The Takeaway: Nicklaus II has a slow start before descending on a handful of holes with massive elevation changes that ties in well with the dramatic Norman nine terrain. The bunkering style, conditioning, and views aren’t anything to write home about compared to the top tier courses in the area, but Puerto Los Cabos is a fun track that is easier on the pocket book than many of its neighbors. Grade B
Designer: Nicklaus II nine by Jack Nicklaus in 2018 and Norman nine by Greg Norman in 2008
Cost: $150.00 - $285.00 Click for current rates
Phone Number: U.S. (877) 795-8727 or Mexico +52 (624) 173-9400
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club (Nicklaus II and Norman)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - Bulevar Mar de Cortez S/n, Col. La playita, San José del Cabo, BCS 23403
Accolades: Ranked 8th in Baja California Sur and 8th in Mexico by Golf Course Gurus.
What to Expect: Puerto Los Cabos is a public access facility that recently added its third nine hole track with aspirations of Greg Norman eventually adding the final nine holes so that it will features 18 Nicklaus and 18 Norman holes. The newest nine, Nicklaus II, opened 10 years after the original 18 holes went in and features some of the best holes on the property. The start of the course is a bit slow with uninspiring terrain and design features which are further hindered by the surrounding development that can be a bit distracting. After a slow start though, Nicklaus cranks things up with some engaging holes featuring entertaining terrain to play on. The Nicklaus and Norman courses blend together nicely with design styles that compliment each other well enough that it can be hard to distinguish the difference between the architects styles. One things you’ll notice on each nine the how many elevated tee shots you’ll have and the boost that it gives your ego. These elevation changes and transitions from one hole to the next are enough to keep virtually everyone in golf carts when they come to tee it up. The course features plenty of ocean views but they are from a distance with players never being given the opportunity to play along the water itself. The conditioning of the turf is good, but nothing special, and the bunkering is a bit boring in its presentation compared to what you’d typically find at Nicklaus or Norman course. Food and drinks are provided on the course though I didn’t find the tacos as fresh or tasty as competing courses in the area that offer a similar setup. 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
|Roja (Red) (Women)||72||5121||69.7||123|
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 9th (Nicklaus II) Hole – 546 Yard Par 5
Best Par 3: 6th (Norman) Hole – 213 Yards
Best Par 4: 5th (Nicklaus II) Hole – 393 Yards
Best Par 5: 7th (Norman) Hole – 623 Yards
Birdie Time: 6th (Nicklaus II) Hole – 369 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 8th (Norman) Hole – 459 Yard Par 4