I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, and this time won’t be the last. There isn’t a better gig out there than running this golf blog. As a result I have the pleasure of reviewing some of the best golf courses and golf travel destinations in the world. Los Cabos, Mexico is home to many of those courses and is certainly in the top tier of resort destinations. My tough duty today is posting a review of the splendid time I had at the Palmilla Golf Club in Los Cabos.
Palmilla Arroyo Course, #7 Tee – Beautiful view of the fairway and the Sea of Cortez – Click for more images
Palmilla Golf Club Overview
Palmilla is a Jack Nicklaus designed, 27 hole facility comprised of the Arroyo, Mountain and Ocean nines. The track meanders through the hilly desert terrain of Los Cabos, taking advantage of the local scenery, cacti and views of the Sea of Cortez. A large percentage of the holes have ocean views. There’s something very cool and relaxing about the contrast of the green fairways and having that cool blue background of the ocean. Contrast that with the perfectly manicured and colorful local vegetation, numerous types of cacti, and you get 27 holes of photo opps. As a result, I shot about 120 photos during my round.
I played 18 of the 27 holes, so my review and image gallery features the Mountain and Arroyo nines. I’ll have to return soon to review the Ocean nine. Hint, hint.
Times Online is a UK publication in which I found a wild job which I may just be the guy for. A UK company called Your Golf Travel which I’ve mentioned before, is offering a job for someone with less than a 14 handicap who wants to travel the world for a year writing about golf courses and travel. Pick me pick me…
This sounds like a non-job just like that one running a desert island off the Queensland coast that turned out to be a big come-on for the state’s tourist industry. But I am assured it is for real. YourGolfTravel, set up four years ago by a couple of City types to arrange golf holidays, wants a redundant worker, possibly also with a City background, to go around the world for a year visiting golf courses, researching opportunities and writing reviews.
The successful candidate will be chosen by means of a golf tournament and entrants must have a handicap of less than 14. “It’s a genuine offer, with a competitive salary,” Ross Marshall, one of the founders, tells me. “A lot of my friends have been made redundant and are struggling to find jobs. We’re only offering the job to people made redundant in the last 12 months. A corporate background would be useful, but we’re not restricting it.”
I just finished uploading a ton of pictures to the Travel Gallery from a recent stay I had at the Wynn Las Vegas.
See the whole Wynn Las Vegas gallery here.
With that last batch of photos, the HOG Photo Gallery now sits at 10,091 photos and counting!