The Ocean Course has been ranked #70 in “The World100 Greatest Golf Courses in 2018 by GolfDigest”
January 11, 2018
When Jack Nicklaus first saw this Baja Peninsula site, what can best be described as Scottsdale-meets-the-Sea of Cortez, his thought was: “This is my chance to design a Pebble Beach.” He took full advantage of that chance, developing an exciting routing that plays from highlands of desert cacti over dry washes and down to the sea on both nines. When the layout opened in 1994, Nicklaus said it had the three finest finishing holes in golf. That might still be true 24 years later, given that the greens at 16, 17 and 18 are all perched atop rocks above the crashing surf of Whale Bay.
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CABO DEL SOL Best Two Golf Resorts In Mexico Ocean #2 and Desert #15 ranked by Top 100 Golf Courses in Mexico.
March 20, 2018
Cabo del Sol is an intoxicating mixture of seaside and desert golf. It’s a dream location for a golf course and the design responsibility fell to Jack Nicklaus. The Ocean course opened for play in 1994. “The best piece of golf property in the world” was how Jack described Cabo del Sol and the Ocean course is a Jack Nicklaus “signature” layout and perhaps it’s his finest creation after the fabulous Muirfield Village in Ohio. The finest element of this course is that it is not obviously a Nicklaus layout. The course flows gracefully, following the natural curvature of the land. The Ocean course is also routed intelligently in two nine-hole loops with the sea is most definitely in play on five holes. It’s a nicely balanced course with no weak holes and, in typical Nicklaus fashion, there are some strong par fives which will tempt the big hitters to have a go in two. The 16th, gentle downhill dogleg par four, heralds the start of “the best three finishing holes in all of golf,” according to Jack Nicklaus.
Designed with ocean views from every hole, the course has generously proportioned fairways that feature bunkers which are a little less penal than those next door on the Ocean course. Weiskopf also specified a number of short par fours that might tempt some big hitters to pull out the driver and go for the green in one. A couple of water hazards on the final two holes also catch the eye here. A lovely pond with a fountain guards the left side of the 17th green, set at a 45-degree angle to the fairway. From this point, water flows into a rocky creek that runs along the entire left side of the fairway before crossing and falling into a pond that protects the front right side of the green, a pair of closing holes that would grace any great course. As Tom Weiskopf, the 1973 Open Champion, says, “with its dramatic views of the Sea of Cortez from every hole, The Desert course at Cabo del Sol is one of the most unique layouts I’ve designed.
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CABO DEL SOL Best Golf Resorts In Mexico And Central America by GolfDigest
April 3, 2018
This sprawling golf-resort destination along the Sea of Cortez has several housing options and golf on the Tom Weiskopf Desert Course and the Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course, the latter ranked No. 70 on the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
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