Cancun Mexico Golf Courses
Golf course in Cancun Mexico and Playa del Carmen provide a great range of diverse golfing opportunities for a wide range of budgets. Cancun and the Riviera Maya are quickly becoming one of the premier locations in the world for prestigious golf courses. Legendary golfers such as Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman are taking the lead and setting the standard for designing the world’s finest golf courses that are modern yet in harmony with the beautiful landscape that the peninsula is famous for. Many of the holes are situated among exotic locations with scenic views of the Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan jungle. All preferences and styles can be found within the wide variety of golf courses that are scattered throughout Cancun and Playa del Carmen Mexico. We also offer information on Cozumel golf courses and Isla Mujeres golf courses. Here is a complete directory of information about all the golf courses and clubs that are or soon to be in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Mayakoba Golf and Resort Hotel
Golf in Mexico is at its best in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. With the recent opening of the Mayakoba Golf Resort in Playa del Carmen golf in Cancun and Playa del Carmen Mexico has finally reached a world class level. The new El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course is receiving rave reviews and is hosting a PGA event this year. Within the Mayakoba Golf Resort are three stunning new luxury resorts finally bringing the upscale traveler back to Cancun and Playa del Carmen: the ultra luxurious Fairmont Mayakoba Resort hotel and the Mandarin Oriental Resort hotel are open to rave reviews. Both properties bring 5 Star luxury golf resorts to Playa del Carmen / Cancun. The most talked about resort to open in Mexico is the Rosewood Mayakoba Resort hotel. Scheduled to open in the first half of 2007 the Rosewood Mayakoba promises to be the most luxurious hotel in the Riviera Maya / Cancun.
With the opening of the Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel & the El Camaleon Golf Course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico the Riviera Maya is finally on the world class PGA golf radar! Before the opening of this world class golf resort in Playa del Carmen serious golfers looked only to Los Cabos, Mexico for a top notch Mexico Golf experience. The Mayakoba Resort delivers a world class golfing and accommodations experience unrivalled on the Mexican golf scene.
Outside of the new Mayakoba Golf Resort in Playa del Carmen, the best option for golf in Cancun's famous hotel zone is the Hilton Cancun Golf Resort & Hotel. Post Hurricane Wilma the Hilton Cancun has really done an amazing job at rebuilding their golf course and totally renovating their hotel to 5 Star standards. The Cancun Hilton is one of the better Hilton resorts anywhere in the world. Elsewhere in Cancun the Moon Palace Cancun Golf Resort is the largest and most professional golf course in Cancun, Mexico. The Moon Palace Cancun Golf Resort is located 10 minutes from the airport just south of Cancun, Mexico. The Moon Palace is a very large all inclusive resort hotel offering a solid 4 Star guest experience and a challenging golf course.
Fairmont Mayakoba El Camaleon
Located in the ultra luxurious resort, the Fairmont Mayakoba, the El Camaleon Mayakoba is the finest golf course that one can encounter along their journey though the ancient Mayan paradise. Golfers can walk out of their rooms, right into boats that will bring them along Mayakoba’s intricate system of lagoons and channels to the first tee. The paspalum grass fairways will enchant players as they lead them through the Mayan jungle while dodging beautiful natural hazards of cenotes, mangroves, lagoons and sand dunes. The Australian world champion, Greg Norman “the Shark,” designed this course with such meticulous detail that players will discover something new with each game. Hole 15 truly captures what makes El Camaleon Mayakoba such a unique experience; golfers will be facing the pristine turquoise Caribbean Sea as they play this gorgeous hole.
Visitors will also be amazed with Mayakoba’s use of modern technology, golf carts are equipped with a GPS system that provides yardage information while players electronically record their scores and make orders for food and drinks to be delivered to them while they are playing the game of their life. The exquisite Mayan inspired clubhouse defines luxury with its three tiered copper roof, providing the finest equipment and service found anywhere in the Riviera Maya, including an Argentinean steakhouse that overlooks the 18th hole.
