Golf this great can only be found in Cabo
San Lucas and the Los
Cabos area in general. In
the span of only two decades, Cabo
has become one of North America’s
hottest golf destinations…and
it’s no wonder.
Tom Weiskopf designed eighteen-hole Desert
Course at Cabo del Sol, marked the sixth
championship golf course to open in the
Golf in the region
began with very humble beginnings, opening
golf course in San Jose del Cabo once owned and operated by FONATUR, then Mayan and now is called Punta Sur.
the last decade alone, golf has grown to
become the number two attraction. Now in the 21st Century Los Cabos has an equivalent of 10 Championship golf courses, 180 holes.
municipality of Los Cabos, an area comprising
of about roughly half of the Baja California
Sur peninsula below the capital city of
La Paz, includes Cabo San Lucas, San Jose
del Cabo, The Tourist Corridor and Todos
In 1990, it was Don Koll, a dedicated
golfer and successful California developer
who commissioned Hall of Fame great, Jack
Nicklaus, to design twenty-seven holes
of golf at the Palmilla (now One&Only Palmilla)
resort. The impact on Cabo San Lucas and
the Los Cabos area has been phenomenal.
envisioned this area as a world-class resort
vacation center, and today there are three
Nicklaus designed golf courses in Los Cabos:
twenty-seven holes at Palmilla, eighteen
holes at the El
Dorado, and eighteen
holes at Cabo del Sol.
To round things out, there are the Robert
Trent Jones Jr. designed Cabo
Real, Dye Corporation designed The CSL Country Club and the Tom Weiskopf
Desert Course at Cabo del Sol along the Tourist Corridor.
Los Cabos has been the site of the
PGA Senior Slam Tournament since 1995,
attracting golf greats such as Raymond
Floyd, Dave Stockman and Hale Irwin.
considered by some as intimidating, the
signature championship golf courses
are pricey to play but worth every penny.
Low handicappers will find them challenging
and will appreciate the genius and skill
that went into their designs, while less
experienced players will be rewarded with
a good day’s combat.
terrain is comparable to that found in
Arizonan and Californian desert golf courses. What
sets Los Cabos apart is the presence of
the Sea of Cortez, a sparkling water-wonderland
of incredible hues reaching as far south
as the eye can see. Golfers here in Cabo have an added bonus… eleven
months without any rain.
Los Cabos is the ultimate golf travel destination.
collection of golf courses are some of
the top in the world such as: Cabo Real,
El Dorado, Cabo del Sol Ocean Course and
Palmilla, designed by Jack Nicklaus, Cabo
Real designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.,
the Cabo del Sol Desert Course designed
by Tom Weiskopf, and the Cabo San
Lucas Country Club designed by Pete
There are also the Greg Norman 9 holes with the other 9 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus, signature
course located in San Jose del Cabo at
the Puerto Los Cabos Marina and multi-million
And there are more golf courses in development, including Diamante, a Tiger Woods designed course, this way Los Cabos will always continue to be the best Golf Destination in Mexico.
Author: M. A. Gallardo