A private 1,800-acre golf community set in furrowed desert foothills high above the Sea of Cortes, Querencia (loosely translated as “sanctuary”) is one of Mexico’s finest private clubs. Known for its speedy, multi-tiered greens, this well-groomed course takes players on a roller-coaster ride across hills and bluffs. Several holes tiptoe along the edges of deep canyons and twisting arroyos.
Designer Tom Fazio’s aesthetic touch is evident at Querencia, with palm trees and lush vegetation artfully blended with the native desert border. Broad contoured fairways and harmonious transitions from green to tee and mark this challenging yet playable course.
Among the feature holes is the par-5 fourth, a boomerang-shaped hole that swings around a wide, deep arroyo and leads to an infinity-edge green suspended above the distant sea. The layout par 3’s are exceptional, notably the 164-yard 14th hole, which rests atop a bluff that rises out of an arroyo.
- “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” Golf Digest (No. 93 – 2020-21).
- Querencia’s quartet of par 3’s is ranked among the very best in Los Cabos.
- Seven tee combinations provide excellent versatility, a Fazio trademark.
- Querencia hosted a ‘Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf’ match in 2001 between Phil Mickelson (67) and Sergio Garcia (72).
Querencia is a member’s-only club that offers a private beach club and an array of real estate options. Guest play through member invitation only.
18 holes, 7,050 yards, par 72 (74.5/145)
TEES & FAIRWAYS
328 Bermuda; Bull’s Eye Bermuda