Estrella del Mar’s RJT II Course Gets Greens Upgrade

By Dan Vukelich

For retirees and snowbirds searching for their place in the sun south of the border, Mazatlán, because of its affordability and terrific weather, is well worth a scouting trip this winter.

The weather: Mazatlán enjoys a moderate year-round climate, with summer highs rarely topping 91 degrees and average winter lows rarely falling below 77. In the afternoon, onshore Pacific breezes keep you cool. Rainfall is modest, just 31 inches a year.

The golf: The Estrella del Mar Resort has a 7,015-yard, 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course that features six holes along the beach. The greens of Jones’s spacious palm tree-lined course recently were enlarged and re-grassed with a superior salt-tolerant Bermuda varietal.

The course is home to the PGA Latin American Tour and a John Jacobs Golf School and Academy. Best of all, it’s a steal at $75 during low season and $130 during high season. More