Los Cabos GOLF COURSES
Showpiece of a 2,800-acre resort and residential project with 3.2 miles of beachfront, Cabo Real Golf Club features a multi-themed, target-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The recent reversal of the club’s nines have greatly enhanced the layout’s flow and drama.
In its current configuration, Cabo Real's front nine, completely refashioned by Jones from a pre-existing layout, provides a scenic, gentle test with broad fairways tumbling down to the Sea of Cortes, notably at the short par-4 fifth, which plays across an arroyo en route to the beach. The par-3 6th hole, is propped up on a seaside bluff, which look-ing back will reward you with a view of endless palm trees and beautiful white sand beach.
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. The 14th hole, at 454 yards, runs along the edge of a steep canyon to a green carved into a precipice at the layout’s highest point—nearly 500 feet above the sea. The short par-4 17th hole is a study in clean lines. This right-to-left dogleg is punctuated by two large fairway bunkers, a sentinel cactus and a small green benched into the base of a hill. From an elevated tee, the brawny par-4 18th hole is a classic fin-ishing hole that will force you to navigate the crossing arroyo on the right and the ex-pansive lake on the left.
Host to two PGA Senior Slam events (1996, 1999), Cabo Real offers a memorable, well-balanced test of golf. Uphill holes generally play downwind, while downhill holes usually play into the prevailing onshore breeze. Jones and his design team artfully contoured the green complexes and containment mounds to mimic the shapes of the richly hued mountain peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna that frame the course.
Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
6,848 yards (par 71)
Complete practice facilities
Greens – Tifdwarf Bermuda
Tees, Fairways - Bermuda
Facility Type: Public
Golf Rates Green fees range from $140 - $240, depending on season.
- All golf rates are inclusive of practice balls, shared golf cart and bottled water
- Special offers are available in conjunction with Cabo Real’s partner courses, Puerto Los Cabos and Club Campestre San Jose.
Instruction by PGA professionals is available.
Head Golf Professional:
Juan Carlos Castellanos
Tucked within a 2,000-acre master-planned resort community on the East Cape, a short 10-minute drive from the historic downtown area of San Jose del Cabo, Puerto Los Cabos is a 27-hole golf resort, featuring three distinct courses designed by two of the sport’s most legendary figures, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.
All three courses are championship layouts, perched above the Sea of Cortez and etched into rolling desert foothills and backdropped by the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. The views from the course are unparalleled and showcases the rare combination of beautiful desert and pristine coastline, which is only found on the majestic Baja Peninsula.
The Norman Course, a 3,590-yard, par-36 signature design by Greg Norman, has over 400 feet of elevation change. The breathtaking ride begins in the desert foothills and meanders down towards the Sea of Cortez, allowing golfers to enjoy oceanfront golf at its finest, with the crescendo being the beautiful 7th hole. With its large, flashed-faced bunkers used to signpost the fairways and defend the greens, the layout reveals Norman’s fondness for Australia’s classic Sandbelt courses.
The Nicklaus I Course, a 3,758-yard, par-36 signature design by Jack Nicklaus, features rippling fairways, undulating greens and sculpted bunkers. Known as the original back nine, the Nicklaus I Course also begins in the foothills, offering unique views of the San Jose del Cabo valley, before heading down to the Sea of Cortez, highlighted by the breathtaking oceanfront holes, the 5th and 6th, which are naturally carved into the shoreline.
The Nicklaus II Course, a 3,436-yard par-36 signature design by Jack Nicklaus, is the newest addition to the Golf Club. Opened in April 2018, the new nine emulates the original Nicklaus I Course design style and has quickly become a favorite. Subtly contoured greens, large sculpted bunkers and dramatic elevation changes mark the new additions. The course begins with a links-style opening hole, playing towards the Sea of Cortez and framed by sand dunes in the distance. The picturesque closing stretch - holes 6 through 9 - ascends to higher ground and has been the talk of the Golf Club since it has opened, showcasing some of the most dramatic views found on property.
Amazingly, all of the 27 holes at Puerto Los Cabos offer expansive panoramic views of the coastline and Sea of Cortez.
With the addition of the new nine, Puerto Los Cabos will now offer golfers three unique 18-hole combinations making the Golf Club an absolute "must-play” when visiting Los Cabos.
As an added amenity (included in green fee), each course has a culinary palapa, staffed with a bartender and chef, serving a full range of local cuisine and ice-cold beverages to make your experience at Puerto Los Cabos unforgettable!
Opened for play in 2007
27-Hole Facility, with three different 18-hole combinations:
Complete practice facilities with distinctive “burro” targets
Tees and fairways – Paspalum SeaIsle 1
Greens – Paspalum SeaDwarf
Resort (Public welcome subject to availability)
Golf Rates: Green fees range from $110 - $285, depending on season.
All golf rates are inclusive of practice balls, shared golf cart, food and beverages.
Special offers are available in conjunction with Puerto Los Cabos’ partner courses, Cabo Real and Club Campestre San Jose.
Golf Instruction: Instruction by PGA professionals is available.
Head Golf Professional:
Len Zamora, PGA
Tucked in the rolling foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, only 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport and just 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. Vast sandy waste areas, big flashed-face bunkers and sinu-ous arroyos snaking across the fairways call for careful course management. The true character of the golf course lies in Campestre’s undulating, multi-tiered greens, which are among the most liberally contoured putting surfaces in Los Cabos.
Among the feature holes on this beautifully maintained facility, surfaced from tee to green in emerald-green paspalum, is the risk-reward par-5 7th hole, a double-dogleg that plays to a well-bunkered peninsula green, seemingly floating in temptation.
Campestre’s picturesque back nine ascends to higher ground, circulating players around a rolling desert plateau high above the sea. The par-3 11th, stretching to 216 yards, plays to a large green with false fronts on all sides that shrugs off indifferent tee shots.
At the par-5 13th hole, a trio of cross bunkers defends the landing area, forcing players to either lay up, or carry the ball 235 yards to clear the hazards. The par-5 17th hole, at 606 yards the longest hole on the course, brings a deep pot bunker in the center of the fairway into play, with a broad arroyo angled in front of the elevated green.
Campestre’s par-4 18th hole, which drops to a dished-out fairway bisected by a long, multi-lobed waste bunker, plays to a well-defended green backdropped by the sparkling Sea of Cortes.
Always in top condition, Campestre is a local favorite and represents the best value in Los Cabos.
6,966 yards (par 71)
Complete practice facilities
Paspalum SeaIsle 1
Facility Type: Resort
- Green fees range from $99 - $195, depending on season.
- All golf rates are inclusive of practice balls, shared golf cart and bottled water.
- Special offers are available in conjunction with Club Campestre’s partner courses, Puerto Los Cabos and Cabo Real.
Golf classes and clinics are conducted by PGA professionals.