Hilton Cancun Golf Club
The only 18 hole par 72 championship golf course in Cancun lays at the feet of the Hilton Cancun Beach & Golf Resort. Holes run along the Nichupte Lagoon while being overlooked by the Mayan ruins “El Rey.” This exciting course will arouse sensations of adventure and beauty with its natural landscapes and exotic animals such as peacocks, crocodiles and iguanas roaming near by. The famed 7 th hole “Island Tee” and the 80 sand traps will challenge the skill of all players who choose to take on this course.
Designed by Trent Jones, Jr., this course has just had a huge US $2.9 million renovation, including the laying of the PGA recommended highly salt resistant grass, Paspalum Sea Isle 1, making it the finest year round green that one can play in Cancun. Their impressive personalized service will have any golfer coming back for another game. The staff will help with pre-planning, preferred tee times, golf lessons and arrangements for group functions. After a wonderful game of golf there is “Hoyo 19,” the Golf Club Café, serving food and drinks from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Pok-ta-Pok Cancun Golf & Spa Resort
Named after the game the ancient Mayans played hundreds of years ago, Pok-ta-Pok is truly a historic and cultural experience. Being the first golf course in Cancun, Pok-ta-Pok begun a trend in 1976 that still continuous today. The course will take players on a journey through history while showing them the most beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon. Architect Trent Jones, Jr. designed the course around Mayan ruins, creating a unique hazard found nowhere else on the planet. Located right in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the course is very conveniently located for any of those enjoying their vacation in Cancun. The Cancun golf Club is also a host of various tournaments and events that are held through our the year. A special touch is their restaurant/bar where one can enjoy a delicious Mexican meal or a nice cold beer or cocktail after a long game as they take pleasure in the wonderful view of the Nichupte Lagoon.
Puerto Cancun is fulfilling a need that is lacking in Cancun, an elite 18 hole golf course. Placed in a convenient yet beautiful location, between Cancun’s downtown area and Hotel Zone, this course is expected to provide the amazing golf experience that people are searching for. British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf was called upon to design this championship golf course to challenge all those who dare to take a swing. Nature was kept in mind while designing this course with panoramic views of the Yucatan jungle. Doors will be opened in the winter of 2008 along with a whole range of facilities, including a practice range, chipping greens, a pro-shop, and a clubhouse with a full service restaurant. A limited number of only 40 golf course lots are available for estate homes.
Playa Mujeres Golf Club
The Greg Norman designed Playa Mujeres Golf Club is already considered one of the most exclusive golf developments in Mexico. Greg Norman took careful account of the beautiful flora and fauna of the area and incorporated them into this perfectly harmonic union of sport and nature. One of the biggest challenges players will face is getting beyond the distracting two and a half miles of gorgeous Caribbean oceanfront views, sure to awe even the most experienced and traveled player. 18 masterfully laid out holes welcome golfers to take on their huge sand dunes, water holes, jungle, and bunkers. On four of the holes players will be playing towards or from the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
World famous golf course management company Troon Golf will be the operators of this exclusive golf resort, maintaining the 18 hole course with their world renowned expertise in running world class championship courses. The course is set inside of the huge 930 acre Playa Mujeres resort, only five miles north of Cancun.
TPC La Roca Country Club
Aimed to be the best golf course in Mexico, La Roca Country Club hopes to bring the PGA Tour to Cancun. PGA Tour member Nick Price and Tournament Players Club (TPC) world famous designer Tom Fazio are the architects of this unparalleled work of golf art. La Roca consists of two 18 hole golf courses and a 2,000 acre golf community. Promising players who set foot on this soon to be legendary course to be an experience that is both memorable and unique, La Roca believes they will exceed their visitors’ expectations. The courses are expected to be inaugurated in 2008, welcoming golfers of all levels, from PGA professionals to those who want to fulfill a lifelong dream of participating in one of the most prestigious sports in the world. Mexico watches with anticipation for the most promising golf course to be laid on her land.
