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Playing Golf in Cabo


If your idea of golf heaven is a diverse array of spectacular courses woven into a dazzling seaside landscape, Los Cabos is the destination for you.

Situated at the place where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos boasts a mountain-desert-ocean environment unique in the western hemisphere. Only in Los Cabos do emerald green fairways tumble down from cactus-studded foothills to meet the sea. Only in Los Cabos can golfers tee it up on world-class layouts built by design legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Only in Los Cabos can players enjoy great golf and perfect weather: Blue skies, brilliant sunshine and cooling sea breezes prevail year-round.

With 18 courses currently open for play and more on the drawing board, Los Cabos continues to dominate the golf scene in Latin America.


Occupying what course designer Jack Nicklaus once described as “the best golf property I’ve ever seen,” the layout, centerpiece of a 1,800-acre master-planned community, stretches across a stunning desert landscape framed by tall rugged mountains and touched by the Sea of Cortes.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7111 | Slope: 145
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 4th
Designer: Jack Nicklaus


The Desert Course at Cabo del Sol, opened in 2001, marked designer Tom Weiskopf’s architectural debut in Latin America. Renowned for his masterful creations in desert environments, Weiskopf routed the course high above the 1,800-acre resort community’s Cove Club, with each hole offering a panoramic view of the Sea of Cortes.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7049 | Slope: 141
Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 29th
Designer: Tom Weiskopf | Cost: Until 11am – $255
11am on – $200 / Mar 15th – Nov 11 – $185
Nov 12th – Dec 31st – $275 / 11am on – $210

*(Only 12 holes available until November 11th, 2022 due to renovations)


With breathtaking holes chiseled into desert foothills at the foot of rugged mountain peaks, Cabo Real’s longer back nine presents a great test of golf. Free-form bunkers and small, elevated greens combine with fairways that play along ridge tops to provide an expansive feel.

Questro Golf has a 2,3 and 5 round pass
$390, $540, $890

Holes: 18 | Par: 71 | Yardage: 6848 | Slope: 139
Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 37th
Designer: Robert Trent Jones,JR
Cost: 7am – 11:50am – $245 / 12-1:20pm – $200 / 1:30pm+ – $175


Located just minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas and the only course in Los Cabos with views of the iconic sea arch and rock formations at Land’s End, Cabo San Lucas Country Club’s original 18-hole course was laid out by Roy Dye. This parkland-style layout, previously one of the longest and most challenging courses in Los Cabos, was significantly remodeled in 2018.

Holes: 18 | Par: 71 | Yardage: 6865 | Slope: 127
Membership: $5k Individual / $7K Family
Designer: Agustin Piza |
Cost: 7am-11:59am – $245 / 12-1:59pm – $205 / 2-5pm – $160


Occupying a prime location within the Los Cabos corridor, Chileno Bay Golf & Beach Club is a 1,200-acre private resort community with protected swimming beaches fronting a 2.5-mile stretch of coastline on the Sea of Cortes. Its centerpiece is a Tom Fazio-designed golf course routed in desert foothills and characterized by graceful, flowing landforms intended to simulate rolling ocean waves.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7260 | Slope: 145
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 9th
Designer: Tom Fazio


Tucked in the rolling foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport and five minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo, the Nicklaus Design golf course at Club Campestre is the centerpiece of a 550-acre master-planned community. The layout’s verdant fairways, chiseled into sloping desert terrain, offer players fine views of the Sea of Cortes.

Questro Golf has a 2,3 and 5 round pass
$390, $540, $890

Holes: 18 | Par: 71 | Yardage: 6966 | Slope: 139
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Cost: 7am-11:50am – $190 / 12-1:20pm – $160 / 1:30pm+ – $135


Situated on the East Cape 45 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport, the links-style course at Costa Palmas, centerpiece of a 1,000-acre resort community on the Sea of Cortes, is routed across a gently rolling “dunescape” framed by the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Broad fairways and firm, fast conditions characterize the windswept layout, which rises nearly 40 meters above sea level.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7221 | Slope: n/a
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 39th
Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.


