“The best golf property I’ve ever seen” is how Jack Nicklaus described the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol, which is quite an accolade coming from a man who must have seen a fair few in his time. You might quite reasonably say ‘Ah, but he designed it!’, but then remember just how many courses he’s designed over the years. Located on the ‘Golden Corridor’ that runs from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas in Los Cabos at the tip of Baja California, this luxury resort and course enjoy spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez, the mountains, and the desert. Cabo del Sol is a top-class luxury residential community with fabulous Los Cabos vacation rentals enjoying ocean and golf course views close up and luxury hotels such as the Sheraton and the Fiesta Americana.
Not only is there a renowned Jack Nicklaus signature Ocean Course but also a Tom Weiskopf Desert Course with spectacular ocean views from all of its eighteen holes and boasting dramatic canyon-type arroyos. The Ocean Course is rated number one in Los Cabos and the Desert Course is rated number two, so wherever you play at Cabo del Sol you can’t really go wrong.
Both courses feature dramatic elevation changes and challenging bunkering. The Ocean Course was opened in 1994 and is really the jewel in the crown at Los Cabos, with seven holes right on the sea and a constantly changing landscape designed to bedevil golfers with innovative and counter-intuitive modifications to keep pace with rapidly changing equipment. The course has hosted many top championships over the years and the excellent clubhouse features fine dining indoors and out, luxury lounges, and areas for social events.
The practice facilities and instruction are second to none, while the shop offers everything you might need for what could be your best ever golf vacation. Don’t turn up in a bikini or jeans though, because they’re pretty strict about proper golf attire. You may be in a tropical climate next to some of the world’s best beaches, but that won’t get you off the hook if you flout the dress code. I didn’t experience it myself, but I heard that some of the course staff (coarse staff?) can be a bit of a pain about attire and moving along. Apart from that, just hit out to your heart’s content in a truly world-class course not too far from home.
If the concept of staying in Los Cabos in a luxury vacation rental is new to you, Cabo del Sol Beach & Golf Resort is the place for you. Learn about how to book a vacation rental, and how to make the most of your holidays!
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