Cabo Real Golf Club
Tourist Corridor, San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.
Cabo Real Golf Club
Cabo Real Golf Club and Course was first opened for play in December 1994. This extraordinary golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., immediately gained worldwide recognition upon opening. The championship golf course is highlighted by its three spectacular ocean front holes. The dramatic natural beauty of these holes were captured at its best during the 1996 PGA Senior Grand Slam, when television fans around the world were treated to an amazing performance by whales who were breaching just yards away from these amazing holes.
Today, the Cabo Real Golf Club and course is a showpiece of a 2,800-acre resort and residential project with 3.2 miles of beachfront, Cabo Real Golf Club features a multi-themed, target-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The recent reversal of the club’s nines have greatly enhanced the layout’s flow and drama.
In its current configuration, Cabo Real’s front nine, completely refashioned by Jones from a pre-existing layout, provides a scenic, gentle test with broad fairways tumbling down to the Sea of Cortes, notably at the short par-4 fifth, which plays across an arroyo en route to the beach. The par-3 6th hole, is propped up on a seaside bluff, which look-ing back will reward you with a view of endless palm trees and beautiful white sand beach.
With breathtaking holes chiseled into desert foothills at the foot of rugged mountain peaks, Cabo Real’s longer back nine presents a great test of golf. Free-form bunkers and small, elevated greens combine with fairways that play along ridge tops, to provide an expansive feel. The 14th hole, at 454 yards, runs along the edge of a steep canyon to a green carved into a precipice at the layout’s highest point—nearly 500 feet above the sea. The short par-4 17th hole is a study in clean lines. This right-to-left dogleg is punctuated by two large fairway bunkers, a sentinel cactus and a small green benched into the base of a hill. From an elevated tee, the brawny par-4 18th hole is a classic finishing hole that will force you to navigate the crossing arroyo on the right and the expansive lake on the left.
Host to two PGA Senior Slam events (1996, 1999), Cabo Real offers a memorable, well-balanced test of golf. Uphill holes generally play downwind, while downhill holes usually play into the prevailing onshore breeze. Jones and his design team artfully contoured the green complexes and containment mounds to mimic the shapes of the richly hued mountain peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna that frame the course.
Cabo Real Golf Club & Course
Rating: 74.1 | Par 72.
Bermuda Tees and Fairways, TIF Dwarf Greens.
Address: Carretera Transpeninsular Km 19.5, Zona del interior, Tourist Corridor, 23405 San José del Cabo, BCS
Phone: 624 173 9400
Phone: 01 800 543 2044
Sergio Castillo, PGA / Director of Golf Operations Questro Golf
Susana Martin / Sales Manager Questro Golf
Photos courtesy Cabo Real Golf Club.