When visiting Cancun, don’t fail to play a round of golf at one of its many professional golf courses. The cool breezes of the sea wind, the fabulous sea views and the day long warm temperatures make up a memorable golfing tour. Golfing legends and icons like Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman have their signature golf courses in Cancun, and you’ll never go wrong if you want to have a real feel of the sport.
The following are some of Cancun’s best professional golf courses. So get that club, and start enjoying the game in an authentic golfing atmosphere.
Riviera Maya Golf Club
A size that makes others other golf courses look small is the main selling point of the Riviera Maya Golf Club. Situated in a massive 720 acres of pure golfing pleasure, it’s a par 36, nine hole golf course with an additional par 27 courss. This golf course is widely reputed as the largest among all Riviera Maya golf clubs. Robert Trent Jones II is its chief designer and was responsible for creating a golf course influenced by its surrounding jungle mangroves. With GPS, a complete clubhouse, a pool bar, two restaurants, specialty stores, gym and spa facilities, it is one of the best golf clubs in Cancun. In addition, an indoor pool and two tennis courts offer alternative sports opportunities.
Moon Spa & Golf Club
A dynamic landscape that has all the factors that make up a challenging golf course is the pride of Moon Spa & Golf Club. You’ll find lush vegetation, wetlands and bunkers in the most unlikely spots that cause surprises for golfers. Jack Nicklaus is the chief designer, that’s why the course is on par with the world’s toughest golfing venues. Its greens and fairways are made up of paspalum grasses, offering a distinctive golfing experience. It offers not just golf, but other pleasures as well like themed restaurants, a pool, clothing shop and simple amenities like lockers and storage rooms.
Playacar Spa & Golf Club
A modern, professional golf course that exudes comfort and elegance is the Playacar Spa & Golf Club. It was constructed under the guidance of famous American architect, Robert Von Hagge. The course has an ideal location offering spectacular sea and jungle views set within 7,000 yards of green. It has natural hazards, which make it a tough course, and a nice clubhouse that makes it a friendly place to visit. It has a pool, an eating area and a pro shop with the latest golfing gadgets and necessities. Golf lessons are offered and a free use of its putting, chipping and practice range prepares warming up golfers.
Playa Mujeres Golf Club
The great Greg Norman designed this professional golf course that got an accreditation from the Executive Women’s Golf Association and is one of the best in the country. The Playa Mujeres Golf Club is situated in the quiet neighborhood of Playa Mujeres and has bunkers, greens, tricky water holes and a mangrove landscape. It overlooks the panoramic Caribbean Sea, and has professional coaches that give tips and techniques on how to become more competitive in your game. Beginners can also learn the basics and rudiments of the game by engaging in a golf lesson. Finally, end the day and celebrate a fine game of golf by having a good dining experience at its clubhouse.
Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok
What makes Pok ta Pok Golf Club different from other golf courses is the presence of several Mayan ruins that can be sighted while playing. This golf course created by Robert Trent Jones Jr. is the oldest in the area and is highly patronized, mainly because of its easy accessibility in the heart of the tourist zone. After your game, you can walk your way along the sandy shoreline and enjoy the waters of its nearby beaches. The ancient culture of the Mayan civilization is very evident in the course as you get to see great structures of its historic past. Putting greens, driving range, a pro shop and an excellent restaurant serving delicious cuisines fill the need for more sports actions, buying frenzy and gastronomy issues respectively.