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“IMO, there are lots of Drama Queens playing this course...”

Cabo San Lucas Country Club
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Cabo San Lucas Country Club, located just minutes away From the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas, the renowned Cabo San Lucas Country Club, is home to one of the most challenging and visually stunning golf courses in the entire peninsula. Roy Dye designed the 18-hole course par 72, 7,220 yard course, which challenges players of all levels with its gently sloping fairways, more than 80 bunkers, and at 610 yards, one of the longest holes in all of Mexico. Framed by a desert landscape, mountains and crystal blues sky, the Cabo San Lucas Country Club is literally carved from its surrounding terrain. The course's unique blend of desert-style shot-making challenges and stunning views is guaranteed to inspire enthusiasm from event the most discriminating golfer. The lush, manicured Bermuda grass fairways and greens are beautifully juxtaposed against the rugged collections of Palo Blanco trees and colorful bougainvillea's, all framed by breathtaking vistas of the Sea of Cortez and Land's End. We are pleased to inform you the new opening of our restaurant Viva!, Convinced that we can offer you an option practically unique in Los Cabos. At Viva Restaurant we are specialists in gastronomy and we talk about cooking with passion. Our cuisine is a fusion of the penetrating and delicate savors of the Mediterranean cuisines in conjunction with the vast array of culinary delicacies of the Mexican gastronomy. Respecting traditions were excellence is in all dishes, having faith in trying new techniques and ingredients which will transform all this cooking with a high preoccupation to obtain a perfect fusion. A healthy cooking using the finest and freshest ingredients, always looking to deliver spontaneous dishes in their flavors and presentations. Proud to offer a fresh and unique menu based on the principles of different cuisines, being deeply committed in the use of local products, sustainable and focused on their freshness and pureness. In our bar you can enjoy the best cocktails and a variety of drinks made to your selection to enjoy a date, a casual meeting or meeting with friends after work.
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, I was honestly afraid to set-foot on this course - what with all of the criticisms of sewage smells and poor maintenance. Well, on this first day of June, this 6-handicap golfer had a blast... and would go back in a heartbeat (esp with today's start of summer season rates).

First, the smell - yeah, if you breath deeply on the 4th green to 5th tee, you can detect a slight sewage odor in the air... slight being the operative word (i.e. I never had any thought or need of mouth breathing). Mentioning it to staff after the round they commented that the visible construction in that area is for the new sewer system - one that will be completely underground/sealed... which should put to rest any further criticism once it goes online.

Next, the maintenance - I honestly thought the entire course would be yellowy bordering on dead. I had also read how the greens were "scruffy"... maybe that reviewer played right after (tomorrow's) aeration? On this day, they were probably a 9 or 9.5 stimpmeter - respectable, but fair (though be wary of downhill putts... they're VERY quick!). There are some areas of yellowing here-and-there, and a few areas that had had some obvious sod patching - but otherwise the course is in very playable shape (impressive given the severe water restrictions in this area). Have a look at the snapshots I attached if you need proof.

The one odd thing is the design - when you hear "Pete Dye", you think trickery that is very unforgiving should you not be playing target golf. Not so here - very wide fairways with ample waste areas... that lead towards greens a tad on the smallish side. Sand in the bunkers is very firm (bordering on hard); rough is almost non-existent. The back nine is the more difficult of the two (but also the more scenic) - with the lengthy 16th testing everything you've got.

Are there better courses in the area? Absolutely! But if you're staying in Cabo, want to get-in a quick round (we played in a bit over 4 hours), and not lose sleep over the expense, give the Cabo San Lucas Country Club a try. It's fun - but more importantly definitely NOT the horror story you read-about here!

10  Thank SCUBATarkus
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

The golf course isn't built "by" a sanitation plant, it's ajoined to it - and for those who say "its OK just a little smelly" wow, use your brain where do you thing they get the water from to water the course! Your walking on grass and touching your ball & tees on grass that has been watered with sewage! If your OK with that and want to support these type of practices - go for it....

2  Thank RadIM27
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Reviewed May 10, 2009

Everyone except the cashier in the pro shop works for a timeshare company, so beware every moment. Course was in good shape when I played it late March 2009. Get discounted rates online by googling "discount golf cabo".

It's built next to the city's sanitation plant, so you'll experience different colored water hazards along the fairways...ranging from pleasant blue to percolating brown. The later lines the longest par 5 in Mexico...603 yards. We played it so fast because of the putrid smell that I lipped out an eagle putt! No time to think about my swing. Hit it & run! Don't even think about finding your ball in the ponds. The smell is evident on at least 4 holes.

Hit 'em long & straight,


2  Thank SeaBass
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Reviewed May 3, 2009

This golf course is really a nice course. But their practice of irrigating with reclaimed water needs to be rethought. The smell was so bad on the front nine, we thought about asking for our money back. Keep in my that I am no lightweight with smells. I grew up on a few with a lot of animals and this was beyond anything I have ever endured. Then to find out we could have played the Desert Course at Cabo Del Sol for less money made it even worse. Also, in the "clean" water on the back 9 there were a number of dead birds/animals in the water. The course was ok, but the greens had been slit seeded and putting was very difficult. There are so many golf choices in Cabo. Pick a different course.

2  Thank goneagain2009
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Reviewed March 6, 2009

I play a lot of golf here, We love this place. I can only speak for the winter months. And some of the enthusiasm may be due to the fact that the weather is perfect Dec thru March. I have addressed the only downside of this course is the odor on two holes because of the water recycle system in my last review. Its no big deal. They do use recycled water to irrigate the course. As do many Hotels in the Cabo area. There are courses here that charge up to $350 a round. If you can afford that kind of money then by all means play the high end courses. But this course is very challenging and visually beautiful, plus a great value. If you love the game, You will enjoy this course.
Big discount is offered thru www.ezlinks.com I have seen prices as low as $70 a round including cart during prime time (morning hours). This was during Feb 2009.
There is a cart girl and you can also order food that she will bring to your group. The tee of the 16th hole is right next to the resort and there is a small store that you can buy stuff at. Just drive your cart up and park in the sand and walk in. we usually get some ice cream, Ice pops, sun lotion, ect. There is a nice clubhouse that you can buy golf hats, balls clubs, shirts sweaters,ect. They have coffee, Food shop outside that you can get a snack at before you tee off. They do a GREAT job cleaning your clubs after the round. A few bucks means a lot to these guys, do tip them. Most of the staff speaks english. They do have rangers that frequently check to make sure you have plenty of cold water (Complimentary) in the coolers attached to your cart.
Again, this is a good course. If you are only happy with a perfect course then spend the $350 at the Ocean course at Cabo Real. That is a special place. But most golfers will be delighted here.

1  Thank Rocky G
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