the opening of the first championship golf
course at Palmilla in the early 1990s,
Los Cabos (Cabo San Lucas, San José del
Cabo and The Tourist Corridor) has quickly
grown to become Mexico’s
Golf Riviera. Now with seven exceptional
courses within an easy 20-mile drive in
the Tourist Corridor, golfers can tee off
just minutes from their hotel.
Cabo San Lucas Country Club
The Cabo San Lucas Country Club is a Roy Dye-designed, 745 acre, 18-hole golf masterpiece and lies just less than one mile outside of Cabo San Lucas. Cabo San Lucas Country Club is on sloping terrain facing the Sea of Cortez, with highlighted views of Land's End and Bahia San Lucas from each fairway and five tees for each hole (back, championship, member, forward, and front) for a variety of players levels. At 600 yards, (par 5), the seventh hole is commonly known as the longest in all of Mexico. The front nine is 3,651 yards (par 36), and the back nine is slightly longer at 3,659 yards (par 36). This course also has a modern
practice facility and one of the better club houses in Los Cabos.
Cabo Del Sol, Desert Course
Cabo del Sol is located approximately eight miles from Cabo San Lucas, along the Tourist Corridor and is the crown-jewel of the Koll Partners, Cabo del Sol Resort. The
golf course itself is currently the highest rated among Los Cabos and even Golf Digest once rated it as one of the 10 Ten courses in the world.
Desert Course at Cabo del Sol is a masterful Tom Weiskopf design, created in an inland layout with 180-degree views of the sea
from nearly every hole. The course varies in length from 5,300 to 7,100 yards, with five sets of tees making it comfortable for all levels of play. The design takes advantage of natural river washes, subtle changes in elevation and
dramatic bunkering, and spectacular peaks.
Cabo Real Golf Club
Real Golf Club boasts some of the best,
18-hole, world-class golf for your pleasure
while in Los Cabos. Varying landscapes
of cactus, desert, Bermuda grass, and distant ocean views make for the spectacular
round and will surely impress. The 18-hole, par 72 Cabo Real Golf Course
stretches over more than 7,000 yards of verdant landscape. The first six
holes are in somewhat mountainous terrain, while most of the others lie along
the beach shoreline. Some of the challenges are carved out of two picturesque
canyons surrounded by trees, cacti and amazing rock formations that will leave
you breathless at each tee. Certainly, one of the finest golf courses in
all of Mexico.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. with three Ocean Front Holes. home to two Senior Slams, and a host of other prestigious
golf tournaments, Cabo Real offers one of the toughest front nine holes in Los Cabos. Its three spectacular ocean front
holes put Cabo Real on the world map of golf in 1996, when whales put on a spectacular show breaching just yards off-shore during the Senior Slam golf tournament. Long considered the favorite of many pros, Jack Nicklaus has also shown up to play.
- Telephone: 144-0040;
- Fax: 144-0231.
- US Telephone: 1-877-795-8727
- Website: www.caboreal.com
Nicklaus at Golf Palmilla
One&Only Palmilla golf
course, located along the Tourist Corridor near San Jose del Cabo and designed
especially by one of the world’s greats, Jack Nicklaus.
desert terrain and breath-taking views inspired Jack Nicklaus to create one
of the world's most spectacular golf championship courses on the grounds
of the splendid and historical Palmilla properties.
The 27-hole One&Only Palmilla
Golf Course is divided into three magnificent courses, each of which offer
an original panoramic scene all of their own. Choices are the “Mountain
Nine,” an “Ocean Nine,” or the “Arroyo Nine” and
any of the three are a “can’t
Nearly each and every hole has splendid
views of the Sea of Cortez, just off in the distance.
Dorado and Querencia Golf Courses
Jack Nicklaus-designed El Dorado at El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, and Tom Fazio-designed Querencia, near Palmilla, are two excellent championship courses within these exclusive resort developments. Play at these courses is restricted to property owners. El Dorado Golf Course: 7,050–18 holes, Par 72. Telephone: 144-5450; Fax: 144-5441.US Telephone: 1-800-393-0400. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Website: www.caboreal.com.
- Querencia Golf Course: Designer: Tom
- Green Fees: Private course, members only.
- Telephone: 145-6600;
- US Telephone: 1-888-346-6188.
- Website: www.loscabosquerencia.com
Fonatur Golf Course
A nine-hole golf course located in San
Jose del Cabo is more challenging than many originally anticipate. Golf at
the Mayan is the most affordable play in Los Cabos, offers great restaurant
dining, and wonderful staff with bilingual personnel. The Mayan Resorts Group
recently purchased this property, renovating and enhancing the challenging,
nine-hole course with prospects of expansion in the future. Golfers
will definitely be pleased to see these future developments as the current
3,153 yard course possesses beautifully green Bermuda grass, has numerous
bunkers, blue lakes throughout, and is surrounded by one of the most serene
settings in all of San Jose del Cabo. Enjoy the
remodeled club house, sushi bar, or a margarita on the deck after a great round
of golf overlooking the San Jose del Cabo side of the Sea of Cortez.
Cabo Del Sol, Ocean Course
Cabo del Sol is located approximately eight miles from Cabo San Lucas, along the Tourist Corridor and is the crown-jewel of the Koll Partners, Cabo del Sol Resort. The golf course itself is currently the highest rated among Los Cabos and even Golf Digest once rated it as one of the 10 Ten courses in the world.
The Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol is a world-renowned Jack Nicklaus Signature design stretching for more than a mile along a coastline of craggy rock outcroppings and sun-washed shores. This championship layout is praised by Nicklaus himself for having the “three finest finishing holes in all of golf.” The 5th and signature 17th holes are currently ranked, according to Golf Magazine (January 2000), among “The 500 Best Holes in the World”.
- Telephone: 145-8200
- Fax: 145-8202
- US Telephone: 1-800-386-2465
- Website: www.cabodelsol.com
Club Campestre San José del Cabo
A relatively new addition to the large list of great golf options in Los Cabos, Club Campestre is a Nicklaus Design creation that was built in 2005 and opened in June 2007. It offers beautiful greens on the rolling foothills that are part of the Sierra de La Laguna Mountains, each hole on the course offers incredible panoramic vistas. There are large elevation changes and the undulating championship greens make it a challenge for experienced golfers too. A new masterpiece by one of the greatest masters in Golf history.
- Hole 7 offers a spectacular peninsula green with a fabulous view that emphasizes the impressive contrast of desert and the Mar de Cortez.
- Par 71,
- 6,966 yards
- Grass Type: Paspalum SeaIsle 1 Fairways and Tees
New Los Cabos Golf Courses
A dozen new golf courses are under construction or on the drawing boards throughout
the Los Cabos area (Cabo San Lucas, S. J. del Cabo and the corridor). Check
back with us for updates on the 36 holes of Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman-designed
golf at Puerto Los Cabos, 36 holes of Nicklaus at the exclusive Chileno Bay Club,
two 18-hole courses by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at Cabo Pacifica. Plans are also underway
for the Mayan Resorts 36 holes at Punta Gorda, along with 36 holes at Santa Maria
Bay in the Tourist Corridor.
Author: Mogens Gallardo