One&Only Palmilla Golf Club - The Mountain/Ocean Golf Course in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico | GolfPass
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4.3
199 Reviews (199)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
85.3%
Recommend this course
175 out of 199 reviews
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4.3
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
76.9%
Recommend this course
20 out of 26 reviews
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4.3
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.6%
Recommend this course
55 out of 65 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7036 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.2

The One&Only Palmilla Golf Club boasts a 27-hole layout that is divided into three scenic nines: Mountain, Ocean, and Arroyo. Named after the defining features of their landscape, the nines are played in different 18-hole combinations. Jack Nicklaus designed all 27 holes, giving each a unique character but the same level of challenge. The Mountain/Ocean combination starts out with dramatic elevations. Expect some uneven lies and the occasional blind shot. The front nine offers a diverse mix of holes of varying lengths that all feature plenty of water and sand. The fifth hole is a memorable par 4 that plays over not one but two deep canyons to a green fronted by a deep bunker. On the back nine, the Ocean Course, golfers can enjoy a different view of the Sea of Cortez on every

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1992) Jack Nicklaus (1997) Greg Letsche (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
199 Reviews (199)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Elevation Changes 15
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
A Weekend Splurge 10
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Convenient to the City 7
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Golf Course

Nice layout. Keep out of the arroyo. Really hot in July - played in the afternoon. Driving range was closed. Beverage cart missed us on the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cabo golf

Nice course. Beautiful surroundings and excellent shape for the course. Driving range was closed so you could only chip and putt. Ocean course was aerated fairways and greens so we okay arroyo and mountains. Fun course no pace of play issues. Bev cart girls came around a ton. Food was good at the turn. Staff was super friendly and helpful when we needed a taxi.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Course in Cabo!

Had a good time playing here, got out ahead of a large group of youngsters and played as a single with my wife riding along. Caught up to a two some so it slowed things down some but overall it was a fun day!! I shot well and enjoyed the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent Course

The course was in pretty good shape and not a bad place to play. Pretty easy course and good for a group with people that don't play often. It would be a 4-star course but for the lack of customer service and amenities is really what sets this course apart from its peers in Cabo. When we teed off, we were told there was a cart girl going around so didn't need to grab drinks before. We played the front 9 and no sight of the cart girl. At the turn, she was just hanging out at the clubhouse. We stopped at the walk-up bar for drinks but the starter came over rudely yelling (literally yelling) that we couldn't stop at the turn and forced us to play on (even though the group behind us was still teeing off on 9 - and, turns out, no one was behind us on the back 9 at any point). We finally got our first cocktails on hole 15 when the cart girl showed up. Definitely not expected when playing a course at a vacation destination (plus we were on a bachelor party so that's even less ideal). Most of the other Cabo courses have much better service for the same price. I would recommend looking elsewhere if you can find availability (Cabo Real, Cabo del Sol, etc.)

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff but so so golf course

My friends and I were expecting a first class experience at Palmilla. We were in Cabo about a year and a half ago and they were rebuilding the Ocean side course. The layout was ok but the bunkers were full of sand with pebbles like the rough areas had. We each damaged our wedges playing out of these green side bunkers. The Arroyo nine was much better layout but with the same bunker sand. For the money we expected better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Pamilla is one of best courses in the Cabo area. Greens are immaculate and the fairways well maintained. Beautiful views from every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very easy to book. Check in was smooth. Pace of play was excellent. Good job golf pass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Views on top of Views

This course was amazing! Every hole was picturesque and the views did not disappoint. Only complaint I had was the cart girl was not around enough. Other than that, definitely worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I played the twilight to get a better rate and they were nice enough to let me start early when a spot was available. The course is hard with many elevation changes and some challenging tee shots from the back tees. Overall, I thought the course was not in very good shape and not worth the price I paid. It is also pretty disappointing when a course this well known and expensive doesn't have any GPS which would really help navigating the course layout. 3 9 hole loops available. I played mountain & arroyo.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palmilla golf

Nice course. The Ocean 9 are fiendishly difficult. The golf carts could use upgrading.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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