What can Palmilla Golf Club be most proud of during its 30 years?

By: December 28, 2022

Which description best fits Palmilla Golf Club? A hidden gem in Los Cabos, Mexico? An underrated golf club? An overrated golf club? Or something else?

It is certain that this is Jack Nicklaus’ first golf course work/project (1992) in Latin America. The Arroyo & Mountain Courses opened in 1992. The Ocean Course opened in 1997.

Palmilla Golf Club – managed by Troon – is the “Grand Dame of Los Cabos Golf,” celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.

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The golf club, which plans to roll out a new membership program next year, currently accepts daily-fee play.

The 27-hole layout is a prime amenity for guests of One&Only Palmilla, a legendary resort that commands a spectacular site on the Sea of Cortes and remains unmatched for authenticity, elegance, and old-world glamour.

The layout has been enhanced since it was initially formed, with the 9-hole Ocean course added in 1997 to complement the original Arroyo and Mountain nines. 

The club’s Ocean nine, drops 600 feet from the first tee to the sixth green, transporting players from the mountains to the sea.

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Palmilla Golf Club recently acquired a new fleet of Club Car electric carts. The club will soon take delivery of Fat Tyre electric scooters, an ideal mode of transportation for those seeking a more adventurous way to navigate the fairways.

Lastly, course conditions, from tees and greens to fairways and bunkers, have improved noticeably over the past few months.

Lloyd Walton, director of golf said that on-course comfort stations will start construction shortly and will offer players all-inclusive food and beverages during the round.

One&Only Palmilla, the club’s lodging partner, will design the menu for the comfort stations.

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