Review for Cabo del Sol (Desert)

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I played this course twice the same week during last April from different tees and different wind direction and strentgh which made it 2 extremely different course and very fun to play.

The first time was on my own on a fast twilight round from the gold tees while the second was with customers/friends playing a fun competitive tournament which made it a quite more serious round.

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And I have to say it is not only a great complement to the Ocean course but also a great venue, amazing design, fantastic views from the Ocean and extremely well kept. It is not common these days to find a course in the Caribbean with bermuda grass this close to the sea, which makes it a challenge to mantain. But here at Cabo they manage to keep it great and tight.

There are some great golf holes out there like uphill par 5 3rd hole where you can get home in 2 or find trouble to get in 3 depending on wind. 4th is a great short downhill par 4 where iy you can hit it over 270yds you have to take the risk, it is well worth but avoid the left (and the right too!).

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Short par 3 5th is unfair, into the wind the false front will make your ball roll back will downwind God help you to hold the ball on the green, I would for sure make a change to a more forgiving green complex.

Par 4 7th is even too short from the Gold Tee and from the tee there is nothing you can imagine, it is once you have played it that a better idea gets into your mind as how to play it. You mus have a yardage book and a GPS watch to decide what to hit off the tee.

Par 5 9th with that forced carry is one of the great golf holes, the more agressive you go the bigger the price and the risk as well.

Par 5 12th is another great, where the carry from the gold tee is not for everyone and even more into the wind as I played it from that tee-

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Par 3 16th with the elevated tee with views of the ocean is maybe the most picturesque hole, I hit a hybrid into the wind and a 7 iron downwind so the difference according to wind and set of tees can be huge.

17th is great but again shows little off the tee for first timers and if you plan a golf vacation playing only once here you might have many not nice surprises after golf shots you believe are the correct ones.

18th is a not long par 4 totally downhill going back to the Club House with water in front. The problem is you don't imagine how much ball can roll down and it is isually tough to find the correct choice.

All the same and with things I would improve, it is a great venue and fun game. If you go, ask for yardage book and be intelligent of the tee. a good day will bring you a good score!

Date: August 08, 2017

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