Located 15 minutes north of downtown Cabo San Lucas on the west coast of the Baja Peninsula, Diamante, a 1,500-acre private resort community, is anchored by the Dunes Course, a Davis Love III design marked by fairways, tees and greens carved into colossal white sand dunes perched above the Pacific Ocean.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7160 | Slope: 144
Facilty Type: Private | World Rank 1-100: 98th
Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 1st
Designer: Davis Love III


Unveiled in 2014, El Cardonal is an inland layout with an “Old California” design motif that marked the architectural debut of superstar Tiger Woods. Set back from the sea on higher ground than the Dunes Course, the 7,363-yard, par-72 layout meanders through sand dunes on the outgoing holes. The back nine, framed by desert vegetation, crisscrosses a series of arroyos.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7363 | Slope: 140
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 24th
Designer: Tiger Woods


The Oasis Short Course, which weaves past lush vegetation and more than 400 palm trees, occupies the site of the former 12th and 13th holes on the Dunes Course, the club’s internationally-ranked design by Davis Love III. Routed around a lake, the layout was designed to appeal to members and guests at all ability levels, from novices to experts.

Holes: 12 Par 3’s | Par: 36 | Yardage: 1124 | Slope: n/a
Facilty Type: Private
Designer: Tiger Woods


The well-strategized course, always in top condition, is a desert-meets-sea masterpiece framed by bristling desert vegetation and dramatic rock formations. Several holes meander through a pair of stark canyons divided by a rocky hill, while two interior lakes bring water into play at several holes. Dramatic bunker complexes signpost the fairways and defend the subtly undulating greens.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7322 | Slope: 131
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 16th
Designer: Jack Nicklaus


Situated in a box-shaped canyon backdropped by stark brown peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna range, Palmilla is the landmark facility that set the stage for top-shelf golf in Los Cabos when it opened in 1992. The original 18 (Arroyo and Mountain nines), the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Design in Latin America, is a target-style test that skirts boulder-strewn arroyos, long waste bunkers and several ponds.

Arroyo/Mountain Course Cost: Until 2:00 – $250
Holes: 9 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 6939 | Slope: 138

Arroyo/Ocean Course Cost: Until 2:00pm – $195
Holes: 9 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 6771 | Slope: 137

Ocean/Mountain Course Cost: Until 3:00pm – $150
Holes: 9 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7036 | Slope: 140


A private 1,800-acre golf community set in rugged desert foothills high above the azure-blue waters of the Sea of Cortes, Querencia (loosely translated as “sanctuary”) is one of Mexico’s premier private clubs. Known for its slick, multi-tiered greens, this beautifully manicured course takes players on a thrilling roller-coaster ride across steep hills and bluffs, with several holes skirting the edges of deep canyons and rocky arroyos.

Holes: 9 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7133 | Slope: 145
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 13th
Designer: Tom Fazio


In a spectacular setting at the tip of the Baja Peninsula marked by windswept dunes, sheer cliffs and desert foothills 10 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, Quivira’s Jack Nicklaus-designed course scales the heights at Land’s End. The facility, opened to acclaim in 2014, commences at sea level near the rolling surf before climbing to higher ground, where the views are a match for the challenge.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7085 | Slope: 142
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 25th
Designer: Jack Nicklaus


Centerpiece of an 834-acre resort and residential community on the Pacific Ocean 15 minutes from Cabo San Lucas, the Greg Norman Signature course at Rancho San Lucas, opened in 2020, offers sweeping ocean views from every hole. Known for his ‘least-disturbance’ design approach, Norman built a low-profile layout, with the site’s existing contours left intact. Spanning three different ecosystems, the golf course rambles through huge windswept dunes at the start, climbs through a thick cactus forest creased by meandering arroyos in the middle of the round, and returns players to the beach and sea on the back nine.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7210 | Slope: 131
Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 12th
Designer: Greg Norman


Built on a broad sloping plateau bisected by three major arroyos on the north side of Cabo’s seaside highway, Twin Dolphin’s naturalistic layout, perched 180 meters above sea level, features a sweeping view of the Sea of Cortes from every hole. Course architect Fred Couples, a World Golf Hall of Fame member and Masters champion, worked on the routing and strategic design of the course with Todd Eckenrode of Origins Golf Design.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7156 | Slope: n/a
Facilty Type: Private | Mexican/Carribean Rank 1-50: 15th
Designer: Fred Couples


The first golf course built in Los Cabos, this delightful nine-hole layout was conceived in the 1980s by FONATUR, a government tourism agency, to boost tourism and broaden the region’s appeal. Designed for enjoyment and considered a perfect choice for a family outing, Vidanta Golf Los Cabos, routed on gently rolling terrain, is a walker-friendly layout set within a resort and residential development.

Holes: 9 | Par: 35 | Yardage: 3153 | Slope: n/a
Designer: FONATUR
Cost: Until April 1 – $149/18 / After April 1st – $89/18