Morelia, Mexico - is the capital city of the state of Michoacán and lies in the northeast portion of the state approximately 315 km west of Mexico City and 367 km southeast of Guadalajara. The population is approximately 600,000 and growing rapidly. Morelia is a colonial city boasting many fine examples of colonial Spanish architecture.
Morelia's city center retains the strong Spanish flavor that has earned it the title "Aristocrat of Colonial Cities." To help maintain this atmosphere of Old World Charm building ordinances require all new construction in the city center to conform to the early colonial style.
Morelia offers a long list of cultural attractions and events from it's many museums and historic buildings to the planetarium, orchid house and zoo. Morelia is only two hours from the fantastic Santuario De Mariposas El Rosario (Monach Butterfly Sanctuary).
A wide range of hotels are available to fit every budget and every fancy. Even modestly priced hotels offer clean rooms and excellent service. Diners will find opportunities for the connoisseur as well and the adventurous and can select from a wide pallete of international tastes including Brazilian, Chinese, Japanese, Tipico, etc. Service standards are high and staff is generally very well trained.
Morelia is served by the Francisco J. Mugica International Airport by direct flights from many destinations including San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles as well as connecting flights from Mexico City, Guadalajara and Zacatecas. Regular flights serve regional destinations such as Acapulco, Ixtapa, Lazaro Cardenas, Puerto Vallarta, Uruapan, and Tijuana.
Morelia Mexico Golf - In Mexico, tee time is anytime. Top designers such as Jack Nicklaus and Robert Von Hagge have transformed the Mexican terrain into a paradise for golfers of all tastes and skill levels. The Mexico Tourism Board’s listings state that in all, there are 142 golf courses distributed along 30 of Mexico’s 31 states, and one-third of those facilities is located in tourism destinations.
And according to the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the southwestern states of California, Texas and Arizona comprise the most important target market for all Mexico’s golf destinations. The same 2003 study by the IAGTO states that 13 percent of North American adults are golfers and 27 percent of what North Americans spend in tourism is golf-related.
According to the National Golf Foundation, almost three million North American golfers willing to travel to Mexico just to play golf every year. And Tres Marias Golf Club, located in the charming colonial city of Morelia in Michoacan, is the latest hot spot for swingers.
Tres Marias, Golf Course named after a regional landmark on the site that is a rock formation resembling three standing silhouettes, was designed complying with PGA standards and with the direction and signature of Jack Nicklaus. The 27-hole course will be the centerpiece for a 1000-home residential community, a new trend in Mexico’s golf offerings. Morelia is one of the most attractive colonial cities in the Americas as well as a premier cultural center. This city already attracts people from all over the world due to its breath-taking architecture, plazas, gardens, atriums and ecotourism, and golf is the icing on the cake.
Most of Mexico’s golf courses are located in very diverse settings. Whether it be in the desert, along pristine beaches, surrounded by jungle or close to archaeological ruins, quaint villages or other attractions, golf enthusiasts and their companions can enjoy a memorable experience.