CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 15
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 15
There are ocean views on almost every hole, including the par-4 15th, at CostaBaja Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 1
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 1
Gary Player eases you into the course at CostaBaja Golf Club with the 406-yard first hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 2
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 2
The second hole at CostaBaja Golf Club may be short, but it usually plays into a crosswind. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 3
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 3
The third at CostaBaja Golf Club is a 599-yard par 5, but it isn't even the longest hole on the course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 4
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 4
The fourth at CostaBaja Golf Club is a 223-yard par 3 from the tips. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 6
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 6
The par-4 sixth at CostaBaja Golf Club plays downhill toward the sea. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 7
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 7
The seventh at CostaBaja Golf Club is a tricky downhill dogleg par 4. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 8
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 8
The par-3 eighth at CostaBaja Golf Club plays over a pond and usually into the wind. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 9
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 9
Long hitters can drive the short par-4 ninth at CostaBaja Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 10
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 10
The par-4 10th, one of the more difficult holes at CostaBaja Golf Club, plays over a ravine and uphill. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 11
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 11
The par-4 11th at CostaBaja Golf Club is a downhill sharp dogleg left with a high degree of difficulty. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 12
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 12
The par-3 12th at CostaBaja Golf Club, which isn't overly difficult, provides a break on the back nine. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 13
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 13
A blind approach shot awaits most golfers on the uphill par-4 13th at CostaBaja Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 14
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 14
The tee shot on the 612-yard par-5 14th at CostaBaja Golf Club is somewhat daunting. Mike Bailey/Travel Golf
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 16
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 16
The 476-yard par-4 16th at CostaBaja Golf Club plays down toward the Sea of Cortez. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 17
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 17
The par-3 17th at CostaBaja Golf Club represents a chance to get a stroke back after a difficult stretch. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 18
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CostaBaja Golf Club - hole 18
Just 515 yards from the tips, the par-5 finishing hole at CostaBaja Golf Club is reachable in two for long hitters. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

The views just keep on coming at CostaBaja Golf Club in La Paz

LA PAZ, Baja California Sur, Mexico -- Opened in late 2010, the Gary Player-designed CostaBaja Golf Club has ocean views on nearly every hole.

With generous fairways, players have plenty of room to drive the ball. And they need it. Missing the fairways, for the most part, means finding the desert on this 7,082-yard course, and there's usually a pretty good wind to factor in as well.

The golf course features one spectacular hole after another, with elevated tees and flawless paspalum fairways and greens. If you had to pick a signature hole, it would probably be the 612-yard par-5 14th, which plays from a tee high above the Sea of Cortez to a landing area some 250 yards away from the back tee.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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