Los Cabos, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
As Mexico’s golf mecca, Los Cabos is home to an impressive collection of championship golf courses with designs from such golf legends as Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Pete Dye. With the opening of the Diamante Cabo San Lucas golf course in December 2009 and with several new courses in various stages of development, Los Cabos continues to solidify its position as one of the world’s premiere golf destinations. In a reader’s poll published in the June 2010 issue of Conde Nast Traveler, two Los Cabos resorts were voted as part of the Top 80 Best Golf Resorts in the world. Esperanza Resort and the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort were among the Top Ten Foreign Golf Resorts, voted #1 and #8 on the list respectively.
Among the ever-expanding collection of championship golf course offerings in Los Cabos, the following are the newest and hottest courses that have opened over the course of the past year or are currently in development:
Cabo Riviera Marina
The scenic 18-hole Pete Dye Signature Golf Course, with the option to add an additional nine holes, features a unique waterfront community, surrounded by an ecological landscape. Scheduled for completion in late 2012, the Cabo Riviera Marina Golf Course is suitable for amateur golfers to the seasoned professional.
Diamante Cabo San Lucas
Officially opened in December 2009, The Dunes Course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas is set to become one of the world’s most desirable courses. Designed by 20-time PGA tour winner Davis Love III, the beachfront course boasts 18-holes with emerald green fairways and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. The Dunes course is complemented by a unique practice facility that offers four separate hitting caves and two main driving ranges accommodating large or small groups of players. Phil Mickelson has been tapped to design the Diamante development’s second course, The Oasis Course, with a construction start date as yet to be determined.
Puerto Los Cabos
Set along the stunning beaches of San Jose del Cabo, the destination welcomed this premier course in 2008 with the opening of 18 holes; the 9-hole Marina Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the 9-hole Mission Course designed by Greg Norman. The courses are open 365 days a year and offer both public and private options for golfers. The remaining eighteen holes are currently under development and following completion, Puerto Los Cabos will offer two separate courses: a public 18-hole Jack Nicklaus course and a private 18-hole Greg Norman course.
Quivira Los Cabos
With a spectacular backdrop along one of Mexico’s most dramatic stretches of oceanfront property, the two Jack Nicklaus designed courses at Quivira Los Cabos promise a lifetime of magnificent and memorable golf experiences. Construction is set to begin in mid- 2010 on the first 18-holes of the Jack Nicklaus course with a completion date in early 2012. The second phase of development will begin in 2012, with eighteen additional holes expected to be complete in the latter half of 2013. Set along massive sand dunes, rugged cliffs and white sand beaches, the highly anticipated Jack Nicklaus courses will then be separated into two separate golf experiences: an 18-hole course open to resort guests and a private 18-hole course.