Golf Courses in Cabo San Lucas
Los Cabos is a golfer’s paradise with seven public and two private courses offering world-class golf. Cabo golf courses offer players the challenge or ease of courses designed by Robert Trent Jones II, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, and Greg Norman. The two new Questro Golf courses, Club Campestre San Jose and Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club represent the latest in golf design from Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman while the Palmilla Golf Club and Cabo San Lucas Country Club represent the more established courses with stunning ocean views and rewarding greens.
The Best Golf Courses in Cabo San Lucas
1. Palmilla Golf Club
Renowned as the “Grand Dame of Los Cabos golf,” Palmilla Golf Club in Mexico stands out with its 27 holes and breathtaking panoramic views.
Recognized as the inaugural Jack Nicklaus Signature design in Latin America, this meticulously crafted golf course is both visually stunning and challenging. Positioned as a world-class masterpiece, it represents the pinnacle of Cabo golf in Los Cabos offering spectacular vistas of the Sea of Cortez across the whole course. Palmilla Golf Club also features a clubhouse adorned with Mexican decor, an on-site golf shop, and a dedicated staff committed to delivering top-notch customer service for all your golfing needs.
2. Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club
Puerto Los Cabos is a 27-hole golf resort located in a 2,000-acre master-planned community on the East Cape, just a short drive from San Jose del Cabo.
The resort features three championship courses designed by golf legends Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. The Norman Course, with over 400 feet of elevation change, offers breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, while the Nicklaus I Course features rippling fairways and oceanfront holes.
The newest addition, Nicklaus II Course, opened in 2018, and also offers panoramic views of the coastline of all 27 wholes. With the completion of 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf (Marina Course) and 9 holes of Greg Norman Signature golf (Mission Course), Puerto Los Cabos now offers three unique 18-hole combinations. The courses are designed with link-style openings, sculpted bunkers, and dramatic elevation changes. Comfort stations on each 9 serve food and beverages, ensuring a delightful golfing experience.
Additionally, each course includes a culinary palapa with a bartender and chef, offering local cuisine and drinks as part of the green fee. The resort aims to provide golfers with an unforgettable experience in one of the most scenic locations in Los Cabos.
3. Cabo del Sol – Desert Course
Cabo del Sol is a spectacular resort situated within tourism zones on a highway between Cabo San Lucas and Santiago del Cabo. There are two courses — the dunes course, which is officially renamed as the Cabo del Sol Desert Course, and the Cabo del Sol Ocean Course — both are private courses.
The public Cabo de Sol Golf Course is tucked away in the mountains near Baja California Sur and offers spectacular panoramas of the Sea of Cortez. The course has a total of 19 holes and spans over 7000 feet.
4. Cabo del Sol – Ocean Course
Since 1994, Cove Club Golf Course (formerly The Ocean Course) has been drawing golf enthusiasts to the southern tip of the captivating Baja Peninsula. Designed by the acclaimed Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole course spans a breathtaking landscape of desert, mountain, and sea.
With four exhilarating holes that interact with the rugged coastline of the Sea of Cortéz, the course provides golfers with a distinctive and unparalleled golfing experience.
In the summer of 2019, Cove Club Golf Course successfully completed Phase 1 of renovations. Under the careful supervision of Jack Nicklaus, enhancements encompass upgraded playing surfaces, new bunkers, and the addition of several new holes. The improved experience for members and their guests promises unexpected delights and surprises throughout the round.
5. Rancho San Lucas Golf Club
Rancho San Lucas Golf Club is an impressive oceanfront golf course located in Cabo San Lucas and was created by world-famous golfer Greg Norman.
On this golf course, there are sand dunes and deep cliff faces reflecting the natural landscape of Cabo San Lucas. You’ll also have amazing sea views in most places with an optional break from the two relaxation areas of the course.
6. Cabo Real Golf Club
Cabo Real opened on December 24th, 1994 to visitors. Cabo Real is the home of 2 PGA Senior Grand Slams that helped put Cabo golf courses on their map.
The front and back 9 switches were completed on the new course remodeling site in November 2012. Now, it takes you straight into the ocean on the front nine and leads you to the canyon in the last 9.
This course combines canyon and sea views in most holes but be advised that Cabo Real Golf has the toughest back nine holes in Los Cabos with ten sets of greens.
FAQs About Cabo Golf Courses
How much does it cost to play golf in Cabo San Lucas?
In peak season the cost is around $100 or $300 for the greens. However, most of these excellent courses offer prices under $50 for “nightly” hours. Rentals for golf clubs cost about $40 and you’ll need snacks and beverages if you are on a budget as the taxes and tips can add up quickly.
How many golf courses are in Cabo?
There are over 18 golf courses in Cabo currently open and there are also additional courses under construction in Los Cabos on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas.
What is the best month to golf in Cabo?
Although golf courses can be visited at any time, Cabo’s travel guides advise against coming in July and August as it can get very hot in the sun. The worst time of day to play is around 2 PM local time so if you prefer to play that early, consider visiting September to June.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the finest golf courses in Los Cabos on your next trip!
If you are planning a golf trip to Cabo San Lucas you’ll have a host of courses in Los Cabos to pick from. The prestigious golf tournaments held here, top-notch courses in Los Cabos, and spectacular views make it a hit with visiting golfers.
It has some of the best public golf courses as well as private clubs that can be accessed by paying play packages for non-members. When you stay at Cabo Rentals by Jane you can also get discounts on these championship greens while enjoying our luxurious accommodations.