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Nov 26

John E. Morgan Golf Residency Expands Golf Offerings At Velas Resorts in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (November 18, 2019) - Mexico's Velas Resorts have announced a partnership with Sky Sports golf commentator and former pro-golfer, John E. Morgan, in January 2020. John will start his residency at Grand Velas Los Cabos from January 25-29, before his second and final week at Grand Velas Riviera Maya from February 1-5. The residency complements the resort collection's access to world class golf resorts, special rates and unlimited golf included in the rate offering at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta offered annually.


John E Morgan lr.jpgMorgan, who has played alongside legends including Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Fred Couples, is well known for his participation in the Open Championships, European Tour and PGA Tour. The talented golfer will be teaching guests during the two-week residency and sharing his expertise and tips.


The golf residency at Grand Velas has been designed for golf enthusiasts of all levels and ages, to either hone golfing skills or learn the sport from scratch, as an added element to their stay. Activities on tap include group classes and one-on-one sessions for both adults and children to perfect technique; Beat the Pro sessions during which guests are invited to try to hit a drive closer to the hole than John, albeit with him using only one hand; and a 'Sun-Downer Swing Challenge', that include sundowner cocktails to toast the winner. During his residency, Morgan will also host a dinner for golf enthusiasts, at both Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Los Cabos, where the dinnertime discussion will center on all things golf related, as John shares insider tips and tricks from his glowing career.


GVLC 2.jpgBoth resorts have partnered with the most coveted golf courses in their region. Grand Velas Los Cabos workshops will be held at Cabo Real, an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent  Jones Junior. The course has hosted two PGA Senior Slam events (1996, 1999) and offers a memorable, well balanced test of golf. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya workshops will be held at El Camaleon, an 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman, home of the PGA tour and featuring the only Jim McLean Golf School in Mexico.


With golf included at three nearby signature-designed 18-hole courses, Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta is also a golfers' paradise. The 18-hole Marina Vallarta, which nestles against Casa Velas, offers 6,701 yards and a par 71 layout designed by Joe Finger. Vista Vallarta, a short drive from the hotel, has two courses. The easier Jack Nicklaus 18-hole course is a par 72 with 7,073 yards with grassy hillsides, a dense forest of Palm and giant Ficus trees and natural creeks. The Tom Weiskopf course, also 18 holes, is a par 72 with 6,976 yards and a more extreme terrain of dense jungles, deep ravines and swift creeks.


The golfing experience at Grand Velas Los Cabos is priced from $5,890 based on a three-night stay for two in an Ambassador Suite and one workshop with John E. Morgan for one adult. Roundtrip airport transfers and from the Resort to Cabo Real golf course are also included at Grand Velas Los Cabos. At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the golfing experience is priced from $3,124 based on a three-night stay for two in a Zen Pool Suite and one workshop with John E. Morgan for one adult. At Casa Velas, rates start at $268 per person per night based on double occupancy. Cart fee is additional. Velas Resorts' all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservations@velasresorts.com or visit https://www.velasresorts.com.


About Velas Resorts:

Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso's "Best Spa," Forbes' "Coolest All-Inclusives," Forbes' Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, opened on December 5th as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://www.velasresorts.com.