The Gold Standard

In Live, Los Cabos by Suzanne Koch

Countless tourists travel to the tip of the Baja peninsula every year to take advantage of all the luxuries offered in Los Cabos, even if only for a weekend. But for those who choose to stay, there is one community offering residents a lavish lifestyle that you’ll never have to depart from.

Located on the Sea of Cortez is El Dorado Golf & Beach Club, a sprawling community of extravagant homes, gorgeous golf course and glorious views. Set between two five-star resorts, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort and One & Only Palmilla, the gated community stretches over one mile of sunny coastline along the “Golden Corridor,” that connects San José del Cabo with Cabo San Lucas. Emanating luxury in every corner, it’s no surprise that El Dorado Golf & Beach Club is one of the 18 lavish communities that Discovery Land Company and its CEO, Mike Meldman have developed. The company is a privately-held, full-service real estate company that specializes in luxury residential private club communities and resorts throughout North America.


The residences of El Dorado Golf & Beach Club are spread across 520 acres and include 142 bungalow-style casitas and villas, resort-like custom homes and 64 custom homesites that range from one-third to more than one acre in size. The casitas are offered in two-, four- and six-bedroom options, and the villas are offered in three-, four- and five-bedroom options. Both styles range in size from 2,500 to 6,000 square feet.

When venturing outside your home, the beach club is full of great amenities. On par with many world-class spas around the world, The El Dorado Spa has a selection of individually tailored treatments and services like marine exfoliation and therapeutic massages, all which can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors. Casitas with fully stocked bathrooms, a private Jacuzzi and an outdoor bed make for the perfect couple’s retreat.


The club also includes a fitness center with a variety of fitness classes, and a private movie theater that comfortably seats 12 people. The club even has a market that is full of crafts, toys, groceries and a smoothie bar and ice cream fountain. Indoor and outdoor dining facilities are available for enjoying decadent chef creations; everything from gourmet cuisine to specialized meal plans can be whipped up. Championship-style tennis courts, resort-style pools, kids club and a lounge and locker area are also available for use. Residents can reserve private cabanas at the ocean-side pool, each with its own private hot tub, perfect for a relaxing day or evening.


Perhaps one of the more exciting features of the community is the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed signature golf course that is private to club members only and is ranked as one of the top courses in the world. Besides the stunning views, there are other amenities that liven up your game. Every few holes throughout the course, there are multiple comfort stations stocked from top to bottom with treats like ice cream, fresh fruit, sandwiches and even a Casamigos margarita machine. There are even private bathrooms complete with brand new toothbrushes and toothpaste so you can polish your smile mid-game.

In addition to the course, outdoor lovers can partake in a variety of adventures like snorkeling, mountain biking and horseback riding, all with the help of El Dorado’s outdoor recreation professionals. The community even has its own park that consists of four tennis courts, four pickle ball courts, a full-length basketball court, children’s playground, event lawn and a comfort station.


Whether you live the life of a jetsetter who’s always on the go or you enjoy the pace of a slower life, El Dorado Golf & Beach Club will align with the rhythm of your day. Setting the standard of a different type of country club, El Dorado has become an elite community where residents can truly unwind and enjoy life. With the utmost privacy and highest level of service, you will easily be able to find your first, second or maybe even 10th home in this captivating community.

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(Featured in InMexico Magazine 2016)


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