Los Cabos Golf Course Directory, the best options

Los Cabos, including Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo and the Tourist Corridor (the corridor) continues to attract visitors as one of the top golf destinations in the World.

Cabo San Lucas Golf Directory

There are a number of reasons why this is the case, one is the weather, at least 350 sunny days, secondly the number and quality of the golf courses in the area, since the opening of the first championship golf course at Palmilla in the early 1990s.

Los Cabos’ golf supply grows constantly too, as is the case with the newest additions, Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club in San José del Cabo (both Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman-designed 9 holes each) and now Diamante Golf on the CSL side with the course designed by Tiger Woods.

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Even the golf courses that are part of resorts in the Cabo area are of a very high level too, for example, Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf and Spa Resort appeared number 9 in a “Golf Digest” magazine ranking list of the “50 Best International Golf Hotels Outside of the United States”, this thanks to their partnership with Cabo del Sol.

So, the hype is not just spin, there are facts to back it up, Los Cabos is very close to Golf Heaven.

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Below you’ll find our directory of golf courses available in the area, as you’ll find them when driving from Cabo San Lucas to San José del Cabo along the Carretera Transpeninsular (Transpeninsular Highway).

Cabo San Lucas Country Club

Cabo San Lucas Country Club

The Cabo San Lucas Country Club is a Roy Dye-designed, 745 acres, 18-hole golf masterpiece and lies just less than one mile outside of Cabo San Lucas.

The course is on sloping terrain facing the Sea of Cortez, with highlighted views of Land’s End and Bahia San Lucas from each fairway and five tees for each hole (back, championship, member, forward, and front) for a variety of players levels.

At 600 yards, (par 5), the seventh hole is commonly known as the longest in all of Mexico. The front nine is 3,651 yards (par 36), and the back nine is slightly longer at 3,659 yards (par 36). This course also has a modern practice facility and one of the better club houses in Los Cabos.

  • Designed by: Roy Dye
  • 7,220 yards
  • Par 72
  • 18 holes
  • Rating: 75.4
  • Slope: 138
  • Resort Golf Course

Golf Course Highlight: A par-72 masterpiece by the Dye Design team is the only golf course in the Cabos area with a view of the famous Los Cabos Arch.

  • Address: Vía de Carlos, Lote 601, Km. 3.7 Carretera Transpeninsular, Cabo San Lucas
  • Toll free: (888) 239-7951
  • Phone: +52 (624) 143-4654 / Fax: 143-5809

Google Map View of CSL Country Club
Google Earth View of CSL Country ClubCabo San Lucas Country Club View

Cabo del Sol

Cabo del Sol

Cabo del Sol is located approximately eight miles from Cabo San Lucas, along the Tourist Corridor and is the crown jewel of the Koll Partners, Cabo del Sol Resort.

It is one of the highest-rated among Los Cabos and even Golf Digest once rated it as one of the Top Ten courses in the world, it offers two 18-hole golf courses:

1- A famous Jack Nicklaus Signature design Ocean Course that stretches more than a mile along the coastline of craggy rock outcroppings and sun-washed shores.

This championship layout is praised by Nicklaus himself for having the “three finest finishing holes in all of golf.”  The 5th and signature 17th holes were ranked, according to Golf Magazine (January 2000), among “The 500 Best Holes in the World”. Ranked #97 among “Top 100 Courses in the World” in 2013 by GOLF Magazine (2013). Details.

2- The Desert Course at Cabo del Sol is a masterful Tom Weiskopf design, created in an inland layout with 180-degree views of the sea from nearly every hole and offers impressive ocean panoramas from all 18 holes that have been sculpted into the natural surroundings.

The course varies in length from 5,300 to 7,100 yards, with five sets of tees making it comfortable for all levels of play.

The design takes advantage of natural river washes, subtle changes in elevation and dramatic bunkering, and spectacular peaks. Details.

  • Km. 10.3 Carretera Transpeninsular
  • FROM USA & CANADA: (866) 231-4677
  • International: + 52 (624) 145-8200
  • www.cabodelsol.com

Ocean Course

  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Opened May, 1994
  • 7,075 yards
  • Par 72
  • 18 holes
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Slope: 147
  • Resort Golf Course
  • #97 among “Top 100 Courses in the World” as compiled by GOLF Magazine (2013)
  • 7,091 yards from the championship tees.

Golf Course Highlight: Includes 7 holes on the water (5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17 & 18), this championship golf course is mentioned by Jack Nicklaus as having the “finest three finishing holes in golf.”

Cabo del Sol Golf Club Logo Cabo del Sol ocean Course View

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Ocean Course View

Desert Course

  • Tom Weiskopf design
  • Opened December 2001
  • 18 Holes – Par 72
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Slope: 144
  • Course yardage ranges from 4,800 to 7,049 yards
  • Ocean views from every hole
  • Ranked #5 in México – Golf Digest 2007

Golf Course Highlight: You can enjoy the view of the ocean from each of the course holes. Golf Digest ranked the golf course at #5 for Mexico.

