What a stormy start to a launch. Just merely two months ago, Hurricane Odile set its monstrous rage across Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and threatened to make invalid one of the latest gems to arrive in the golfing world. If Mother Nature had her way, Quivira Golf Club in Los Cabos would’ve had the least rounds played in the lifespan of a golf course.
Thankfully, like a critical infant fighting for survival and wanting to show the world what it was capable of, the storm came, left, and the newly built tract, together with the other resort properties like Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, Rosé, Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort and Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, could still open for business. Funny thing is, Los Cabos has been touted as a destination revered for its consistently sunny weather and unique mountain-desert-ocean ecosystem.
According to Director of Golf Brad Wheatley, the dramatic 7,139-yard layout at the tip of the Baja Peninsula marked by massive dunes, sheer cliffs and desert foothills, sustained minor sand intrusion and cactus loss but otherwise weathered the storm well. The beachfront clubhouse was also relatively unscathed by the hurricane.
Fast forward to December 4 and anticipating the official opening of what may likely be the most majestic course in Nicklaus’s storied resume, Quivira Golf Club will welcome numerous dignitaries, resort executives, international media and property owners for a ceremonial tee of on the 12th hole with owner and developer Coppel Kelly, Marcos Gov. Alberto Covarrubias Villasenor of the State of Baja California Sur, and the legendary Golden Bear himself.
Marked by huge windswept dunes, sheer granite cliffs and rolling desert foothills 10 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, Quivira, the sixth Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Los Cabos, is a masterpiece poised to redefine the Cabo golf experience.
“This is one of the great pieces of property in the world,” Nicklaus said. “We tried to create some excitement on the mountain and in the dunes, and I believe we’ve created a golf course that plays as spectacular as it looks.”
In addition to its stunning panoramas and sharp drops from tee to fairway, Quivira offers players more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. All 18 holes feature panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, which swells with breaching whales during the winter months.
Completing the experience at Quivira Golf Club is a stylish, thatched-roof clubhouse between the first tee and 18th green that offers a large rectangular bar, a casual steakhouse, and ample outdoor seating overlooking the sea. Beside the clubhouse is a spacious double-ended practice facility that parallels the ocean, as well as an elongated practice putting green and an expanded short-game practice area.
Quivira Golf Club is accessible to guests of the four Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas in Los Cabos, and to owners of properties in Copala, Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, and Novaispania Residences. Each of the Pueblo Bonito Resorts welcomes guests with lavish accommodations, unsurpassed service, fine dining and a host of on-site amenities. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Quivira Golf Club is included within the Quivira development.
www.quiviragolfclub.com or call 1-800-990-8250 to customize a visit.