A bit of early history of Golf in Los Cabos. This information was gathered from the sources listed at the end of this page. The early black and white images from Los Cabos are very interesting.
The practice of golf in Los Cabos began long before the tourist development. In the middle of the last century, a boy named Parna Ceseña arrived from the United States to spend vacations with his relatives in San José del Cabo.
However, the game of golf was played here long before the development of tourism. In the middle of the last century, a young boy from the United States named Parna Ceseña came to spend his vacations with his relatives in San Jose del Cabo.
Parna began to inspect the ground. After a few paces he stopped and said, “It will be here.” He extracted a golf club from one bag and something that looked like a turtle egg from a smaller bag. He squatted, swept the ground with his hand and placed the ball. He stood up, took a stance and hit the ball with the club sending it far away.
Mr. Hector Green Miranda, mayor of San Jose del Cabo, recalled that golf was also played at the beach on a piece of land called “El Salitral,” where the first airplane had landed, and where today, the Puerto Los Cabos marina is located.
Sources listed below. More images available to view:
Culture of Cabo: A Q&A with Director of the Cabo San Lucas Museum of Natural History.
Article written by Chris Sands. Originally posted on Jun 20, 2016. Reposted February 28, 2018 to accommodate new site format.
Roberto Cuétara has been working in museums for more than 50 years, and anyone who has visited cultural heritage sites in Baja California Sur–from Loreto to La Paz to Los Cabos–has almost certainly been exposed, knowingly or not, to his very fine informational guides and three-dimensional exhibits. He’s currently director at the Museo de Historia Natural de Cabo San Lucas, one of the Land’s End City’s most notable cultural attractions.
The museum, which originally opened on October 9, 2006, is the repository of an enormous amount of knowledge about the area and its inhabitants, a treasure trove of fossils and old photographs. Exhibit halls guide visitors through the long history of the region, from primitive tools excavated at local beaches to a two million year old zebra fossil found in the nearby Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. It is, suffice it to say, an essential stop for anyone interested in the history and heritage of Cabo San Lucas, not to mention an invaluable resource for local schoolchildren.
I recently sat down with the esteemed curator to discuss the history of the museum, and, as its 10th anniversary approaches, its future.
Article by Chris Sands, Cabo San Lucas, continues on Los Cabos Guide.
The Sea of Cortez,
Gulf of California, Baja, Mainland Coast, Mexico
(A Sunset Book) Hardcover
First Printing 1966 – jat
by Raymond Cannon (Author)
Beautifully illustrated book on the Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja, Mainland Coast: Mexico’s Primitive Frontier featuring history, travel discoveries, fishing and adventure.
Quote from the the introduction:
“The Story of The Sea of Cortez, a primitive world of beauty and adventure that begins less than fifty miles below the southwest border of the United States.”
“This is the book that jump started tourist in Baja California in the 60s and 70s. Ray Cannon, the author spend 30 years, 1947 to his death in 1977, fishing, traveling and writing about Baja.” MikeB. – Amazon.com