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7° American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

September 20, 2017

The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, an annual celebration of world-class food, wine, and golf, has become an iconic tradition in the gastronomic and golf world. (Photo by Ray Dion of

Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico - The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of world-class food, wine, and golf, returns to Riviera Nayarit from November 30 through December 3, 2017. Combining the best of local and international food and wine with the opportunity to play Jack Nicklaus' world class courses, this is one event you won't want to miss.

Now in its seventh year, the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic has become a tradition in Punta Mita, representing everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with great golf; a fantastic culinary experience created by the most talented chefs, mixologists and sommeliers; incredible parties under the sun and stars; and, of course, excellent company.

According to Carl Emberson, Director of Marketing and Operations for Punta Mita: "This is a high-caliber, very prestigious event that attracts the best in sports and culinary talent from around the world. We look forward to welcoming our esteemed residents and visitors from around the world to this very exciting event. Together with AMEX, we'll be able to offer the best program ever."

The details were discussed during a press conference held earlier this month in Mexico City with the participation of Lorena Ochoa, considered the best Mexican golfer of all time with 27 LPGA titles and membership in the Golf Hall of Fame; she has also been named the event's Ambassador.

Festivities include gourmet meals and cooking courses taught by renowned chefs and restaurateurs from around the globe, wine and tequila tastings by famed sommeliers, tequila masters and winemakers, elegant Galas and The Punta Mita Cup - a two-day, prize-laden golf tournament on the property's prestigious Jack Nicklaus signature courses.

In addition to Lorena Ochoa, golf legend Craig Stadler has confirmed his participation. Don't miss Thursday's Punta Mita Golf Challenge - a unique opportunity to watch a 4-hole match between the two golf legends, who will play holes 1, 16, 17 & 18 of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Pacifico.

Well-known chefs participating this year include Ford Fry, Betty Vázquez, Richard Sandoval, Abraham Salum, Andrés Ormsby, Marco Valdivia, Joaquín Cardoso, Franck Steigerwald, Leslie Durso and Erik Guerrero, among others, all of whom will be working with Punta Mita chefs such as Pato Pérsico, José Durón, Edgar Ortega, Nicolas Díaz, Manuel Peruyero, Philippe Piel, José Salas, Esther Sánchez, Héctor Leyva and Miguel Navarro.

Among this year's novelties are tours of Punta Mita's exclusive real estate offerings, as well as cooking stations with live demonstrations strategically placed around the two golf courses and the Kupuri Beach Club. They are also hosting an intimate dinner at the Casa Palmasola private residence, followed by a visit to The St. Regis' Sea Breeze Beach Club.

"The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf event perfectly represents the essence of the Riviera Nayarit: luxury and gorgeous tropical scenery, exquisite gastronomy, impeccably kept golf courses and white glove service for our visitors," commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB.

For all the details of this luxury event, please visit or the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic event page on Facebook.