The Palmilla Golf Club, opened in December of 1992, is Latin America's first Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Jack Nicklaus was brought in to design his first course in Los Cabos, featuring the front "Arroyo Nine" and back "Mountain Nine." Nicklaus described the design as "designing desert mountains by the sea."
The Palmilla Golf Course offers golfers spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez from nearly every hole as it winds through centuries-old cardon cacti and rugged desert mountain terrain, making each hole a memorable experience for golfers of every skill level. The golf course is divided into the 3,337-yard Arroyo Nine, the 3,602-yard Mountain Nine and the 3,548-yard Ocean Nine. The five sets of staggered tee boxes ensure golfers, from beginners to professionals, an exciting game.
The Ocean Nine layout, featuring a 600' elevation change from holes one to six, takes advantage of the natural desert and mountain terrain, and features challenging directional changes. Several of the holes are within a pitching wedge of the ocean and boast panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez.