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Club Campestre San José Golf Club

The Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at Club Campestre, is the centerpiece of a 550-acre master-planned community.

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Querencia Golf Club

Just as vintage Cabo catered to connoisseurs of sporting pursuits, the championship golf course at Querencia plays to connoisseurs of refined luxury as well

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Cabo Real Golf Club

Showpiece of a 2,800-acre resort and residential project with 3.2 miles of beachfront, Cabo Real Golf Club features a multi-themed, target-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr

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Palmilla Golf Resort

Situated in a box-shaped canyon backdropped by stark brown peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna range, the Palmilla Golf Course, known as the Grand Dame of Los Cabos, is the landmark facility that set the stage for top-shelf golf in Cabo when it opened in 1992

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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

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Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club

A composite design course with 9 holes from Jack Nicklaus, and 9 holes from Greg Norman

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Tiger in Cabo

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Eight years after he created his golf course design business, Tiger Woods has finally opened the first golf course with his name on it and it is significant that he chose Cabo San Lucas as the location. Cabo’s reputation has been growing steadily in golfing circles as not only a wonderful place to play but also a great place to bring the family for their vacation.

The day opened with with a mariachi band playing as Woods hit the inaugural first tee shot in El Cardonal at Diamante. Three previous projects by Woods – in Baja Mexico, Dubai and North Carolina – had failed due to the crash in the economy or because developer problems.

Then Hurricane Odile swept through the area and pushed back the opening of El Cardonal back six weeks. He would have been forgiven at that point for feeling that he couldn’t catch a break.

"We knew this day would come," he said of the opening.

Woods, who has lost 15 pounds the past two weeks due to a persistent illness, found a fairway bunker with his drive as nearly 500 people walked along while he played the front nine. Although clearly not feeling at his best, he was still positive.

"You always want to have a first some time," Woods added.

He won't have to wait long for his second course opening, and his third and fourth and beyond, Woods suddenly has his hands full in the design business; however the El Cardonal course at Diamante will always remain as his first.

His second design near Houston, Bluejack National, is set to open in the fall of 2015. Last week he announced a collaboration with Donald Trump where Woods will design an 18-hole course at Trump World Golf Club in Dubai, which will be a centerpiece of a community called Akoya Oxygen. And Tuesday he announced he would be designing a second 18-hole course at Diamante tentatively called The Oasis.

"I'm only going to do a few at a time," Woods said. "I'm still in the peak of my playing years and I'm still concentrating on winning golf tournaments and winning major championships. I just don't have the time, with family, to try and do all that and try and design 15 courses all around the world.”

"I want to do a couple here and there and give them my entire input and time,” he concluded.

El Cardonal plays to a par of 72 and can stretch out more than 7,300 yards as it weaves through natural arroyos, native dunes and mature vegetation.

There are few forced carries. The fairways are wide, the greens are big. Players will be able to run the ball up onto the greens. And if players miss a green, there are plenty of options for their next shot.

"His idea was to make it fun and make people enjoy it," said Ken Jowdy, CEO and developer of Diamante. "It's been great to work with him. I wondered if he was committed to being in the design business and committed to the project and the first time I met him it was clear. For whatever reason Tiger brings it to another level."


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