One&Only Palmilla Golf Club - The Ocean/Arroyo Golf Course
Jack Nicklaus designed the 27-hole course at the One&Only Palmilla Golf Club. The golf course is divided into three nines that are played in different 18-hole combinations. The courses wind through endless cacti and through deep arroyos, a landscape that Nicklaus fully utilized. He gave each a unique character, naming them after their defining characteristics. The Ocean/Arroyo Course starts you off with incredible views of the shimmering blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. Each hole on the front nine offers a different, but equally scenic view of the ocean. The gently sloping Ocean nine has large greens that can be tricky but they are balanced by wide, player-friendly fairways. The back nine features more dramatic elevation changes, especially on the intimidating 16th hole, which plays alongside a deep and foreboding arroyo.
|White (W)||72||5442 yards||72.9||132|
|Red (W)||72||4716 yards||69.3||123|
|Black M: 72.9/137||394||455||458||185||528||162||404||314||534||3434||360||304||518||360||173||460||566||243||353||3337||6771|
|Gold M: 70.9/135||384||437||436||160||504||155||353||287||511||3227||345||291||505||334||154||415||549||196||345||3134||6361|
|Blue M: 68.6/129||298||402||414||146||475||126||328||263||508||2960||320||270||497||301||136||399||490||177||328||2918||5878|
|White M: 67.0/122 W: 72.9/132||278||372||388||127||462||102||313||223||474||2739||295||255||483||286||125||366||455||137||301||2703||5442|
|Red W: 69.3/123||246||343||276||110||436||79||302||168||422||2382||275||215||447||271||97||315||364||91||259||2334||4716|
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Course is in great shape with pretty views and lots of undulations. Only negative we’re the golf carts - looked old and worn but they were at least clean on the inside. Staff very nice and friendly.
Do not book
First of all I booked this course on golf now app and they said they would hold 102.67 to book t-time, when I got to the course they said I would not be charged for that, however I was, now no one will take my phone call. Save your money and play country club, same price but it’s not an executive course. 200 to play a course that took us 2 1/2 hours to play, absolute trash.
Your're an idiot. One of the best courses in the country. Stay in San Diego and you won't have to rent clubs either. Great course, great staff.
We have been coming to Cabo for 24 years and play here almost every time; never disappoints. Friendly staff, great course. Only issue this time was that my husband picked up a shirt from the sale table and wanted to buy it. He was told that it was there by mistake, so he would have to pay full price; poor customer service.
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.
Good course with views
We played Mountain+Ocean on a windy day, it's a course with great views and was in great condition in general; the greens were very fast but receptive and rolled true.
Not easy by any means, there are several forced carries on tee shots as well as approaches, so bring your A game, and let the views of the ocean sink in.
All courses in Cabo are a bit overpriced, and this one is no exception. For the price of admission, we would have expected in-cart GPS; this was the only Cabo course we played that didn't have them, and it would certainly have helped. Also, the sand traps were hard as rock.
Still a fun day out, so if you're in the area, why not?
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.
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.
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.
One and Only
Not bad, course condition was good for a few holes but rough for the rest.
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.
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!!
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.
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
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
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.