The 7,091-yard (6,484-metre) par-72 course was designed by no less a legend than Jack Nicklaus and is often referred to as the "Pebble Beach of the Baja". The course stretches out for more than a mile across a stunning desert landscape backdropped by rugged 6,000-foot mountains. Seven holes follow the coastline, offering a spectacular view and an inspiring challenge for any golfer. This is particularly true of the final three holes, which Nicklaus himself describes as the "three finest finishing holes in all of golf".
Tom Weiskopf, a master at designing golf courses in desert environment, created the "Desert Course" in 2001. At 7,049 yards (6,445 metres), the par72 course is slightly shorter than the "Ocean Course", but at a far higher altitude. As such, it offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the Sea of Cortes. The "Desert Course" may not require any excessively long shots and has wide landing zones, but it is strategically challenging. This is thanks largely to the greens, which undulate dramatically and are defended by an army of large sculpted bunkers.