Google Map View of Cabo del Sol Golf Club and Resort
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 Cabo del Sol desert golf course View

Desert Course View

Cabo Real Golf Club

Cabo Real

Cabo Real Golf Club is one of the best world-class golf courses and is here for your enjoyment while you stay in Los Cabos.

Varying landscapes of cactus, desert, Bermuda grass, and distant ocean views make for the spectacular round and will surely impress.

The 18-hole, par 72 Cabo Real Golf Course stretches over more than 7,000 yards of the verdant landscape. The first six holes are in somewhat mountainous terrain, while most of the others lie along the beach shoreline.

Some of the challenges are carved out of two picturesque canyons surrounded by trees, cacti and amazing rock formations that will leave you breathless at each tee. Certainly, one of the finest golf courses in all of Mexico.

Built and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1993, with three Ocean Front Holes. home to two PGA Senior Grand Slams, and a host of other prestigious golf tournaments, Cabo Real offers one of the toughest front nine holes in Los Cabos.

Its three spectacular ocean front holes put Cabo Real on the world map of golf in 1996, when whales put on a spectacular show breaching just yards offshore during the Senior Slam golf tournament. Long considered the favorite of many pros, Jack Nicklaus has also shown up to play.

  • Km. 19.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
  • FROM USA & CANADA: (877) 795-8727
  • International: + 52 (624) 144-0040
  • www.caboreal.com
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
  • Championship course
  • 7,037 yards
  • Par 72
  • 18 holes
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Slope: 140
  • Tees & Fairways: Bermuda; Greens: TIF Dwarf
  • Resort Golf Course (Public)

Golf Course Highlight: Sometimes called the Pebble Beach of Mexico, the  Cabo Real golf course offers 9 impressive oceanfront holes along the three and a half miles bordering the sea; don’t miss this one. The best view of the golf course is from the 15th tee, right on the beach.

Google Maps view of Cabo Real Golf Club
Google Earth view of Cabo Real Golf Club

Cabo Real Golf Club Logo 

Cabo Real Golf Club Logo

Cabo Real Golf Club View

Cabo Real Golf Club View

El Dorado Golf and Beach Club

El Dorado

El Dorado is another stunning golf course creation designed by one of the greatest within golf, Jack Nicklaus. This famous designer spent many hours walking the coastline, the foothills and canyons of the area creating the golf course we can enjoy today, one that blends in with the surroundings bringing out the beauty of the landscape.

  • Km. 22 Carretera Transpeninsular
  • FROM USA & CANADA: (877) 795-8727
  • International: + 52 (624) 144-5451
  • www.eldoradogolfandbeachclub.com
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • 7,152 yards
  • Par 72
  • 18 holes
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Slope: 143
  • Private Golf Course

Golf Course Highlight: Even though it is not open to the public, this impressive golf course has various oceanfront holes and 1 mile of coastline.

Palmilla Golf Club

Palmilla Golf Club

  • 2012: Condé Nast Traveler April 2012 – Top Golf Courses – Ranked 2nd in the Top 20 Foreign Golf Resorts.
  • 2011: GolfWeek Magazine – #39 “Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico”.

“One of the most spectacular golf courses I’ve seen”, as stated by Jack Nicklaus who designed this course that was opened in 1992. Palmilla Golf is a championship course designed with 27 holes par 72 in all combinations of the 3 different nine-hole courses.

Palmilla, now known as One&Only Palmilla is the classic resort in the area, the one that started it all, these golf courses have just added color and value to this great resort on the Cabo Tourist Corridor.

Majestic desert terrain and breath-taking views inspired Jack Nicklaus to create one of the world’s most spectacular golf championship courses on the grounds of the splendid and historical Palmilla properties.

The 27-hole One&Only Palmilla Golf Course is divided into three magnificent courses, each of which offers an original panoramic scene all of their own.

Choices are the “Mountain Nine,” an “Ocean Nine,” or the “Arrollo Nine” (Arrollo: creek) and any of the three are a “can’t miss.” Nearly each and every hole has splendid views of the Sea of Cortez, just off in the distance. The newest is the Ocean course and Nicklaus mentions it was like designing a mountain course along the edge of the sea, each hole has impressive views of the Sea of Cortez.

Palmilla Golf still holds well against all the newcomer golf courses in Cabo.

  • Km. 27 Carretera Transpeninsular
  • FROM USA & CANADA: (800) 637-2226
  • International: + 52 (624) 144-5250
  • www.palmillagc.com
  • palmilla.oneandonlyresorts.com
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Arroyo/Mountain: 6,939 yards
  • Mountain/Ocean: 7,036 yards
  • Ocean/Arroyo: 6,771 yards
  • Par 72 (all)
  • 27 holes
  • Resort Golf Course

Golf Course Highlight: Mountain #5 is considered the top hole in Palmilla, with a force-carry from mountain tee boxes to a well-manicured island fairway.

