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.
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.
Private / Resort
18 holes, 7.210 yards, par 72
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