Los Cabos, Mexico (June 22, 2020) – Rancho San Lucas, an 834-acre resort and residential community fronting a 1.2-mile stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean 15 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, today celebrates the official grand reopening of the Greg Norman Signature golf course and Rancho San Lucas Golf Club. The course debuted in February and was quickly proclaimed a 2020 Editor’s Choice award winner by Golf Digest, but play was cut short by COVID-19. The course reopens with new safety protocols in place, a dynamic travel package and specials on lessons with head pro Mario Navarro.
On-site & Destination Safety Measures
Golf has been recognized as a safe social distancing sport and this is further supported by Rancho San Lucas’ newly acquired fleet of Skooza golf scooters, a self-balancing, 100% electric, zero emission fat-tire scooter designed for single-rider mobility. Additional on-site health and safety protocols include:
- Face masks and gloves will be worn by all employees while on property along with regular temperature checks administered
- Full-time housekeepers will be assigned to regularly clean all public areas; hand sanitizer dispensers in all interaction areas
- Tee times set 15 minutes apart
- Sanitation of golf carts and equipment before and after each round, including clubs, bags, shoes, etc.
- Complimentary tees, ball markers, pencils and scorecards will be placed in sealed plastic bag in each golf cart
- Addition of inserts in the golf hole cups to allow easy and safe removal of the ball
- Food and drinks at the comfort stations will be pre-ordered and delivered on trays
Safety remains a top priority for the region, known as one of the world’s top golf destinations. Los Cabos is one of the first locations to receive the coveted stamp of approval for safety protocols from the World Travel & Tourism Council. WTTC designed the special Safe Travels stamp for travelers to identify destinations and businesses around the world with heightened health and hygiene measures.
Travel Packages & Lessons
For golfers looking to fine tune their games over the summer, customized lessons and packages are available with head pro Mario Navarro and can be booked by emailing [email protected]. A special “Golf Getaway” travel package is being offered with rates starting at $356 per night at the luxurious Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, which also includes a round of golf on the new Greg Norman Signature course and all food and beverages during play. For booking, visit www.solmar.com.
About the Greg Norman Signature Course
Inspired by the native terrain and featuring splendid panoramic views, the Greg Norman Signature course at Rancho San Lucas is a versatile 7,210-yard, par-72 course laid out within earshot of the thundering surf of the Pacific Ocean. Spanning three different ecosystems, the links-style course meanders through a thick cactus forest creased by winding arroyos before descending to enormous windswept dunes.
Featuring a dramatic 300-foot elevation change, the well-strategized course has five holes on the beach, notably the par-3 third, which parallels the sea and will give players fine views of breaching whales during the winter months. There’s also a signature island green at the testing par-3 17th hole.
Grassed from tee-to-green in Paspalum, a drought-tolerant, disease-resistant varietal, the course features a unique revetted bunkering design unlike anything else in the region. Specifically tailored to Cabo’s terrain and locale, Norman and his design team integrated indigenous landscapes and grass varietals that use the least amount of water and in doing so, succeeded in creating a sustainable golf experience that flows naturally with the dune and desert landscape. The club has applied for enrollment in Audubon International’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.
With two on-course comfort stations, each providing Mexican specialties and ice-cold refreshments, players can enjoy an all-inclusive experience during the round. A handsome ranchero-style clubhouse overlooks the fairways and sea. The practice facility features a spacious driving range, an 18-hole putting course, and dedicated chipping, pitching and sand play areas.
About Rancho San Lucas
Rancho San Lucas is a private club with exclusive access available to homeowners and guests of Solmar Hotels & Resorts, including the new on-site luxury hotel, Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas. The low-density community is elevating the standard of coastal living in Los Cabos with The Villas at Rancho San Lucas and the Norman Estates, a pair of residential communities. Real estate pricing ranges from $650,000 to $7 million. For more information, visit: www.ranchosanlucas.com.
Saludos from Co-Founders…
Chris Sands – Writer and Michael Mattos