Cabo Real Golf Club was among the first courses built in Los Cabos. It’s opening in 1994 brought worldwide recognition to Los Cabos. Cabo Real cemented its place as a golf destination when it hosted the 1996 Senior Grand Slam.
The course is the showpiece of a 2,800 acre resort and residential project. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Cabo Real is a delightful and harmonious blend of arroyos, bluffs, desert, canyons, and free-form bunkers. About his design, Jones said, “I attempted to create a high-quality course to look as though it had been entirely designed by the landscape itself, in which each hole provides an ocean view.” The course layout seamlessly blends into its environment in such a way that it appears that the architect discovered the course more than he designed it.
The dramatic natural beauty of the course was displayed best during the 1996 PGA Senior Grand Slam when television viewers around the globe were treated to an amazing performance of whales who were breaching just off the coast of Cabo Real’s ocean-front holes.
Cabo Real Golf Course offers a challenge to all levels of golfers with five sets of tee boxes over the course’s 7000 yards. A portion of the course was redesigned in 2012 which resulted in a switch of the front and back 9 holes that has enhanced the layout’s flow and drama. The course used to have a reputation as having the hardest front 9 in Los Cabos - it now allows you to ease into your round before moving on to what is arguably the most difficult back 9 in Los Cabos.
Cabo Real has a multi-themed, target style layout. Golfers will be captivated by the short par-4 fifth as it plays across an arroyo en route to the beach. This is followed by a par-3 sixth which is located on a seaside bluff - golfers can look back for a captivating view of the white sand beach. The 14th hole runs along the edge of a steep canyon to a green at the course’s highest point - nearly 500 feet above sea level. The right-to-left dogleg on the short par-4 17th hole is enhanced by two large bunkers, and a small green at the base of a hill. For a smashing finish, the par-4 18th hole challenges golfers as it is flanked by both an arroyo and large lake. Up hill holes generally play down wind, while down hill holes usually play to the prevailing on shore breeze.
In addition to hosting two Senior Slams (1996, 1998), Cabo Real has also hosted a Taylor-Made Pro Am, a Las Americas Tournament, as well as the 2007 World Pro-Am Tournament. The course has also won several awards, including: Golf Digest Top 20 Course in Mexico, Golf Digesst 4 Star Rating, Gulfweek Top Caribbean Course, and Conde Nast Traveler Top Golf Resort. It’s name and logo represent “The Crown” of Los Cabos golf.
Cabo Real Golf Course is one of three owned by Questro Golf - the others are Puerto Los Cabos (currently a composite Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus design), and Club Campestre San Jose (Nicklaus Design). Questro offers attractive multiple round pricing, good for play on any of the three courses. More information and pricing for Cabo Real Golf Course can be found at http://www.cabosbestrentals.com/activities/ or http://www.questrogolf.com/our-courses/cabo-real.
Located midway between Cabo san Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Cabo Real Golf Course is a must play on every Cabo Golf Vacation.