Eight years after he created his golf course design business and three months after Hurricane Odile blasted through these parts, Tiger Woods finally opened the first completed 18-hole golf course with his signature on it. His Diamante’s El Cardonal course and Quivira Golf Club (designed by Jack Nicklaus) are slated to open these days. These two new venues will bring the destination’s total course count to 14, qualifying Los Cabos as Mexico’s golf capital.
According to the Mexico Tourism Board, the vacation area’s golf courses sustained only minor damage and are rebounding quickly. Also, recovery efforts in Los Cabos continue unabated, with several hotels planning to open within the next two-and-a-half years, bringing an additional 1,900 rooms to the destination, including the Ritz-Carlton Reserve, JW Marriott, Thompson Cabo San Lucas and Park Hyatt. Hard Rock and Le Blanc have also announced plans to build in Cabo within the next few years, so in the final analysis, there is currently little evidence that Hurricane Odile ever made landfall at the destination.