Playa del Carmen really does offer breath-taking world-class golf courses for you to play. We’ve listed what we think are the 5 best Playa del Carmen golf courses.
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1. Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso
About Iberostar Golf Club
18 holes, par 72, 6441 yards.
This course has a first-class playing surface designed by P.B.Dye. Be prepared for a tough work out. This course has deep traps, narrow passages, and undulating greens. Its beautiful vistas will impress you.
At the course, all foods and beverages are included.
Its the official course of the “Riviera Maya Open” Canadian Tour Event. It’s the second course for the World Qualifying Mayakoba Golf Classic on the PGA Tour.
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Best Reviews for Iberostar Golf Club
A must for every golfer visiting the Riviera Maya.
A must stop for every golfer visiting the Riviera Maya. Pete Dye Classic design plays longer than the card. The winds above the jungle line make you play one more club. Best staff and track in the area.
An extraordinary place to play golf.
What an extraordinary place to play golf, greens, staff and the Rentals Titleist AP1’s pfff crazy!!! This is the best course that anybody can play in Mexico!!!
2. El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club
18 holes, par 72, 7024 yards.
About Mayakoba Golf Club
A masterpiece created by the legendary and world-renowned Australian golfer Greg Norman. Featuring 3 ecosystems in one golf course: the tropical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands, and the beach.
In 2007 it became the home of Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA tour event outside of Canada and USA.
Play along miles of crystal- clear freshwater canals with mangrove and limestone walls. The course has two ocean holes with stunning views of the blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea and Cozumel Island.
Are you up for a challenge? Try beat Matt Kuchar record of 193 (-20) the tournament record at Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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Best Reviews for Mayakoba Golf Club
A drop-dead gorgeous course with cenotes
Drop-dead gorgeous course with cenotes! I lost all my balls by the 12th hole! The obstacles are incredibly exciting. I suggest you have a minimum of 24 balls if you are an amateur like me.
I’ve played about 60 different courses across Canada, including PGA rated courses. Played in the Dominican Republic, and other high-end courses in Michigan. This course is by far the nicest. The scenery is beautiful. The price is insanely high, but this is a once in a lifetime course. Bring your camera, might see a crocodile. Coldwater is always on hand, they also provide cold wet towels (which do help). On the back 9 they have a Cenote right in the middle of the fairway. You don’t see some of this stuff anywhere else!!!
3. Gran Coyote Golf
18 holes, par 71, 7043 yards.
About Gran Coyote Golf Club
Formerly the Grand Coral Riviera Maya this beautiful golf course weaves around Mayan jungle with scenic views of the blue Caribbean Sea.
This course was designed by Nick Price, who hired a team of biologists and environmental consultants to create an extraordinary biodiverse course and protecting the native wildlife.
It’s sure to be a challenging course for most, testing your accuracy. Be prepared to lose a few golf balls along the way. There are water hazards on several holes and well-placed bunkers near the greens.
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Best Reviews for Gran Coyote Golf Club
The greens are fantastic!
Gran Coyote is a beautifully conditioned and maintained 18 holes, championship golf course. It plays long, so with 5 sets of tees choose wisely. The greens are fantastic and the best in the Riviera Maya (in my opinion). Also, staff great staff and service to ensure you enjoy your round. Highly recommended!
Fairways and greens were in perfect condition.
Fantastic course with incredibly friendly people. I would recommend this place 100 times over. Fairways and greens were in perfect condition and the rate was very reasonable for a great round of golf.
4. Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya
18 holes, par 71, 7,136 yards.
About Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya
Featuring beautiful nature surrounded by exotic wildlife and ancient Mayan ruins. This stunning course is designed by Robert von Hagge. as one of the first courses of the modern era.
Rolling mounds and sloping fairways test even the best players. Several holes present blind tee shots or approach shots.
It’s said to be one of the toughest courses in Mexico. If you are up for a challenge then Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya might just be the course for you.
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Best Reviews for Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya
This great course is hidden away
Not busy, so tee times are flexible during summer. Small bar and restaurant featuring tasty food and a full bar. Small Hard Rock specific golf gear. Price higher than back home, but you’re on vacation and excellent customer service makes it worth it.
Great memories golfing in the jungle!
Some holes were challenging and others a nice break. Beautiful course! The beverage/snack cart came around in perfect time and made a great drink. The staff that checked us in were so helpful and friendly and the pro shop was great! We had a few really nice conversations. I would definitely recommend it! Thank you for the awesome time!
5. The Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya
18 holes, par 54, 2923 yards.
About Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya
Formerly known as El Manglar Golf Club at Vidanta Riviera Maya. This a par 3 course is considered to be a Jack Nicklaus masterpiece.
The beauty and the nature of this golf course will challenge and inspire you. Don’t get distracted by the stunning Mayan jungle and native vegetation that surrounds this golf course.
The 17th hole is said to be one of the most difficult holes with bunkers at both ends that trap even the most experienced golfers.
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Best Reviews for Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Vidanta Riviera Maya
Fun and Challenging
I recently played the 18 hole par 3 course from the back tees. The holes range from 120 yards to 276 yards. Most have water hazards and are good and challenging. The course plays short from the up tees. Bring an extra sleeve of balls. It’s a good test trying to figure out yardage with the stiff breeze off the coast.
Continues to be a challenge
Course construction makes each hole a challenge to play. Wind conditions, layout of the greens, and pin position continue to make this an enjoyable and entertaining golf course to play.