top 5 golf course communities

by sandra morgan, cabo's finest real estate 

Just for you! The Top 5 Golf Communities

Here are the top 5 private golf course communities of Los Cabos for 2018. This list includes only existing clubs and will be updated as there are no less than 6 new private golf course communities currently being planned and built. An indicator to the major expansion of internationally acclaimed master planned communities. Los Cabos is definitely on the short list for those looking for a tropical desert climate on the ocean to call home.

Quivira Los Cabos
This semi-private Jack Nicklaus designed course has been called the Pebble Beach of México. The course measures 7,139 yards and features spectacular vistas, beach front play, breathtaking cliff side holes and meanders thru centuries old Cardon cactus. Quivira Golf Club was recently named one of the top 100 courses in the world by Golf Digest. For good reason, there really isn’t a course quite like this roller coaster golf club. With their all inclusive food and beverages and camera worthy vistas, play can be a bit slow but who cares when you are watching breaching whales as you decide on your club selection.

The real estate options here are the most affordable in Los Cabos private golf course developments with prices starting from $379,000 for a two bedroom ocean view condo to multi million dollar single family homes. The master planned community includes hotels, private residence clubs, fractional homes and multiple condo and full ownership communities. A second private course is planned and will also be a Golden Bear design.

Another semi private golf community on the Pacific side with a wide range of timeshare, fractional and full ownership offerings. Diamante started with an award winning Dunes course by Davis Love III and has a Tiger Woods course called El Cardonal and recently opened an executive par 3 course also designed by Woods. The Dunes course was named #36 in the world by Golf Magazine top 100 and is a delight for the low handicapper. El Cardonal is designed to be more user friendly and a great alternative to the challenging Dunes course. Diamante features a huge 10 acre Crystal lagoon, lots of fun for the whole family.

Real estate options here range from a week in a private residence lagoon front condo to multimillion dollar ocean front villas.

If you love a truly private golf club with a limited member base, Querencia may be your top choice. Near San Jose and easily accessed from the international airport, Querencia was the first Tom Fazio designed course in Mexico. Also named one of the top courses in the world by Golf Week, Querencia is a challenge to your handicap and to your senses. Boasting contoured fairways, meticulously maintained green, unique bunkers and subtle transitions, these 18 holes each enjoy spectacular views of the sea of Cortez. The 58,000 sq. ft clubhouse has a hacienda style design and a staff that knows each members name and their drink of choice. A recently added Q Beach Club brings a welcome addition for members, a true private club and a community in and of itself. Future developments include a second course designed by Gil Hanse.

Real estate options include condominiums, homes and home sites for custom residences. Current listings include condos starting at $750,00 to $1.9 million, homes from $1.2 million to $5.2 million. Home sites from $490,000 to $1.5 million for a hilltop site with remarkable views on over a 1/2 acre.

Chileno Bay Club
This is another remarkable master planned community with Golf and Beach Club.

The Tom Fazio designed course has the whitest bunkers with the darkest green contrasting the desert tan against the blue of the sea. This is a wonderfully designed course with each hole having unique features and sea views, challenging fast greens with lots of undulation and many water features. If you lose another ball in the lake don’t despair as there is a comfort station nearby serving amazing food and Casamigos tequila is the house brand.

Chileno Bay club has a wide variety of real estate to offer starting at $2.6 million for a generous 4 bedroom condo at the Auberge run resort called Chileno Bay Resort and Residences. On the other end of the scale are beach front lots called La Privada can be had for $20 million. There are finished homes and less expensive lots as well as on site design team to customize your dream home.

Their finished Beach Club has every amenity and sets the standard for all future exclusive beach clubs. Their Outdoor Pursuits team give expert guidance for all mountain and beach activity. The aquatic options give everyone regardless of skill something to explore. The beaches are among the best in Los Cabos and easily enjoyed by everyone in the family. The reef has a rich biodiversity and sits right in front of the Chileno Bay Resort.

Life is sweet for the members of Chileno Bay Club.


El Dorado
Coming in at our #1 spot as best private golf development in Los Cabos is El Dorado Golf & Beach Club. This course was purchased by Discovery Land Co and re-designed by Jack Nicklaus in 2004. Ocean front holes were replaced by 42 ocean front lots. The prices they commanded were between $5-$12 million and certainly raised the bar on luxury home costs in Los Cabos. The course has a wide variety of terrain with elevation changes, lake side holes, ocean, desert and mountain views. This private club while exclusive is not an old stodgy style private club. From the classic rock playing at the practice facilities to the margarita machines at the comfort stations there is a casual relaxed atmosphere that blends so well with the vibe of the Baja. Phil Michelson is said to have set the course record while playing barefoot. It’s common to see bikinis and bare feet on the course and even a ride along dog.

After a great round you have all the amenities of the beach club or if you are looking for additional fun there is their Outdoor Pursuits for a wide range of water sports, hiking, biking, rowing or yachting on the Discovery.

With a wide variety of real estate options from 2 bedroom condos starting at $2.4 million to huge oceanfront estates upward to $50 million.

El Dorado Golf & Beach Club have set the gold standard for private golf developments in Los Cabos.

By Sandra Morgan, Broker of Cabos Finest Real Estate. Contact Sandra at cell: 624-115-2703   or  office: 624-104-3944