A dream deferred is finally coming true at Quivira Golf Club.
Jack Nicklaus, golf’s greatest champion, is the man behind the design of Quivira’s flagship course, an aesthetic triumph and engineering marvel that has garnered numerous golf media awards since its 2014 debut. As per Quivira’s original 36-hole blueprint, Nicklaus will return to build a second course at the dazzling Land’s End site.
“The first golf course at Quivira is a spectacular layout playing across a remarkable piece of property,” Nicklaus said. “Now, I am excited that the design is well underway on the second course at Quivira, which should be stunning and equally as spectacular. I hope golfers who play the second course will enjoy the views, the quality of golf and the challenge.”
The new layout will expand the golf inventory at Quivira to satisfy increased demand from guests of Pueblo Bonito Resorts and from three real estate projects currently under construction: St. Regis Resort & Residences, Old Lighthouse Golf & Ocean Club, and the Alvar condominiums.
While the routing plan for the new course is not yet finalized, it will occupy a prime parcel in the northwest area of the 1,850-acre development. Holes will be carved into rolling desert foothills and broad valleys thick with cactus. Winding arroyos will flank or cross the fairways. The southern portion of the course will offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortes. Tall distant peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna range will serve as aiming points on the interior holes. Groundbreaking on the new course is expected to begin by the fourth quarter of this year.
According to Antonio Reynante, Quivira’s director of golf, “It’s very exciting that we’ll be getting 18 new holes by Jack Nicklaus.” The Golden Bear, an indefatigable workhorse with 400-plus design credits to his name worldwide, is singlehandedly responsible for placing Los Cabos on the international golf map dating back to his design of Palmilla Golf Club in 1992. His new commission at Quivira is another (and perhaps final) chance to burnish his legacy in Los Cabos, which he describes as “one of my all-time favorite places.”
Reynante believes Nicklaus has a special opportunity at Quivira. “At the original course, especially along the cliffs and in the dunes, Jack was able to create a truly unique and special golf experience unrivalled for challenge and scenic splendor,” he said. “But the land set aside for the new course is more generous from a routing and strategic perspective. Nicklaus and his design team will not be constrained by steep sandy hills, sheer granite cliffs and strong onshore winds. He will have a blank slate on which to build whatever he feels the land can yield by way of a versatile, enjoyable test of golf.” Reynante added that Quivira’s second Jack Nicklaus Signature course will be a full-length, championship-caliber layout stretching to more than 7,000 yards.
For Quivira’s devoted golf aficionados, course No. 2 can’t open soon enough! https://www.quiviraloscabos.com/golf