Cabo is well known as a locale for a resort-style getaway, and it wouldn’t be complete without top-notch Cabo golfing courses that will thrill any golfer, beginner to advanced. There is no shortage of choices in the area, with nine public courses dotting the region between downtown Cabo San Lucas to a few miles east of San José del Cabo, as well as several private courses that are worthy of world-class rankings.
Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol
Ranked by Golf Digest in the world’s top 100, the Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol is second to none, especially for advanced players. Golfers are treated to jaw-dropping views of the sea from every single hole on this course, including four holes that bring you right alongside the ocean. Between the ocean and mountain vistas, this course is worth it alone for the stunning scenery. An added perk that makes you remember you’re south of the border is the taco stop between the ninth and tenth holes! Once you’ve wrapped up your round, the 19th hole calls for barefoot and beaches casual at the beach club Chiringuito. The Cabo del Sol pro shop offers rental clubs and all you’ll need to enjoy a day on the green at this exquisite course.
Yet another course that makes Golf Digest’s top 100 in the world is Quivira, which boasts a unique combination of desert and ocean landscape. Enjoy vistas that look out from 100 feet above the sea as well as those seen from a memorable hole that even descends to a beach that was the site of a movie filming. Between the fourth and fifth holes, take a little detour up the cliff for a complimentary break at the patio snack bar, which offers even more amazing views. If you aren’t planning to bring your own clubs along, the pro shop at Quivira will be able to outfit you with the gear you’ll need to enjoy the day on this stunning course!
Palmilla Cabo Golfing Club’s Mountain Course
It doesn’t all have to be along the waterfront to be memorable. Palmilla Cabo San Lucas Golf Club’s Mountain Course features brilliant views of the surrounding mountains and desert landscape. In fact, you’ll tee off over a cactus forest on the course’s unique 7th hole! Changing elevations and a vast water reservoir on this course keep things interesting. Palmilla offers a nice pro shop with rental clubs for your convenience.
Cabo del Sol’s Desert Course
Another part of the Cabo del Sol golf experience is their Desert Course. Don’t let the name mislead you – views of the ocean are visible from each of the course’s 18 holes. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, this course highlights the natural beauty of the Baja desert terrain. Steep gullies add interest in the terrain, not to mention their own set of challenges. Dramatic bunkering and changing elevation throughout keep golfers on their toes. Top-notch TaylorMade equipment is on site to make sure you’re at the top of your game. To set a tee time, email Cabo del Sol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabo Real Golf Club
Work your way down gently descending fairways toward the Sea of Cortez throughout this course, where you’ll be treated to ocean views and rugged mountain peaks. The fifth hole is notable, playing across a gully en route to the beach. Once you’ve made it past that challenge, you’ll be treated with epic views at the 6th hole. Perched on a seaside cliff, try to keep your eyes on the ball rather than the white sand beach and swaying palms. The 14th hole is also breathtaking, lining up alongside a canyon to a green carved into a cliff at the layout’s highest point. This Robert Trent Jones Jr. Designed course offers new views and challenges at every turn! Cabo Real Golf Club is located along the Tourist Corridor, and tee times can be booked via their website.
Cabo San Lucas Country Club
If you’re looking for a different style of nightlife, consider heading to the Cabo San Lucas Country Club with some friends to practice your drive on Cabo’s only lighted driving range. Enjoy some cold ones while you improve your game! Make sure your skills are up to par for your day on Cabo San Lucas Country Club’s 18-hole course, because the play from the back tees is considered by many to be the most difficult in Cabo. This course enjoys a prime setting on 200 acres of sloping terrain, all overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Care and preservation were put into designing this golf course, keeping intact native flora and fauna that can be enjoyed throughout. The 18th hole is definitely a visual highlight, offering spectacular views of Lands End.
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