Quivira Golf Club by Jack Nicklaus
Quivira Golf Club, conceived as an exclusive amenity for Quivira owners and guests of Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts, features a world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature design with dazzling views and breathtaking drops from the tee to the fairway. Quivira Golf Club offers the best beachfront location of any other golf course in Los Cabos, providing spectacular ocean views from every hole.
Opened five years ago, Quivira Golf Club has quickly established itself as one of the best new courses in the world. The dazzling 7,085-yard layout was recently voted to Golf Digest’s elite roster of the “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Golf Magazine named it the “Best New International Golf Course” in 2014, while Golf Inc. recognized Quivira as “The Development of the Year” when it opened.
Architect: Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
Description: Built on one of the most stunning settings in the world, at the tip of
the Baja Peninsula marked by sheer granite cliffs, huge windswept
dunes and rolling desert foothills 10 minutes from downtown Cabo
San Lucas, golf legend Jack Nicklaus designed a course that has
redefined the Cabo golf experience.
Created as an exclusive amenity for Quivira residents and guests of
Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts, this world-class layout offers
dazzling views and breathtaking drops from tee to fairway. In a
destination revered for its unique ocean-desert-mountain setting,
Quivira offers more oceanfront exposure than any other course in
Los Cabos, with views of the ocean from every hole.
Elevation: While the highest point within the Quivira community is close to 700
feet high, the lowest point on the golf course is the 18th green,
which is directly on the beach at about 30 feet above sea level. The
highest point on the course is 380 feet, on the 15th hole. One of the
most beautiful drives in golf (.7 miles) is taking the cart path from the
fourth green to fifth tee, with an elevation change from 50 feet
above sea level to 285 feet above sea level.
Grasses: Greens, fairways and rough are Paspalum (TE Platinum)
Walking Policy: Non-walkable, must ride
Practice Facilities: Situated beside the clubhouse at Quivira is one of the rarest sights in
all of golf: A spacious, double-sided practice facility that parallels the
ocean, right on the sandy beach and with the rolling surf a mere
wedge shot away from the verdant turfgrass.
practice bunkers and putting greens
18-hole putting course
Short game practice area
TaylorMade rental equipment (hourly access available)
Clubhouse: Complementing the extraordinary golf experience at Quivira is a
thatched-roof, multi-story clubhouse conveniently located between
the first tee and the 18th green of the golf course. This stylish
beachfront clubhouse, roughly the height of a palm tree, sits directly
above the sandy shore a short distance from the rolling Pacific surf.
In addition to ample outdoor seating areas oriented to the sea that
are shaded by slatted rattan ceilings, the clubhouse contains a golf
shop featuring top apparel brands and golf-related merchandise with
the Quivira logo.
Dining: The Steakhouse, located within the clubhouse, has perfectly grilled
steaks and other entrees available in a breathtaking seaside setting.
Comfort Stations: Begin with refreshments at practice facility, where margaritas and
tequila-based Bloody Mary’s are available.
Behind the tee boxes at the fifth hole where, at 275 feet above the
sea with expansive ocean views, the “Cliff” comfort station awaits
with ready-to-go refreshments.
A halfway house situated near the eighth green, called the “Oasis,”
showcases the culinary talents of the resort’s chefs, with flavorful
regional dishes and inventive takes on classic Baja cuisine. In
addition, a full bar, including a deluxe tequila bar, features blanco,
reposado and anejo tequilas.
Players can refresh themselves a final time at the “Cañada” comfort
station, next to the 16th tee, which sits high above the course and
marks the layout’s return home.
Watch this interview from 2013 with Jack Nicklaus designer of the Quivira golf course. It provides a fascinating insight into the thinking behind the design of this exceptional course...