GREG NORMAN SIGNATURE GOLF COURSE
CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR MEXICO
The Rancho San Lucas Greg Norman Signature Golf Course is the center piece of the 834 acre resort and residential community. The course is a multi-themed layout with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from every hole.
Spanning three different ecosystems, the golf course hugs huge windswept dunes at the start, climbs through a thick cactus forest creased by winding arroyos, transitions across a littoral zone and returns players to the beach and dunes for a rousing finish. Most of the greens are medium sized and subtly contoured, though four of the putting surfaces exceed 12,000 square feet in size.
The 7,210-yard, par-72 course hugs huge windswept dunes and parallels the beach at the start before climbing through a thick cactus forest creased by arroyos. The back nine descends from desert foothills to the wave-tossed sea for a rousing finish.
One of the defining traits of the links-style course t Rancho San Lucas is its revetted pot bunkers. These sharp-edged, steep-walled sandy pits, constructed from recycled artificial turf, are identical to the natural sod-walled bunkers found on British seaside courses.
Tees, greens and fairways at Rancho San Lucas are surfaced in SeaDwarf Paspalum, a drought-tolerant, disease-resistant cultivar that uses a fraction of the pesticides, insecticides and fertilizer required by normal grasses. The grass responds well to lower mowing heights. The speed of ball roll on the greens is consistent and true.
With comfort stations spaced around the course providing snacks and refreshments, players can enjoy an all-inclusive experience during the round. The club’s full-service practice facility features a spacious range, a large practice putting green, and dedicated chipping, pitching and sand play areas.