Elite Traveler November-December 2017
Each year my golfing buddies and I seek out a golfing destination that challenges our amateur golfing skills and provides our group plenty of off the links entertainment. We have had Los Ca- bos on our target list for several years and finally decided to take the plunge. Even though we knew Los Cabos was a world-famous resort des- tination, we had no concept of just how spectac- ular the golf courses really were. The reviews and photos of the courses we researched before our trip were nowhere near as impressive as the actual experience. What really impressed us, besides the amazing vistas -- which made it hard to stay focused on golf -- was the fact that the courses we played were designed by profes- sional golfers that we had followed our entire lives. With Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Tom Weiskopf and Fred Couples signature courses all concentrated within a few miles of each other, we felt like we were on the PGA Tour. We started our tour at the 27-hole Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club, at the only course in the world designed by both Jack Nicklaus and Greg Nor- man. Both the Marina course and the Mission course were amazing. We were so impressed we played an extra nine on the newly completed Jack Nicklaus back nine of the Marina track. Next, we played the One&Only Palmilla champi- onship course, the first Jack Nicklaus designed course in Latin America. Palmilla is considered the “Grand Dame” of Los Cabos golf and set the standard for the future of Los Cabos as a golf Mecca. We had such a tremendous experience and returned that evening for a terrific dinner at one of the resorts gourmet restaurants.
After a day on the beach and an evening exploring the unique art galleries in San Jose del Cabo, we attacked the Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterpiece at Cabo Real. This was my personal favorite be- cause of its traditional layout and pure test of a golfer’s skills. Our next challenge was with Tom Weiskopf’s Desert course at Cabo Del Sol. The holes along the Sea of Cortes and through the desert arroyos will be etched in our memories forever. Before our week was finished, we enjoyed What really impressed us, besides the amazing vistas -- which made it hard to stay focused on golf -- was the fact that the courses we played were designed by profes- sional golfers that we had followed our entire lives. a round on the Davis Love III designed Dunes course and Tiger Woods’, El Cardonal, both locat- ed in the luxurious Diamante development. We had a wonderful time and played less than half of the fabulous courses Los Cabos currently open in Los Cabos. We plan to return soon to play the new Fred Couples and Greg Norman courses planned to open in 2018 at the new Maravilla and Rancho Solmar developments, as well as some others that we missed on this trip. Gracias Los Cabos, for the best golf outing ever!
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