Ultimate Guide To Golf in Cabo San Lucas

Are you thinking of planning an exciting golf getaway? Cabo San Lucas has become one of the hottest golf vacation spots in the world. Most people think of Cabo for its sunny beaches and great nightlife. Though both are certainly in abundance, you’ll also find many excellent golf courses, most of them with world-class rankings. 

More than 10 private and public championship golf courses have opened during the past decade to give visiting golfers a one-of-a-kind experience. Few courses, if any, can compare to those you’ll find on this side of paradise called Cabo San Lucas. 

How many golf courses are there in Cabo?

There are 16 golf courses in the region, four of which ranked among GOLF Digest’s 2018 100 Best Courses (excluding the U.S.). These are The Dunes at Diamante, Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, Querencia, and Quivira. Various other golf course ranking lists include Cabo golf courses, along with new ones announced every year.

Where can I play golf in Cabo? 

Here are some of Cabo’s top-rated golf courses that earned Los Cabos the Golf Digest accolade of being one of the top 15 golf destinations in the world. 


Palmilla is known for its three different 9-hole courses (27 holes of golf in all) and stunning ocean views. Greens fees cost from $140 during the off-season to $220 during peak season. 

The Dunes Course at Diamante 

The Dunes Course at Diamante is just six miles north of Cabo and the latest addition to the lineup of championship golf courses in the region. Greens fees for this course cost between $200-$275. 

Cabo Del Sol Desert Course 

The Cabo Del Sol Desert Course is the second-highest-rated golf course in the Los Cabos corridor. Its greens fees range from $150 to $255, making it one of the best golfing values in Cabo. 

Cabo Del Sol Ocean Course 

This Ocean Course is another top-rated golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Greens fees in the summer are as low as $180 and cost $355 during the high season. 

Cabo Real Golf Club 

The Cabo Real golf course is home to several prestigious golf tournaments, including two PGA Senior Slams, and is regarded as the hardest front nine of golf in Los Cabos. Greens fees range from $140-$280. 

Cabo Public Golf Courses

There are seven golf courses in Cabo San Lucas available to the general public, all of them beautiful and world-class.

Cove Club Golf Course 

Formerly known as the Cabo Del Sol Ocean Course, this Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole course features four oceanfront holes throughout and has been ranked number one in Mexico.

Cabo Real

This multi-themed course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. is set into desert foothills where each hole provides stunning views. It features small, elevated greens and freeform bunkers, combined with fairways on ridge tops.


Palmilla is known for its 27 holes of golf (three different 9-hole courses) and stunning views of the Sea of Cortez. 

Cabo Del Sol Desert 

The Cabo Del Sol Desert Course combines the natural beauty of a desert and ocean, offering views of the Sea of Cortez at every hole. 

Cabo Country Club 

This is one of the most challenging courses to play in the area. It has been carved into the surrounding desert landscape where cacti and blooming Bougainvillea bushes abound.


Campestre was designed by Gary Nicklaus and features elevation changes, panoramic vistas, and championship greens.

Puerto Los Cabos Golf

Puerto Los Cabos Golf is a 27-hole championship course carved into rolling desert foothills above the Sea of Cortez. 

Cabo Private Golf Courses 

Some golf courses in Cabo are private and require you to either come with a member or to be staying on the property for you to play. 

Chileno Bay Golf Course 

This Tom Fazio-designed golf course is perched on a hill and provides a breathtaking view of Chileno Bay. Guests at Chileno Bay Resort are allowed to play in this exclusive golf course. 

Querencia Golf Club 

Querencia Golf Club is a members-only facility in the Tourist Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

El Dorado Golf Club 

The magnificent Nicklaus-designed course offers a serene landscape of canyons and arroyos, with some spectacular views of the ocean in several places. This world-class course is for members and guests only.  

How much does it cost to play golf in Cabo San Lucas? 

Greens fees and other expenses will amount to about $200-$300 during peak season. However, some of the best courses offer rates under $100 during “twilight” hours. Renting golf clubs costs around $40, and don’t forget to include food and drinks when planning your budget. Extra expenses include taxes and tips.

Plan your Cabo golf getaway today

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