Moon Spa & Golf Club
Jack Nicklaus made his mark on the Mexican Caribbean with his amazing three par 36, 9 hole signature golf courses at the Moon Palace. The 10, 798 yards of paspalum grass greens will take players on an unforgettable adventure through Mayan jungle and natural mangroves, leaving a memorable impression on all those who took their swing on these exotic courses. Each of the three courses brings on their own unique variety of challenges that will prove the skills of any player, from amateur to professional.
The Moon Spa & Golf Club furthers the experience with their luxurious spa that overlooks the beautiful landscape while providing refreshing and relaxing treatments such as massages, body wraps and revitalizing facials. The clubhouse, with a whole range of features, has a pro-shop, two restaurants, putting and shipping greens, lockers, showers and rental clubs. With their all-inclusive system, all food and drinks are included at the club house and on the courses; round-trip transportation from anywhere in Cancun and the Riviera Maya is also included.
PlayaCar Spa & Golf Club
This marvelous course designed by the genius American architect Robert Von Hagge, who has designed some of the world’s best golf courses, will astonish all those who walk its perfectly green fairways. The radiant blue lakes reflect the tranquility of the calm sky giving golfers a superior feeling of oneness with the rich Yucatan jungle that surrounds each hole. Considered the most challenging course in the region, the magnificent 7,144 yards of undulating greens will test even the most professional of players.
Playacar uses the all-inclusive system, where all food and drinks are included anywhere on the course, also before, during or after games. Additionally, round-trip transportation is included from different points in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The course is equipped with a host of facilities for its visitors to use for free of charge. Some of the excellent services found on the course are lockers, showers, club rentals, putting and chipping greens and exclusive merchandise.
These two exclusive 18 hole courses are being designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Riviera Cancun Golf Club will feature first class clubhouse and country club facilities. Please come by again to check for updates as this highly anticipated course develops.
Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
The New PB Dye Course at the Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club is one of the new upscale all-inclusive golf clubs that are appearing all over the world. Golfers who decide to take their game to this course will be utterly amazed by the lifelike Mayan Pyramid lobby that welcomes them to this amazing course. Located in Mexico’s exotic Riviera Maya, the 18 holes of perfectly manicured brilliant greens and deep bunkers will create a memorable game that golfers are looking for. Players can relax their minds and completely focus on the game with Iberostar’s all-inclusive system; all drinks and food are included in the clubhouse and during games. Visitors who choose not to travel with their clubs will find and excellent rental service with top name brands like Nike, Titleist and Mizuno. The clubhouse has showers for men and women and a pro-shop that offers the highest quality golf merchandise.
Puerto Aventuras Club de Golf
Thomas Leman designed one of Puerto Aventura’s main attractions, the beautiful golf course that is set among its dense jungle. It is a 36 par 9 hole golf course with wonderfully manicured greens laid with Bermuda carpet grass. During the game golfers will probably encounter some of the natural wildlife of the region, like iguanas, deer or colorful exotic birds watching players take on their game. Players will also be mesmerized by the tropical vegetation that surrounds the fairways, such as coconut palms and jungle hardwood trees. A game on this course will leave its visitors with a desire to live its magic again.
Cozumel Country Club
It took five years in the making to create Cozumel’s first and finest golf course. Situated on the north western shore of the island, the Cozumel Country Club brought to the island Cozumel’s second most popular sport after diving for its visitors. Nicklaus Design Group took on the challenge of building an impeccable course while being sensitive to the natural surroundings. The result is an alluring course that maintains its beauty meanwhile being the only golf course in Mexico to have an Environmental Planning Certification from the Audobon Cooperative Sanctuary System.
Fairways wind through mangrove swamps and Yucatan jungle, offering players spectacular views of Cozumel’s natural paradise. The 18 hole 72 par course will challenge players of all skill with its 6,734 yards of relentless beauty. With at least half of the holes laid with water hazards and the Mayan jungle having a habit of keeping stray balls, players must use their best swinging skills while facing this course of natural wonder. The club’s thatched roof clubhouse provides golfers with a whole host of facilities such as stores, rentals, putting and practice greens, and a snack bar.
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