The Best Golf Course Destinations in Cancun 

 

Enjoy your favorite pastime in paradise. Cancun’s golf courses are masterfully designed to accentuate the region's natural beauty and incorporate the diverse ecosystem into each landscape for an unforgettable golfing experience. 

 

El Camaleon Mayakoba 

 

True to its name, El Camaleon--the chameleon--blends three distinct ecosystems: tropical jungles, dense mangroves, and stunning oceanfront views to create a visually stimulating experience from every angle. Golfers will be captivated by unique hazards from cenotes and lush fairways to fresh water canals lined with limestone. 

 

el camaleon mayakoba

 

Highlights

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7024

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 137

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 35 Minutes 

 

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

 

The Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok thoughtfully incorporates ancient Mayan ruins and archeological treasures. Winding down through the course, golfers experience a historical journey full of sightseeing and awe-inspiring wonder. Designed in 1976, Pok-Ta-Pok is the oldest golf course in Cancun with a variety of tournaments and world-class amenities. 

 

pok ta pok golf

 

Highlights 

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7051

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 130

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 20 minutes 

 

Riviera Cancun Golf Club

 

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the legendary “Golden Bear,” the Riviera Cancun Golf Club is a slice of paradise. Following the natural landscape of the terrain, this course offers strategically placed bunkers, plush greens, and an immaculate layout of rolling fairways. The contemporary Mexican Club house gives way to stunning views of dunes, lakes, mangroves, and native palm trees. 

 

riviera cancun golf course

 

Highlights 

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7060

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 146

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 5 minutes 

 

Grand Coral Riviera Maya

 

Home to a stop on the Mexico Golf Tour, the Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya is a player-friendly courses with a lot to offer. Wide and inviting fairways make it easy for beginners and intermediate players to enjoy the game; while seasoned professionals will appreciate the great mix of holes and challenging sand traps. 

 

grand coral riviera maya golf

 

Highlights 

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7043

  • Par: 71

  • Slope: 141

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 30 minutes

 

El Manglar Golf Course

 

If you like a challenge, you’ll love the El Manglar Golf Course. This Nicklaus Design course incorporates surprising features from traps of radiant white sand and jungle vegetation to undergrowth and lakes with natural rock formations, creating a memorable experience that will keep you coming back for more. As you wind down through the course, keep an eye out for coatis, iguanas, cormorants, herons and other wildlife that might stop to say hello. 

 

el manglar golf course

 

Highlights

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 2923

  • Par: 54

  • Slope: n/a

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 30 Minutes 

 

TPC Cancun Country Club - El Tinto Golf Course

 

El Tinto Golf Course was designed by PGA tour member and world-renowned golfer, Nick Price, who thoughtfully incorporated the native flowers and vegetation of the region into his design. The golf course is part of the prestigious TPC Cancun Country club, featuring 84 sand traps and five lakes that will challenge even the most experienced golfers. 

 

tpc el tinto golf

 

Highlights 

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7,435

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 137

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 7 minutes 

 

Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club

 

The Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club is nestled in the heart of the Mayan jungle. Make sure to bring your a-game as you take on narrow fairways, undulating greens, deep sand traps, and unexpected changes in the terrain. As you swing your way through the course, you’ll catch sightings of crocodiles, iguanas, and even monkeys. 

 

iberostar playa paraiso golf

 

Highlights

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 6,800

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 136

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 30 Minutes 

 

Playa Mujeres Golf Club

 

The Playa Mujeres Golf Club is ranked among the ten best courses in Mexico. This ecologically friendly course preserves the native plants, trees, and other indigenous foliage in the area. The holes are located near the water with nine ocean holes and nine lagoon holes, making it a water-lover’s paradise. The constant sea breeze demands accuracy and presents a fun challenge.  

 

playa mujeres golf

 

Highlights 

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7,218

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 139

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 45 Minutes 

 

The Moon Spa & Golf Club

 

The Moon Spa & Golf Club is a feast for the eyes with three distinct 9-hole courses: jungle, dunes, and lakes. Take in gorgeous views of the Riviera Maya and wide variety of exotic wildlife --from iguanas and anteaters to crocodiles--while enjoying a challenging game of golf. Native vegetation, mangrove wetlands, and strategically placed bunkers keep the game interesting at every turn. 

 

the moon spa golf course

 

Highlights 

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7,165

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 133

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 20 Minutes 

 

Hard Rock Golf Club 

 

The Hard Rock Golf Club is considered to be the most challenging course in the region, featuring a diverse layout that will test even the most accomplished golfer. The course is carved from lush vegetation and tropical jungle, yielding to gorgeous turquoise ocean views and white sand beaches as you make your way through narrow fairways and small greens. 

 

hardrock golf course

 

Highlights 

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7253

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 135

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 45 Minutes 

 

Cozumel Country Club

 

The Cozumel Country Club carefully fuses the native ecosystem with magnificently sculpted limestone, coral, and saltwater marshes to create a first-class golf course. This environmentally friendly course was thoughtfully crafted with challenging holes that integrate natural water and jungle hazards. And with the wide variety of wildlife that call this place home--from raccoons and blue crabs to iguanas--golfers are in for a  truly memorable experience. 

 

cozumel golf

 

Highlights

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 6734

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 133

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 2:25 Hours 

 

Riviera Maya Golf Club

 

The Riviera Maya Golf Club features an impressive golf course that bends and curves within the natural landscape of the region. Stunning lakes, pristine fairways, surprising cenotes, and lush jungle surround you at every turn. This course is also equipped with GPS technology, so you have real-time, accurate information between the ball and the green as you golf. 

 

riviera maya golf club

 

Highlights

  • Holes: 18

  • Yards: 7272

  • Par: 72

  • Slope: 137

  • Distance from Cancun Airport: 1:00 Hour 

 

When to plan your golf trip 

 

The best time to golf in Cancun is from April to December. Around this time of year, the weather is a welcoming seventy-five to eighty degrees with a low chance of rain. If you want to miss the crowds and higher room rates, May to August is the second best time to visit. Whatever you do, avoid hurricane season, which is generally between September to November. 

 

Navigating the Cancun golf course scene 

 

Most of Cancun’s golf clubs include complimentary roundtrip transportation. If transportation isn’t included in your golf club package or if you want to visit other courses, taxis are readily available at just about every street corner. You can also rent a car if you plan on driving around a lot, but parking might be limited in certain locations. 

 

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