Unstoppable Cabo is Where to Go This Winter

5 Reasons to Take Your Golf Game South

Colorado might be facing snow, biting cold and irascible driving conditions, but the weather in Mexico es magnífico, especially at one of our favorite south-of-the-border golf destinations, Los Cabos. If you want to get outside and play, this is the place to do it.

Here are five can’t-argue-with-that reasons to visit Cabo this winter:

1. Cabo is pretty much amazing most of its 365-day calendar, but it really shines in December through March with sumptuous daytime temperatures, gentle trade winds and an endless variety of cocktail-sipping pursuits ranging from golf to beachcombing to water sports to sun worshipping.

Photo: © Chris Duthie

2. Remember Hurricane Odile? Last September, the Category 4 storm (135 mph) bludgeoned San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas with the region’s worst natural disaster in 50 years, resulting in severe flooding, pummeled hotels, disrupted power and a crippled international airport. All was quickly restored, and then the silver lining came out: Heavy rains filled irrigation ponds and lakes and soaked each of Cabo’s 14 golf courses, resulting in some of the most verdant playing conditions in years.

3. Go play GOLF magazine’s just-announced “Best New International Course” for 2014, Quivira Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Marked by sheer granite cliffs, huge windswept dunes and rolling desert, Quivira is a dazzling 7,139-yard layout that is redefining the Cabo golf experience. (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.)

4. Another go-play is Diamante Dunes Course (pictured below), a 7,300-yard links-style stunner designed by Davis Love III that GOLF ranks among the 100 best courses in the world. While there, get an eyeful of Diamante’s nearly completed El Cardonal Course being crafted by Tiger Woods. (Although Diamante is entirely private, there are access opportunities for well-heeled golfers interested in purchasing real estate in this spectacular master-planned community.)

5. Not all in Cabo is about golf. For more than 30 years, savvy travelers have made this premier Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés hotspot part of their lifestyle, enjoying enticements like world-class sport fishing; singular restaurants; impossibly entertaining nightlife; Facebook-worthy whale tours; and shopping for upscale fashion, art, silver and jewelry at open-air markets like Puerto Paraiso, Luxury Avenue and the Shoppes at Palmilla.

For more reasons to visit, and to help plan your Los Cabos vacation, go online to visitloscabos.travel.

Photo: © Chris Duthie

Photo: © Chris Duthie


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Chris Duthie is a contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It publishes eight issues annually and proudly delivers daily content via www.coloradoavidgolfer.com.