With such a vast territory, different climates to choose from, amazing sceneries, rich culture, immense gastronomy, and friendly people; Mexico is a great golfing destination where you can enjoy an exciting round of golf while being astonished by the views and be enchanted by its beauty. Many great courses have been developed lately, which adds to the North American inventory which in turn provides amazing options for golf enthusiasts. Several of these new courses are located in Los Cabos, or around the Mayan Riviera. Golfing in Mexico takes advantage of the year-round warm climate, which is the perfect set up for golfing conditions, resulting in over 200 golf courses. Mexico should be on your bucket list to play golf and enjoy a relaxing stay, as it offers some world-class golf courses for you to select from. Several of them can be found within a few kilometers of each other, so you can play more than one superb course while you visit. As some golf courses have just opened in recent years, there are not enough reviews to consider them within the best golf courses in the world. Otherwise you would see them ranked in that list. Enjoy and share your experiences.
Diamante (Dunes) Cabo San Lucas
Considered as the best one in Mexico, and #67 in the Top Courses in the world. A design in partnership of Davis Love III and Paul Cowley, and developed by Ken Jowdy in a prime location in the hilly desert dunes of Cabo San Lucas. Here a blend of international expertise reflects a prime course that uses the landscape to its advantage to glow with its own beauty, and allows it to compete on an international level. Inspired by the classic Scottish links courses, the holes are perfectly located around the ocean. When you play here, you need to consider the winds, as the location on the southern tip of Baja’s Peninsula makes it windier, and there is nowhere to hide. This 18 hole course combines changes in elevation, valley dunes, and perfectly located bunkers, with a majestic blend of desert, white dunes, dark blue ocean, and green fairways, that you can call Paradise.
Cabo del Sol (Ocean) Los Cabos
A magnificent course considered #76 in the Top Courses in the world. Masterfully planned and designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course combines the ocean shore and the desert, which results in a dream come true for golf lovers. Here Nicklaus took advantage of the natural landscape and play towards the advantage of the flow of the game, as he utilized the hills, cliffs, shore, and trees to strategize one of his best designed courses in the world, where you will be astonished with the breathtaking views. Cabo del Sol is an 18 hole, par 72 course, with seven holes on the ocean. The 5th hole is considered within one of the top par fours in the world.
Four Seasons Punta Mita (Pacifico) Nayarit
A great course designed by Jack Nicklaus, nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains, defined by white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. This course has the first 19th hole in Mexico, an optional par three, played to the world’s only natural island green. Perfect for experienced or beginner golfers to enjoy a fantastic round of golf while witnessing amazing views. It has eight holes that are played in the water, either with a view of the Pacific Ocean or Banderas Bay. From here, during migration season, you may also be able to see some whales passing by; a truly unique and fantastic experience.
Querencia – Los Cabos
Designed by Tom Fazio, this course is located in Los Cabos, just two miles away from San Jose del Cabo. 18 holes spread over 300 acres, perfectly landscaped will fascinate and intrigue you while you play this course. Combining arroyos, plateaus, bunkers, and seashore to deliver an amazing course that has breathtaking views from every hole, and it is at the same time relaxed and private, so you can just enjoy your game without rushing. Its privileged location will give you an overview of downtown San Jose del Cabo. You can enhance your golfing experience here with the clubhouse and the practice facilities, which offer amazing views of the Sea of Cortez.
Mexico Club de Golf
Located a mile away from the Azteca Stadium, in the southwest of Mexico City, this course has been standing long enough and till date it continues to hold high standards for golf, to be considered within the best in Mexico. An 18 hole course, designed by Laurence Hughes and Percy Clifford. This course still congregates many great golfers around the world with different tournaments. You can relax, recharge, and refresh for your round of golf at their restaurant with some delicious food.
Created by Alejandra Larade