Cabo San Lucas Country Club on the comeback trail on the Baja Peninsula

Karma hasn't given Cabo San Lucas Country Club much of a chance.

Original architect Roy Dye -- Pete Dye's brother -- passed away during construction, forcing his son, Matthew, to finish the 7,220-yard golf course, which opened in 1995.

Financial woes have plagued several owners of the course, forcing several name changes. In 2001, flooding from Hurricane Juliette took out six of the holes on the back nine. Even so, Cabo San Lucas Country Club, located on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula just minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, has persevered, becoming a "working man's" course that is more affordable than any other local track.

A new owner has the club poised for a rebirth. Plans are underway to renovate the golf course and finish off a new bar and grill next to the small pro shop. A recently completed multi-million-dollar water treatment facility is the biggest piece of the puzzle.

Director of Golf Eric Grindereng said updating the irrigation system should be completed by the fall of 2012, while work on the 80 bunkers and course conditioning will be ongoing.

Nine lakes and small greens make this one of the toughest tests in Los Cabos. The view of the famous Arch at Land's End remains the property's major selling point.

"It is such a beautiful place. It just hasn't had anybody to take care of it," Grindereng said. "It has excellent potential.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed and photographed more than 1,000 courses and written about golf destinations in 20 countries for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfpass and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.

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Nothing has come easy for Cabo San Lucas Country Club as financial woes have plagued several owners. But new owners are investing in the club, which has carved out a niche as the most affordable local golf course. And if the club's superintendent can consistently produce better playing conditions, that would quickly erase the struggles of the past, Jason Scott Deegan writes.
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Cabo San Lucas Country Club on the comeback trail on the Baja Peninsula