Jack Nicklaus and Quivira to Launch New Luxury Community in Los Cabos

Oceanfront Community, Courses, and Golf Club to Debut in Los Cabos

LOS CABOS, /PRNewswire/ — Quivira Los Cabos, Mexico’s premier luxury development, is pleased to announce an agreement to undertake a joint comprehensive business relationship with Jack Nicklaus designed to bring the only Nicklaus-branded oceanfront community to Los Cabos, Mexico — one that will include two Signature Golf Courses and a Jack Nicklaus Golf Club.

“We are pleased to welcome Jack Nicklaus and his companies to the Quivira family,” said Quivira’s developer Ernesto Coppel. “This first-of-its-kind development and marketing collaboration will enhance Quivira’s position as one of the most sought-after luxury communities in Mexico and North America, offering a unique lifestyle and unprecedented golf experience in Cabo.”

Nicklaus also looks forward to the relationship. “I am eager to partner with Ernesto Coppel, who is known for bringing a high level of quality to world-class resort destinations,” Nicklaus said. “Quivira is a piece of property that is unique on to itself — it is just a very special place.”

The approximately 200 homes in the Nicklaus project will sit oceanfront within Quivira, right at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Residents will enjoy an extraordinary blend of elegance and comfort in a gorgeous natural setting with breathtaking views, complemented by five-star service.

The two Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses within Quivira will offer championship play featuring more oceanfront holes than any other development on the Baja Peninsula. The courses, one private and one resort, are scheduled to break ground in early 2009 — with the first set to open for play in early 2010.

Nicklaus is known for designing golf courses and communities that harmonize with each location’s surroundings. He strives to work with raw land that he can utilize and enhance without taking away its character and uniqueness.

“With its outstanding natural terrain and fantastic location in Los Cabos, Quivira has all the elements to create a powerful blend of memorable golf experiences within a luxury community,” said Nicklaus. “I think the golf courses will be spectacular. The piece of ground is great, the ocean and the sand dunes good.”

Quivira will also be home to a Jack Nicklaus Golf Club — one of only 25 worldwide. The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club was created as an exclusive branding program to identify and recognize a limited number of elite Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses located in ideal markets around the world. The program also includes an inter-club access and reciprocity program available to no more than 35 Associate Members designated by each participating club.

Never before has a select group of clubs been branded with the Jack Nicklaus name, and as part of this unique license, Associate Members of the new club at Quivira will have complementary access to club amenities and tee times at the other Jack Nicklaus Golf Clubs, as well as access to a Nicklaus Home established on each property for use by Jack Nicklaus, his family and other JNGC Members worldwide.

About Quivira Los Cabos

Quivira Los Cabos unites the world’s finest brands in Los Cabos, Mexico including The Ritz-Carlton, with both oceanfront residences and a resort. The new venture with Jack Nicklaus brings an oceanfront community, two Signature Golf Courses, and a Jack Nicklaus Golf Club. The acclaimed Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa completes the community’s hallmarks. Private and secluded, the luxury residential resort community is set on 1,850- acres of rolling foothills with three miles of pristine beaches, yet only a mile away from downtown Cabo. For information, call 1-866-578-4847 or visit http://www.quiviraloscabos.com/.

About Nicklaus Design

For 35 years, the mission of the Nicklaus Companies has been to enhance the golf experience, and to bring to the national and international consumer golf-related businesses and services that mirror the high standards established in the career and life of Jack Nicklaus. These services include golf-course design, the development of golf and real estate communities, and the marketing and licensing of golf products and services. Nicklaus Design, recognized as the world leader in golf course design, has been involved with 334 courses open for play in 32 countries and 39 states. Of those, Jack Nicklaus has designed, co-designed or re-designed 267 courses around the globe, 60 of which have been ranked in various national or international Top-100 lists. Nicklaus Design currently has more than 50 courses under construction, and projects under development in 45 different countries.