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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Nostalgia, beaches and ice-cream come together in perfect harmony as 12 authors and locals choose their favourite places on the UK coast, with places to stay Broadstairs must be in my blood. My mum’s family has been going there at least since Edward VII was on the throne. We have an old album...
10 of the best new summer activity holidays in the AlpsMonday the 5th, 2017
From ziplines in Switzerland to walking holidays in Italy and France, plus mountain bike breaks and an outdoor festival, the Alps are worth a ‘peak’ this summerCar-free family ski resort and outdoor activity base Arc 1950 has opened another bike route for the summer, one that goes through the...
French theme park Puy du Fou lines up new venues in Spain and ChinaThursday the 1st, 2017
The park known for its extravagant shows celebrating French culture is to develop ventures in China and Spain – with promises to reflect each country’s heritageIt is known for its ostentatious historical re-enactments – theatrical extravaganzas that feature animals, actors, stunt performers...
10 of the UK's best castles for a family day outThursday the 25th, 2017
With half-term upon us and summer round the corner, the UK’s castles are rolling out all kinds of entertainment, including medieval-themed activities, theatre, glamping – and a dash of Harry PotterA 15th-century moated castle surrounded by a 300-acre estate, Herstmonceux is a tranquil site...
Take the kids to … Surf Snowdonia, WalesTuesday the 23rd, 2017
This artificial lagoon has big waves and big fun for both beginners and experienced surfers – and is blessed with a beautiful location close to Snowdonia national parkAn artificial, 300 metre-long wave lagoon in the Conwy valley, on the edge of Snowdonia national park. A mechanical underwater...
Send a tip on beaches in Sicily – and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 14th, 2017
The Italian island boasts secluded rocky coves as well as long, gorgeous stretches of sand. Please share your tipsEven in the height of summer it’s possible to find quiet, natural beaches on Sicily around the whole coastline, especially if you are prepared to walk for a little while. And if...
Your favourite UK coastal walks: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 8th, 2017
From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the seaThe scenery is fantastic as you travel by train through mid-Wales and along the coast from Aberdovey to...
Send a tip on a great place to stay in France – and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 7th, 2017
It could be a gîte, an auberge, a mountain chalet, chateau or a family B&B by the sea – tell us about your favourite places to stay in FranceFrance has a fantastic range of accommodation: there are quaint rural auberges (inns with rooms), stylish B&Bs in seaside resorts and gîtes and...
Hippy hangouts around the world: readers’ tipsThursday the 1st, 2017
Fifty years on from the Summer of Love, readers reveal the laid-back spots around the world where it’s still possible to turn up and drop outEnter our latest competition for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucherNothing quite spells Summer of Love like Madrid, New Mexico, a multi-hued,...
Share your favourite UK coastal walks – and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 31st, 2017
It could be a stroll among dunes, a hike on dramatic cliffs, or a saunter between seaside towns – tell us your best walk on the UK coastThe UK has so many great coastal landscapes to explore, from spectacular lochs and peaks to estuaries and marshes with huge tidal ranges. And much of it,...
The best of Washington state and Oregon: readers’ travel tipsMonday the 29th, 2017
The Pacific Northwest is known for its great outdoors – lakes, mountain trails, wild shores. But our readers also have tips for the region’s eminently livable towns and citiesOn a stormy day, dramatic tree-covered cliffs and rocky outcrops being pounded by the surf with cormorants swirling in...
Share your tips on places where the summer of love lives onWednesday the 24th, 2017
It’s 50 years since the ‘flower children’ gathered in San Francisco to turn on, tune in and drop out. Tell us about places around the world where that hippy vibe still reignsMuch has changed since that heady summer of 1967 when young people converged on Haight-Ashbury to reject consumerist...
France road trip: Lyon to NiceSaturday the 17th, 2017
This two-week route through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes takes in gorgeous farmhouse stays, camping and kayaking, lavender fields and finally the Med• See the La Rochelle-Cognac, and Perpignan and the Spanish border tripsThe capital of French gastronomy and birthplace of cinema,...
France road trip: Perpignan, Cathar castles and the Spanish borderSaturday the 17th, 2017
This spectacular two-week journey boasts Pyrenean peaks, hot springs, freshwater swimming and plenty of Spanish influence. Plus great food, of course• See the La Rochelle-Cognac and Lyon-Nice tripsPerpignan is the most Spanish of French cities. With its ginger-pink facades, lines of palm trees...
Devon dip: wild swimming in the river DartWednesday the 14th, 2017
The Outdoor Swimming Society’s Kari Furre kicks off a series of guided swims with experts, taking Jenny Landreth to one of her favourite spots near Totnes “The joy of being down here,” Kari Furre said from her home in South Hams, Devon, “is that there’s so much choice. So what do you...
In praise of cycling (very slowly) around the worldWednesday the 7th, 2017
Cycling the globe in 80 days may be a noble ambition, but doing it in 18 months – stopping to take in the views and talk to people along the way – is just as rewardingWhen Mark Beaumont announced that he intended to break the world record by cycling around the globe in 80 days, I anticipated...
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala: how a village became an artworkThursday the 8th, 2017
An ambitious painting project designed to boost tourism and community spirit launches in lakeside Santa Catarina PalopóGuatemala’s Lake Atitlán is famed for its striking scenery: cobalt-blue waters fringed with dramatic volcanic cones and scattered Mayan villages. And now the site is about to...
Six amazing places to stay for free around the world – if you volunteerTuesday the 6th, 2017
At Helga’s Folly, a boutique hotel in historic Kandy, central Sri Lanka, amateur artists add to the distinctive murals – and get free bed and board via the Workaway website. Plus: 5 more places where skills can be swapped for staysFor almost 30 years, Helga de Silva Blow Perera, the...
