Ensenada's Baja Country Club Offers Laid Back Golf, Pretty
in the northern part of the Baja Peninsula, in a quiet, beautiful
valley surrounded by canyon walls and oak trees, is the Baja Country
Club, a traditional country club style layout that offers a “laid
back” golf experience. The current lack of residential development
lends the surroundings a decidedly serene feel that makes walking
this course a joy. Don't come expecting Palmilla; but do anticipate
an enjoyable round of golf in a peaceful, pretty setting.
The Baja CC is a property that's in transition: a custom housing
development is underway, and a new golf course manager has been
hired and is working on significant course improvements. Everything
from fairways and greens to tee boxes and bunkers are getting overhauled.
The clubhouse is also in line for expansion, with plans for a hot
tub, sauna and a swimming pool.
In the meantime, the Baja Country Club is open to all golfers
who are looking for an enjoyable, relaxing and affordable round
of golf in Mexico's sunny Baja Peninsula. The club is typically
uncrowded, so a round can take as long as you like! Feel like playing
that hole again? Go for it! (But don't try that at Pebble Beach!)
course is a moderate test of skill, with the back nine being more
challenging than the front nine. It has several stand out, distinctive
holes: the 6th is a very fun par 4 with an island green; the 13th
is a tricky one: into the wind, par 5 with clusters of palm trees
on both sides of the fairway; the 19th for its 90-degree dogleg.
Other highlights include Baja a desert hole and 12 acres of lakes.
Comparing the course to the more established tracks in Cabo wouldn't
be fair. As it stands today, the Baja Country Club offers a unique,
“laid back” Mexican golf experience, and while it's
a bit rough around the edges, it's fun and affordable. If you prefer
immaculate conditioning, then you'll probably want to wait for
the renavations to be complete. The Baja CC of the future might
look a lot more like the courses of Baja Sur, so if you're up for
some good fun, make sure to include it on your next Baja golf adventure—before
it gets crowded with golfers and homes.
Typical rates: $47 USD, $30 USD after 3pm.
Baja Country Club: Course
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