Palmilla Golf Club
With views of the Sea of Cortez, Palmilla Golf Club is widely regarded as one of Mexico’s best golf courses, as well as one of the top golfing destinations in the world. A diverse course with a unique design—including many levels of elevation and directional shifts which keep the game varied—it was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course built in Latin America.
Each of the three nine-hole courses has a different terrain and theme—the ocean, the mountain, or the arroyo—and were designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. Most travelers visit the Palmilla Golf Club independently while holidaying in Los Cabos, booking tee times in advance for one of the three courses. There are a number of start times and package options available at Palmilla Golf Club for groups of all sizes and abilities.
Things to Know Before You Go
Palmilla Golf Club has been rated one of the world’s top 100 by Great Golf Resorts of the World.
This is a course suitable for golfers of all levels.
Beverage carts are available on the course from 9am to 5pm daily.
It’s essential to schedule your tee times in advance at the Palmilla Golf Club, especially if you have a group of more than four people.
There’s an on-site clubhouse, as well as a golf shop—box lunches are also available on request.
The Palmilla Golf Club Clubhouse is accessible for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Palmilla Golf Club is situated just outside Los Cabos on the Baja California Peninsula. It’s adjacent to the One&Only Palmilla Resort and easily accessible by private vehicle from across the city—navigate to the 7.5 kilometer marker on the Transpeninsular Highway, located just a 15-minute drive from the airport.
When to Get There
Palmilla Golf Club is typically open from 7:30am to 6pm, while the Palmilla Grill is typically open from 6:30am to 8pm daily, and serves breakfast, lunch, and light snacks. Each of the three courses undergoes aeration twice a year for three weeks at a time; check the schedule online to avoid disappointment on the day.
Golfing in Mexico
Palmilla Golf Club may be one of the best golfing destinations in Mexico, but it’s far from the only one. On the Baja Peninsula, CostaBaja—designed by Gary Player—is a course that’s tough to handle for the first few holes, but opens up as you move through it. On the other side of the country, Playa del Carmen’s El Camaleon Mayakoba offers sinuous fairways and beautiful views.
- Palmilla Beach (Playa Palmilla)
- Cuadra San Francisco
- San Jose del Cabo Church (Parroquia San José)
- San Jose Estuary (Estero San José)
- Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)
- Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)
- Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor)
- Pelican Rock
- Medano Beach (Playa Médano)
- Sand Falls
- Land's End
- Cabo San Lucas Cruise Port
- Bay of Cabo San Lucas
- Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno)
- Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas