VistaJet launches Private World golf program with Jon Rahm

By Doug Gollan, April 4, 2022

Ahead of the Masters, VistaJet is adding a golf program to its luxury travel offerings with Jon Rahm as the ambassador

A week after taking delivery of its 10th Global 7500 ultra-long-range jet, VistaJet has unveiled a golf program in its Private World portfolio of luxury experiences.

According to a press release, the new golf offering “will grant its members access to some of the most private courses, tournaments, golf experiences, and destinations.”

Jon Rahm is officially unveiled as a VistaJet Program Member and Brand Ambassador as part of the announcement.

Rahm finished fifth last year at the 2021 Masters Tournament. He won the 2021 U.S. Open held at Torrey Pines South Course. This year he’s had four top 10 finishes in nine events.

Featured VistaJet golf destinations include Coworth Park, outside London, Fiji’s Laucala Private Island, and Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, in the Grenadines.

VistaJet golf
Fiji’s Laucala Private Island (above) is part of VistaJet’s new golf program.

Also included is The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, featuring the only Continental European designed course by Tom Weiskopf.

VistaJet’s Golf Focus

As we reported in January, Rahm is VistaJet’s second high-profile golfing convert.

Rahm said, “After flying VistaJet’s Global 7500, it’s hard to fly anything else — nothing else is comparable, to be honest. I felt like I had a house in the air — I slept a solid eight hours easily. It was the only time I’ve ever flown over the Atlantic with such a big-time zone change and never had any jet lag.”

According to the announcement, Rahm is a frequent flyer on VistaJet’s Challenger 350 and Global 6000 fleet.

Speaking of the Program, VistaJet’s version of a jet card, Rahm said, “Fractional simply doesn’t offer this level of flexibility.”

Golf legend Phil Mickelson who had previously been highlighted by VistaJet is not part of today’s announcement.

The three-time Masters winner has been under fire after controversial statements and his involvement with a proposed Saudi-backed golf league. He is not playing in Augusta this year.

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Golf Digest reported KMPG, Calloway, and Amstel had all ended or paused sponsorship relationships with Mickelson.

A VistaJet spokesperson confirms Mickelson remains a customer of the luxury jet service but declined further comment.

The golf announcement follows a busy week for parent Vista Global. Last week it reached an agreement to buy Jet Edge, the 8th largest U.S. operator.

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