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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Tell us about a great time you had in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna, from well-known places such as Parma, Modena and Bologna, to out-of-the-way spotsThe Italian region of Emilia Romagna is particularly blessed when it comes to visitor appeal: slow food and fast cars, busy cities and unspoilt hills,...
The best family-friendly museums in the UK: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 5th, 2017
Science, technology, art or history … readers recommend fun and educational museums around the country in time for half-termThe Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds does an incredible job of helping kids to understand how lucky they are to have vaccinations, antibiotics and even the basics, such as...
10 of the best autumn foodie trips in Europe: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 28th, 2017
Menus are bulging with seasonal produce at this time of year, often amid traditional food festivals. From Andalucía to Tuscany, via the Scottish Highlands, our tipsters forage for treatsEvery October the town of Aracena, Huelva province, (a 90-minute drive north-west from Seville) hosts the...
Share your experiences of UK museums for kids and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 27th, 2017
With the half-term break on the horizon tell us your day trip tips on museums and galleries that have a wow factor for kidsLong gone are the days when children wandered around our revered institutions in a state of extreme boredom, when the best they could hope to see was a skeleton in a glass...
Where to see spectacular autumn colours around the world: our readers’ tipsThursday the 21st, 2017
It’s the season for mother nature to dazzle us with golds, reds, yellows and oranges … Our readers recommend the most vibrant autumnal displays in Europe, North America and JapanThey call it the Złota Polska Jesień – the Polish Golden Autumn. It’s when the oaks and sycamores around...
Share great autumn foodie destinations in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 20th, 2017
Amazing seasonal foods are celebrated with harvest festivals, rituals and traditions at this time of year. Tell us about the best on mainland Europe and in the UKAutumn is a fantastic time for a foodie trip as festivals and restaurants across Europe celebrate the harvest season. And in many rural...
Great outdoor activities in Colorado: readers’ tipsThursday the 14th, 2017
Readers suggest ways to enjoy Colorado’s magnificent mountains, valleys, forests and lakes – on two legs, two wheels, soaking in hot springs and even dangling from a cliffStrawberry Hot Springs in the Rockies mixes very hot natural spring water with ice-cold runoff from melted snow. There are...
Japan's food halls: the perfect place to pick up presents and picnicsSunday the 15th, 2017
Japanese department stores are places of wonder, where staff greet customers with low bows and the basements are temples to elaborately packaged delightsWhen Japan’s big department stores open their doors each morning, managers step outside and offer a synchronised bow to customers, many of...
Beautiful places to visit in Cornwall – chosen by local artistsFriday the 13th, 2017
As Tate St Ives reopens with a £20m extension, six of Cornwall’s leading artists describe the spectacular and atmospheric landscapes that inspire themThe Island at St Ives is my place to go for contemplation. It’s the big hill overlooking the town, west of the Tate. In my pottery I like to...
Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beachesWednesday the 11th, 2017
Those caught lighting up could face a year’s imprisonment as the government seeks to end pollution and drain damage on Thai beaches caused by discarded cigarette buttsThailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison...
10 of the best no-fly holidays from the UKMonday the 9th, 2017
Put off air travel in these days of cancellations and bankruptcies? Why not take the train? From quick hops across the channel to journeys that become part of the holiday, we pick trips that cut out the airlines completelyVirgin Trains’ Rail & Sail tickets to Ireland are one of Britain’s...
Montevideo, the other city of tangoSaturday the 7th, 2017
Though Buenos Aires gets all the limelight, tango evolved in both Uruguay and Argentina, and it was in the former’s capital that the genre’s most famous song was written. This year Montevideo is celebrating its centenary in styleThink tango and it’s Argentina and sexy Buenos Aires that...
St Helena’s airport finally ready for touchdownMonday the 9th, 2017
Flights to one of the most isolated islands in the world start this week, heralding a rise in tourists for the British overseas territory, whether it’s ready for them or notThe “world’s most useless airport” is about to welcome its first commercial passenger flight – five years later...
10 of the best restaurants near New York’s main attractionsMonday the 2nd, 2017
It’s easy to grab a burger in Times Square but much more rewarding to walk a block or two and eat well with the locals. We asked our NYC correspondent to choose great places to eat near the city’s major sightsAmy Ruth’sThe south end of Central Park is all tired-looking horses pulling...
10 of the best railway stations in BritainSunday the 1st, 2017
Simon Jenkins’ new book tells the history of Britain’s railways through the island’s 100 best stations. We pick 10 gems, from grand old York to a Highland outpostNowhere is British railway architecture so honoured as in Huddersfield, one of the few stations fit to rank with the great union...
Czech out Brno for a cheaper, calmer city breakFriday the 29th, 2017
Booming Brno, with its creativity, history and subterranean mystery, is the perfect antidote to overrun Prague and its forests of selfie sticksThe phenomenon of “overtourism” has been in the news a lot this summer. How cities such as Prague and Vienna are swamped with visitors, restaurants...
