Cabo del Sol – The Desert Course

A few years back my family made the decision to spend the holidays in Mexico. While we certainly miss the freezing rain in dreary Seattle, endless hours decorating my family home, shopping, and wrapping presents …  oh, wait. We don’t miss it much at all. We’re too busy spending 75-degree days by the pool, snorkeling with whale sharks in La Paz, spending quality family time sans MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones, and most importantly, golfing. Needless to say, it was a great decision.

Gosh I really miss spending Christmas in Seattle. Said no one on my family vacation ever:



This year I spent several days playing different courses in Cabo. I woke up early, played rounds in less than four hours, and was back by the pool for margaritas by 1pm. I fell in love with both courses at Cabo del Sol. While the Ocean Course gets all the glory, the Desert Course is not to be missed. Tom Weisskopf designed this course which opened in December 2001.

The sunrise from the clubhouse was absolutely stunning:



Yes, I would enjoy a coffee with Baileys, thank you very much:



View of the sunrise from the fairway of the first hole:



No better way to spend my holiday!



The fairways and greens were in excellent shape. Now this is the type of wide-open fairway I could really get used to. 😉



The design of the course allows for stunning ocean views, but also takes golfers through the desert:





then back to the ocean:





My brother, never one to go easy on me, insisted I play from the whites. He was not about to let me “basically tee off on the fairway.” Let’s just say my score went up a few notches.





Everyone has a nemesis club. Mine is my five wood. Here’s me taking a risk by using my five wood to launch the ball as far down the fairway as possible:













It actually worked out well for me on this shot, but I definitely need to take a few lessons to sharpen up my swing!!!

Here’s the view from the whites where I’m dreaming of moving up to the reds. 😉





Check out this view on the way back towards the clubhouse. I wish I were there now!








The clubhouse is a 40,000 square foot facility offering indoor and outdoor dining, a full service snack bar, men’s and women’s lounges, private showers, dressing rooms, and vanities. I wish I could move in!



Overall, this is a spectacular course offering all my favorite amenities: driving range with unlimited balls, great bar and restaurant, outdoor seating, attentive drink cart girl, and amazing cocktails! I don’t ask for much.  😉

We were pleasantly surprised when the club allowed us to store our clubs overnight between tee times. The service was impeccable.

Cabo del Sol is a fantastic reason to head down to Cabo!  (As if you needed one.)




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