Within easy reach of Las Ventanas al Paraíso lies the magnificent Robert Trent Jones II championship golf course, Cabo Real. The site of the 1999 PGA Senior Slam Tournament, the course is a classic design laid over more than 7,000 yards of verdant landscape with three oceanfront holes.
Ocean Course at Cabo Del Sol, with the Jack Nicklaus Signature Ocean Course, is part of a planned complex of three. Nicklaus says Cabo Del Sol has "the three best ocean finishing holes in the world." The course is situated on the beach at Playa Barco Varado. Guests of the 1,800-acre development have about a mile of beach to play on. Instruction and rentals are available. The par 72 course's front nine is 3,597 yards, with the back nine at 3,440 yards.
Opened in 2001, the Desert Course at Cabo Del Sol is Tom Weiskopf's first design in Latin America. It sits parallel to the existing Ocean Course and has ocean views from all 18 holes. The course is designed through canyons, rock outcroppings, lakes and waterfalls with holes routed through changes in elevation. Clubs and shoes are available for rent. Yardage is 7,053 with a par of 72.
The Jack Nicklaus-designed Palmilla Golf Club features a front 3,337-yard Arroyo Nine and a back 3,602-yard Mountain Nine. With magnificent views of the Sea of Cortez from nearly every hole, the 18-hole, par-72 course has been described by Nicklaus as “designing Desert Mountains by the sea.”
The Golf Club at Puerto Los Cabos will consist of 36 holes of exceptional championship golf, designed by two of the biggest names in golf: Jack Nicklaus will design the back nine of the Marina Course and Greg Norman will design the front nine of the Mission Course.
The best time to play is in the morning, however, the afternoons are preferable for amateurs as there are fewer players and more time to practice. The Concierge at Las Ventanas will be happy to assist with bookings. Note: Courses tend to fill up, and periodically some switching around is done to secure tee times.