Cabo San Lucas Country Club
In 2001, the golf course at the Cabo San Lucas Golf and Country
Club was severely damaged by Hurricane Juliet. It was originally
designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1994, but just 7 years later
it was hit by 4 days of severe wind and rain which left its future
up in the air. Intrawest Corporation, one of North America’s
premier resort development companies, turned its interests to Mexico
for the first time, and sent its Golf Group to Cabo San Lucas to
elevate the former Country Club course into a championship layout
with unparalleled resort services. $5,000,000 later, the completely
overhauled Cabo San Lucas Country
Club was born.
The Cabo San Lucas Country Club offers the area’s only golf
course view of the magnificent and oft-photographed Land’s
End, the gigantic rock formations on the most southern tip of the
Baja Peninsula that mark the meeting point of the Sea of Cortez
with the Pacific Ocean. From the moment one enters the lavish gateway
of the property and passes by the ornate fountains that grace its
entrance, it is hard to deny that you have just stepped into paradise.
The 745-acre resort community overlooks the Sea of Cortez, and
the golf course is built in an area of beautiful desert terrain
with a delicate ecosystem that is protected for the many native
species of plants and animals.
rebuilding holes 10 through 15 from scratch, the same basic layout
and character of the earlier Dye-designed golf course has been
maintained. They respected the original flow and avoided giving
course a “cut up” feel. The playing areas were designed
to merge with the existing terrain so the greens seem to naturally
move into the arid landscape.
The hole that stands out the most is #5. As the highest handicapped
hole, it plays 446 yards from the championship tees. The long fairway
shifts dramatically to the right and leans slightly uphill. The
green has sand bunkers near the front, on both the right and the
left, and a sparkling lake at the back left. Don’t be fooled
by the gentle sloping of the fairways, as this course has 300 feet
of elevation changes!
The Clubhouse has a pro shop, tennis courts, and a fine dining
No other golf course is as close to the heart of Cabo San Lucas
as is the Cabo San Lucas Country Club. This gated community has
the presence of a private club but is open to the public. Guests
of the Cabo San Lucas Country Club can expect to be treated with
the highest standards in service, and will have an unforgettable
Baja golfing experience.