Several parts of Mexico are popular golf vacation spots and we’ve just updated our story on the best Golf Courses of Los Cabos, southern Baja around San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

We have covered golf in Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta and there are some great courses in other spots like Costalegre and the Riviera Maya. No place in Latin America is a match for the Los Cabos region though, whether you’re talking about sheer number of choices or the quality of the courses themselves. Most benefit from dramatic scenery—including ocean views from some holes—and designs from some of the best-known names in the biz.

It always seems extravagant to the point of ridiculous to have golf courses in the desert, but in this region they’ve gotten it right more than many. Watering is generally done via desalinated sea water and new turf grasses that are more salt-tolerant and need less water and helping keep the impact down as well.

So now you can enjoy your 18 holes with a bit less guilt than you’ll feel in, say, drought-stricken Scottsdale, and you’ll get a nice sea breeze while you’re at it.  See the full story on Golfing in Los Cabos.