El Cardonal: Tiger Woods’ Masterpiece Hosting 2023 World Wide Technology Championship

El Cardonal: Tiger Woods' Masterpiece Hosting 2023 World Wide Technology Championship

Discover 11 fascinating facts about El Cardonal, the golf course designed by Tiger Woods in Cabo San Lucas. As the host of the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship, this article highlights the course’s history, design inspirations, unique features, and more.


It’s not every day that a golf course steals the spotlight at a PGA Tour event, but Tiger Woods’ El Cardonal in Cabo San Lucas is making headlines as the venue for the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship.

Here are 11 key insights into this golfing masterpiece:

1.  First Finish:  Tiger Woods completed El Cardonal in 2014, hitting the ceremonial first tee shot himself.

2.  Open to All:  El Cardonal is open to the public, offering limited tee times for guests of the on-site Hard Rock and Nobu hotels.

3.  Alma Mater Inspiration:  The course’s name pays tribute to Tiger’s alma mater, Stanford University.

4.  Forgiving Design: Tiger designed El Cardonal with forgiveness in mind, ensuring a playable experience for all skill levels.

5.  California Roots Bunkering:  The bunkering at El Cardonal draws inspiration from Tiger’s California roots and iconic courses like Riviera.

El Cardonal: Tiger Woods’ Masterpiece Hosting 2023 World Wide Technology Championship


6.  Late-Stage Drama:  The par-5 finishing hole sets the stage for thrilling risk-reward scenarios.

7.  Part of a Golf Oasis: El Cardonal is part of the larger Diamante golf development, starting with the acclaimed Dunes Course in 2009.

8.  Tiger’s Pro Shop Shrine:  The pro shop is a haven for Tiger Woods fans, offering an array of Woods and Nike-themed merchandise.

9.  Tacos and Tequila:  Fans can savor first-rate tacos and tequila cocktails, adding a taste of Cabo’s culinary delights to the golfing experience.

10.  Multi-Year Host:  El Cardonal is set to host the World Wide Technology Championship for the next five years.

11.  Ongoing Legacy:  Construction continues on Tiger’s second project at Diamante – The Legacy, a private club opening in the fall of 2024.

Explore the legacy of El Cardonal as it takes center stage at the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship, combining Tiger Woods’ design brilliance with the beauty of Cabo San Lucas.  Don’t Miss the next event on NOVEMBER 4 – 10, 2024


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