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. 

Course Highlights

  • 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. 

Golf Rates

Golfers must be guests of Solmar Hotels & Resorts. Green fee is $242 plus tax, depending on season and time of day. Rates include use of golf cart, bottled water and access to practice facility. Discounts are available to guests of Solmar Hotels & Resorts (10%), Grand Solmar Land’s End and Playa Grande properties (15%), and the new on-site Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort (20%). Golf packages are available.

COURSE DETAILS

ESTABLISHED

2020

CLUB TYPE

Private / Resort

LAST AERATION

TBD

DESIGNER

Greg Norman

GREENS

SeaDwarf Paspalum

NEXT AERATION

TBD

GOLF DATA

18 holes, 7.210 yards, par 72

TEES & FAIRWAYS

SeaDwarf Paspalum

PRACTICE FACILITY

Available

Premier Golf Courses

Resort / Public Access
Dating back to 1992, the destination’s reputation as a premier golf getaway was built by public-access resort courses laid out by leading designers for the enjoyment of visiting golfers.
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.
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.
Private
Los Cabos has two private clubs open to members and guests only.

Marek's Comments

“Designer Greg Norman stepped very lightly on Nature’s toes to create this exceptional links-style course swept by Pacific breezes.”