Querencia Golf Club

Querencia Golf Club

  • Best Golf Course in Mexico, Golf Week Magazine, 2010. Link.

Querencia offers 18 holes over 300 acres surrounded by cacti and palm trees. Tom Fazio‘s first project in Mexico is a true gem, a celebration of nature within a private and relaxed club atmosphere.

  • Km. 27.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
  • FROM USA & CANADA: (888) 236-2229
  • International: + 52 (624) 145-6600
  • www.loscabosquerencia.com
  • Designed by: Tom Fazio
  • 7,070 yards
  • Par 72
  • 18 holes
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Slope: 147
  • Private Golf Course

Golf Course Highlight: Querencia Golf Club is currently designing a second golf course and Gil Hanse was chosen to do so. Tom Fazio’s designed golf course offers impressive views from each and every hole. It has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s top golf courses.

Club Campestre San José

Club Campestre San Jose

A relatively new addition to the large list of great golf options in Los Cabos, Club Campestre is a Nicklaus Design creation that was built in 2005 and opened in June 2007.

It offers beautiful greens on the rolling foothills that are part of the Sierra de La Laguna Mountains, each hole on the course offers incredible panoramic vistas.

There are large elevation changes and the undulating championship greens make it a challenge for experienced golfers too. Another masterpiece by one of the greatest masters in Golf history.

  • Km. 119 Libramiento Aeropuerto San José del Cabo
  • + 52 (624) 172-6502
  • www.clubcampestresanjose.com
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • 7,055 yards
  • Par 71
  • 18 holes
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Slope: 139
  • Grass Type: Paspalum SeaIsle 1 Fairways and Tees
  • Resort Golf Course

Golf Course Highlight: This is a challenging course designed by Jack Nicklaus with many sand traps that test the skills of any golfer. It’s said to become a private golf course in a few years, so you must hurry if you want to enjoy it.

Hole 7 offers a spectacular peninsula green with a fabulous view that emphasizes the impressive contrast of desert and the Mar de Cortez.

Punta Sur Golf Course Los Cabos (ex. Fonatur Golf Course & ex. Grupo Mayan Golf)

Punta Sur Golf Course

A nine-hole golf course located in San Jose del Cabo is more challenging than many originally anticipated. It is the most affordable play in Los Cabos, offers great restaurant dining, and wonderful staff with bilingual personnel.

Golfers will definitely be pleased to see these future developments as the current 3,153-yard course possesses beautifully green Bermuda grass, has numerous bunkers, blue lakes throughout, and is surrounded by one of the most serene settings in all of San Jose del Cabo

Enjoy the clubhouse, sushi bar, or a margarita on the deck after a great round of golf overlooking the San José side of the Sea of Cortez.

  • Km. 29.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
  • FROM USA & CANADA: (866) 465-7316
  • International: + 52 (624) 142-0905
  • www.vidantagolf.com
  • Designers: Mario Schjetnan and Cary Bickler
  • 3,153 yards
  • Par 35
  • 9 holes
  • Resort Golf Course

Golf Course Highlight: This 9-hole, 3,153-yard originally built by the Mexican government. It was then sold to Grupo Mayan in April 2004 and has changed administration since. It’s a great course for beginners or intermediate golfers. The par-3 8th hole measures 203 yards and features a sand trap to the right and a lake to the left.

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club

Puerto Los Cabos Golf

  • Paseo de Los Pescadores, La Playita, San José del Cabo
  • FROM USA & CANADA: (877) 795-8727
  • International: + 52 (624) 105-6441
  • www.puertoloscabos.com
  • Designers: Marina Course (9 holes), Jack Nicklaus
  • Mission Course (9 holes), Greg Norman
  • 7,461 yards
  • Par 73
  • 18 holes
  • Rating: 75.9
  • Slope: 145
  • Private Golf Club

Golf Course Highlight: It’s the newest golf course to open. Do not miss the Beautiful corner (La Esquina Hermosa) which is one of Mexico’s finest three-hole stretches.

Diamante Cabo San Lucas

Diamante Golf Cabo San Lucas

On one of the most pristine beaches anywhere along the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find one of the most spectacular golf courses and facilities anywhere on the planet. The Dunes Course at Diamante. Complete with an awe-inspiring, 14-acre practice and performance center.

  • Beachfront, Cabo San Lucas Mexico
  • 866-901-9058 (USA)
  • +52 (624) 172-5811 (Mexico)
  • www.diamantecabosanlucas.com
  • Designer: Dunes Course (18 holes), Davis Love III
  • El Cardonal Course (18 holes), Tiger Woods (under development)

Golf Course Highlight: The Dunes Course has received many accolades, including Top New International Golf Course in 2010, #52 World ranking by GOLF Magazine in 2013, and #1 ranked course in all of Mexico by Golf Digest (May 2012).

Author: M. A. Gallardo