By Greg Wires

Nearly 900 miles south of San Diego is the Mexican village of Cabo San Lucas. It is at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula.

The peninsula is where the Baja 1000, a grueling 1,300-plus mile car race, across foreboding terrain and typically won in some time over 16 hours, is held. To the west of Baja is the Pacific Ocean and to the east is the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California.

In the past couple of decades, Cabo, as it is commonly called, has become a tourist destination for many travelers from the U.S. and Canada. The climate is almost always ideal, with average high temps from December through April being in the 70s and 80s and only a handful of rain days all year.

In and around Cabo San Lucas are about two dozen golf courses, some private, but with about a dozen open for regular daily play, it is not difficult to find a place for a game. Recently we were lucky to come upon a gem that has been compared to Pebble Beach. While not sure of the comparison, I can say that if you enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean on an exceptionally designed and well-maintained course, Solmar Golf Links will not disappoint.

Solmar Golf Links is a Greg Norman-designed golf course. It opened in 2020 as a part of Grand Solmar Pacific Dunes Resort, a time-share complex with all the amenities you expect either completed or in the seven-year completion plan. A Greg Norman-branded housing community is also part of the complex.

From the opening hole, a par-5 which faces mostly north/northwest and is into the prevailing winds, views of the ocean are a constant. With the lush green fairways surrounded by huge sand dunes and desert cacti, getting on in regulation on this first hole takes three solid shots. More