Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - 9th
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - 9th
A hidden water hazard guards the ninth green at Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 3
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 3
The 197-yard third hole at Cabo San Lucas Country Club plays longer because of a pop-up green. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 5
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 5
Sheer length and a hidden pond left of the green make the 446-yard fifth hole the hardest par 4 at Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 7
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 7
A pond sucks up misses right of the fairway and the green on the 610-yard seventh hole of Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 10
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 10
The 10th hole, a 401-yard par 4 designed by David Fleming, is a relatively new addition to Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 11
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 11
Massive mounds in the 11th fairway block some views of the green at Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 13
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 13
The 205-yard 13th hole at Cabo San Lucas Country Club provides a view of a cruise ship. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 14
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 14
Water hazards, like this one on the 14th hole, are a big component of the back nine at Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 18
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - hole 18
Cabo San Lucas Country Club finishes at the 18th green, which shares a pond with the ninth hole. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - clubhouse
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - clubhouse
This new building with a restaurant/bar opened up next to the Cabo San Lucas Country Club pro shop in 2014. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - 18th hole
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Cabo San Lucas CC golf course - 18th hole
Cabo San Lucas Country Club is the only course in Los Cabos with a view of the famous Arch at Land's End. Courtesy of Cabo San Lucas C.C.
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Cabo San Lucas Country Club: The affordable choice at the tip of the Baja Peninsula

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Hurricane Juliette wiped out six holes of the back nine at Cabo San Lucas Country Club in 2001, but this time, the club was ready. A retaining wall built for big storms held off Hurricane Odile last September, a good bit of luck at a place prone to bad breaks.

The 7,220-yard golf course opened in 1995, when Matthew Dye, Pete Dye's nephew, took over after his father, Roy Dye, the original architect, passed away during construction. The financial woes that plagued previous owners and forced several name changes over the years appear to be a thing of the past. The current developer has spent millions of dollars on upgrades, such as a water treatment facility right on the course that has improved the look and conditioning of the course, two new holes by California architect David Fleming and a new building that's home to a restaurant/bar near the clubhouse.

The country club attracts mostly locals or tourists looking for a more affordable round than Cabo's other pricier options. The two new holes -- par 4s at 10 and 11 -- improved the layout by replacing holes along the road, although their big greens and modern shaping look nothing like the other 16 holes. The rest of the design features small target greens and hidden water hazards.

The one water feature that isn't hidden -- the Sea of Cortez -- is a major draw at the country club, located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Golfers can see anchored cruise ships and the famous rocky arch at land's end. Every golf course in Cabo boasts at least one million-dollar view.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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