The versatile 7,210-yard, par-72 layout has a handful of holes on the beach, notably the par-3 third, which parallels the sea and will give players fine views of breaching whales during the winter months. There’s also a signature island green at the par-3 17th hole.
One of the defining characteristics of the links-style course is its revetted pot bunkers. These sharp-edged, steep-walled sandy pits are the product of a British company that uses recycled materials to construct golf bunkers. Built from reprocessed artificial turf, the fairway and greenside bunkers at Rancho San Lucas are nearly identical to the natural sod-walled bunkers found on British seaside links courses. They lend Norman’s first 18-hole course in Los Cabos a distinctive look.
With two well-positioned comfort stations on the course, players will enjoy a relaxing, all-inclusive experience during the round. A handsome ranch-themed clubhouse with an indoor-outdoor restaurant and event lawn overlooks the fairways and sea.
In keeping with the authentic ranch theme of the resort community, the ranchero-style clubhouse at Rancho San Lucas, perched high above the ocean, commands fine views of the opening and closing holes on both nines. In addition to a well-stocked golf shop with fashionable sportswear for men and women, the clubhouse features an indoor-outdoor restaurant and an event lawn overlooking the fairways and sea.
Situated adjacent to the clubhouse, the full-service practice facility features a large basin-shaped driving range, an 18-hole putting course, and a dedicated short game area with practice bunkers and target greens for pitching and chipping.
Two comfort stations, also known as “Shark Shacks,” are strategically placed on the course for multiple visits. Each provides Mexican specialties and ice-cold
refreshments, enabling players to enjoy an all-inclusive experience during the round. There’s also a “welcome wagon” available to players at the practice facility.