Play is down, golf courses are closing and every day we lose more golfers—it’s the ongoing narrative. Several initiatives have been introduced to grow the game: save time–just play nine, putt with the pin in, footgolf and increase the size of the hole to name a few.
No, no, no…
The solution is this: COMFORT STATIONS! They should be at every golf course in the world! Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas has set the standard. The Jack Nicklaus design has four comfort stations: the first is at the range, the elevated second station (Cliffs Comfort Station) is just before the #5 tee, the third is at the #8 green and the final station is at the #15 tee. Comfort Station No. 2 is high above the ocean and has one of the best golf course views in the world.
And like Quivira, golf and comfort stations should be all-inclusive. And just like Quivira, the menu shall have quesadillas, tostadas, breakfast burritos and BLT burritos. The drink menu should list fresh margaritas and premium tequilas. Pacífico, Modelo and Corona should be on ice—this is what the world of golf wants!
“But, rounds of golf will take eight hours!”
Exactly! Rounds of golf will take longer and that’s the point. A less formal experience is sure to grow the game. Quivira has marshals at each comfort station to manage pace of play and keep everyone happy. The serious player with a good round going can fly by the margarita hackers–no problemo.
Golf courses will no longer be seen by the beginner golfer as “intimidating,” but rather fun places to hang out and make new friends. Even if this fiesta style of golf is only available on Fridays… or after 4 o’clock… this is what the people want. This is what the people need.
Stay at Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts… live at Quivira Los Cabos… play Quivira Golf Club and experience comfort at such a high level that double-bogeys go unnoticed.