Palmilla offers golfers spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez from nearly every hole as it winds through centuries old cardon cacti and rugged desert mountain terrain, making each hole a memorable experience for golfers of every skill level. The course is divided into the Arroyo Nine, the Mountain Nine and the Ocean Nine. The five sets of staggered tee boxes ensure golfers, from beginners to professionals, an exciting game. The Ocean Nine was completed in 1999 and features a 600 elevation change from holes one to six. The Ocean Nine takes advantage of the natural desert and mountain terrain and incorporates challenging directional changes. Several holes are located within a pitching wedge of the ocean, affording players unparalleled panoramic views of the Sea of Cortes. Featuring two par threes and two par five s, the new layout stretches to 3,527 yards. The Arroyo Nine stretches 3,337 yards, and is best known for holes 6,7, and 8, featuring doglegs, lengthy forced carries and breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortes. The Mountain Nine stretches 3,602 yards, and features the par-4 third hole, which leads 470 yards uphill to a generous driving area and ends on a flawless green. The fourth and fifth holes take golfers alongside a water reservoir, concluding with a green framed by the mountainside. The Palmilla Golf Club has received numerous awards and accolades from top national golf publications, including Links, Golfweek and Golf World.