Maravia's 7264 yard, par 72 championship 18 hole course meanders through the foothills of the El Coyote region offering spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez. Colmillo de Coyote (Fang of the Coyote) is a target style desert layout that promises minimal disturbance to the existing terrain. The course has been designed to avoid impacts to the majority of the desert washes that run through the property. Furthermore, the master plan (both golf and residential areas) has been laid out to maintain all significant drainage corridors, which serve as a migration route for local wildlife. All vehicular crossings of these drainage corridors will be bridged. Cart and maintenance path crossings not located near a bridge will surface-cross perpendicularly to the existing flow lines.  Making use of the existing terrain, only 150,000 cubic meters will be moved to build 18 holes. All trees and cactus of significant size that needed to be removed will be transplanted, nearby, on site.

In an effort to conserve water, only 90 acres of turf will be planted. Tees, greens, fairways and roughs will be planted with Seashore Paspallum, a drought and salt tolerant turf variety. A state-of-the-art valve-in-head, centrally computer controlled irrigation system will achieve maximum water conservation. The irrigation lake will be lined with a 40 mm impermeable liner to prevent loss of water. Golf course runoff collected by the subsurface drainage system and taken to the lake will be recycled as irrigation water.

Additionally, Maravia will rely on its 1,000,000 gallon per day desalination facility to extract fresh water from the Sea of Cortez for a portion of the course's needs.

The course will have approximately 60 bunkers; and, green sizes will average 6,000 square feet. In addition to the 18 holes, a practice facility with a range, chipping green and putting green will be located near the clubhouse. A combination of visually striking bunkers and spectacular mountain or ocean views from every hole characterize the property_s rugged beauty.

Located 15 minutes north of La Paz, overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the Maravia Golf Resort was laid out by the internationally acclaimed firm of Schmidt-Curley Design. Designers of over 40 courses throughout Europe, Asia and North America, Schmidt-Curley has become one of the most respected architecture firms in the field of golf course design.

About Schmidt and Curley

L.A. Golfer - Best of Southern California Golf

"From high-end private courses such as Crosby National to Resort courses like Marriott's Shadow Ridge, to high-end daily fees like Talega, and affordable courses such as Goose Creek, the Schmidt-Curley stamp is all across Southern California."

Ron Whitten - Golf Digest's Preeminent Golf Course Architecture Critic

"Landmark at Oak Quarry was designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, whose deft creation of such a playable golf course in such a hostile setting elevates them even higher as architects in my book."

Bob Weisgerber, Golf Today.

"Examining these courses, either in person or in photographs, provides ample evidence that Schmidt-Curley have great versatility in their concepts and treatment of the land. They are busy for a reason - they know what they're doing."

Bill Huffman, author of""Arizona's Greatest Golf Courses"

"No matter which side of the gender issue you reside, it's hard not to see Southern Dunes Golf Club for what it really is: The best new golf course to come along in Arizona in recent times."


Brian Curley

Raised in Pebble Beach, California. Played, caddied & worked at area courses developing an appreciation of the game & its architecture.  Graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo School of Architecture, 1982. Began career with Landmark Golf Company as Land Planner.  Eventually focused entirely on course design & construction. Worked for Northern California-based Golf Architect, Ron Fream, for two years on extensive list of international projects.

Lee Schmidt

Indiana native & 1970 graduate of Purdue University. Worked for Pete Dye for seven years as Design Associate on projects such as Kingsmill Country Club & Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Vice President of Landmark Land Company for twelve years heading Design & Construction Division while prominent jobs such as PGA WEST, La Quinta Hotel Resort & Mission Hills were built. Seven years as Senior Design Associate for Nicklaus Design with extensive international experience.

Schmidt-Curley History

Schmidt-Curley's history together dates back to 1984 and the significant accomplishments of Landmark Land Company, developers of world-class properties such as PGA WEST, the La Quinta Hotel Golf Club and Kiawah Island. In 1990, Lee left Landmark to become Senior Design Associate for Jack Nicklaus and Brian became the Director of Design and Construction for Landmark Golf Company. In late 1997, Brian bought out the Design Division of Landmark Golf Company and reunited with Lee. The formation of Schmidt-Curley combines two friends and seasoned professionals with a strong desire to continue together in creating courses that will stand the test of time.

Mission Hills, largest golf complex in the world.

Five Courses at One Time

Construction has completed on what is, perhaps, the greatest undertaking in the history of golf course design and construction. Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China has added five more courses to its current five in what has become the largest golf complex in the world. Schmidt-Curley Design designed four of the first five courses with Nick Faldo, Jumbo Ozaki, Ernie Els, and Vijay Singh. The new additions were designed with David Duval, Annika Sorenstam, David Leadbetter, Jose Maria Olazabal, and Greg Norman on adjacent land surrounded by towering mountains


Abbreviated Listing of Completed Projects

Vidbynas - (36 Holes) Stockholm, Sweden

Master Plan Hole # 18 Canyon River Golf Club Missoula, Montana

Sun City Shadow Hills (Second Nine) Indio, California

Amata Spring Country Club Chonburi, Thailand

Chiangmai Highlands Chiangmai, Thailand

Club de Golf Bellavista (Remodel) Mexico City, Mexico

Wildhorse (Remodel) Las Vegas, Nevada

Mission Hills (5 Courses) Shenzhen China Olazabal #15 Annika #8 Duval #7 Leadbetter #17

Muang Kaew (Remodel) Bangkok, Thailand

Grande Hamanako Golf Club Hamanako, Japan

Landmark At Hemet Golf Club Hemet, California

Twin Creeks Golf Club with Fred Couples Austin, Texas

Southern Dunes with Fred Couples Phoenix, Arizona

The Tradition with Jack Nicklaus Aichi, Japan

Canoa Ranch Green Valley, Arizona

Durango Hills Las Vegas, Nevada

Marriott's Desert Ridge with Nick Faldo Phoenix, Arizona

Mission Hills Golf Club Faldo Course Shenzhen, China

Mission Hills Golf Club, Ernie Els Course Shenzhen, China

Mission Hills Golf Club Canyon Course with Jumbo Ozaki Shenzhen, China

Mission Hills Golf Club, Vijay Singh Course Shenzhen, China

Crosby National Golf Club with Fred Couples Rancho Santa Fe, California

Talega with Fred Couples in Clemente, California

Bali Hai Las Vegas, Nevada

Royal Oaks Country Club with Fred Couples Houston, Texas

Marriott's Shadow Ridge with Nick Faldo Palm Desert, California

Landmark Golf Club at Oak Quarry with Gil Morgan Riverside, California

Agile Country Club Zhongshan City, China

PGA of Southern California Golf Club {36 Holes} Beaumont, California

Siena Golf Course Las Vegas, Nevada

The Palms with Fred Couples Indio, California

The Plantation with Fred Couples Indio, California

Stallion Mountain (Remodel) Las Vegas, Nevada

Goose Creek Ontario, California

Rancho Bernardo Inn (Remodel) San Diego, California

Annandale Golf Club (Remodel) Pasadena, California

Old Great Southern Golf Course (Remodel) Gulfport, Mississippi