At the very tip of the Baja peninsula, you’ll reach one of the Nicklaus Design team’s latest courses, Quivira Golf Club, which opened to fanfare in 2014. Continue here to read the review of Quivira Golf Club.
This location is marked by sheer granite cliffs, huge windswept dunes and rolling desert foothills. Nicklaus has commented: “This property afforded us a rare opportunity because of its topographic diversity and natural environment. Our team worked with the canvas Mother Nature provided to create one of the most spectacular courses in the world.”
Golf at Quivira
With views of the Pacific from all 18 holes, Quivira is a well-strategized layout, with four tee placements ranging from 7,139 to 4,763 yards (par 72), starts at sea level, scales cliffs 200 feet above the surf, spans canyons and arroyos, meanders through dunes and desert and returns to the sea at the finish.
Quivira Golf Club offers some dry humor in its course tour descriptions: No. 3, for example, “shrugs off indifferent approach shots.” When you tackle No. 6 “the tee shot must find and hold a long narrow green that drops off to a cavernous bunker and oblivion on the left”—Golf Digest commented, “You can lose a lot of balls at Quivira, but you won’t care because of the spectacular setting. The quirky, fun design is like playing golf inside a Salvador Dali painting.”
And the club’s advice for No. 13 informs us: “This petite hole calls for a do-or-die shot over an abyss to the most challenging green on the course.” The risk/reward element is always a compelling aspect of the game for those with a strong competitive urge—as Tiger Woods said, “Players like risk/reward opportunities and to feel like they’ve been challenged in all aspects of the game.”
Green fees at Quivira Golf Club include use of golf carts, driving range and all food and refreshments at the four comfort stations, with prime-time morning rates of $315 from June through September and $370 from October through May.
Drinking and dining at Quivira Golf Club
The clubhouse is a thatched-roof, multi-story property conveniently located between the first tee and the 18th green. Whilst providing a convenient meeting area for post-game chatting to resume, the strategically placed seating area also provides a breathtaking view of the ocean. This stylish beachfront facility, which is roughly the height of a palm tree, sits directly above the sandy shore a short distance from the Pacific surf. It also delivers a number of drinking and dining options such as the Quivira Steakhouse and the 19th Hole Bar. Each offers a carefully selected menu with regional specialties to satisfy all tastes.
Likewise, Quivira Golf Club’s Oasis, which lies between the eighth and the 11th hole, acts as a sanctuary for weary golfers wishing to take a break from their game. Culinary talents will be showcasing the most elegant and delicious dishes alongside a deluxe tequila bar.
Lifestyle and activities
The Quivira lifestyle provides the chance to experience various cultural activities to enhance guest’s sense of wellbeing—there’s something to suit every type of visitor. Whether your interest lies in yachting, gardening or wine tasting, there’s something for everybody.
The journey to Quivira is very straightforward. For those travelling by private jet, an executive airport lies only six miles away. There are also approximately 30 daily flights to San Jose International Airport, which is a 20-mile drive away. The sales office is located in Cabo, all guests are encouraged to stop by for information and advice during their stay.