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Diamante Cabo San Lucas , Davis Love III



os Cabos is the leader in the development of world-class golf in Mexico. Tis burgeoning resort located at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula ranked 14th in a listing of the

50 most popular golf destinations in the world. Tree and a half Jack Nicklaus signature courses are open along

this corridor, including the top-rated Cabo del Sol Ocean course (1), ranked 88 in 2009 in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses in the World.” Te course boasts five oceanfront holes, including the “finest three finishing holes in golf,” according to its designer. Also on property is the Cabo del Sol Desert course (12) by Tom Weiskopf. Nearby, at the legendary One and Only Palmilla Resort (2), you’ll find Nicklaus’ first signature course in Latin America, with 27 holes featuring the ocean, arroyo and mountain nines. Close by is one of the six successful Mayan Palace Resorts in Mexico, along with it’s unique, nine hole Punta Sur Golf Course golf course in San Jose del Cabo. In the middle of the Los Cabos corridor is Cabo Real (10)

by Robert Trent Jones II; the newer, spectacular, oceanfront El Dorado (1), a Jack Nicklaus signature design, now a private real estate retreat and the Club Campestre San Jose (16), another Jack Nicklaus design. Puerto Los Cabos (15), a project four years in the making,

with two 9 hole golf courses, one by Greg Norman and the other Jack Nicklaus, along with Cabo’s newest and grandest ma- rina. Rated number three of all private golf courses in Mexico is Querencia (3), which opened in November 2000. Tis world-

class 18-hole course is Tom Fazio’s first signature course in Mexico. It was host to Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf tournament be- tween Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson. Closer to Cabo San Lucas is the Cabo San Lucas Country Club

(26) designed by Roy and Matt Dye. For the first time, growth along the Pacific side of Los Cabos is Diamante Dunes (New) will compete for the best course in Mexico with its Davis Love III dunes resort ocean front golf course.


Less than an hour up the coast in La Paz is Arthur Hills’ first

championship course, in Mexico, at Paraiso del Mar (New). Across the bay, is the 500-acre seaside development of Costa Baja Resort & Marina (New) that boasts, the first Gary Player designed golf course in Mexico. Perhaps one of the hidden treasures of golf is the Tom Doak

minimalist design at Bahia de los Sueños (New), the first Doak golf course in Mexico, just 45 minutes south of La Paz .


Up the coast, is Te Villages of Loreto Bay golf course (New),

with the first David Duvall golf course in Mexico, a redo of the existing course that has incredible scenic views, and now has made investment in shaping, design and infrastructure. With all of these spectacular courses and developments moving

forward …All the more reason to visit and invest in the state of Baja Sur, Mexico, your second home.

Best’s Golf Guide to Mexico TOP 30 ranking 2009 RESORT courses () PRIVATE clubs () Not Rated (NEW)




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