Los Cabos Golf Review

Golf at the The Raven, Cabo San Lucas Country Club

The Cabo San Lucas Country Club is a Roy Dye-designed, 745 acres, 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 clubhouses in Los Cabos.

Telephone: 143-4654; Fax: 143-5809;

US: 1-888-328-8501.

Website: www.intrawestgolf.com

Golf 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.

The 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 

Cabo 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 offshore 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.

E-mail: reservations@caboreal.com  and groups@caboreal.com 

Jack 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.

Majestic desert terrain and breathtaking 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 offers 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 miss.”

Nearly each and every hole has splendid views of the Sea of Cortez, just off in the distance.

Telephone: 144-5250; Fax: 144-5245
US Telephone: 1-800-637-2226.

Website: www.palmillaresort.com

El 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.

Querencia Golf Course: Designer: Tom Fazio. Green Fees: Private course, members only. Telephone: 145-6600; Fax: 145-6601; US Telephone: 1-888-346-6188.

Website: www.loscabosquerencia.com

Golf at the Mayan Resorts Country Club

A nine-hole golf course located in San Jose del Cabo is more challenging than many originally anticipated. 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 clubhouse, 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.

Golf 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

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, and the new 18-hole Nicklaus design at Club Campestre San Jose. 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.

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