Golfing Opportunities in Baja California

By: Jason Keiller

Mexico golf could be no more perfectly placed than in the Baja Peninsular.

The Baja California Peninsular is renowned for some of the most spectacularly scenic and well designed golf courses in Mexico, and indeed throughout the world. with numerous top class golf courses nestled against views of the Sea of Cortez, the waters of the Pacific, or the stunning Sierra mountain range views, many a golf enthusiast whether amateur or professional take great efforts to head to any of the wonderful golf courses on offer throughout Baja.

One stretch of the Baja Peninsular coast which is home to several internationally renowned golf courses is the 20 mile stretch of coastline leading from the popular tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas to the culturally rich San Jose del Cabo. Being located towards the tip of Baja California South offer each of these golf courses a wonderful experience of Mexico's natural beauty.

Los Cabos has been well known for its championship golf facilities for over 15 years. One of the first of these was Palmilla Resort, with its course being designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Palmilla Resort set a wonderfully high quality and standard which future golfing resorts in the area did well to meet and better. This golf course offers a refreshing challenge to any keen golfer, all the while offering the player stunning views of the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. None more than the breathtaking views that may be seen from the three nines (the Ocean Nine, the Mountain Nine, and the Arroyo Nine).

For the true Mexico golf enthusiast, the Cabo Real Resort, situated on over 3000 acres, offers two championship golf courses and luxurious accommodation. The Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, was ranked as one of the top courses in North America in 1998 and is considered to have one of the most scenic finishes to the course in the world. The second course, the Desert Course opened in 2002, and holds its own easily among the other top Mexico golf courses in the area.

Author: Jason Keiller

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