Discover the Unique Golf Courses of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya



For many, golf is an essential ingredient of a great vacation. Cancun and the surrounding area boasts 15 golf courses and has become a world class golf destination for both amateurs and professionals due to its unique courses which have been designed by such architects as Jack Nicklaus (El Manglar Golf Course), Robert Von Hagge (Playacar Spa & Golf Club), Greg Norman (El Camaleon Golf Club), Nick Price (Grand Coral Spa & Golf), and Robert Trent Jones Jr. (Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok and Riviera Maya Golf Club).

The Association of Golf Courses in the Mexican Caribbean has brought together local golf organizations in order to foster the construction of even more courses in the area. The local terrain and nature conservation regulations have presented challenges in the construction of new golf courses, however the result of ingenious planning has ultimately created challenging and unique courses which can include cenotes (natural sinkholes), tropical jungle, lagoons, mangroves, sand dunes, ancient Mayan ruins, local flora and fauna and views of the turquoise blut Caribbean Sea. The Riviera Maya, the area south of Cancun, hosts Mexico’s only PGA Tour, the Mayakoba Golf Classic, which has been held at the El Camaleon Golf Club since 2007.

 

 

 




The Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok is located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone at km 7.5 and is open 365 days a year from dawn till dusk. The golf club includes an 18 hole championship golf course, two practice putting greens and a driving...  Read More




Formerly the Hilton, the newly renovated Iberostar Cancun is the only resort in the Hotel Zone that features an 18 hole, Par 72 championship golf course. It is located at km 17 and is easily accessible by taxi or bus if you are not staying at...  Read More




This beautiful new (opened February 2011) 18 hole, Par 71 Nick Price designed course is part of the Grand Coral Resort in Playa del Carmen. Nick Price's vision was to create a golf course that integrated and was sensitive to the beauty of the...  Read More


Moon Palace Golf & Spa
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The course at the Moon Spa & Golf Club is one of the only two in Cancun designed by Jack Nickelaus. Guests staying at the Beach Palace, Sun Palace, Le Blanc Spa Resort and Playacar Palace receive complimentary transportation to and from the...  Read More




This 18 hole, Par 54 golf course was the first in the world to receive the Green Globe distinction for its operation and efforts in sustainable tourism. It was designed by ex-professional golfer "The Golden Bear" Jack Nicklaus and is part of a...  Read More




The Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club course is extremely well maintained. It is also home of the Canadian Tour Iberostar Riviera Maya Open. This 18 hole, Par 72, P.B. Dye course is located in the heart of the Mayan jungle, about 45 minutes...  Read More




Playa Mujeres Golf Club is located in Punta Sam, a newly developed area 20 minutes north of the Hotel Zone and is open from sunrise to dusk. The course is 18 holes, Par 72, and was designed by Greg Norman with respect for the abundant local...  Read More




This golf club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is located only 5 minutes from the Cancun International Airport at km 26 of the Hotel Zone. This course was built with habitat preservation in mind. There are large pipelines that run below the golf...  Read More




This is the only Tournament Players Club facility outside the United States and it boasts two 18 hole courses; a championship Nick Price designed layout and a Tom Fazio course is under construction. The club, located just south of Cancun and...  Read More




This amazing golf course is part of the Five Diamond Mayakoba hotel complex in the Riviera Maya. Its terrain includes tropical Mayan jungle, mangroves, cenotes, lagoons, and spectacular views of the Caribbean. El Camaleon is home to the Mayakoba...  Read More


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Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin

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