Top 8 Golf Courses In Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Playa del Carmen is a popular Caribbean coastal resort town in Mexico. The ships stop here, tourists fly in, rent condos — it is an entertainment hub. Besides sampling local food and relaxing on the beach, you can visit amusement parks, explore the caves, swim with turtles, snorkel, and play golf, too. The first PGA Tour event contested outside the US happened here. Over the years, many golf courses in Playa del Carmen established themselves as professional 18 hole courses, beautifully landscaped and designed. Just imagine it, playing golf on tropical grounds with sea views. Some places even have upscale accommodation on their grounds. Famous golfers, such as Nick Price, designed them, and often meet here to play at tournaments. Come learn how to play golf or perfect your score at these top golf courses in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

1. El Camaleon Golf Club

El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course
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History was written here. This eco-friendly golf course, created by famous Greg Norman, became the host site of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA Tour event to be contested outside America. Nowadays, it is popular due to its unique design (dreamy ocean side vs rockier part), challenging all golfers. Worry not. Camaleon is open all year round, and suitable for beginners, too. Jim McLean Golf School – the no.1 Golf Academy of America, is located here. Other amenities include a two-sided tee driving range, an all-day pass with unlimited usage of range balls, restaurant, locker rooms, special software analyzing your swings, and more. Mayakoba resort and residences offer not only accommodation, rentals and camp, but activities in nature, as well. Fun for all family awaits here.

El Camaleon Golf Club

Address: Carretera Fed. Chetumal, Pto. Juárez Km. 298, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Website: El Camaleon Golf Club

Opening hours: First tee time available at 7am, twilight starts at 12pm & 1pm in the summer season

2. Hard Rock Campo de Golf

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Posted by Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya on Thursday, February 25, 2016

This high-end golf course offers a clubhouse and rentals, as well. As part of the Hard Rock chain, they have many deals for members and non-members, adults-only accommodation, option for families with kids, and many entertainment options, apart from golf. There’s a water park, pool, beach, bars, clubs, and lounges. And how about golfing experience? 18 holes are surrounded by natural beauty, and flawlessly designed by the late Robert von Hagge. If you decide to play here, prices include unlimited balls to practice, golf cart, lockers and showers, and food with drinks.

Hard Rock Campo de Golf

Address: Paseo Xaman - Ha S/N, Playacar, 77717 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Hard Rock Campo de Golf

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

3. Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Gran Coyote Golf on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Enjoy a good game at this golf club designed by golf player, Nick Price. Close to the beachfront, about 5 minutes from Playa Del Carmen, this challenging and windy, but lovely 18 holes, 71 par course is open all year, with high season and low season price list. Price includes golf cart, transportation to and from Cancun, lockers, wet wipes, and game accessories. And other amenities? There is a driving range, shop, club and trolley rental. However, there are no caddies. Visitors particularly love the friendly staff and greenery all around. A restaurant with a grill, terrace, pro shop and a golf academy makes it a place worth checking out.

Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya

Address: México 307 km 294, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya

Opening hours: 6:30am - 7pm (daily)

4. IBEROSTAR Paraíso Golf Club

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It’s tee time! 18 holes, 72 par course includes a golf buggy, appetisers and unlimited drinks during the round, including beer, wine, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks, which makes it quite unique. You can also book a return transfer at the reception. Designed by architect P.B. Dye, Paraíso Golf Club often hosts famous tournaments. It is well-maintained and lush; and when you will play here, you might even spot an exotic animal. Everyone staying at Iberostar gets a free round for every few days of stay and other rates can be discussed with an agent. Staff is very helpful. People love this all-inclusive golf club in Yucatan Peninsula.

IBEROSTAR Paraíso Golf Club

Address: Carr. Chetumal, Carr. Cancún - Tulum 309, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Website: IBEROSTAR Paraíso Golf Club

Opening hours: 6:30am - 7pm (daily)

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5. Riviera Maya Golf Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

You will be impressed by lakes and cenotes at Riviera Maya. Located within the Mexico’s Bahia Principe complex. There are 18 holes and 9 holes course available here. Green fee includes golf cart; the equipment can be rented. There is also a shop and a clubhouse, great for gatherings. Prices, of courses, differ for members, locals, external visitors and golfers from the Bahia complex. There is also a golf academy, so beginners are welcomed. Private lessons can be arranged, as well. Don’t pass up this experience and book a championship or executive course.

Riviera Maya Golf Club

Address: Av. del Sol Km.250, 77760 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Riviera Maya Golf Club

Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)

6. Tee'd Off Tee Times

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Posted by Tee'd Off Tee Times on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tee’d Off Tee Times is not a course but a booking service, offering several courses in Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum and Isla Mujeres. There are no booking fees, or pre-payment, everything can easily be done online, which clients love. They also have good deals on Playa Del Carmen. Transportation is not included but can be arranged, as well as accommodation. If you have difficulty picking the right location, the owner, Cheryl is very helpful. Tee’d Off Tee Times is perfect, whether you are a solo golfer or a group of friends.

Tee'd Off Tee Times

Address: 28 Calle, 1 Avenida Nte, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Tee'd Off Tee Times

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

7. Cancun Country Club

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This country club comprises of apartments, residences, golf course, and a clubhouse. El Tinto Golf Course is designed by the famous Nick Price. There is 18-hole, 72-par course, practice area, and even a golf academy. Rates differ in high and low season, but are always inclusive of green fee, golf cart, water bottle and game accessories. Additional amenities include a pro shop, snack bar, and rental of equipment. Transportation and practice shooting can be arranged, at an extra charge. Moreover, if you will like it here, and decide to be a resident - head to the clubhouse, where you’ll find golf academy, pool, gym, and a wine cellar.

Cancun Country Club

Address: Km. 388, México 307, 46, 77580 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Cancun Country Club

8. Puerto Aventuras Golf Club

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With Puerto Aventuras being the only full-service marina between Cancun and Belize, that can handle large boats, you might end up here if you are on board of a cruise. Located in the beautiful area of Juarez, Puerto Aventuras features 9 holes, 36 par golf course, with a small residential resort. Designed by Thomas Leman in 1991, it is the oldest from our list, but well-maintained and popular, too. Rates include green fee and a golf cart. However, golf carts are not mandatory and booking is not necessary to enjoy golf here. Upon receiving a membership, players can enjoy pro shop, drinks, and even play a game of tennis. Adults, kids and teens can sign up to golf academy, as well.

Puerto Aventuras Golf Club

Address: Km. 269, Carr. Federal Chetumal 5, Juárez, 77750 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Puerto Aventuras Golf Club

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

Prep your collar shirt with sleeves and golf shoes, and head to Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico, became popular among golf enthusiasts and it is easy to see why. The green fields covered by a smooth carpet of special grass, surrounded by palm trees, lush foliage, lakes and cenotes create a golfers dream - a challenging game in a beautiful setting. Designed by famous golf course architects or players, these 18 or 9 holes golf courses and golf clubs have everything a player needs. Check out our above list of the best golf courses in Playa del Carmen, some are connected to beautiful resorts, and some even offer a residential living. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Have a tee-riffic game at Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

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