Playa Del Carmen Golf Courses

…designed to be difficult yet playable…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there aren’t many places in the world with better golf courses than Playa Del Carmen.

Alright, I know they exist, but there can’t be a lot of them.

The designer courses here combine with some of the best, most consistent weather conditions you could ask for.

Throw in some amazing scenery beyond the courses, and you pretty much have a package deal.

Here’s a brief look at some of the best courses in Playa Del Carmen, and remember, all prices are subject to change at any time.

Playacar – Hard Rock Golf Club™

NOTE: THIS GOLF CLUB USED TO BE CALLED THE “GOLF CLUB PLAYACAR.” IT WAS ACQUIRED BY HARD ROCK HOTELS AND HAS NOW CHANGED ITS NAME TO WHAT YOU SEE ABOVE.

I’ll go ahead and start with Playacar since there are some readers who may just go with the first choice and not read any farther.

If you choose a golf course at random, I would hope you choose the Playacar course.

It’s at the south end of Playa Del Carmen, in the exclusive resort / condominium district called Playacar.

This is where the fashionable types hope to be seen, and for good reason.

This 18 hole, par-72 course was designed by world famous architect Robert Von Hagge.

He also supervised its construction to make sure every detail was according to plan.

The many crystal clear lakes and wealth of surrounding vegetation make for a relaxing atmosphere so you can focus on your game.

Although it’s a little steep compared to some other courses, the all-inclusive-price for Playacar (adults – $187; kids 15 and under – $40) includes transportation to and from some hotels in the Riviera Maya.

If the list doesn’t include your hotel, not to worry, it’s just a 10-minute drive from the main tourist area.

Hard Rock Golf Club™ – Playacar Phone Number / Contact Info / Etc:

👤 Contact Person: English by default here

📞 Phone Number(s):

📱 Direct Clubhouse Number: +52 (984) 873-4990 ✆ – CLICK TO CALL ON MOBILE

📱 US Toll Free – RESORT RESERVATIONS: +1 (855) 537-4603 ✆ – CLICK TO CALL ON MOBILE

🌎 Website: http://www.hrhrivieramaya.com/world-class-golf.htm

✉️ Email: [email protected]

👥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hrhrivieramaya

⏰ Hours: Seasonal – CALL FOR DETAILS

💰 Prices: Prices Vary By Season and Availability; SCROLL DOWN TO “RATES” FROM THE URL ABOVE

📍 Location: SEE MAP – Playacar – Ask anyone where Playacar is and you’ll find it

Riviera Maya Golf Club (Near Akumal)

NOTE: THERE ARE TWO GOLF CLUBS NAMED “RIVIERA MAYA GOLF CLUB.” THIS IS THE ONE ~2 MINUTES SOUTH OF AKUMAL.

The Riviera Maya golf course is a bit further out, at 30 minutes driving time from Playa Del Carmen.

It is further to the south, in the Akumal community, which also boasts some of the best snorkeling in the Riviera Maya.

This resort includes not one, but two courses to choose from.

The first is slated to include 27 championship holes, of which 18 are currently available.

The other course is a 9 hole executive course which is also currently open.

This resort is the most recent project designed by the recognized golf course designer Robert Trent Jones II.

Realizing that the natural terrain of the area is quite flat, the courses include a variety of ledges and other features to spice up your game.

Riviera Maya Golf Club Phone Number / Contact Info / Etc:

👤 Contact Person: English is dominant language here

📞 Phone Number(s):

📱 Direct MX Number: +52 (984) 875-5048 ✆ – CLICK TO CALL ON MOBILE

🌎 Website: http://www.rivieramaya-golfclub.com/

✉️ Email: [email protected]

👥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rivieramayagolfclub

⏰ Hours: Seasonal – CALL FOR DETAILS

💰 Prices: Prices Vary By Season and Availability; CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RATES

📍 Location: SEE MAP – 30 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen (very close to Akumal)

Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya

This challenging golf course was designed by golf hall-of-famer Nick Price.

Highly accessible and located just two minutes south of Playa Del Carmen’s downtown, Grand Coral is just a few years old.

Its 71 sand traps and 8 lakes have been kept in pristine condition.

The design of the course intentionally preserves the natural environment and plant life of this part of the Riviera Maya.

So players find themselves surrounded by beautiful jungle vegetation.

The high season, all-inclusive price runs $140 for adults and $40 for kids.

In the low season, those rates become $100 and $40, respectively.

Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya Phone Number / Contact Info / Etc:

👤 Contact Person: English Rules the Roost here

📞 Phone Number(s):

📱 Direct MX Number: +52 (984) 109-6025 ✆ – CLICK TO CALL ON MOBILE

📱 US/CAN Toll Free: +1 (888) 212-3209 ✆ – CLICK TO CALL ON MOBILE

🌎 Website: http://www.grandcoralrivieramaya.com/golf/

✉️ Email: [email protected]

👥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/golf-grand-coral-riviera-maya

⏰ Hours: Seasonal – CALL FOR DETAILS

💰 Prices: Prices Vary By Season and Availability; CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RATES

📍 Location: SEE MAP – 5 minutes north of Playa Del Carmen

El Camaleon at Mayakoba

This golf course is the only one in the Riviera Maya to host official PGA tours, as well as the annual Mayakoba Classic.

Often called a “work of art”, El Camaleon course was designed by Greg Norman and consists of 18 holes at par 72.

In terms of the layout and landscape, this course basically has it all.

Spanning oceanfront beach stretches, dense natural mangroves, and its own network of cenotes, this course never gets boring, never feels expected.

In fact, the course actually gets its name from the changing landscape, though it is housed in the luxury resort Mayakoba.

If you golf here between November 1st – May 1st, expect to pay the high season price, at $239 for adults, $79 for kids.

The rest of the year you get the low season price, at $169 for adults (the kids price stays the same.)

Playa Paraiso

As if Playa Del Carmen didn’t have enough designer golf courses, the Playa Paraiso course was designed by world famous course designer P.B. Dye.

True to its name, the course is practically a paradise with a layout that can only be found in the most exclusive resorts in the world.

And in true P.B. Dye style, it features his signature distinctive rock work throughout.

Players enjoy extensive undulating greens, uncommonly deep traps and very narrow fairways.

Naturally, the course is extremely difficult and players often require at least 4 hours to get through it.

Located at the Iberostar resort just 15 minutes north of Playa Del Carmen, this course is not for the weak hearted.

The high season price will run you $199 for adults and $85 for kids; while the low season cost for adults goes down to $169.

El Manglar

And finally, 20 minutes north of Playa Del Carmen, you can find a golf course equally beautiful and challenging as the others mentioned here.

(The El Manglar executive course is by no means a lazy man’s course.)

This 18 hole, par-3 golf course borrows from the 1950s style for design of greens and is stunning with its natural lakes and beautiful white sand.

It is located in the Golf Club Grupo Mayan Riviera Maya resort, which also features a putting green and driving range for practice and warm-up.

If necessary, players can rent clubs at the nearby King Cobra.

Although it does not advertise different prices for high season and low season, this course will run you $89 per person (for both adults and kids) with the twilight price slightly lower at $75.

As you can see, Playa Del Carmen is not famous for its golfing for nothing.

With world class designs – some that can only be seen in a small number of elite courses in the world – and a natural landscape beautifully accentuated and harmonized, these courses don’t leave anything wanting.

Although most are considered quite challenging, they do vary in the level of difficulty somewhat.

But remember, when you play on courses designed by the pros, where pros play, you can expect to get your money’s worth.

I hope that you find the course that suits your specific needs!

See you on the greens soon!

Lots of love,

Rufus

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