Take a swing at one of the Caribbean’s top rated golf courses. The mix of perfectly manicured greens, fresh Caribbean air, a couple margaritas and perhaps even a few mulligans is a recipe for a fun filled day under the Mexican sun! Here are 6 courses with breathtaking views and a tee time waiting for you.
Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
Designed by P.B. Dye, this top rated course is located just south of Cancun between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen. Considered one of Dye’s toughest designs – the surprisingly hilly Mayan jungle terrain stands out from its surrounding landscapes. The narrow fairways, deep sand bunkers and cleverly domed greens made this 18-hole competition course the perfect host for the World Amateur Team Championships in 2016.
Amenities: Club and cart rentals, driving range, putting green, resort
Address: Carretera Chetumal-Cancun Km.309, Playa Paraiso, Quintana Roo 77710
Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya
The Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya (formerly known as Grand Coral Riviera Maya) is situated just minutes from Playa del Carmen. This very eco-friendly course was designed by three-time major champion, Nick Price. His vision of creating a unique, challenging course that snakes through dense Mayan jungle while keeping environmental impact to a minimum came to life in 2011. Just steps away from the beachfront, golfers can also enjoy some epic views and sometimes the added challenge of some tricky winds!
Amenities: Club and cart rentals, driving range, putting green, spa, golf lessons, beverage carts, banquet facilities, resort
Address: Carretera federal 307 Km. 294 + 700 , Municipio Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 77710
Moon Spa & Golf Club
The Moon Spa & Golf Club is divided into three nine-hole, par-36 layouts: Jungle, Dunes and Lakes. The course is scattered across the scenic, rolling landscape of the Riviera Maya. Level up your experience by booking the junior golf resort suite. This 2 person luxury suite is nestled on the course and comes with its own golf cart and in suite double-whirlpool tub.
Amenities: Club and cart rentals, driving range, putting green, chipping area, teaching pro, caddies, spa, restaurant, resort
Address: Carretera Federal a Chetumal-Cancun Km.340, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500
This 18-hole PGA championship course is the first of its kind in latin america and caters to golfers of all skill levels. It features a natural cenote along an open fairway and picturesque views of the Caribbean sea. Open 365 days a year, you and your family can enjoy what this incredible course has to offer any season. While you’re there, enjoy their practice facility and unlimited range balls.
Amenities: Driving range, putting green, food & beverage carts, resort, Jim Mclean golf school, GPS cart
Address: Carr. Fed. Chetumal-Pto Juarez, Pureto Juarez Km 298 R, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710
*Note: Twilight tee times available & Cart included in green fees
Vidanta Riviera Maya
Vidanta Riviera Maya (formerly known as El Manglar Golf Club at Vidanta Riviera Maya) is a par 3 Jack Nicklaus masterpiece. This challenging yet inspiring course gives you a taste of natural Caribbean beauty. There are beautiful lakes surrounded by natural stone, white sandy bunkers and a design that is a timeless tribute to the technical course from the 1950’s. According to multiple 5-star reviews, you can’t go wrong with a bite to eat at the “Green Break”.
Amenities: Driving range, putting green, showers, banquet facilities, restaurant
Address: Carretera Cancun-Tulum Km. 48, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710 Mexico
Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya
The course is set on a natural reserve with exotic flora and fauna, mangroves as well as unforgettable views of the Caribbean Sea. The architectural design of this golf course has helped convert Playa del Carmen into one of the most popular tourism destinations in all of Mexico. Rock & play in ultimate peace while getting treated like a rockstar yourself on this 18-hole Robert von Hagge course.
Amenities: Club and cart rentals, driving range, putting green, chipping area, teaching pro, spa, restaurant, resort
Address: Paseo Xaman-Ha, S/N. Mz. 26, lote 1 , Fraccionamiento Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710
*Note: No beach shorts nor bathing suits. No blue jeans. No T-shirts
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