Cancun is more than beaches, exotic nature and Mayan archeological sites. It’s an international golf destination featuring a collection of courses designed by as Nicklaus, Norman, Dye, Jones and Aoki. Whether you are a professional golfer, or an amateur, you’ll find everything you need from beginner to challenging courses and luxurious golf resorts. Here’s a quick rundown:
Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is considered a leader in the region and is special for being surrounded by ancient Mayan archeological sites, the Nichupte lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. This course is the oldest in the region and is conveniently located at the heart of the hotel zone. The 18-hole, championship Hilton Cancun Golf Club is set within 60 hectares of tropical paradise with lush fairways surrounded by archeological sites; this challenging yet fair course is suited for golfers of all levels of experience.
The Moon Spa & Golf Club, a 27-hole course by Nicklaus, is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and mangroves. The 18-hole Riviera Cancun Golf & Resorts by Palace Resorts was inaugurated by Jack Nicklaus, and offers spectacular ocean views and strategic bunkers, wooden bridges and a Club House fully equipped with sauna, lobby, reception space, pro-shop and a bar.
Widely recognized as one of the top golf courses in Mexico, Playa Mujeres Golf Club welcomes golfers with challenging ocean and lagoon holes as part of the 18-hole course built in the middle of a spectacular green paradise. This course is located within 375 hectares of Playa Mujeres Resorts and is 11 kilometres north of Cancun.
Cancun is only minutes away from the Riviera Maya, and a short trip by ferry or bus from Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, all home to magnificent golf complexes. Designed by Nicklaus, Mayan Palace Riviera Maya is located between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen and features an extraordinary natural landscape of lakes and native vegetation that makes this 18-hole, par 54 course exciting.
The Cancun Country Club complex features two 18-hole championship courses built under the standards of the PGA tour. The courses were designed by Tom Fazio and Nick Price. Bahía Principe Resort features a 27- hole championship course along with a golf academy, and Puerto Cancun features an upscale 18-hole signature course designed by Tom Weiskopf.