Top 10 autumn breaks in the UK countrysideSaturday the 23rd, 2017
We asked nature writers for their favourite slice of glorious golden countryside for an autumnal breakPlus 10 more seasonal breaks in UK market towns and small cities Continue reading...
Top 10 autumn breaks in small UK towns and citiesSaturday the 23rd, 2017
We asked nature writers to choose their favourite market town or small city for a late-season break. Plus 10 more autumn breaks in the UK countryside Continue reading...
Revolutionary road: on the trail of Che Guevara’s last days in BoliviaWednesday the 27th, 2017
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Che’s death, our writer follows in his final footsteps in the Bolivian villages of La Higuera and VallegrandeDeep in southern Bolivia – where peaks and cacti soar and condors glide – is a cluster of white-washed homes and a former classroom turned shrine....
10 of the best new art exhibitions in Europe for autumn 2017Monday the 18th, 2017
It’s blockbuster art show season across Europe, with old masters, surrealists and 60s radicals in the spotlight at the continent’s top galleriesThis autumn’s best art in the UKGet immersed in the imaginative work of South African artist William Kentridge at Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne....
10 of the best small-scale cruises worldwideSunday the 17th, 2017
Cruising needn’t mean multi-storey ships with thousands of passengers. We pick low-key boat trips where companions are few but the sights are magnificentCruising the Croatian coast in styleThe first tourist ship to negotiate the river passage from the Vietnamese Mekong to the more tranquil...
Five of the UK's best birdwatching sitesThursday the 19th, 2017
Interested in birdwatching around the UK? As Walthamstow welcomes its new wetlands reserve, we select five other great spots to take flight to for feathery figuresRathlin Island, the northernmost point of Northern Ireland, is home to the country’s biggest seabird colony. The star is the puffin,...
Top 10 things to do in Hội An, VietnamWednesday the 26th, 2017
Fabulous fresh food is the order of the day – every day – in this ancient riverside town. But explore the temples and beaches by bicycle and all those grilled dishes and pho will have been well-earnedVietnam’s former imperial capital, Huế, has the sights – temples, tombs and the Purple...
10 of the best Las Vegas casino secretsWednesday the 16th, 2011
Want to look like a Vegas hotshot? Then learn the bar, casino and free-stuff rules from Las Vegas Weekly's Rick Lax• As featured in our Las Vegas city guideIf you sit down to play poker and the dealer greets everybody at the table by name, leave. These players are locals. They play every day....
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...
Top 10 beaches in Hong KongWednesday the 4th, 2012
Hong Kong isn't all banks and skyscrapers. There are plenty of great beaches to swim, sunbathe, surf and windsurf on, says Vaudine England – and don't be put off by the shark nets• As featured in our Hong Kong city guideMost visitors to Lantau Island aim for the orderly sands of Silvermine...
10 of the best travel apps ... that you'll actually use: part twoMonday the 6th, 2017
Ever needed to make a cheap international call without the internet, or been worried about security as you move between wifi hotspots? These apps make travel safer, easier and cheaperPart oneSkype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging, but a wifi...
The Philippines: a guide to the best islandsWednesday the 27th, 2013
Six of the country's 7,000-plus islands were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan; many of the others badly need tourists to return. Local writer Aya Lowe picks the best places to goFor a country with thousands of idyllic islands, plus world-class surfing and diving, the Philippines is a relatively...
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 travellerThe updated 2017 version of the best travel appsFor a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend would...
Top 10 yoga retreats in IndiaTuesday the 21st, 2016
India is a dream destination for many yogis, but with so many ashrams and courses, how do you choose wisely? From the hardcore to the boutique, we select 10 of the best places to practise yogaThough this list includes some of the best ashrams, retreats and shalas India has to offer, there are...
JLL Real Views - Can Saudi Arabia Build a Popular Tourist Destination? - By Neasa MacErleanThursday the 31st, 2017
Tourism in the Middle East has long been dominated by the high-end resorts in Dubai, Egypt and Jordan yet they could soon have a new challenger in their midst. Saudi Arabia is turning its attention to tourism and entertainment as it seeks to not only reposition its economy but also meet a...
Last Americans Rush to North Korea Ahead of Travel Ban - CNNMonday the 28th, 2017
A looming US travel ban has prompted some daring American globetrotters to fast-track their vacations to North Korea.
Pain in Spain: Are Tourists Still Welcome? - BBCThursday the 17th, 2017
As anti-tourism protests hit Barcelona, can visitors happily coexist with local residents?
Vancouver Island Boasts One of the Most Expensive Luxury Hotels in the WorldMonday the 24th, 2017
A resort in Vancouver Island ranks among the most expensive hotels in the world, according to a survey conducted by Luxury-Hotels.com.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils 10 Pool Overwater VillasTuesday the 11th, 2017
The Pool Premium Overwater Villas offer horizon infinity views and the Pool Overwater Villas feature scenic sights of the lagoon and beach. Modern and luxurious, the one-bedroom villas feature sleek, contemporary décor with Polynesian touches, each encompassing 1,345 square-feet including...
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