Golf lovers acknowledge the Riviera Maya as being one of their favorite destinations: thousands visit the Mexican Caribbean every year to show off their best plays in some of the most beautiful courses in the region and thus enjoy this sport to the full in Mexico.

The most popular golf courses are: Hard Rock Golf Club, Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraíso, Grand Coyote Golf en Corasol Riviera Maya and El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Club. The Hard Rock is praised for being all-inclusive and offering a challenging game; the Grand Coral has reasonable green fees and features beautiful grounds to inspire you to play your best game, whereas El Camaleón Mayakoba is the jewel of the PGA, boasting a course maintained in tip-top condition and first-class international service that year after year is the favorite for hosting the most important tournament in Latin America. For its part, the Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraíso course is a favorite of seasoned players due to its difficulty and superb panoramic vistas.

Here are some additional details on the leading golf courses on the Riviera Maya:

PGA Riviera Maya by Bahía Príncipe Golf

The PGA Riviera Maya boasts impressive landscaping in which famed designer Robert Trent Jones II managed to create a spectacular synergy by incorporating the golf course into the Mayan jungle, surrounding it with natural lakes and cenotes (sinkholes). This golf resort –which includes another 9-hole, par 3 course– was recently recognized by Golf Digest as one of the finest in Mexico and the Americas. Official PGA of America member.


Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya

This golf course promises a challenging and exciting game due to its unique characteristics, which make it the most challenging on the Riviera Maya. It features an 18-hole, par 72 course admirably designed on a 7,136-yard extension. Designed by Robert von Hagge.


El Camaleón Mayakoba

This 18-hole, par 72, 7,024-yard course features three different surroundings: tropical jungle, thick mangroves and sandy seafront areas, with the holes separated by enormous limestone canals. The constantly changing vistas, cenotes, crystal-clear lagoons, mangroves, the jungle and the Mexican Caribbean make up the perfect scenario for an experience suitable for golf players of all levels. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


The Nicklaus Par 3 at Vidanta Riviera Maya

From stunning, challenging courses designed by the most famous names in golf such as Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman to the finest training facilities in its class, amazing culinary options and after-game leisure facilities, Vidanta Golf provides an extraordinary opportunity for playing golf in paradise.