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

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4.5
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
87.5%
Recommend this course
95 out of 104 reviews
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4.3
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
83.3%
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5 out of 6 reviews
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4.6
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6939 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.7

Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the One&Only Palmilla Golf Club offers a stunning 27-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course is divided into three nines that are named after the defining features of their landscape. They are played in three different 18-hole combination, providing golfers with a different experience on the front and back nines. The Arroyo/Mountain Course has the most dramatic elevation changes of the three golf courses and also some of the best views. The seventh hole on the front nine proves "Arroyo" to be an apt name for the course. This 560-yard hole plays alongside one that is deep and intimidating. The back nine, the Mountain Course, is a diverse layout with holes of varying lengths as well as plenty of sand and water.

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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

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4.5
104 Reviews (104)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Elevation Changes 14
Forced Carries 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
A Weekend Splurge 9
Advanced Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Convenient to the City 6
Worth the Drive 6

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3.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced.

Played a lot of courses all over everywhere and this course was average for the $235 price. The greens were pretty sandy otherwise the course was in good condition. Only one ocean hole was a little disappointing for most of the Cabo courses I have played. It was a little too "resort style" for my liking as well. Not a bad course by any means but would steer someone toward a different course in the Cabo area.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Must play here!

Everything was great.
Course, staff, pace, weather and everything else.
You can find good deal on Golfnow and every golfer visiting Cabo San Lucas area should play here.
Practice range is also included with playing and cold water and towel was provided as well.
One thing that would have been nicer was a good restaurant in the club but there's snack bar for your refreshments and sandwiches.
Will play here again if we visit this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great golf!!!!

We had a blast. Course was in great condition and the staff was awesome. Paid about $175 for golf but with all the taxes and fee's it was $200 each. Can't afford to do it every day but we played 2 times in the week and both my wife and I were delighted.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Do Not Let Your Credit Card Out of Sight!!

We played the Mountain and Ocean nines. The Mountain nine was in very good condition in spite of heavy rain the week before. The first three holes on the Ocean nine were spectacular as they fed towards the sea. The next six holes appeared to be abandoned by the greens keepers. Jack Nicklaus loves the big deep bunkers around the greens, but they were in very poor condition (perhaps due to the rain) with ruts and holes. They were so bad that they did not even have rakes because it would have been pointless to rake the hardpan. When we finished we discovered that our credit card that was used to run our bar tab had disappeared from the snack bar (yeah I know-not the smartest thing we have ever done). The manager and snack shack work claimed that a woman had taken it by mistake to deliver it to her boyfriend at the resort, while his/her card was being held in the pro shop (yeah, sure it was). The manager tried to get us to hang around while he pretended to locate the couple. In reality, he tried to delay us so the criminals could try to run a $525 charge at the resort. So one or more of the snack bar employees are criminals. The manager did pay for our cab back to our resort where we were able to notify Chase before the fraud occurred. There are other better choices for golf in the area for similar prices. If you do play, take cash-they may have other ways to steal your card info.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One and Only

Not bad, course condition was good for a few holes but rough for the rest.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice!

Loved the course. Great conditions. 2 driveable par 4s and reachable par 5s with 2 good pokes. Like this layout even better than dunes course at Diamante.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding venue!

This place was in very good shape (except for the driving range), and there are numerous spectacular views! Played Ocean & Arroyo Nines. Greens were soft and rolled true....not easy to read. Fairways in great shape! Lots of fun!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great greens. Tough but fair

Play the ocean course after 9:00am. We tee’d off at 7:30am and the sun was right in our eyes. But still a good front 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stunning

Important information
Greens always always are fast when putting towards the sea of Cortez and break toward the sun!
On most holes you must shape your drive. It’s the key to low scores. Ocean course 9 holes is beautiful but desert comes into play unless you hit your target

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

This course not a great value

Course was not in great shape. Greens were poorly managed. Golf carts were so outdated and beat up. Seats were all torn in our cart. Lunch was good. Would not play it again

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course with a Few Flaws

We played Palmilla, Quivira, and Puerto Los Cabos during our stay. All three courses are Nicklaus designed. Palmilla had the best and friendliest service BY FAR of the three courses and is what I will remember the most. Even though it was July, course conditions were decent(not great) but still not as good as the other two.

The cool towels provided at the driving range, the turn, by the cart girl were much welcomed.

We enjoyed playing the Mountain course more than the Ocean course, sans the hole that leads right up to the water.

Why four stars? Palmilla is a well-run and challenging golf course, but compared to the other two courses (which cost roughly the same) we just didn't leave with the same "wow" factor. The other two courses were in better conditions, had better views, and offered complimentary food and drinks between holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Bomb

Played a round with Family and they accomadated 5 players, customer service and amenities were well worth the 100$ round. Fairways and greens were tournament worthy. If they could have lowered the temp 10-15 degrees it would have been perfect. Thank god I love the heat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Traps

Took a group for destination wedding and pumped up the course from previous plays. However this time was little let down. Group consensus was the traps were like hitting off concrete with a top coat of 1/16th inch of sand. Staff great, grens were top coated and did not hold even in tbe morning, but fast and putted true. Over priced yes, especially with 16% MX tax.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great staff very nice resort course

Very good putting surfaces, as with most resort courses there are holes that are fit into the piece of property but not enough of them to take away from the total enjoyment of the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth at afternoon rate

Would be nice to have some tips/advice on course obstacles. River beds etc.
happy we didn’t pay regular full green fer

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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