Rancho San Lucas Golf Club
Centerpiece of an 834-acre resort community set back from a long stretch of Pacific beach 20 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, the Greg Norman Signature golf course at Rancho San Lucas opened in 2020.
Known for his ‘least-disturbance’ design approach, Norman tailored the course to the site’s existing terrain, creating a low-profile layout with panoramic ocean views from every hole. Spanning three different ecosystems, the layout rambles through huge windswept dunes at the start, climbs through a thick cactus forest crossed by arroyos, and returns players to the beach and sea on the back nine. Wide corridors and generous targets give players at all ability levels a chance.
Rancho San Lucas has a handful of holes on the beach, notably the par-3 third, which parallels the sea; and the par-4 14th, a spectacular right-to-left dogleg that plays to a broad fairway framed by shouldering dunes, its target a huge raised green.
The club’s two on-course comfort stations, each accessible twice, serve complimentary Mexican fare and refreshments.
Guests of Solmar Hotels & Resorts enjoy exclusive access to Rancho San Lucas Golf Club.
- The club has 40 revetted pot bunkers. These sharp-edged, steep-walled sandy pits were constructed from recycled artificial turf and are identical to the natural sod-walled bunkers found on British links courses.
- Rancho San Lucas has applied for enrollment in Audubon International’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.
- An island green awaits at the par-3 17th hole. Onshore breezes can complicate club selection, though the large rock-walled green is receptive.
Green fees for Solmar Group hotel guests range from $95 to $265, depending on season and time of day. Rates include golf cart, bottled water, use of practice facility prior to tee time, and access to the club’s two on-course comfort stations. Guests of Grand Solmar’s Rancho San Lucas, Land’s End and Playa Grande hotels qualify for discounted rates.
Private / Resort
18 holes, 7.210 yards, par 72
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Private / Limited Resort Access
Golf courses in this category are private members-only clubs that grant limited access to guests of a specified 5-star resort hotel. Each of these venues is exceptional in every way, from top designer pedigree and flawless course conditions to deluxe comfort stations accessible during the round.