Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club
Situated on the outskirts of San Jose del Cabo, Puerto Los Cabos is a 27-hole facility with an 18-hole course by Jack Nicklaus; and a nine-hole layout by Greg Norman. (Norman will return in the near future to build a second nine). Until then, Puerto Los Cabos, a 2,000-acre master-planned resort community, offers three 18-hole combinations to members, resort guests and daily-fee play.
While the club dates to 2007, Nicklaus unveiled his second nine, along with major revisions to the previous nine, in 2018. The new holes emulate the original design style: subtly contoured greens, large sculpted bunkers and dramatic elevation changes.
The Norman Course, a 3,590-yard, par-36 layout, is equally dramatic. Large, ﬂashed-faced bunkers, inspired by Melbourne’s Sandbelt courses prized by the Aussie designer, signpost the fairways and defend the greens.
Complimentary Mexican specialties and refreshments are served at a pair of on-course palapas.
- “Top 50 Caribbean & Mexico,” Golfweek, 2020
- Nicklaus recast the former par-5 14th as the new par-4 fifth hole. This breezy, links-style creation has a dazzling view of the sea behind the dune-framed green.
- The signature hole on the Norman Course is the massive 623-yard par-5 seventh hole, which plunges downhill leads to a well-protected green set above the beach.
Green fees range from $205 to $285, depending on season and time of day. Rates are inclusive of practice balls, shared golf cart, bottled water and access to the on-course food-and-beverage palapas.
Resort / Public
Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman
27 holes; Nicklaus I & II, 7,194 yards, par 72 (75.0/145)
TEES & FAIRWAYS
Private / Resort Access
One of the unique golf categories in Los Cabos is the “Private Resort,” generally a private members-only club that grants exclusive access to guests of a specified resort hotel. Many of the very best golf experiences in Los Cabos are to be found at these exceptional hybrid facilities.