Sunday, January 1, 2006
From Cabo to Cancun, golf south of the border is hard to beat
|The Raven Golf Club at Cabo San Lucas|
A Roy Dye design built on the site of the old San Lucas Country Club. The recently refurbished track is typically half the price of the big boys, and also affords prime views of El Arco, Land’s End.
|The Cozumel Country Club|
This circa-2001 Steve Nicklaus design on chic Cozumel is the island’s first course Â… and what a course. Coral rock outcroppings and thick strands of red mangroves combine to create a golf experience that may make some forget about Cozumel’s world-famous snorkeling and scuba diving.
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|Campo de Golf and Marina de Golf|
Two 18-hole offerings from Robert Trent Jones II and Robert von Hagge located at the Palma Real Golf and Tennis Club. Camp de Golf was part of the original planned Ixtapa city that sprung up in the 1970s; Marina de Golf opened in 1994.
|El Tamarindo Golf Club|
A David Fleming/Robert Trent Jones II design on the Costa Alegre situated midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. El Tamarindo was laid out on oceanfront property and features a number of holes with view corridors to the Pacific Ocean.
A Robert von Hagge redesign outside of Acapulco that is widely considered one of the most scenic plays in Mexico. The Pacific Ocean actually comes into play on the 443-yard par-4 ninth hole and forms the backdrop for the sporty 190-yard par-3 third.
|Isla Navidad Country Club|
Isla Navidad Country Club is a pristine Robert von Hagge design considered by many to be Mexico’s top course. Threes nines, the Ocean, Lagoon and Mountain, converge along a rocky swath of Pacific Ocean coastline.
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