Riviera Maya, a paradise for golfers

The topography of Riviera Maya offers a beautiful variety of scenes for Golf practice. There are luxury hotels with first-class golf courses designed by J. Niklaus, P. Dye, G. Norman. Riviera Maya has several golf courses for all tastes and levels of play in the midst of beautiful landscapes.

Along the 131-kilometer corridor that connects Cancun with Tulum and the island of Cozumel, there are 14 Riviera Maya golf courses, which are the delight for those who like this sport and want to practice it while on vacation or on their trips through the Mexican Caribbean.

Each of the fields has a different degree of challenge, created by professionals and experts in the design of the meadows, which challenge those who practice precision golf in Riviera Maya, all while observing the greatness of the Caribbean Sea and its deep turquoise blue.

For several years, Riviera Maya has become the meeting point where the best golfers have met, both male and female. In the Riviera Maya golf courses, there is a perfect combination of the magic of the natural landscape with the dynamic and modern of its design. This has allowed the region to become the seat of some of the most prestigious PGA Tour tournaments worldwide, as well as local golf tournaments where local golfers enjoy the view while touring the fields enjoying the incomparable weather.

A special mention deserves the PGA Mayakoba Golf Classic, which is the first event that the PGA performs beyond the borders of the United States and Canada.

The design of the golf courses represents a pleasant challenge for lovers of this sport, so to travel the circuit in the Riviera Maya becomes an adventure to get around the fairways, their curves, and the greens. A great feature of the fields is that, from anywhere, you can see the paradisiacal wealth of the Riviera Maya.

Even the Mayan culture has been merged with the design of some of the Riviera Maya golf courses, such as the Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, and also the one located at Playacar, which fuses the fairways with archaeological vestiges of the region.

Riviera Maya golf courses

Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club

It is the latest creation of P.B. Dye An 18-hole Par 72 course carved in the middle of the jungle with spectacular vertical elevation changes, is one of the best courses in the world.

Vidanta Golf Riviera Maya

The 18-hole Par 54 course, designed by Jack Nicklaus with lakes surrounded by natural rocks, the intense green color of greens and undergrowth. It is a delight for golf enthusiasts.

Riviera Maya Golf Club

The 18 hole par 72 course plus 9 holes par 27 designed by Robert Trent Jones II. It is an extraordinary field of 90 hectares in the middle of the tropical jungle.

Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya

The 18-hole Par 71 course designed by Nick Price. This avant-garde golf course conserves the ecological environment and has a Paspalum lawn and a network of lakes.

Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya

The 18-hole Par 72 course designed by Robert Von Hagge, is surrounded by several lakes, cenotes, archaeological remains, and exuberant vegetation. Considered one of the fields with greater challenges within the region.

The Mayakoba Chameleon

The 18-hole Par 72 course designed by Greg Norman. It extends from the jungle to the mangroves with incredible views of the Caribbean. It is the first field selected by the PGA in Mexico.

Puerto Aventuras Golf & Racquet Club

The 9-hole Par 36 course, designed by Thomas Leman. The whole Green is covered by a soft and smooth carpet of Bermuda grass surrounded by a pleasant tropical environment.

Challenging tournaments for professionals and amateurs

The cultural richness and the paradisiacal scenarios have become one of the great attractions that golf lovers enjoy while relaxing in one of the multiple destinations of the Riviera Maya, waiting to participate in one of the tournaments that year after year take place in the region.

The most prestigious tournament that has its headquarters in the Riviera Maya is the PGA Myakoba Golf Classic, in the Riviera Maya, where it is held since 2007. For this 2019, the event expects to bring together 132 professional golfers who will compete for four rounds in the fairways of El Camaleón de Mayakoba from November 11 to 17.

The fields of the region integrate harmoniously the fields that have a challenge with "curves, fairways and challenging greens with a set of moderate and intense slopes".

Among the recurring tournaments is the Amigos Puerto Cancun, which is held every month on this golf course; The ProAm Tour is another that takes advantage of the quality of the courses to attract golfers.
One of those that has events for all tastes and ages is the Vidanta, which is the same venue for the children's and youth tournament that holds its night tournament, scheduled this year for May 18.
Also worth mentioning are the Oyes and Oyesses of Imagen Radio tournaments, which this year will be played in Vidanta and El Tinto, respectively.

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