San Francisco, 50 years on from the Summer of LoveSaturday the 3rd, 2017
The scent of marijuana still lingers in the air, but what about rebellion? Half a century on from the year the world was told to turn on, tune in and drop out, we revisit the birthplace of 60s countercultureCalifornia’s signature scent of marijuana permeates the warm air in San Francisco’s...
10 of the best restaurants near Rome’s major attractionsTuesday the 30th, 2017
Eating near the Eternal City’s famous landmarks needn’t mean tourist menus and pricey pizza. These handy trattorias and wine bars will still leave some change for the Trevi fountainCarb-load at Be.Re. before a visit to the Vatican Museums, the largest and most physically demanding monument in...
Eigg, Britain’s most eco-friendly islandMonday the 29th, 2017
The small Scottish isle is a world pioneer in sustainable living. It’s also a tranquil spot to kayak, cycle and sail, with spectacular views to some of Scotland’s other beautiful islandsThere’s something particularly satisfying about observing an island from the summit of its very own...
‘In Montana it feels like there’s lots of sky stacked on top of us, layer upon layer’Friday the 2nd, 2017
Director Alex Smith, whose film Walking Out premieres at Sundance London this weekend, on his love for his home state, ‘Big Sky Country’I’m on a quest, with my twin brother, to make five films in five parts of Montana. The latest, Walking Out, is number three. Montana is our canvas for...
Top 10 wine bars in Bordeaux – chosen by expertsSunday the 28th, 2017
It’s arguably the world’s top wine city. So where do local insiders head for a good glass of red or white with food to match? A year after the opening of the Cité du Vin, visitors to Bordeaux are spoilt for choice when it comes to appreciating one of France’s premier wine regions. They can...
Croatia’s remotest islandSaturday the 27th, 2017
After canoeing round deserted coves and spearfishing with the lighthouse keeper, Kevin Rushby is tempted to stay on beautiful Lastovo island foreverMladin, keeper of the lighthouse, was outside his cottage, cleaning his speargun. It was a beautiful scene: rocky headlands and blue sea, deep and...
10 of the best restaurants and cafes in LisbonThursday the 26th, 2014
As Lisbon's biggest market is transformed into a gourmet food hall, we take a look at the best places to eat in Portugal's capital, a city renowned for its seafood – and custard tarts• Have you been to Lisbon? Tell us about your favourite place to eat in the comments below• A Lisbon food...
10 of the best campsites in CornwallWednesday the 14th, 2012
From spectacular sites overlooking the Atlantic to posh ones offering caravans, yurts and tipis for camping softies, here are 10 of Cornwall's best, from the new Time Out Camping guide• As featured in our Cornwall holiday guideFans of retro will be in their element in Lovelane's period...
10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually useSaturday the 2nd, 2016
No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller’Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments belowFor a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport...
25 of the best yoga holidays and retreatsSunday the 1st, 2017
Yoga trips can change lives but finding the right one may sap your core strength before you’ve even started. Our picks – from Goa to Greece via Yorkshire – will make your quest more relaxingYou can’t move for downward dog opportunities these days. The explosion of yoga in western...
Top 10 beaches in MaineFriday the 20th, 2013
For beautiful sandy beaches, great lobster and amazing seascapes, the Maine coastline is hard to beat – especially for familiesJust 20 minutes south-east of Portland, this 1.6km crescent-shaped, dune-backed beach is a favourite with young families, who appreciate the gentle surf, lifeguards,...
The best beaches in Portugal: readers' travel tipsMonday the 12th, 2014
From the best stretches of sand for families in the Algarve to the beach with a starring role in a James Bond scene, readers pick their favourite spots on Portugal's dramatic Atlantic coastline• To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotels.com voucher, go to...
The alt city guide to GlasgowThursday the 15th, 2017
A network of indie galleries, clubs, restaurants and bars has created a robust creative scene in Scotland’s largest city, where talent is allowed time to flourishRichard McMaster, keyboard player in the Glasgow band Golden Teacher, is trying to explain why the city’s underground tends to shun...
Top 10 national parks in CaliforniaTuesday the 17th, 2013
Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Redwood … California’s national and state parks are home to some of the most iconic views and landscapes on the planet. Here’s how to explore themIt sounds like a place to avoid, but don't let the ominous name scare you away. Most of the year, this vast...
Greek island holiday guide: CreteWednesday the 23rd, 2014
Of all the Greek islands, Crete is one of the most distinctive and beautiful. Our guide lists great places to stay (from campsites to boutique hotels), the best tavernas and the island’s must sees Crete is exceptional in many ways. It is the largest Greek island, has the most diverse mix of...
Holiday guide to Sardinia’s best beaches, plus restaurants and hotelsSunday the 2nd, 2015
Sardinia has fantastic, gorgeous beaches. Liz Boulter loses herself among them, and picks the best, and surprisingly affordable, places to eat and stayItaly offers so much to holidaymakers: food and wine, art and architecture, high peaks and bosomy Tuscan hills, but relatively few Brits come here...
Turneffe Island Resort Redefines Private Island AdventureThursday the 10th, 2016
World-class private island concept resort marks 15th anniversary with resort-wide renovation and relaunched experience-based website
IHG Expands in Germany with % Hotel SigningsFriday the 26th, 2016
The new developments will be in three federal states across the country and reflect IHGs successful strategy in the region, one of the key drivers being working with Multiple Development Agreement (MDA) partners to place properties in the right locations where there is guest demand.
Amanzo'e in Greece is Most Expensive Hotel in EuropeMonday the 4th, 2016
The Amanzo'e, located in Southern Greece's Peloponnese region, leads the Luxury-Hotels.com rankings with a minimum rate of Euro 1779 over the summer. Second most expensive is the Le Dune hotel in the South of Sardinia (Euro 1645).