Diamante Cabo San Lucas’ (Diamante) Dunes Course rose two positions to No. 36 in GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World 2017. The Dunes Course, which opened in 2009, debuted in 2011 at No. 58 and has risen steadily to the No. 36 spot as Diamante has continued to improve the course. The Dunes Course is the highest rated golf course in Latin America according to the new rankings and has also been ranked as the #1 course in all of Mexico by Golf Digest (2016).
“We’re honored to be ranked again as one of the top 100 courses in the world, and greatly appreciate GOLF Magazine for recognizing our commitment and dedication to the game of golf and the high standards we have at Diamante,” said Diamante Cabo San Lucas founder and CEO Ken Jowdy.
Designed by 20-time PGA tour winner Davis Love III and his design team, the Dunes Course is a championship 18-hole traditional links course with a unique 14-acre practice facility. Situated within the private, master-planned oceanfront community of Diamante in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the course stretches along the majestic Baja Coastline. Wind-swept dunes, carved contours and wide ocean views create the ultimate, world-class links experience.
The Dunes course offers captivating views and some of the most dramatic meetings of desert, ocean, white dunes, and green fairways in the entire world. At 7,022 yards from the championship tees, the course is as challenging as it is breathtaking.
“Diamante is one of the best pieces of land we’ve ever built on. The terrain gave us natural green sites and the tall, sweeping dunes made it the perfect setting for a world-class links course,” said course designer, Davis Love III. “All 18 holes on this course are spectacular, offering dramatic shots and incredible Pacific Ocean views.”
GOLF Magazine stated, “Built on sand and next to the sea, Diamante is like golf in Ireland, only 30 degrees warmer. Gigantic sand dunes, Pacific Ocean panoramas and superb risk/reward variety are highlights.”
The Top 100 list is published every two years and is selected by GOLF Magazine panelists consisting of architects, tour players, historians and connoisseurs of the game.