GOLF Spotlight on Riviera Maya Golf: info, pictures, links
Our day of fun in the sun and lots of serious golf info for local Riviera Maya golf courses
According to the PGA...
The Riviera Maya is slated to be the next golf mecca. New courses are springing up along the coastline attracting golfers to come and play a few rounds between dives and hanging out on the beach. We don't play golf but we were invited by the Mayan Resorts to come get some pointers from their pro and to see what we were missing. From the photos, Kay did not lack in style and fashion however she will not be touring with the Women's PGA anytime soon!
Our day started with golf lessons for Kay (in her pink golf knickers by Golfknickers.com). Standing next to her is Calvin Nielsen, the resident golf pro at Mayan Resorts Golf Riviera Maya. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer guy than Calvin, and he's a great teacher. He knew he was in trouble when he saw Kay's outfit! Nevertheless, he had Kay driving the ball like a pro in no time.
A little swing practice at the driving range was the prerequisite to going on the course. We then hopped into a couple carts to check out some of the course's 18-holes. Calvin was very patient with Kay and I, working with Kay on her stroke and tolerating me with photo-ops here and there. The day was beautiful and the sun was intense out on the course. This is a great way to have some sporting fun and catch a few rays at the same time.
After putting around the Club House was a welcome retreat. We all had a cerveza and a laugh, winding up a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon on Mayan Resorts 18 hole Nicklaus Designed course.
Facilities include: Rolling bar, Pro shop, snacks, putting green, driving range, lockers, free transportation for players not staying at the resort.
Mayan Palace Riviera Maya
Located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, this 18-hole, par 54 golf course features traps of radiant white sand, lakes surrounded by natural limestone rocks, and the greenery of the fairways and roughs. The greens are constructed with a 1950's style that make them more complex, complementing this challenging golf course.
¤ This course is located at the Mayan Palace Riviera Maya, just south of Playa Secreto and north of Playa del Carmen. Phone: +52 984 206 4043
Elsewhere in Mexico: 01 800 5068 171 or 1 866 3543 958
Web Site: http://www.grupomayangolf.com/en/index.cfm
Golf News & Golf Information - Riviera Maya, Mexico
For the first time in the American Junior Golf Association's 29 year history, with the support of the PGA TOUR's Mayakoba Golf Classic, the Association will conduct an AJGA Open event outside of the United States or Canada. The Mayakoba Junior Golf Classic will be staged at El Camaleón Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México, Oct. 5-8, 2007.
Web Sites: http://www.mayakobagolfclassic.com/ -- http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r457/
Winding under a forest canopy and through the tropical landscape, El Camaleón borders the resort. Here, golf enthusiasts can experience fairways lined with sand dunes and mangroves; challenge themselves with unique hazards such as cenotes (subterranean caves) and crystal clear lagoons, then take in the alluring vistas from greens perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. This place is much more than just a golf experience. Golf Course Specifics: 18 holes, Par 72, four sets of tees, over 7,000 yards from the professional tee, 100% Paspalum grass, two breathtaking seaside holes, water comes into play on all but three holes, four cenotes (natural subterranean caves) also come into play, Driving range and putting and pitching green. All golf carts are equipped with advanced GPS yardage and golfer assistance systems. Golfers can keep score electronically, monitor scores in other groups and even order food and beverages from their cart! The Club house has shower/locker facilities, Golf Shop, and a Restaurant and Snack Bar open for breakfast and lunch. The Golf Shop is full-service offering the latest in golf wear, equipment and accessories. Golf carts, golf clubs and shoes are available to rent.
Web Site: http://www.fairmont.com/mayakoba/Recreation/Golf/
Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
Discover world class golf in the Riviera Maya. Iberostar Hotels and Resort announces the opening of the Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club located 30 minutes south of the Cancun international airport. This par 72 P. B. Dye design incorporates the native Mayan jungle and dramatic vertical movement. Narrow fairways, undulating greens and deep bunkers will challange your game from start to finish. Facilities include lighted driving range and putting green as well as showers and lockers for both men and women. A full service pro shop offers the latest in golf merchandise. High quality rental equipment (Titleist, Mizuno and Nike) is available. Snacks and drinks on the course and in the club house are included in the price of your green fee.
Phone: 011 52 984 877 2800
Web Site: http://www.iberostar.com/EN/golf.html
E-mail tee time request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Playacar Golf Club
The Golf Club at Playacar offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and the work of man. This magnificient golf course, carved out of the dense Mayan Jungle is only a few hundred yards away from the crystal-clear, turquoise ocean and the fine white sands of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. Hole: 18, 7202 yards, par 72,
Located: Paseo Xaman-Ha, s/no., Mz. 26, Fraccionamiento Playacar. Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, C.P. 77710, Mexico.
This is an 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by Robert Von Hagge. This course is carved through the lush Mayan jungle where it awaits any golfer to come and tame it. Driving range and putting green.
Rental clubs are available ($30).
$120 USD (includes cart, drinks & snacks) -
$75 Twilight Rate -
Ph.:01 984 87 3 06 24
Web Site: http://www.palace-resorts.com/playacar-golf-club/
Puerto Aventuras Golf Course
Open from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm. Marina, Tennis / Golf Club. Features a par 36, 9 hole course designed by Thomas Leeman. Maximum length 3,236 yards. Also features a putting green. $49 USD (unlimited holes) $23 USD for equipment rental and $34 for golf cart. Pull cart $7. Rental clubs are available.
Located in Riviera Maya on the main highway, km. 90 in Puerto Aventuras.
Phone & Fax.: 011-52-(984) 873-5109
Web Site: http://www.puertoaventuras.com/golf/golf.htm