The big names in golf and architecture like Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Robert Von Hagge left their marks in Cancun through the different golf courses they have designed. The reason why golf has become one of the favorite pastimes for visiting tourists, making the city of Cancun a premier destination for leisure and competitive golf. Who wouldn’t be attracted playing in a well designed course with all the factors of a tropical ambience hovering in the background: sunny weather, great views and cool sea breezes.
Here are the top 5 golf courses in Cancun that can give your dream golfing experience.
Riviera Maya Golf Club
Enjoy the comfort and space of a 720 acres, par 36, nine hole course that’s Riviera Maya Golf Club. Touted as the largest in Cancun, it offers all the greens and fairways you desire with an additional executive par 27 course. You can play while admiring the lush jungle that entirely surrounds the place, while the course itself looks panoramic, but tricky with cenotes and lakes. It’s GPS guided giving players accurate measurements of distances and a virtual map of its greens that a player can use in planning for an effective game plan strategy. The course’s Clubhouse leaves nothing to be desired with its in-house restaurants, specialty shops, gym, spa amenities, a pool and two tennis courts.
Moon Spa & Golf Club
A reputation that’s synonymous with that of golf legend Jack Nicklaus is the pride of Moon Spa & Golf Club. Nicklaus is responsible for the design of this course, which explained why it’s so challenging and fit the skills of any professional golf player. There are wetlands, hidden bunkers, natural hazards, and is unique as its greens are made of paspalum grasses. You’ll get your eyes full with sea views and a terrific overall landscape that would make playing golf feel like a sightseeing escapade. The other facilities it has is a swimming pool, lockers, storage room and two restaurants serving the most authentic Asian and Italian cuisines.
Playacar Spa & Golf Club
Nothing personifies luxury and grandeur other than the majestic Playacar Spa & Golf Club. It was designed by a celebrated American architect, Robert Von Hagge, and is very picturesque like most of the other courses he created. It stretches out to 7,000 yards with natural hazards and a line of bunkers for stiff competition. The Caribbean Sea with all its glory is just nearby, so it’s like playing in a tropical paradise. It also has a clubhouse, an own pool and a pro shop for the modern golf necessities that you need. Golf lessons are also offered, and beginners can use its practice range, putting and chipping area at his own convenience.
Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok
When you’re a tourist in Cancun, you can play golf anytime in Pok ta Pok Golf Club that’s located within the vicinity of the hotel zone. Considered as the oldest in the region, this course offers a view of the many great Mayan ruins and is a perfect combination of a rich culture and nature’s charm. It’s a 18 hole, par 72 course that tests the mettle of any skilled players with its deceptive terrains designed with strategic bunkers and some Mayan ruins. Its chief designer is Robert Trent Jones Jr. and has been in existence since 1976. Like all top golf courses in Cancun, it has additional facilities like a pro shop, tennis courts and of course, a restaurant that’s plush and stylish, which overlooks the whole scenario of the Hotel Zone and the nearby Nichupte Lagoon.
Playa Mujeres Golf Club
One of the best in the country and accredited by a known professional golf association, the Executive Women’s Golf Association, is the Playa Mujeres Golf Club located north of the Riviera Maya. Greg Norman, a golfing icon, has put its name on this course which boasts rugged plays with lines of water holes, bunkers and beautiful mangrove landscapes. If you want to learn everything about the sport, this is the place to be. Beginners can get valuable golf lessons, while expert players can gain techniques and strategies given by professional coaches who make their living around the course. A clubhouse is there to relax any weary body with a sumptuous lunch and some healthy refreshments.