An opportunity like this comes along once in a lifetime – if you’re lucky. The chance to be connected to such a rare, breathtaking canvas is both humbling and exhilarating. As stewards of this special place, our most important role is to preserve the heritage of this land as we construct and establish its legacy for the future.
High above the sea at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, you will find El Faro Viejo (The Old Lighthouse). As the oldest standing structure in Los Cabos, this historic landmark has safely guided travelers’ home since 1905.
Overlooking the ocean waters it once illuminated, this piece of history now stands inside the gates of Old Lighthouse Golf & Ocean Club, providing residents an authentic link to Cabo’s storied past – and the chance to become part of its future.
One of Mexico’s most respected business leaders, the Coppel family, has guarded and owned this land for generations. In keeping with his desire to leave a lasting legacy, Ernesto Coppel has teamed with Lyle Anderson to fulfill his family’s vision for this spectacular property.
Old Lighthouse Golf & Ocean Club is being brought to fruition by a team of experts, each at the pinnacle of their respective disciplines – celebrated land planners, architects, designers, and artisans. The result: some of the most outstanding custom homesites and luxury villas in all of Baja California Sur.
Ernesto Coppel is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Pueblo Bonito Golf and Spa Resorts, eight luxury resorts in Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan, Mexico. Coppel is a graduate of the Institute Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico. His accolades and achievements are many.
In 2004, Coppel was named Mexico’s Entrepreneur of the Year for his community involvement and achievements in the growth of Mexico’s economy. He earned recognition by FONATUR for the quality of his resorts and received the Five Star Diamond award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for his illustrious career in tourism. Coppel plays an active role in programs benefiting the areas in which his resorts are located and was publicly commended by the governor of the state of Sinaloa for his leadership and financial support of programs for the improvement of Mazatlan and adjacent areas.
The name Jack Nicklaus is synonymous with greatness – both on the course and off – as designer and builder. As he says, “Designing a golf course is my total expression. I always knew my golf game would only go on so long. But what I have learned can be put into a piece of ground that will last beyond me.”
What became a vocation for Jack Nicklaus began as an avocation. After playing numerous tournaments and exhibitions throughout the early 1960s on courses designed by the head golf professional or superintendent at those clubs, Jack developed an eye and an interest in what was good in golf course design. Then, in the mid-1960s, course architect Pete Dye invited Jack to The Golf Club in Jack’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Dye was designing the course, and asked Jack to look at what he was doing and offer his suggestions. A hobby and budding passion were born.
Since that time, Nicklaus Design has truly elevated the standards of golf course architecture and design. With the name Nicklaus behind a golf course, its value is enhanced tremendously. And that value will only grow with time.
SWABACK is an ever-evolving group of multi-talented professionals, deeply inspired by collaboration, to incorporate the most innovative design solutions, technologies, and ideas to better create communities and built environments. For 40 years, SWABACK has actively pursued the most challenging and interesting assignments around the world – resulting in a diverse, competitive portfolio of award-winning, and highly recognized projects: that includes everything from landscape architecture and master planning communities, to custom houses and Clubhouse and recreation projects. They have an experienced, highly creative team lead by Founding Partner Vernon Swaback and Managing Partner, John Sather. Over the years, they have garnered a number of prestigious awards and accolades for their impressive body of work.