Time to think about where you will golf over the winter months, and Los Cabos is one destination to consider. Because most of the courses border a desert and mountain area as well as the ocean, storms like the recent Hurricane Oldie leave little lasting damage. This also makes the climate more consistent during a visit.
Full recovery from the storm is expected by December 15th, with many of the golf courses opening back up in October. While first famous as a party destination, the terrain is comparable to that found in Arizona and California desert golf courses. The Sea of Cortez, a sparkling gem is in view from most courses, embellished by 11 months of rain-free weather.
Want views with a test of golf? The try the Cabo Del Sol, Ocean and Desert, a celebrated Jack Nicklaus signature design placed into craggy rock outcroppings along the coast. Playable for all levels, from the back tees it is likely the most challenging in Los Cabos. Nicklaus himself said, “The best piece of golf property I’ve ever seen.”
The Cabo Real Golf Course is a picturesque and diverse as Cabo San Lucas. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, it features rolling fairways combined with strategically placed bunkers on narrow terrain that work their way up to the 6th tee, 460 feet above sea level. The first six holes of the course are situated in mountainous terrain, with hills and valleys stretching into the surrounding Sierras while others are nestled near the beach, each one with great views.
The first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Latin America was Palmilla Golf Club, which features ocean views from every hole. The Ocean Course actually flows to the ocean as you play on the beaches of the Sea of Cortez. This 27-hole course is perched on deep canyon arroyos, nestled among century-old cardon cacti.
Featuring a design combining Norman and Nicklaus is Puerto Los Cabos. Currently, 9 holes are Norman designed, and 9 holes are Nicklaus designed with the complex eventually containing two 18-hole courses. Currently, golfers can enjoy nine holes of the Greg Norman course, and then finish up their round with nine holes on the Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Measuring 7,461 yards from the tips, this par 73 composite course challenges all abilities with significant elevation changes.
Lodging options abound, and the Fiesta Americana is one of the most distinguished hotels in Los Cabos with 249 rooms and suites. The architectural design of the hotel offers a breathtaking view of the sea and the desert mountains. Truly unique is the SOMMA WineSPA, the only spa in Los Cabos and Mexico that uses the benefits of wine in its treatments. Besides golf, work out at the gym or take advantage of a variety of activities in the sea or on land: fishing, diving, tennis, horseback riding or motorcycling.
The Esperanza Resort overlooks the Sea of Cortez; Esperanza offers a natural setting on 17 lush acres. The resort is designed for guests seeking a private vacation retreat with all the comforts of home and access to excellent dining and full-service spa. Accommodations range all the way up to 3800 square foot residences.
At the Casa Dorado the most swimable beach in Los Cabos is Medano Beach right at the resort. The whole resort is within walking distance of endless shopping, dining, and nightlife. A good choice if others in your party do not golf, or you want to go into town on occasion.
If you want to blend golf and romance for adults only, then the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is a great choice Situated on a 2.5-mile stretch of pristine Cabo San Lucas, Mexico beach, the upscale all-inclusive Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort beckons visitors with the promise of tranquil seclusion on the Pacific coast. Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is just 10 minutes away from downtown Cabo San Lucas restaurants, nightlife, shopping and attractions. Los Cabos International Airport is a 45-minute drive from the hotel.