VOTED ONE OF THE WORLD´S 100 GREATEST GOLF COURSES BY GOLF DIGEST
Grafted onto a jaw-dropping site marked by huge windswept dunes, sheer granite cliffs and rolling desert foothills, the Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Quivira Golf Club, opened to acclaim in 2014, has more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. Remember those fantasy golf calendars with far-fetched holes airbrushed onto vertical cliffs? Quivira has a few of those. It also has twisting arroyos, acres of cactus, lots of rock…in sum, a little bit of everything Cabo has to offer. The drive to the fifth hole, which traces a switchback route up the side of a mountain, climbs to a vertigo-inducing tee perched 275 feet above the foaming surf. At under 300 yards from the forward tees, this downhill par 4 can be driven, but it’s ‘hasta la vista’ if you miss the cliff-hanging green. The par-3 sixth, its concave green carved from the base of huge stippled dune, is equally dramatic.
After swinging near an historic lighthouse at true Land’s End, the layout weaves through the dunes and returns to the cliffs at No. 13, a short par 3 that plays over a yawning abyss to a midget green set atop a pinnacle of fissured granite that rises 100 feet from the crashing surf. Quivira concludes at the par-4 18th hole, a links-style creation faced into the prevailing wind that plays to an infinity-edge green backdropped by the sea.
Complimentary Mexican specialties and refreshments are served at the club’s comfort stations, notably at the open-air Oasis beside the eighth green.
Arguably the most daring, eclectic course Jack has ever built, Quivira is an engineering marvel, an aesthetic tour de force and an unforgettable test from any set of tees.
• Quivira is accessible to guests of Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas, which consist of four properties. Golfers tend to gravitate to the adults-only, all-inclusive Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa located five minutes from the course.
• Etched across a breathtaking Land’s End site, Quivira recently received a 2022 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award in the ‘Best Golf Resorts in Mexico & Central America’ category. This is the seventh consecutive year the club has been singled out for recognition by the sport’s most respected and widely read publication.
• A new par-4 17th hole, built to replace a previous hole in an adjacent corridor debuted on June 16th. This subtle left-to-right dogleg will call for a trans-arroyo tee shot and an accurate approach to a long slim green well-defended by bunkers and partially obscured by sand hills.
• As per Quivira’s original 36-hole blueprint, Nicklaus will return to build a second course at the club. The new layout will expand the golf inventory at Quivira to satisfy increased demand from guests of Pueblo Bonito Resorts and from three real estate projects currently under construction: St. Regis Resort & Residences, Old Lighthouse Golf & Ocean Club, and the Alvar condominiums.
While the routing plan for the new course is not yet finalized, it will occupy a prime parcel in the northwest area of the 1,850-acre development. Holes will be carved into rolling desert foothills and broad valleys thick with cactus. Winding arroyos will flank or cross the fairways. The southern portion of the course will offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortes. Tall distant peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna range will serve as aiming points on the interior holes. Groundbreaking on the new course is expected to begin by the fourth quarter of 2022.
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