Cabo del Sol - The Desert Golf Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7049
Slope 141
Rating 74.2
Type Public
The first Tom Weisskopf signature course in Mexico is the Cabo del Sol Desert Course. This course opened its doors in 2001, promising a target-style golf experience with sloping fairways and plenty of bunkers that will appeal to golfers of all skill levels. This course’s desert setting makes it unique among local courses. According to Weisskopf, “The natural beauty of the desert, mountain and ocean provides and ideal setting and some of the best terrain for golf anywhere in the world. It’s Cabo’s newest challenge and one of the most scenic courses in the world.” If you are looking for a course with something for everyone, with a bit of a different flavor than other local courses, the Cabo del Sol Desert Course is a great option.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7049 yards 74.2 141
Gold 72 6680 yards 72.4 136
Blue 72 6142 yards 69.8 130
Blue (W) 72 6142 yards 75.4 137
White 72 5494 yards 67.0 119
White (W) 72 5494 yards 71.7 129
Red 72 4919 yards 64.2 114
Red (W) 72 4919 yards 68.0 117
Scorecard for Desert
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.2/141 414 196 512 329 214 403 329 441 502 3340 404 199 592 480 418 520 234 435 427 3709 7049
Gold M: 72.4/136 399 188 501 313 197 378 245 414 495 3130 376 178 585 463 395 502 228 415 408 3550 6680
Blue M: 69.8/130 W: 75.4/137 355 172 484 294 181 345 229 390 455 2905 351 154 483 411 385 488 208 368 389 3237 6142
White M: 67.0/119 W: 71.7/129 335 147 451 244 123 270 213 366 372 2521 327 110 476 402 341 457 187 331 342 2973 5494
Red W: 68.0/117 310 125 428 191 96 213 177 316 369 2225 300 106 450 352 305 410 128 302 324 2677 4902
Handicap 3 13 5 17 9 11 15 7 1 18 16 2 6 12 4 14 8 10
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season February - December
Architect Tom Weiskopf (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa, American Express
Dress code No swimwear, denim, cutoffs, halter or tank tops

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More than a second fiddle to Ocean

I may have known all about the Ocean Course at Cabo Del Sol. But admittedly, I didn't really know what to expect when I set up a round on the Desert Course. Little did I know I'd be in for a treat and had one of my favorite rounds of the year.

I had a taxi to the airport scheduled at 10 am so I was first off at 7. A couple days earlier, I had a 7 am tee time on the Ocean and the club's shuttle took over 30 minutes to get me, so this time I just walked up the 8th and 9th holes to the clubhouse from my hotel room at the Sheraton Grand in less than ten minutes.

I was paired with two members who also liked to play fast, and we zipped around in 2:25 and had a lot of fun on a forgiving layout but one with a lot of hole variety.

Tom Weiskopf knows how to build desert golf courses like no other, and there were many standout holes. Also, in typical Weiskopf fashion, there were two short par 4s (both on the front). It's well off the ocean, but plays up into the mountainside and has great ocean views from afar. Some of the better holes play downhill towards the water for a great backdrop.

Conditions and amenities are similarly excellent to the Ocean Course, and you can play it for over $100 less. ($255 peak season).

I've only played two courses in Cabo, and both were at Cabo Del Sol, but couldn't have been more impressed with both courses. I'm curious what I'm missing at places like Palmilla or Diamante.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Just as amazing!

As most know, you can't really go wrong in Cabo for golf. The desert course is no different. I prefer the Ocean course but not by much. Challenging, great shape, and will return when I'm in the area. Make sure you check this course out when your in the area, its' a must.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very good and better value than ocean course

Hurricane in September did a lot of damage. This course h ad little signs of that. It's half the price of their other. Ocean. Greens very good. Would go back

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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