Avid golfers need not forgo their favorite sport when taking a vacation in Rosarito. The Mexican coastal city is strategically located in between two of Baja California’s most popular golf courses: the Real Del Mar Golf Resort and the Bajamar Ocean Front Resort.
Real Del Mar, located 20 minutes south of the US border on the Scenic Road between Tijuana and Rosarito, started its operations in 1992 and currently features a par 72, 18-hole golf course. With a course that spans 6,400 yards interspersed with six lakes, Real Del Mar presents a challenging canyon style golf for veterans as well as novice players. The resort offers golf clinics for beginners and private lessons for adults, teens, and children. It holds regular tournaments throughout the year, accommodating 60 to more than 100 players on each tournament. It also offers corporate services such as organizing golf tournaments for companies and even taking care of awards and prizes as well as the meals of the participants. The rates for an 18-hole game is US$69 on Monday through Thursday and US$89 on Friday through Sunday. A twilight rate, lower by more than US$30, is offered starting at 2 PM. Senior citizens (60 years old and above) can also avail of up to 45 percent discount.
Real Del Mar also features scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Coronado Islands. It has a 76-room hotel run by Marriott, a residential area, health club and spa, and an equestrian center.
South of Rosarito is the Bajamar Front Golf Resort. Dubbed as the Pebble Beach of Mexico, it features a 27-hole golf course and Scottish style links with three combinations of play, namely: Lagos/Vista par 71, Vista/Oceano par 72, and Oceano/Lagos par 71. The Vista and Lagos courses were first designed in 1970 and later redesigned in 1991 while the Oceano course was created in 1996.
Bajamar Resort features a hotel, tennis courts, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and jacuzzi. The rates for an 18-hole game is US$75 on Monday through Thursday, US$99 on Friday through Saturday, and US$89 on Sunday. A cheaper twilight rate is offered after 3 PM (the twilight rate during summer is after 4 PM). The resort also offers a hotel and golf package for US$99 per golfer for a one-night stay. This includes an 18-hole game with cart, a bucket of balls, and standard hotel room accommodations with an American breakfast. The package is valid only until the end of July, 2007.
For a more relaxed, congestion-free golfing complete with panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains, take a drive to the golf courses in Rosarito.