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Traveler's Close-up: Golf in Cabo San Lucas, the 'Golf' of Mexico
Golfing in Cabo is as popular as ever this summer, and if you're planning on vacationing there, some excellent golf courses are right at your fingertips. To help guide you to the course that best suits you, we've outlined the premier courses in the Cabo area. The courses are ideal for golfing veterans and beginners alike. If you are planning a trip to one of the Pueblo Bonito resorts, simply contact the concierge to book your tee time and you're good to go! Located at the Southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is comprised of a slender cape reaching eastward from Baja's southernmost tip. Over the years, Cabo has progressively developed into a tourist hot spot renowned for the beachside greens. Today, golf in Cabo is a must-do activity for anyone looking for the complete luxury experience. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at a string of signature championship golf courses including the 'Pebble Beach of Baja' at Los Cabos Corridor. Imagine jet-setting off to Mexico and staying at a luxury Cabo resort perfectly positioned near courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones and Tom Weiskopf where three PGA Senior Slams have been hosted. It's the ideal vacation. The "Ocean Course" at Cabo Del Sol
This par 72 course at Cabo del Sol is a Jack Nicklaus signature course and is part of a planned complex of three courses. Nicklaus calls the 16th, 17th and 18th holes of the "Ocean Course" the three greatest finishing holes in golf. The course is situated at Playa Barco Varado, about halfway between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.
Palmilla Golf Club
The Palmilla Golf Club is another Jack Nicklaus course and is 27 holes altogether - the "Mountain 9", the "Arroyo 9," and the new "Ocean 9." Golfers are given spectacular views of the Sea of Cortes from almost every hole.
Cabo Real Golf Course
Cabo Real is an 18-hole, par 72 championship layout by the beach designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It plays 6,945 yards and is definitely not for short hitters. Almost every hole has a wonderful view of the Sea of Cortes, with the 15th right on the beach. With four tees per hole, the course provides plenty of hardships for the low-handicap player, yet can be fun for the average golfer. If you want to golf in Cabo, then you don't want to miss these excellent courses.
Cabo San Lucas Country Club
A Pete Dye course awaits you overlooking Land's End, with waste deep bunkers, subtle terracing and water all part of the drama, as well as a 607-yard, par five, the longest golf hole in Mexico.
The "Desert Course" at Cabo Del Sol
This masterful Tom Weiskopf design features an inland layout that takes advantage of the incredible natural surroundings. A unique combination of desert and ocean, canyon-like arroyos and a variety of desert foliage create a breathtaking backdrop. With ocean views from every hole, the course varies in length from 4,810 to 7,097 yards.
El Dorado Golf Club
This Jack Nicklaus Signature Course plays from 4,755 to over 7,000 yards with six oceanfront holes on the Sea of Cortes. The remaining 12 holes are carved out in two pristine canyons with beautiful trees, cactus and rock formations. The Eldorado Golf Club is a championship layout for any handicap player.
The four Pueblo Bonito luxury hotels in Cabo near these golf courses are: Pacifica, Los Cabos, Sunset Beach and Rose.