Golf in the Riviera Maya

Each golf course has a unique design to ensure you stay challenged yet have fun

Wind is a constant factor when it comes down to golf shot selection and play.  The tree line in the Riviera Maya is short and as soon as your ball climbs above that line anything can happen, so make sure to watch your ball out to the finish. Some of the most common words we hear to describe any of the local courses are narrow and tight. The bomb and gouge method won’t work here, so if you employ that method all we can say is good luck! Most fairways are lined by thick ball-consuming jungle, so keeping your shot somewhere in and around the fairway is very important.

Golf courses make your golf vacation easy and first-rate!

Enjoy the luxury of english-speaking staff, golf carts and on-the-course snacks and sandwiches. Course fees are all-inclusive and include these listed items. If you do not want to lug your clubs on the plane, enjoy the flexibility of golf club and shoe rentals for an additional fee. Look out for name brands clubs like Taylor Made, Titlelist and Callaway. Shirt collars are required but shoe restrictions are not enforced. If packing restrictions are an issue for you, bring your golf glove and some golf balls, knowing that on-site pro shops sell what ever you may need.

Reserve your golf day in advance to secure your ideal tee time. If you forgot or have an opportunity to sneak away for a round of golf, it is not unheard of to walk onto a course and grab a tee time. All golf courses offer twilight rates around 1 or 2 p.m. at discounted rates. Ready to tee up? Lets head out and show you some great golf courses!

Riviera Maya Golf Club at Bahia Principe

Designed by Robert Tent Jones II, Riviera Maya Golf Club has quickly gained international recognition. This Riviera Maya golf course was chosen as one of the Top 3 golf courses in Mexico in 2011 by Golf & Spa Magazine. The Riviera Maya Golf Club at Bahia Principe is located between Tulum and Playa del Carmen near the village of Akumal.


Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Course

Whether you are a serious scratch golfer or a weekend warrior looking for an opportunity to improve your game, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Course should be on top of your Riviera Maya vacation list. The price is reasonable, the all-inclusive benefits will worth the choice and the course is beautiful! Check out this Riviera Maya golf course for your vacation fun.


Mayakoba Resort Course "El Camaleon"

You do not want to forget to pack your golf clubs along with your swimming suit when travelling to Riviera Maya. This amazing 18-hole, par 72 course, designed by golfing legend Greg Norman, has made history by becoming the first golf course to host an official PGA Tour event outside of the USA and Canada.


Iberostar Cancun Golf Club

Formerly known as Hilton Cancun Golf and Spa, this golf course is perfect for those looking for a fun, quick and convenient round of golf without driving too far into Riviera Maya. The 16th hole has a Mayan ruin in full view so you can sight-see and play golf at the same time. This all-inclusive golf course is great for all golfers, challenging scratch golfers while letting new golfers enjoy their golf game.


Moon Palace - Moon Spa and Golf Club

Moon Spa and Golf Club is one of the few signature courses in Riviera Maya built by Jack Nicklaus. It is conveniently located just 10 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport. "The most common mistake in fairway wedge play is trying to hit shots too hard. When you take the wedge from your bag, remember that with this club the ball should be caressed, not assaulted." - Jack Nicklaus


Playa Mujeres Golf Club

Playa Mujeres Golf Course designed by Greg Norman is one of those rare 18-hole, par 72 golf courses that appeals to everyone. Those who have just got the hang of the game like it because of its wide, forgiving and very well-maintained fairways. Single digit handicappers appreciate its, at times challenging, layout with carefully crafted water holes, undulating Paspalum greens, waste bunkers and five tee boxes to choose from.


Playacar Golf Club

If your idea of a good time and a great golf experience is playing on a course that tests your tee shot, your nerve and your determination, then you’ll love Playacar Golf Course. This course was carved out of the Mayan Jungle, and full of large lagoons and ponds.  This is not an easy course but golfers love the challenge. It is a wonderful place to bring your passions for golf and determination together.


Pok ta Pok Golf Club

Pok-Ta-Pok is what the Ancient Maya called their favorite ballgame This game was used to resolve conflicts and matters of honor in a peaceful way, and decided the destiny of entire cities. Today golfers from around the world put their skills and mastery to the test at the well-known golf course Pok-Ta-Pok located in the Cancun Hotel Zone.


Puerto Aventuras Golf and Racquet Club

While thousands of people look forward to playing golf when on vacation in the Riviera Maya, few actually know about Puerto Aventuras Golf and Racquet Club. Because not many people know about it, you can take as many shots as you want without feeling rushed. The greens and bunkers are in good shape and the two different pins per hole gives not just 9 hooles to play but 18 holes to play.


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