Cabo del Sol - The Desert Golf Course
|Blue (W)||72||6142 yards||75.4||137|
|White (W)||72||5494 yards||71.7||129|
|Red (W)||72||4919 yards||68.0||117|
|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|
Cabo's most underrated course
I had no idea what was hidden in the hills and desert high above the Ocean course, one of my favorite courses in the world.
The Desert course is legit good. It's a true test of golf with playability and fun factor to match. Tom Weiskopf delivers again.
His signature drivable par 4 at no. 8 is perfect - 245 yards uphill from the gold tees. Better players need to be perfect with a fairway wood, while every other hacker can give it a go with a driver and hope to get lucky.
I could go on about the best holes ... the downhill par-4 fourth and intimidating, watery par-3 fifth, etc. There are so many that I finished the day with a bad triple bogey on the last and still left with a big smile on my face.
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.
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.
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