Few places around the world do golf-and-beach vacations better than Los Cabos, a desolate stretch of land at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula where the mountains, desert and sea collide. It's home to dynamic seaside courses, year-round golf weather, sandy beaches that stretch for miles, world-class deep sea fishing, insane night life in Cabo San Lucas, luxurious resorts, five-diamond restaurants, over-the-top service and more.
And it's isolated enough that the crime crippling the mainland's tourism industry hasn't been a major issue. These are the many reasons why the world's A-list celebrities like Michael Jordan and George Clooney reportedly own homes here.
Jack Nicklaus kicked off the Cabo golf boom by building the 27-hole Palmilla Golf Club in 1992. Nicklaus eventually became the king of Los Cabos golf, designing the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol (Tom Weiskopf later did the Desert Course), Club Campestre San Jose and nine holes at Puerto Los Cabos, not to mention the ultra-private El Dorado Golf & Beach Club.
Greg Norman built the other nine holes at Puerto Los Cabos to create a unique experience. Roy and Matt Dye -- related to Pete Dye -- each pitched in to create the Cabo San Lucas Country Club, the only area course with a view of the rock Arch at Land's End. The back nine of the Cabo Real Golf Club will undergo a slight redesign this summer under the guidance of original architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.