The Takeaway: True to its roots, Cabo Real has a 90s feel with a manufactured, and nicely groomed, landscape that differs from the newer courses in Cabo with their more natural desert offering. The course is highlighted with plenty of ocean views, some dramatic tee shots, and a stellar finishing hole though the development next to the course creates a bit of a disconnect from the sea. Grade B+
Designer: Robert Trent Jones in 1994
Cost: $150.00 - $245.00 Click for current rates
Phone Number: U.S. (877) 795-8727 or Mexico +52 (624) 173-9400
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Cabo Real Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - Km 19.5, Carr. Transpeninsular, Zona del interior, San José del Cabo, BCS 23405
Accolades: Ranked 6th in Baja California Sur and 6th in Mexico by Golf Course Gurus.
What to Expect: Cabo Real hit the Mexico scene the same year as Cabo del Sol's Ocean course which quickly upgraded golf in the area. Located just east of the very southern tip of Baja California Sur, the course has a groomed resort feel which was typical for the era. The RTJ Jr. design has solid holes throughout but is clearly a step below the top tier courses in the area. That being said, the green fees come at a discount compared to the big boys as well. One thing players will surely enjoy are the ocean views from every hole on the course but you never feel connected to the sea, except on hole 5, due to the distance away and the development that separates the course from the ocean. Several elevation changes exist in the routing with players climbing 500 feet above sea level midway through the back nine. The course is dolled up with flowers on some of the tees as well as palm trees throughout the layout which results in a course that feels more like Hawaii than something you'd expect to find in the desert. The final three holes are great with the finishing hole featuring a unique horseshoe green around a pond where pin placements can get crazy fast the further left they land. Virtually every player will be in a cart while playing at Cabo Real due to the desert sun and large changes in elevation. Part of the Questro group of properties, package deals can be attained when playing Cabo Real, Puerto Los Cabos, and Club Campestre San Jose.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 3rd Hole – 205 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 15th Hole – 211 Yards
Best Par 4: 18th Hole – 417 Yards
Best Par 5: 10th Hole – 521 Yards
Birdie Time: 17th Hole – 361 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 4th Hole – 490 Yard Par 4