The Islands of Loreto Fishing and Golf Tournament returns this July, with up to $10,000 in prizes

Anglers looking to catch their next big adventure and golf enthusiasts looking to better their par can do so in paradise during the second annual Islands of Loreto Fishing and Golf Tournament hosted by Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, in the stunning Danzante Bay community from July 27 to 29.

World-class sport fishing for Marlin in the “Aquarium of the World” and a round of golf at the Rees Jones-designed Danzante Bay Golf Course are in store during Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s Fishing and Golf Tournament, combining competition on both land and sea.

Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). Flanked by the rugged Sierra de la Giganta range, the Villa del Palmar is the first and only resort to occupy one of the Gulf of California’s last virgin coastlines.

To kick things off, participants can share cocktails with Bisbee’s fishing tournament expert Clicerio Mercado and resident Danzante Bay Golf Pro Danny Garcia at the resort’s welcome reception on Thursday, July 27, where guests can register for the tournament and go over rules of the competition.

After a shotgun start, on Friday anglers can take in the pristine beauty of more than 100 miles of coastline as they lure in Marlin to compete for up to $10,000 USD in cash prizes, including two jackpots. A $1,600 tournament package includes a registration fee for a team of four and either the rental of a superpanga boat for two days during the tournament, or a two-night, three-day stay in two deluxe suites.

The action-packed weekend will wrap up on Saturday with a second day of fishing and a weigh-in at Puerto Escondido, followed by an awards celebration dinner at the resort’s Danzante Bay Golf Course Club House. 

Prior to the fishing festivities, contestants will have an opportunity to play a “scramble” at the 7,400-yard, par-72 Danzante Bay Golf Course that features an unusual topographic blend of desert, mountain and dunes, with a 250-foot elevation change from start to finish. The course pays homage to how golf originated – at the place where the land meets the sea. 

The winner of the golf tournament will take home a four-night, five-day stay in a Deluxe Studio, valued at $1,500, while second place will win a $500 prize, and third place receives a signature Danzante Bay golf bag, golf glove, and golf balls.

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