Glorious greens: 3 top golf courses in Los Cabos, Mexico

It’s little surprise that Los Cabos, Mexico has become synonymous with exceptional golf. This breathtaking destination at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is home to courses designed by some of the best-known names in the sport. In addition to striking layouts by Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Tom Weiskopf, Tom Fazio and others, the gorgeous natural beauty of the region makes this a must-visit for golf lovers. There’s nothing more memorable than taking a swing on an oceanfront green with the enchanting sight of whales breaching just offshore. Tucked into the rugged desert terrain, Cabo’s golf courses provide challenge and fun for every ability level. After a round, wind down in one of the world’s leading luxury vacation spots. Here are three outstanding golf courses in Los Cabos:

1. Cabo Real

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Cabo Real winds along the Sea of Cortez in a layout of exceptional beauty and grace. This popular public course originally opened in 1996 and previously hosted two prestigious PGA senior slam events. The par 71 course offers exciting variety for players, with expansive fairways descending to the oceanfront, as well as some magnificent holes carved from the rough desert foothills. Along the course, cacti, ocean views, arroyos and oceanfront bluffs boast unforgettable vistas. Feeling a little rusty? Golf instruction is available.

Cabo Real Golf Course in Los Cabos Mexico

2. Cabo del Sol

Cabo del Sol consists of two distinctive layouts. The Ocean Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and unfurls along over a mile of coastline in The Corridor – the sunny stretch between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Nicklaus has previously stated that this course possesses the “three finest finishing holes in all of golf.” Originally opened in 1994, this par 72 course features 18 holes – seven of which are directly oceanfront. Cabo del Sol has been consistently praised by leading industry publications as one of the very best in the world.

Cabo del Sol Golf Course in los Cabos Mexico

The Cabo del Sol Desert Course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and meanders through the spectacular natural surroundings. Elevation changes, arroyos, desert and ocean views make this a truly enchanting place to play a round of golf. This par 72 course offers 18 holes and was ranked previously as one of the top courses in Mexico by Golf Digest. While this course is nestled in the desert landscape, it also offers lovely ocean views from every hole.In addition to the outstanding golf, Cabo del Sol boasts an extensive golf shop and clubhouse.

3. Puerto Los Cabos

One of the region’s newer golf courses, Puerto Los Cabos is situated in the luxury vacation community of the same name just minutes from the heart of historic downtown San José del Cabo. This course offers players the opportunity to experience two very distinct layouts by masters of the game. The 18-hole course offers 9 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus and 9 holes by Greg Norman. The views here are simply spectacular, with the striking backdrop of the soaring Sierra de la Laguna Mountains juxtaposed with the incredible blue hues of the Sea of Cortez. The Mission course by Norman is a par 39 course. The par 37 Marina Course by Nicklaus winds alongside the luxurious Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort. Both layouts offer panoramic vistas. A range of food and beverages are available for players.

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course in Los Cabos Mexico

These are just three of Cabo’s outstanding golf courses. Some recent additions to the region have brought even more attention to this world-class golf destination.

Julie Byrd is the Vice President of Sales for CaboVillas.com.

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Comments (1)

  1. Mark says:

    I enjoy playing golf as much as anyone out there and play a lot, but I just can’t for the life of my understand why when someone goes on vacation the want to do the same thing they can do back home. When I go on vacation I want new experiences not the same ones so I never take my golf clubs on vacation but that is just me. Good article by the way for those who want to play while away.

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