Los Cabos Golf Vacations

By Jim & Barbara Nicol

El Arco, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico The Baja, a fascinating contrast of desert and sea, hosts the cities of La Paz, Guaymas, Tijuana and Los Cabos. Highlighted by sunny days and cool evenings, it is a vacation spot dedicated to sport. Located on The Sea of Cortez the beaches are invigorating and excellent for diving and snorkeling. Whale watching in the Pacific Ocean is best from November to February when the whales pass within a few hundred feet of the shore. Fishing is year round and Blue Marlin are the trophies. Marine life includes 850 species of seals, dolphins, giant manta rays and hammerhead sharks. Fishermen and photographers seek the hidden rock formations around El Arco and the Pinnacle in the indigo waters of The Sea of Cortez.

"Cabo" is the center of Mexico's golfing community. The area consists of Cabo San Lucas, San José Del Cabo and the "Corridor" between the two. Cabo San Lucas is a mecca for nightlife while San José Del Cabo retains the charm of an old world village. With its natural beauty, awe-inspiring vistas and dependable weather, this area has become a golfer's heaven. The mystical desert terrain has been the perfect setting for carving some of North America's best golf courses.

Golf Courses

San José Golf Course, San José; del Cabo, Mexico The San José Golf Course is a nine hole course with a fantastic view of the ocean. Great for an afternoon of practice before you head out to play at the Palmilla Club De Golf. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course opened in 1992. It was designed and built to compliment the rustic nature of Los Cabos. Boasting views of the Sea of Cortez, the course winds around centuries old cardon cacti, past desert arroyos, over rugged mountains and down to the ocean. At Cabo del Sol lies the Jack Nicklaus' internationally acclaimed Ocean Course. With seven holes on the Sea of Cortes, this spectacular masterpiece is referred to as "the Pebble Beach of the Baha". Named to Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses in the World", Nicklaus himself called it "the best piece of golf property on earth".

The Ocean Course, Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Joining the excellence of the Ocean Course, Tom Weiskopf designed the Desert Course. This target style course incorporates large landing areas with few forced carries to ensure an enjoyable golf experience for players of all levels on a tournament quality course. Cabo Real is one of Robert Trent Jones best designs. It offers breathtaking views and constant sea breezes. Newest of the golf gems in Cabo is El Dorado and thanks to designer Jack Nicklaus, the magic of desert golf expands in this golfing paradise. *

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