Now that is my kind of golf. Not only do nearly half of the holes overlook an expansive, untouched white sand beach and whales spouting just beyond the wave break, but there is also a constant ocean breeze that tames the sun. The ranking of 58th best course in the world suggests the rigor and quality of the course, but it does not hint at the course’s best feature – the food. At the slider and smoothie bar at the driving range, I like to have a chorizo, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich and a banana-mango smoothie before teeing off. Everything is made to order in front of you by professionals who routinely go above and beyond. I enjoy these pre-golf breakfasts while sunning myself on a cliff that overlooks the entire course while my Dad, the serious golfer, hits the driving range.
Dad Teeing Off. The green is across the sand and on top of a bluff.
Just a couple of holes later, there is another comfort station. All stations have trail mix, sliced apples with peanut butter and honey, chicken and egg salad, sweet treats, and sodas, but this comfort station specializes in black bean and tortilla soup and Bloody Mary’s, which are appropriate as most tee times are in the early morning. I like my black bean soup with sour cream and diced chicken. Looping back by this comfort casita after a few more holes, I often grab a chewy, coconut cookie for the road.
The back nine is where the really good food hides. These are also the harder holes, but maybe that is just because I like margaritas and diamante juice more than Bloody Mary’s. The comfort station for the back nine specializes in tamales and margaritas. Although an unlikely location, these are some of the better margaritas and the best tamales I have found in Cabo. The tamales have a high filling to corn meal ratio, are quite moist, and are doused in sauce. On the second time by this comfort station I like to get a mini popsicle, mango specifically, to enjoy on the long ride to the magnificent, ocean holes.
Mom and Dad
Last, and certainly most deadly, is a mini station balanced on a cliff serving only Diamante juice and trail mix before hole 16. This classy version of jungle juice is a mix of vodka, pineapple juice, grapefruit seltzer, and simple syrup. The trail mix is not that tasty, but after three drinks and too many holes of golf, I can’t stop myself from popping a piece or two every time I jump back in the cart.
Mango-banana smoothie, chorizo, egg, and cheese breakfast slider, apple slices, black bean soup, Bloody Mary, coconut cookie, mini chocolate bar, tortilla soup, Diet Coke, chicken salad, tamale, margarita, popsicle, trail mix, egg salad, crackers, mixed nuts, and Diamante juice – now, that is what I call a good 18!