Ever since the 1990’s we can thank Jack Nicklaus for the increase in the amount of fantastic golfing in Cabo San Lucas. Nicklaus instigated the opening of three leading golf courses in the early 90’s and was quickly followed by other golf clubs to do the same. Now, Cabo San Lucas has three of the best golf courses in the world and many other clubs are trying to match up. Whether you are looking for a scenic course, a demanding one, or maybe you are just beginning your golfing career, Cabo San Lucas has a course for you.
Golfing in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo Del Sol Ocean Course
In relatively recent years, many well-known celebrity names have been attached to golf courses, Jack Nicklaus being one of the most famous. This golf course, located overlooking the Sea of Cortes on the Cabo coastline is considered to be one of Nicklaus’s finest. It is easy to see why this course has been named on several occasions as one of the world’s best 100. At 7075 yards long, it has comprehensive views of the desert, mountains, and sea. When playing this course, you will enjoy the ups and downs of the course and together with undulating greens will challenge golfers of all levels of ability. Golfing in Cabo San Lucas is an absolute pleasure here.
Palmilla Golf Course
Cabo’s second best golf course, also designed by the well-known Jack Nicklaus, is the second of the three courses in the area to be ranked as one of the top 100 courses in the world. Palmilla Golf Course has 3 completely different 9 hole courses to choose from. They are the Arroyo Course, the Ocean Course and the Mountain Course. The Ocean Course, being the most astonishing of the three courses has been so named because of it offers tremendous views of the Sea of Cortez. At all courses, there are five sets of tee boxes all of which cater to the needs of any golf handicap.
Set lavishly in over 300 acres of stunning scenery, this 18-hole course designed by Tom Fazio is a great place for golfing in Cabo San Lucas. The course is positioned amongst ancient cacti and lush palm trees and carves itself through deep arroyos to rest atop a cool plateau. If you wish to have a challenging round of golf away from the crowds and bustling tourist areas, then this beautiful golf course is the one for you.
Cabo Real Golf Course
As far as golfing in Cabo San Lucas goes, you can’t go wrong with Cabo Real Golf Course. This course has a challenging start out through the desert and with its luxuriant fairways, swaying palm trees, dramatic ocean views and massive cactus plants; you will fall in love instantly with the Cabo Real Golf Course. The 7,037 yard long course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II. It has an easier back nine holes, which enjoy impressive ocean views. It is possible that when playing this course in the whale season, you may be able to catch sight of breaching whales while you play. While enjoying your sport, you can appreciate one of nature’s most impressive sights.