Not only is Tiger Woods the premier golfer in the world but he’s pretty good off of it, too. He has recently developed a stunning new 18-hole course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that you should probably know about.
Scheduled for completion in 2014, the new championship golf course will follow the Tiger Woods Design implemented in the existing courses in Dubailand, Dubai, The Cliffs at High Carolina and Ensenada, Mexico.
In it’s description of the new course, www.tigerwoods.com/design/diamante suggests that golfers will be reminded of the old-style California courses that Tiger himself grew up playing.
It will be suited to golfers of varying skills levels, with several options available for playing each hole. The pre-existing arroyos that pass through the location, as well as well-placed fairway bunkers will provide abundant risk-reward opportunities off the tees. Golfers playing the course will be often faced with the decision of whether to try to carry a hazard resulting in a better approach angle, or take the safer route leaving a longer shot to a green.
Natural contours on the wide fairways along the greenside bunkers will further augment the old-style look and feel of the course. With 18 genuinely unique green complexes, the finished course will surely provide a memorable golf experience that will supply a welcome addition to an already popular golfing location.
Check out this: nice course diagram (in PDF format)
From the above layout, the course’s concise and aesthetically stunning layout can be seen, as well as the distance and par for each of its 18 holes. It kicks off with a par-5 on the first, with a 551-yard hole set to provide ample challenge for the most experienced of golfers. Number 6 provides another par-5, this time at a hefty 597 yards (no problem, right?!).
The course closes with an exquisite par-4, 520-yard hole that requires more than a little strategic play through bunkers on the eighteenth. Overall, the remarkable 71-par course covers a total of 7,401 yards playing distance.
Woods himself has remarked that the 484-yard, uphill par-4 fourth might be the toughest on the course. His method has clearly been to perfect the basics of any world-class golf course: strategy, fairness, visibility and fun. In an interview with golf.com, Woods discussed the courses influence, mainly the Australian sandbelt-style of architecture,
“I have been lucky enough to play Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath many times. The bunkers are spectacular. firm and fast conditions create so many shot options, particularly around the greens. Players need to think their way around the course and be able to play different types of shots to score well.”
Although not opening until 2014, it is advisable to act fast to make sure you don’t miss your chance to play on what is expected to be a hugely popular course. El Cardonal is private, but tee times for prospective property buyers are available. If you rent a house, golf villa, beach estate or two-bedroom condo unit at Diamante, you can also play the course. More information is available at Diamante at Cabo San Lucas Before undertaking any major golf excursion, make sure your golf insurance is up-to-date and sufficient. Golfplan’s comprehensive range of cover will provide the perfect peace of mind for any golfing holiday.
The mission statement of the Tiger Woods Design is “to utilize Tiger’s world-renowned experience, his boundless pursuit of excellence and his love of golf to create a unique collection of amazing courses around the world.” Though not yet completed, all indications suggest that the new course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas will be the jewel in the crown.
Photos courtesy of: Diamante Cabo San Lucas