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Quivira Set to Build Second Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Quivira Set to Build Second Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

The great Jack Nicklaus is the man behind the design of Quivira’s flagship course, an engineering marvel and aesthetic triumph that garnered worldwide golf industry and media awards following its 2014 debut. Nicklaus will return to build a second course at the club.

“The first golf course at Quivira is a spectacular layout playing across a remarkable piece of property,” Nicklaus remarked, adding that the second course should be “stunning and equally as spectacular.”  The new layout will expand the golf inventory at Quivira Los Cabos to satisfy increased demand from three exclusive new projects currently under construction:  St. Regis Resort & Residences; Old Lighthouse Golf & Ocean Club; and the Alvar hillside condominiums.

While the routing plan for the new course has not been finalized, it will occupy a prime parcel in the northwest area of the 1,850-acre development. Holes will be carved into rolling desert foothills and broad valleys thick with cactus, with winding arroyos framing or crossing the fairways. The southern portion of the course will offer panoramic Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez views. Tall distant peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna range will serve as aiming points on the interior holes. Groundbreaking on the new course is expected to commence by the fourth quarter of this year.

According to Antonio Reynante, Quivira’s director of golf, “It’s very exciting that we’ll be getting 18 new holes by Jack Nicklaus.” The Golden Bear, an indefatigable workhorse with 400-plus design credits to his name worldwide, is singlehandedly responsible for placing Los Cabos on the international golf map. His design commission at Quivira is another chance to burnish his legacy in Los Cabos, which he often describes as “one of his all-time favorite places.”

Reynante believes Nicklaus has a special opportunity at Quivira. “At the original course, especially along the cliffs and in the dunes, Jack was able to create a truly unique and special golf experience unrivaled for a challenge and scenic splendor,” he said. “But the land set aside for the new course is more generous from a routing and strategic perspective. Nicklaus and his design team will not be constrained by steep sandy hills and sheer granite cliffs. He will have a blank slate on which to build whatever he feels the land can yield by way of a versatile, enjoyable test of golf.” Reynante added that Quivira’s second Jack Nicklaus Signature Course will be a full-length, championship-caliber layout stretching to more than 7,000 yards.

For Quivira’s golf aficionados, course No. 2 can’t open soon enough!