Cabo del Sol - Desert Course
Tom Weiskopf’s first design effort in Mexico, the Desert Course at Cabo del Sol, routed in mountain foothills, achieved immediate acclaim when it debuted in 2001. All 18 holes on this well-strategized layout serve up panoramic views of the Sea of Cortes.
Shoehorning holes into rugged desert terrain crisscrossed by arroyos, Weiskopf produced a masterful layout, dishing out broad fairways framed by granite rock outcrops and a dense cactus forest. Large sculpted bunkers with distinctive capes and bays defend the greens, which feature long slopes and subtle rolls. Semi-blind drives, daunting approach shots, and fantastic pace and variety characterize the layout. Five sets of tees enable the course to play comfortably for all skill levels. With its enticing risk-reward options, the Desert Course presents a classic test and ranks among Weiskopf’s finest designs.
- The Desert Course takes players on a roller-coaster ride through rock-strewn foothills, with several holes skirting canyon-like barrancas.
- At No. 2, a Redan-style par-3, players can feed the ball to the pin on a long, narrow green tilted from right to left.
- Situated at the high point of course, No. 9 is a boomerang-shaped par 5 flanked by a deep arroyo that tempts bold players to reach it in two shots.
- “Best Golf Resorts in the Americas,” Golf Digest “Editors’ Choice Award,” 2020.
Green fees range $175-$225 depending on season and time of day. Rates are inclusive of practice balls, shared golf cart and bottled water.
Resort / Public
18 holes, 7,049 yards, par 71 (74.2/141)
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