Jack Nicklaus Builds a Stunner in Los Cabos

By James McAfee

Set among large coastal dunes, magnificent granite cliffs, desert foothills and white-sanded beaches at the tip of the Baja peninsula, the Quivira Golf Club offers more ocean front exposure than any other course in the immediate area. This emerald nestled alongside the rocky desert beaches of Mexico is Jack Nicklaus’ sixth design in Los Cabos.

Nicklaus had to dig deep into his bag of design skills to find a way to accomplish the one-of-a-kind course on a site that once served as the location for the movie, “Troy.”

“If you were asked if you would like to have this as your choice of sites, you would say ‘no,’” he mentioned after the course was selected as the Golf Inc. 2014 Development of the Year. “You’d probably say, ‘Can we find something a little easier to work with?’ But sometimes you get a site that says, ‘this is our land.’ More