The benefits of golf are widespread: a healthy helping of fresh air, a decent dose of exercise-accompanied endorphins and peace on par with a monk’s monastery are all staples of the game. But the experience at Los Cabos’ golf resorts is elevated: tee boxes have you squaring up against a backdrop of paradise, fairways can stretch between seaside cliffs and azure ocean, clearing the trees actually means sailing your drive over cactus forests, sand traps might be either beach dunes or sprawling desert and water traps are usually the aforementioned ocean.
When experienced altogether, golf in Los Cabos is borderline euphoric—the sort of thing you might assume comes accompanied by a choir of cherubs and shining light from above. If you have the opportunity, you should play every course available during your vacation. But, if you had to pick a few to play more than once, these golf courses should be at the top of your list.
Often referred to as the best closing stretch in the game of golf, Cabo del Sol is a legendary course conceived by the equally legendary Jack Nicklaus. One of the first golf courses in the area, the initial several holes are but warm up for the final trio. The 16th hole is a par 4 that points directly out to sea, the 17th is a par 3 that sees you teeing off atop a cliff in hopes of navigating a sandy cove and jagged rock outcroppings, and the final hole hugs the shoreline in such a manner as to provide ocean spray and a challenging par 4. All-in-all, it’s easy to see how Cabo del Sol earned the nickname “The Pebble Beach of Baja,” but it’s even more delightful to experience it yourself.
The collective brainchild of Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, Puerto Los Cabos is right outside the historic town of San Jose del Cabo and easily earns the acclaim of one of Los Cabos’ best golf resorts. With a backdrop comprising both the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, the stage is set for some breathtakingly serene holes of golf. A crowd favorite is the sixth hole—a par-3 that sees you launching from 100 feet up, and thus comes accompanied by 10-mile-wide beach panoramas. It’s not surprising how much serenity feels like being on top of the world.
The first-ever golf course designed by Tiger Woods, El Cardonal is a callback to the old-school-style courses of Southern California with a modern Baja twist to the atmosphere. Holes not only sport sweeping views of the Pacific, natural arroyos and native dunes, but also plenty of opportunity for risk-reward—every hole has multiple ways to approach it, injecting a thrilling dose of strategy to an already breathtaking game of golf.
Eager to head to the tip of the Baja Peninsula and dive into some of these immaculate golf courses? The only thing more stunning than Los Cabos’ courses are Los Cabos’ accompanying golf resorts—and our agents can help. Not only can they provide you the resort of your dreams for your stay in Los Cabos, but also they can secure exclusive perks and amenities you didn’t even know you were missing. A relaxing game of golf in paradise is infinitely sweeter when you get to call a luxe abode like Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort your home away from home.