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Cabo Del Sol closes Desert Course for major renovation

2.16pm 25th March 2022 - Course Development

Cabo Del Sol resort in Mexico has closed part of its Tom Weiskopf-designed Desert Course for a major remodelling project to be carried out by Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design.

Six holes located on the south side of the course – holes 1 and holes 14-18 – have been closed and will be used to make room for real estate development and for new holes at the Cove Club, the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at the private club located within the Cabo Del Sol community.

The remaining 12-hole configuration will be in play until early November, while a temporary driving range, clubhouse and food & beverage truck will serve players until more permanent facilities, including a hacienda-style clubhouse, are opened in 2023.

Ohio-based Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design has been retained to build several new holes in dramatic mountain foothills with significant elevation changes north of the existing layout. In addition, the duo will remodel pre-existing holes on the Desert Course to match the design style of their new creations. Final completion of the $15 million course makeover, to include an agronomic overhaul, is expected by 2024.

Golf architects Jason Straka (L) and Dana Fry (R) will design the new holes on the Desert Course

When the completed Desert Course fully reopens in November it will be known as the Cabo Del Sol Golf Club, with access to the course limited to guests of the on-site Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos and Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos hotels. Guests of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol, as well as the Park Hyatt Los Cabos, which are due to open in mid-2023, will also have playing privileges at the club. 

“We want the course to be one of the very best in Cabo,” said Erik Evans, Cabo Del Sol’s director of golf.

Green fees on the 12-hole course are $165, although players can add a six-hole loop to the round if they wish to complete 18 holes. 

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