One&Only Palmilla Golf Club - The Ocean/Arroyo Golf Course

4.5753000000 4.6 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6771 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6771 yards 72.9 137
Gold 72 6361 yards 70.9 135
Blue 72 5878 yards 68.6 129
White 72 5442 yards 67.0 122
White (W) 72 5442 yards 72.9 132
Red (W) 72 4716 yards 69.3 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

69 out of 72 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"One of the best in Cabo"


jnbrown10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't go wrong greens are fast but the course is in excellent shape the driving range is superb highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


dscharr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

How can you go wrong in Cabo. On arrival, I was greeted by the staff, and proceeded to the clubhouse. I was scheduled to play Arroyo/Mountain combination.

I asked if I could play Ocean course, and was told there would be no problem.

The course setting was beautiful, with the ocean a backdrop on one of the holes. There were not a lot of golfers on the course, and the foursome playing in front of us waved us thru on the 6th hole. From there, did not see a golfer the rest of the day.

The holes are spread out amongst the villas, on the Ocean course, and the terrain on the Arroyo course.

All in all, was a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful!"


u9055230's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
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Reviewed on

We really love to play here. The landscaping is so beautiful. The Arroyo Course is challenging yet doable for me, a female senior. The Oean Course kicked my behind, especially hole number nine. Overall a lot of fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


kiwicocoa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly helpful staff. Great course. Super fun. Really liked the course design. Play it. You will enjoy it.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better courses"


chrisosborne's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palmilla touts itself as "The One and Only", but I came away under impressed. Their ocean 9 has only one hole on the ocean and the cost was more than most golf courses down in the Cab area. I think we will pass on this course in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Classic Cabo at Palmilla"


farmer2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second course I played in Cabo. This was a classic. The ocean 9 runs right down to the beach. Beautiful track that has many challenges. The Arroyo 9 plays to many different elevations with number 7's elevated tee shot carry to a beautiful par 5 fairway is amazing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Would play again."


maudtraveler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great. It was a little surprise to pay a 16% tax at the time of play on top of the golf now advertised rate. This added $52 more for two players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course but...."


davidmadden's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We two retired golfers have the luxury of traveling all over we have found that Mexico has no better courses that our own United States but most people feel they have to pay more for the same or less quality Golf Plus the language barrier and the money exchange issue. And then of course there is the added stress of going through Mexican and American customs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"beware of timeshare deals"


gabriel6904906's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had to cancel my twilight round because I was promised a free found the following day. The free round was from the Tiger Wood's/ Davis Love 111 course called Diamante. I was unaware of the cancelation policy at Palmillas. I had to pay $150 cancellation fee. I did end up playing 8:30 round worth $250 for free. All in all, read the fine print. The palmillas is a definate bucket lister... no words can explain this beutiful, challenging, fun layout. Will definately return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Palmilla Ocean Course"


u000001464929's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was awesome. The course is in excellent condition. Muchas gracias!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, in excellent condition"


jeff0715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape, greens and fairways were perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best in Cabo"


tastag62's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Our favorite Cabo course - be sure to play the Ocean - price on Golf Now reasonable for Cabo - easy to get to - if there don't miss it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The desing is wonderful, great views"


Jose7875353's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually after You play a course for the first time You dont remember some holes, actually I remember most of them, a lot Of them are very nice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Palmilla Ocean & Arroyo VCourse"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice variety of ocean views on front 9 nine then stunning looks on the back nine in the canyons. Overall very nice course with a great variety of course has 3 9's ocean, arroyo (Canyon), then mountain course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cabo"


ggueits's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time! Love these 3 nines!<br/> Staff was great, Callaway xhot 2 rentals, and $70 greens fee. I will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cabos Golf"


fred9xyz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had early tee time and finished in less than 3.5 hours. Great views and nice layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A great resort layout"


Brkyrd's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I thoroughly enjoyed playing the round of golf at Palmilla. The course was in excellent condition. The layout is challenging but fair. The views quite scenic. I must say that the club house and related facilities were a bit understated, and seemed a bit out of character for One & Only. Carts weren't the latest, only a food counter. No caddies. That said, if your concern is the course itself, this is the place to play. Great course.

One last point, since I often play with my children for whom 18 holes is too much, I love to see courses have a 9 hole rate. Kudos to Palmilla for this.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"That was Great!!"


cece065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We just tried oneday!! But IA was Excellent..<br/> So we played 2 times more...during the vacations.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course great ocean view!"


u950600245's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The ocean view course is to die for. I received a great deal and the weather was great! I would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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