If you are looking to learn golf or like to play a round or two, Cancun is an ideal place. It has a notable list of world class golf courses designed by the who’s who in the world of golf. Celebrated legends and architects like Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Robert Von Hagge have shared their magical touches, thus making Cancun a premier destination for the sport of golf.
A review of the top golf courses in Cancun
Playa Mujeres Golf Club
A world recognized golf course that was designed by one of the greatest players who ever played the game: Greg Norman. The Playa Mujeres Golf club got the approval of the prestigious Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWG) and is among the top ten golf courses in the region. It’s where beginners can learn the sport, but it’s the mastery of experienced players that shines in the limelight here. A series of water holes, bunkers, greens, mangrove landscapes played over a vast space overlooking the Caribbean Sea provide a challenging and the exhilarating experience. The golf course’s location is in the Playa Mujeres neighborhood and a nice spot to learn the basics of the game with lessons being conducted regularly. Competitive golf players can get professional coaching from qualified mentors to improve their game. A clubhouse fills the need of every athlete’s hungry stomach with a restaurant serving hearty lunches, dinner and refreshments.
Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok
Having the distinction of being the oldest, most prestigious and perhaps the most accessible of all Cancun’s golf courses, the Pok ta Pok Golf Club is strategically placed on the center of the tourist zone. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1976 and it’s a 72 par, 18 hole golf course that is very challenging with the presence of Mayan ruins and hidden bunkers. Playing here lets one feel the majestic combination of golf, nature’s beauty and rich culture. It is like a tour of the renowned Mayan culture while you play golf. This golf course in Cancun also offers opportunities for tennis, shopping and gastronomy, with a distinctive restaurant that gives an aerial view of the beautiful Nichupte Lagoon.
Robert Trent Jones II’s Riviera Maya Golf Club
A vast golf course considered as one of Cancun’s largest is the Riviera Maya Golf Club. Well designed by Robert Trent Jones II over a 720 acres of land, it boasts of complete facilities unprecedented in the area. It harmoniously blends a number of natural landscapes with jungles, lakes and cenotes creating an exotic ambience. A basically nine hole golf course, but with additional 27 course executive range, putting and chipping area to warm up those hot hands before an anticipated competition. It’s a GPS technology armed golf course, which is beneficial to any golfer as it can accurately measure distances and gives a virtual map of the entire course. A Clubhouse that can provide your other needs has specialty shops, elegant restaurants, a sports bar, gym facilities, a swimming pool and tennis courts.
Playacar Spa & Golf Club
A product of the genius mind of American architect Robert Von Hagge, the Playacar Spa & Golf Club carries Hagge’s mark of creating panoramic golf courses beyond compare. It’s a luxury golf course that’s a stone’s throw away from the Caribbean Sea and has a size of 7,000 yards, where the wild jungle mangroves and sea views come hand in hand. It’s a very challenging Par 72 golf course with natural hazards and lakes that test the mettle of any skilled golfer. You can enroll in a golf lesson and make use of its putting, chipping and practice range. At the end of a grueling day, you can refresh yourself with snacks and beverages in its clubhouse or take a good dip on its indoor swimming pool.
Moon Spa & Golf Club
What a way to play golf! This championship golf club, Moon Spa & Golf Club by Jack Nicklaus, was designed with awesome stretches of green and tricky bunkers over paspalum grass. A pro shop with the latest gadgets, two restaurants with Asian and Italian origin, a swimming pool and players’ locker rooms have made the Moon Spa & Golf Club a sought after venue in Riviera Maya, Cancun.