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Have a Baja Moment! Enjoy World-Class Golf in La Paz at Costa Baja

Have a Baja Moment! Enjoy World-Class Golf in La Paz at Costa Baja

Los Cabos might be the first destination that comes to mind when people think about golf in Baja California Sur, but the state’s capital city, La Paz, also boasts world-class golfing opportunities. Costa Baja Resort & Spa, the first five star resort in La Paz, is also home to the first Gary Player designed course in Mexico.

Player, of course, is one of the greatest players in the history of professional golf, with nine major championships, and over 165 victories worldwide. In addition to his legendary playing career, the diminutive South African has distinguished himself as an ambassador for the game, and as one of the world’s premier golf course designers.

Golf in La Paz

Not all of Baja’s best golf courses are located in Los Cabos.

Player’s philosophy of using the latest technology to integrate course design into the existing landscape, minimizing the impact on the land and area flora and fauna has helped establish his reputation as a leading links designer. His green philosophy was a perfect fit with Costa Baja’s developers, and has proved essential in a region with little to no rain.

The Player designed Costa Baja Golf Club is a 7,082 yards from the tips, and features breathtaking views of the serene waters of the Sea of Cortez, desert landscapes, and the rolling hills that surround La Paz.

Golf in La Paz

In addition to world-class golf, Costa Baja Resort and Spa offers favorable year round weather conditions, and proximity to Baja Sur’s capital city.

The Costa Baja Golf Club has been open to members and the general public since 2010. Its unique layout presents challenges for players of all levels, making it one of the area’s most enjoyable courses. In fact, its abundance of elevated tee boxes, wide fairways and slow greens won Costa Baja Golf Club acclaim as one of the top ten golf courses in Mexico in 2012 (It was ranked 7th best by Golf and Spa).

Additionally, Costa Baja Golf Club has a grass driving range, practice putting greens, a short game area, and a golf store. Players can also enjoy drinks and dining after the round at La Pintada Restaurant overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The restaurant offers a mix of Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as refreshing margaritas. Individual or group lessons can be booked with one of Costa Baja’s experienced professional instructors.

Golf in La Paz

Spectacular Sea of Cortez views are par for the course at La Pintada Restaurant.

To ensure that the course and its amenities meet exceptional standards, Costa Baja is managed by Troon Golf, the most renowned golf management company in the world.

The course is a key component of the magnificent 550 acre Costa Baja development, which also includes a private white sand beach, a double-basin marina, a full spa, superb restaurants, and luxurious residences. The resort’s design seamlessly blends in the existing landscape, and like Player’s design, shows great respect for the environment.

Golf in La Paz

Costa Baja is the first Gary Player signature golf course in Mexico.

Costa Baja is strategically located between beautiful beaches and the city of La Paz. It’s a short drive from downtown, and the best bet for visitors is to rent a car from National Car Rental, which has an office conveniently located on the Malecon near the major hotels. Once you’ve got the clubs in the trunk, proceed down Paseo Alvaro Obregon (the street parallel to the Malecon walkway) toward the beaches. The scenic drive takes you up and down eroded hills on a panoramic highway with impressive views of the ocean. It’s about a 10 minute drive from the Malecon to Costa Baja.

For many years golfers have visited Los Cabos for a chance to play at acclaimed courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, and other legendary players and designers. Now they are also coming to charming La Paz to experience the only course in Mexico of its kind: the Gary Player Costa Baja Golf Club. is a comprehensive online source of first-hand travel information for the Baja California Peninsula. We offer Baja travelers expert advice about local restaurantshotelsvacation rentals and activities, as well as guides, maps, complete event calendars and great stories about incredible travel destinations, from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas.  We also provide free personal travel consulting, planning and booking services in Los Cabos, Todos Santos and La Paz, with prices that match or are below best advertised price. For more information, please call toll-free (US/CAN) 855-BAJA-411 or email us at



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About Kennia Thackaberry

Kennia Thackaberry was born and raised in the quiet city of La Paz. Her love for Baja started at a young age and grew deeper after exploring the peninsula with her family on many camping and hiking trips. Through her work as a freelance writer she shares her knowledge and passion for the beautiful place she calls home.

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