When you want to know the latest information about where to play golf in Mexico, just ask Joe Pavlov. Joe wrote an in-depth guide to the best golf in Mexico in his February 27, 2017 article for Golf Magazine. Although Mexico has over 160 courses, the piece focuses on the resort areas of Puerta Vallarta, Cancun and Los Cabos. Here’s how he tees up the inside look at Los Cabos:
“Comprised of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, cities connected by a 19-mile-long corridor at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos still beckons trophy anglers for its marlin, dorado and yellowfin tuna and welcomes partiers to late-night haunts such as the Giggling Marlin, Cabo Wabo and Squid Roe, but these days, golf is king.”
Indeed, it is. With fifteen championship courses and several more under construction, Golf Digest ranks the links at Diamante, Cabo del Sol and Querencia in the top 100 courses in the world. Golf enthusiasts may choose from courses designed by living legends Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman and Tiger Woods, all within a 28-mile radius! The unique environment surrounding Los Cabos creates the magic elixir for the course design and layout. The surreal mountains-meet-desert-meets-ocean setting create the perfect contrast among manicured greens and meandering fairways against the craggy terrain. Imagine hitting the perfect tee shot over a rugged desert canyon as a salty breeze delivers a refreshing mist from waves crashing on the rocky shore below. Snack on fresh-grilled fish tacos and sip top-shelf tequilas at comfort stations in between holes. And don’t get distracted by the whales breaching offshore when it’s your turn to putt.
2Seas Los Cabos, the exclusive Baja California affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, offers a variety of luxurious homes within these incredible golf course communities.
Cabo del Sol
Cabo del Sol hosts two separate courses, each exploiting the natural terrain of their titles. The Ocean course, consistently ranked in the world’s top 100, lies adjacent to the beautiful Sea of Cortez with recent renovations placing three holes closer to the water. By contrast, the Desert course serpentines in and out of wilderness canyons surrounded by cactus and huge boulders.
Within this beautiful landscape rest three beautiful luxury homes, Casa Sirena, Villa Canario and Casa de Playa.
The Grand Dame of Cabo golf turns 25 this year and keeps getting better with age. Palmilla offers three nine-hole courses designed by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. The entire course system rolls through serene desert landscapes with centuries old cactus and among arroyos complimented by ocean views, all of which is surrounded by incredible real estate.
An excellent example of Palmilla’s premier properties is Casa Bewley. Overlooking the number 7 fairway of the Arroyo course and onward to Palmilla Bay, Casa Bewley offers dreamy views and luxe living at an amazing price. This expansive 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath, 5000 sq. ft. home features a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room with fireplace, and loads of open floor space and private areas to enjoy. Perfect for entertaining, families or multiple guests, Casa Bewley boasts superb finishes and fine craftsmanship throughout.
Puerto Los Cabos
The links at Puerto Los Cabos presents a unique opportunity to the golfer. Here you can play 9 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus and 9 holes from Greg Norman. Ultimately, there will be a complete 18-hole course produced by each legend. In fact, the next Nicklaus nine is expected to be open by the end of 2017. The site’s natural beauty offers dramatic views from each hole featuring miles of unspoiled coastline and dramatic changes in elevation.
Sited majestically in the El Altillo community of Puerto Los Cabos, Casa Kay exemplifies regal living, ”above it all”. This exceptionally well-appointed home boasts 7 splendid en suite bedrooms and several living spaces in approx. 8700 sq. feet of air conditioned interior, plus several luxurious and expansive outdoor spaces. Every detail of this home is designer appointed– extraordinary custom woodwork, stone, furnishings and cabinetry– in each and every room, indoors and out. The grand chef’s kitchen holds Wolf, Sub Zero and Meile appliances, including two wine chillers housed in a massive center island that invites gathering. An adjacent open living and dining space fronts a broad, covered outdoor terrace with outdoor kitchen and the infinity edge pool, providing perfect flow for entertaining. Every room in the home has wide-open views of the sea, the desert mountain sierra, or the golf course below. Additional quarters include an enormous lower level gym and a theater room, both ready to make your own.
Spread between the gently rolling foothills of the Sierra del la Laguna Mountains, and the Sea of Cortez, the course at Club Campestre offers spectacular views from every hole. Encapsulating the raw natural beauty of the Baja California desert, majestic mountain and ocean vistas with dramatic elevation changes will draw you back for game after game.
Complementing this exquisite environment is Casa Andrea overlooking the No. 7 green with panoramic views of the championship Jack Nicklaus golf course to sparkling city lights of San José, the Sea of Cortez and Palmilla peninsula. This newly constructed, 3 bedroom/ 3.5 bath home boasts a media room, home office, wrap around balcony and built in Jacuzzi on its second level. Pocket doors in the living area open to an expansive patio, outdoor kitchen and private back yard perfect for children’s play area, pets or gardening. Two car garage with additional storage and workspace. Purchase includes membership to the private and luxurious Campestre Beach Club.