 course stretches to 7,260 yards from the championship tees. In true Fazio fashion, the tees, fairways, and greens work seamlessly with the surrounding desert terrain to provide magnificent views of the Sea of Cortez from every hole. Chileno Bay CEO Daniel Urrea shared that Chileno Bay also features a high-end residential component as well as all the expected luxuries and amenities of an exclusive club, along with two miles of spellbinding coastline. “We were very happy to host this year’s Association of Developers golf tournament, and we’d be glad to host it in the future,” said Daniel.
Norma Rivera has been with the association for the past 25 years, and has been organizing these tournaments for the past 20… “Every year we organize this tournament in different golf courses in Los Cabos… This upcoming one will be at Cardonals’ Diamante Golf Course on May 13th,” added Norma.
“The members unanimously agree that the annual golf tournament is the perfect setting to rekindle and foster important relationships that keep us on track as we continue to promote development and investment real estate in the municipality of Los Cabos,” added Fernando.