Puerto Los Cabos is an exclusive private residential resort community at the tip of Baja California, nestled between the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains and the sparkling Sea of Cortez. The location is great, just five minutes from the historic center of San Jose with its elegant restaurants, cool art galleries, and excellent shopping. It’s also just twenty minutes from Los Cabos International Airport and thirty minutes from Cabo San Lucas and its vibrant nightlife.
Puerto Los Cabos is set in beautiful natural surroundings and has a lovely marina, superb amenities, and two signature golf courses which have been cleverly combined into one. The unique feature of the Puerto Los Cabos course is that it is a composite of two nine-hole signature courses – one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other by Greg Norman – and is a great opportunity to compare the layouts and styles of each of these renowned course designers.
Spectacular ocean views are to be had from every hole and both courses are challenging and exciting, making fine use of rapid changes in elevation. This innovative creation is the first time that the designs of these two golfing legends have been combined and, as well as providing supremely satisfying golf, gives you a good idea of what the two 18-hole courses will be like once completed. In the future the Jack Nicklaus course will be the resort course open to the public and the Greg Norman course will be a private course exclusively for the use of homeowners in this Puerto Los Cabos vacation villa community. For the moment it’s a great opportunity to try out both in one round of golf and to check out two contrasting styles in close proximity. Just for once it seems that the Golden Bear drew the short straw.
The Nicklaus section is further from the ocean, has more rugged terrain, and deals with some steep slopes. Meanwhile, The Great White Shark lucked out and got the best ocean views and the friendliest terrain, meaning that his section is the more relaxing and less arduous of the two. It’ll be interesting to see how each of them pans out once they’re finished. Either way, the present course is a unique experiment brought about by serendipity rather than design, and is a unique golfing experience not to be missed.