Letter from the Tourism Board of Los Cabos
Situated at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, at the place where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos boasts an extraordinary mountain – desert – ocean environment where golf’s top designers have crafted some of the world’s finest courses.
Set back from the shoreline’s sun-drenched beaches and sparkling waters are more than a dozen exquisite layouts built by luminaries such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Tiger Woods. With two courses on GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses in the World” list and seven of the top 11 courses in Mexico based on Golf Digest’s “Planet Golf” report, Los Cabos is the undisputed golf capital of Latin America.
Los Cabos raised the stakes significantly in 2014, when the two best-known figures in the sport, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, unveiled new creations at Quivira and Diamante, respectively. Quivira, a stunning layout at Land’s End that meanders through massive rolling dunes and tiptoes along sheer granite cliffs 275 feet above the sea, was named the “Best New International Course” of 2014 by GOLF Magazine.
Diamante’s El Cardonal, which marks the architectural debut of global superstar Tiger Woods, is a strategic gem that evokes an “Old California” design motif. Bold, flashed-face bunkers, broad fairway corridors and ocean views from every hole characterize El Cardonal, which is routed on higher ground than Diamante’s top-rated Dunes Course.
These newcomers have further established Los Cabos as an exotic, must-play getaway within easy reach of most U.S. and Canadian cities.
We could not be happier to welcome these new courses, designed by some of the best in the industry, to our destination, said Genaro Ruiz, Secretary of Tourism. “Already home to some of the best golf offerings in the world, the addition of these courses has truly raised the bar of excellence and taken the Los Cabos golf scene to the next level.”
Led by several ‘gran turismo’ 5-star hotels and complemented by some of the best sport fishing and off-course adventures in the world, Los Cabos has in the span of 20 years established itself as a hotspot for avid players in search of an unforgettable golf experience. Only in Los Cabos do rolling, verdant fairways circulate players from rugged desert foothills to the turquoise-blue sea.
Add 350 days of sunshine and cooling sea breezes, and Los Cabos–or CABO, as everyone calls it—emerges as a flawless getaway unique to itself. As a family-friendly “lifestyle” destination, with activities ranging from whale-watching cruises to desert jeep tours, Cabo has what everyone wants. Great weather. Superb dining. Sumptuous spas. Dawn-to-dusk nightlife. And the friendliest welcome in Mexico.
Genaro Ruiz | Secretary of Tourism