Fred Couples knew he’d found a potential second home in Cabo since first visiting in 2008 – he immediately liked the weather and the people and the topography: “I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about it,” he said, and began dreaming up a way of designing a course down there.
The dream is now a gleaming green reality, a finely-manicured desert landscape with arresting views of the Sea of Cortez framing the rock outcroppings and rugged native flora. Couples worked closely on the routing with architect Todd Eckenrode (whose Barona Creek design in San Diego County is a favorite among locals), and modestly gives much credit to him for his fine eye and sure instinct to create a course that was both challenging and playable.
“That was the prime consideration,” said Freddie while sipping on a cup of early morning coffee adjacent to the stunning, open-air clubhouse. “Twin Dolphin is the kind of course that I can hang out with my pals and we can all have a good round. Sure, we could have put a few more teeth in the design, but we wanted a course that’s fun for everyone – families, kids, the whole nine.”