A One-Week Los Cabos Golf Itinerary

A One-Week Los Cabos Golf Itinerary

There are no bad days in Cabo, especially when you tally up our 360 days of sunshine each year and the more than a dozen championship golf courses that dot the glorious southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Plus, there are more courses are on the way!

Here you’ll find a mix of public and private courses with designs that challenge to differing degrees. We’re talking stellar courses from legends Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, and Tiger Woods. For the ultimate experience, contact me to reserve a private vacation villa—email info@lifestyleincabo.com—and enjoy private access to the region’s best courses (among the top ranked in the world) as well as the luxury Palmilla is known for.

I know time’s always at a premium, so I’ve outlined a seven-day golf itinerary that will let you see and play some of the best courses in one of the planet’s top golf destinations.

Day 1: Palmilla Golf Club

Imagine having the internationally recognized “Grande Dame of Los Cabos Golf” right in your own backyard! Travel + Leisure, Golf, and Cigar Aficionado have named Palmilla the best golf course in México, and it’s easy to see why: The 27 Jack Nicklaus-designed holes all feature Sea of Cortés views. But don’t let the setting distract you from the distinctly challenging course. It was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature design in all of Latin America, and it remains a favorite.
Bonus: As a Palmilla guest, you’ll enjoy private access.

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Day 2: Cabo del Sol (Ocean)

Jack Nicklaus’s stunning 18-hole course debuted in 1994, and it’s been mesmerizing golfers ever since with its signature fifth and 17th holes (regularly ranked among the top 500 in the world) and spectacular Sea of Cortés views.
Bonus: As a Palmilla guest, you’ll enjoy private access.


Day 3: Campestre

This 2007 Jack Nicklaus 18-hole design highlights the dramatic landscape that has made Southern Baja a world-class travel (and golf) destination. Situated in the Sierra de la Laguna foothills, the public course features nearly 7,000 yards undulating greens and scenic views. Make sure to check out the seventh hole, which contains a peninsula green with a view that highlights the contrast between the ocean and the desert.


Day 4: Puerto Los Cabos

What happens when the Shark and Bear collaborate? You get Puerto Los Cabos, a pristine course with a remarkable set of 27 holes near historic downtown San José del Cabo. Jack Nicklaus helmed 18 holes (Marina), and Greg Norman designed the Mission nine. Together, they offer unforgettable views of the Sea of Cortés and Sierra de la Laguna mountains.
Bonus: As a Palmilla guest, you’ll enjoy private access.

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Want to play with your own clubs? Here’s my favorite pro tip:
Ship your clubs directly to Cabo!
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Day 5: Quivira

Jack Nicklaus struck gold once again with his 2014 course. Golf has described the cart ride as worth the price of the green fee. By the third hole, you’ll easily recognize this as one of the most stunning courses in all of Los Cabos. Here you’ll find a half-dozen holes we’d categorize as one-of-a-kind: We’re talking mesmerizing Pacific views, rocky sand ridges, and dramatic cliffs. Just don’t go if you’re scared of heights!


Day 6: Diamante: The Dunes Course or El Cardonal

The Davis Love III design Dunes Course within the private Diamante real estate development features impressive Pacific Ocean views and dramatic dune ridges bracketing many holes. Golf Digest named it México’s top course in 2016. Plan ahead; it can be challenging to get a tee time for outsiders. As Tiger Woods’ first-ever golf course, El Cardonal debuted in 2014 at Diamante. This championship course requires strategic play, and it’s long enough to challenge even the most experienced golfers. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean as well as natural arroyos and nature-crafted dunes.


Day 7: Cabo Real

You can’t spend a week golfing in Los Cabos without getting out on a Robert Trent Jones design. The target-style course features a gentler front nine busting at the seams with views and a longer, more challenging back nine. The course is so good, in fact, that it’s twice played host to the PGA Senior Slam.

~ Michael.