A view of a green at One&Only Palmilla Golf Club.
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4.2
191 Reviews (191)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
85.1%
Recommend this course
168 out of 191 reviews
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4.3
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
81.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 42 reviews
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4.3
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.8%
Recommend this course
56 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6771 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.9

Jack Nicklaus designed the 27-hole course at the One&Only Palmilla Golf Club. The golf course is divided into three nines that are played in different 18-hole combinations. The courses wind through endless cacti and through deep arroyos, a landscape that Nicklaus fully utilized. He gave each a unique character, naming them after their defining characteristics. The Ocean/Arroyo Course starts you off with incredible views of the shimmering blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. Each hole on the front nine offers a different, but equally scenic view of the ocean. The gently sloping Ocean nine has large greens that can be tricky but they are balanced by wide, player-friendly fairways. The back nine features more dramatic elevation changes, especially on the intimidating 16th hole, which plays alongside a deep and foreboding arroyo.

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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

4.2
191 Reviews (191)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Elevation Changes 15
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
Advanced Golfers 10
A Weekend Splurge 9
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Convenient to the City 6
Worth the Drive 6

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 14
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Plays Once a week
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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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
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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 2
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 8
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The staff was the best!

Definitely one of my favourite courses. The staff was very accommodating. We did not get to play The Ocean course so they took us for a tour to view the third hole. This is the signature hole. It was amazing. The food at the halfway was great. And the margaritas were even better

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Very nice course. A little bit pricey but it is in Cabo. Nice rental Clubs. 2 year old Callaway Rogue irons and Epic woods. Beer was cold!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Expected more

Check in took 30 minutes. Good thing we arrive 1 hour before our tee time. For the price thought it would have been a little fancier. Overall it was good but was expecting great.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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