If you’re a golf nut, you’ll want to go on vacation to the Mayan Riviera. Take a look at the golf club alternatives.
Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok (Robert Trent Jones Design)
Hundreds of meters of picturesque beach and Mayan ruins add to the spectacular backdrop for golfers at all skill levels. Robert Trent Jones, Jr., created this hole in 1976. It’s in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone and is located between the Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. One of Cancun’s many perils is a selection of sandstone Mayan ruins. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and serves meals seven days a week until 9 pm.
Hilton Cancun Golf Club
The Golf Club of Cancun is the only par 72 hotel course in Cancun. This club has been welcoming golfers for decades, and it’s on the Nichupte Lagoon. It’s a full-service 18-hole facility that Hilton guests can play, as well as anyone else who wants to do so. The fairways and greens are lovely in themselves, but the location and exotic wildlife make a trip to this spot never-to-be-forgotten. This course is accessible to both scratch players and high handicappers.
Golf Club Moon Palace (Nicklaus Signature)
This is not only a boutique, but it also has 27 holes. It’s the only Nicklaus Signature Course in the Riviera Maya that isn’t ecologically designed. It’s beautifully landscaped with natural mangroves and exotic animals, and it’s environmentally designed. The area has a wide variety of cuisine and activities, as well as a beautiful landscape with a white sand beach. It is only 10 minutes from Cancun airport and 15 minutes from the Hotel Zone in Cancun.
Cozumel Country Club (Nicklaus Design)
This is the island’s first golf course, carved out of limestone and saltwater marshes on Cozumel Island’s northwestern shores. This club was designed with the environment in mind, and it is bordered on all sides by mangroves, marshlands, and tropical rain forests. The Old Course at St Andrew’s is a challenging test for golfers of all skill levels. It’s difficult for serious golfers, but not-so-serious players will like it. There’s a pro shop, snack bar, and two-tiered greens for practice or warm-up. The club also has a putting green and chipping for practice.
El Manglar Golf Riviera Maya (Nicklaus Design)
Between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the Par 3 course is lovely and difficult. Its 18 holes are traps of white sand and lakes surrounded by natural rocks. The greens are the 1950s in style, and they’re considered the best-kept in the region. It’s a fantastic place to hone your short game, as well as for personalized attention. The short game practice area, which also includes a putting green and a driving range, is open from April to October. There are rental clubs available; transportation to the course is also accessible.
El Camaleon Mayakoba (Greg Norman)
Host of the 2007 PGA Mayakoba Golf Classic in Cancun-Riviera Maya
This club has been dubbed a work of art. It’s located in the Mayakoba luxury resort, but its name is derived from its variable design and ever-changing environment. This course has several unusual risks and beautifully clear lagoons thanks to its tropical jungle, dense mangroves, oceanfront stretches of sand, and long channels with limestone edges.
Playa Mujeres Golf Club (Greg Norman design)
This club is located five miles north of Cancun’s hotel zone and is bordered by white beaches and tropical jungle. It’s a premium course, considered one of Mexico’s finest. The views of lakes, oceans, and unique flora, as well as foreign animals, are breathtaking. This club is also regarded as a role model for one that values nature and protects the area’s wild creatures. It’s a breathtaking par 72 with traps and challenges that even the most accomplished golfer will have trouble with. There is also an exclusive Pro Shop, as well as a first-class restaurant, near the clubhouse. As recognized by the Executive Women’s Association, this is Mexico’s first woman-friendly course.
Playacar Spa and Golf Club (Robert Von Hagge’s)
This golf club is located only 35 minutes from Cancun’s hotel zone and is in the middle of the Riviera Maya. The course measures 7,144 yards in length. Robert Von Hagge was in charge of designing and building the course. This club, which is located on the Caribbean coast of Yucatán Peninsula and surrounded by lakes and magnificent vegetation, is regarded by players as the most difficult golf course on the Mayan Riviera.