The Las Caras de Mexico Golf Course is an 18-hole course on the beautiful Sea of Cortez. The course has been named the Faces of Mexico to give it an archaeological, historical and social Mexican character. The Faces of Mexico course is special in many ways. It conforms to its natural setting which is already a very unique terrain. A special element in the Faces of Mexico (Las Caras de Mexico) course is it utilizes salt-tolerant turf and plants, known as halophytes, which utilize seawater irrigation. The fairways, greens and ornamental landscape plants are from the halophyte plant family, which will greatly reduce the need to utilize fresh water to maintain the golf course. San Felipe averages less than 3 inches of rain per year and water is very precious. The La Caras de Mexico golf course will eventually become a private course when the additional 18 holes are added on the West side of Highway 5. Only residents and hotel guests will play the seaside course when the mountain course is completed.