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Bajamar: Golf On the Pacific Ocean

Bajamar's 27 holes offer one of the most spectacular golf experiences in North America. Often called "Pebble Beach South of the Border", Bjamar offers a scenic and memorable golfing experiencee to players of all skill levels and abilities. All three courses have something unique to offer the golfer.

Bajamar is located south of Rosarito about half way to Ensenada at Km 77. It is a beautiful scenic drive that will take about thirty minutes. While not quite a world-class course, it's long been a favorite of road trippers from California and Arizona. If nothing else, the course features four holes that run directly along the ocean, an hour or so of golf that visitors remember, photograph, and talk about long after their trip is over.

The scenery is spectacular, it's just a short drive and the cost is hard to beat. While not Pebble Beach, Bajamar is 27 holes of delightful golf at a great value -- Currently, the course is offering a weekday special that includes a night's stay, all 27 holes, breakfast, and lunch for $99.) Outside of peak weekends, the course is not typically crowded. On a typical visit you can get in a round in three-and-a-half hours, stopping to take plenty of pictures along the way.

The three nine are quite distinct from each other. Lagos (Spanish for "Lakes") is fairly flat, with a lot of water, a sort of Florida meets Mexico. Vista ("View") is a bit more up and down, desert golf, say Scottsdale meets Mexico. The fairways are generous enough but should you miss, just move on. Signs warning of rattlesnakes are everywhere. The serpents themselves are even more common.

While Lagos and Vista are very nice, Bajamar is all about the Oceano ("Ocean") holes. The first few holes of Oceano are nice par 4s, leading in a roundabout way down to the ocean itself. No. 4 forces you to lay up with your drive before clearing a deep canyon with a wedge on your second shot. This is a taste of what's to come.

Hole No. 5 is the focus of the entire Bajamar experience, the signature hole of the signature nine. A spectacular par 3 (185 yards from the tips), the hole is a forced carry over a cove, with surf crashing onto lava rocks just beneath the tee box. If it's a quiet day, drop an extra ball or two and savor the experience. Without question, shoot a few pictures. On busier days there may be a backup here. Fortunately, there's a snack bar, restroom, a small putting green, and a superb view.

The next three holes are a continuation of that experience, two par 4s and a par 5. Fortunately, the prevailing wind is behind you, and the fairways are generous. To the left, you'll see desert rising to cliffs, where a series of villas are perched overlooking the ocean. To the right, nothing but ocean, lava rock and crashing waves.

Take your time, and take some pictures. This is what you came for.

Bajamar's layout would make for a lovely golf experience in just about any location. On the chunk of earth they are fortunate enough to lay claim to, it's pretty tough to fail. You can make the course a solid challenge by playing from the tips, (6,900 yards) or a bit easier closer up.

But the Bajamar experience isn't so much about how tough the course plays, or how it stacks up against its peers. It's about dropping down an hour or so south of the border, staring at the crashing surf, and trying to concentrate on a chip shot while your buddy is snapping photos and talking about the post-round margaritas waiting at the end.

Condo Amenities

Rosarito Inn Condominium Hotel Suites is proud to offer unique condominium hotel suites in Rosarito with accommodations to make your stay comfortable and secure. Each suite in our hotel is fully and uniquely furnished, including all amenities. Condos are fully equipped, there are laundry units are available in each and every condo for your daily cleaning needs. Additionally, daily cleaning service is at your disposal. For details, inquire at the front desk.

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