Los Cabos Golf

1North America’s Hottest Golf Destination, Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico. Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area, in the span of a few short years, has become one of North America’s hottest golf destinations—and it’s no wonder.

The Tom Weiskopf designed eighteen-hole Desert Course at Cabo del Sol, marks the sixth championship golf course to open here in the Cabo San Lucas area.

From humble beginnings at the nine hole Campo de Golf in San Jose del Cabo, in the last decade golf has grown to become the number two attraction in Los Cabos.

The municipality of Los Cabos, an area comprising 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 Santos.

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. Koll 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 Eldorado Golf Club at Cabo Real, and eighteen holes at Cabo del Sol. To round things out, there are the Robert Trent Jones II designed Cabo Real Golf Club, Dye Corporation designed Cabo San Lucas Country Club and the Tom Weiskopf designed eighteen-hole Desert Course at Cabo del Sol along the Tourist Corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. 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. Though considered by some as intimidating, the six signature championship golf courses are pricey to play, but ultimately playable. 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.

The magnificent terrain is comparable to that found in Arizona and California 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 San Lucas Mexico have an added bonus…eleven months of rain-free vacation play.

2Cabo del Sol Golf Club: Jack Nicklaus designed ocean course and Tom Weiskopf designed desert course. Rating: 74.5, Location: Km. 10.3 Transp. Hwy. Ph: 145-6360, 145-820
Internet: www.cabodelsol.com
Email: ufierros@cabodelsol.com.mx

3Cabo San Lucas Country Club: Dye Corporation designed. Formerly Raven Golf Club. Rating: 75.4 Location: Km. 3 Transp. Hwy. Only a few minutes east of Cabo San Lucas with 745 acres and view of Land’s End. Ph: 143-4653, 143-4654 and 143-4655 Fax: 143-5809
Internet: www.golfincabo.com

4Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa: Casa del Mar Golf Resort and Spa is a luxury hotel located on the tourist corridor of Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, overlooking the Sea of Cortez.

5Diamante Cabo San Lucas – Diamante is nestled on approximately 1,500 acres of pristine land with 1.5 miles of stunning Pacific coastline, located within the city limits of Cabo San Lucas.

6El Dorado Golf Club: Jack Nicklaus designed signature golf course at Cabo Real development. Rating: 74.4 Location: Km 21 Transp. Hwy, San Jose del Cabo. Ph:144-5451
Internet: www.discoverylandco.com

7La Costa Condominiums: La Costa Golf Course Condominiums offer an affordable lifestyle in Los Cabos with the best location, quality construction and design.

8Mayan Palace Golf Los Cabos: 9 holes 3,153 yards course designed for intermediate and beginning golfers. Great for the entire family to play in a pleasant atmosphere. Rating: N/A Location: Km. 30 Transp. Hwy. San Jose del Cabo Ph:142-0905; Fax: 142-0882
Internet: www.mayanresortsgolf.com
E-mail: golfloscabos@mayanresorts.com.mx

9Palmilla Golf Club: Location: Km. 27 Transp. Hwy. Green Fees: Consult with the Club House. Phone: 144-5250; Fax: 144-5245 Internet: www.troongolf.com

10Querencia: Designed to take its place among the world’s most prestigious private golf communities, Querencia offers a Tom Fazio – designed championship golf course nestled within an exclusive 880-acre community along the Sea of Cortez in the Los Cabos Corridor Rating: 75.5 Location: Km. 28.5 Transp. Hwy. San Jose del Cabo. Ph: 145 – 6600
Internet: www.loscabosquerencia.com

11Quivira: With one 18-hole course perched on cliffs overlooking the vast ocean, the other set primarily in desert terrain, Quivira provides Nicklaus a one-of-a-kind canvas on which to create true golf masterpieces, setting the stage for golf greatness with an unprecedented seven ocean holes, plus 11 more masterful ocean-view holes.