Inside Querencia, an exceptional beach and golf community in Mexico

November 1, 2019

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Feeling tired from the monotony of another long weekend? Try this scenario on for size: After waking up to a glorious sunny morning in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, you head over to your local club to play a round at a Tom Fazio-designed course that is heralded as one of the best in the country. The tee times are spaced in 12-minute increments, so you breeze around without seeing a soul and feel like you have the place to yourself.

After your round, you amble to your community’s Q Club, where you enjoy a poolside lunch with some neighbors. When you’ve finished, you lounge on a chair in the sun for a few extra minutes before heading home (to your expansive, luxurious abode, which offers a sweeping vista of the sparkling Sea of Cortez) and pouring yourself a drink, with nothing to do but sit, enjoy the gentle breeze, wait for yet another incredible Mexican sunset to paint the sky, and consider your options for the following day. More golf? Beach club, perhaps? The choice is yours.

The beautiful community pool is the perfect place to spend a sunny day.
The beautiful community pool is the perfect place to spend a sunny day.

If this all sounds like a dream, it’s not — it’s reality for homeowners at Querencia Private Golf & Beach Club, a close-knit, elegant community in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, where buying a beautiful home or condo entitles you to access incredible amenities, like the Tom Fazio golf course mentioned above, a sprawling clubhouse, which boasts outdoor grass tennis courts, pickleball and basketball courts, a youth center, an infinity pool and waterslide, and two full-service restaurants.

The members-only golf course offers staggering views of the Sea of Cortez on every hole of the front nine. The course was Tom Fazio’s first-ever project in Mexico. “Once I experienced this land, I knew it was an extraordinary setting for world-class golf,” he said. “I’ve designed the course to maximize views of downtown San Jose del Cabo and the Sea of Cortez and provide a fair balance of risks and rewards.” You can even opt to motor yourself around the course on a GolfBoard instead of a traditional golf cart. A 12-acre practice facility is also available to help you hone your game before or after your round.

Querencia's Tom Fazio-designed golf course is ranked among the best in Mexico.
Querencia's Tom Fazio-designed golf course is ranked among the best in Mexico.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Querencia’s expansive 1,800 acres of coastline property offers a multitude of other activities to pursue. You can surf right off of Querencia’s private beach club, snorkel or scuba dive in one of the world’s healthiest coral reefs, traverse six miles of off-road trail on a mountain bike, trek from the mountains to the sea on an invigorating hike, or fish for dorado and yellowtail off the southern Baja coast. The Querencia community concierge can also curate an exclusive itinerary suited to your needs, including vineyard tours, whale watching and excursions into quaint downtown San Jose del Cabo.

Good living? More like great living.