Cancun has an abundance of golf. Golf in Cancun is spectacular.
If you love golf, you will enjoy the courses in Cancun's hotel zone.
Cancun is home to two beautiful 18 hole championship golf courses. One is the Pok-Ta-Pok course which runs along the the coast of the Caribbean and also Laguna Nichupté, the other is the Hilton Cancun Golf Club course that hugs the shores of Laguna Nichupté near the El Rey ruins on Kukulcán Blvd. The Hilton course is rumored to have alligators in one of the water hazards.
Cancun's newest course, a Jack Nicklaus signature course is located about 15 minutes west of the hotel zone on the road to Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The Golf Club at Moon Palace is a 7,201 yard course laid out among the areas natural mangroves. The course also features a modern club house which houses a complete spa.
Another 18 hole championship course is located about 50 miles down the coast near the Continental Plaza Playacar hotel. Playacar is adjacent to Playa del Carmen. The Playacar course, which is carved into the Mayan Jungle features many lakes and some incredible natural vegetation. This is a 7,202 yard course which was designed by Robert Von Hagge
A couple of par-three executive courses can be found along Kukulcán Blvd at the Meliá Cancun hotel and the Oasis Cancun hotel. A nice miniature golf course is located at the Cancun Palace hotel.
Cancun Golf Courses
Hotel Meliá Course
This small 18-hole Cancun golf course (par 3) at the Hotel Meliá forms a semi-circle around the property and gets the cool ocean breezes and terrific views. Morning is an especially pleasant time on this green. Contact the hotel for prices and times. Hotel Meliá Cancún. Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 12. Tel: (998) 885-1114.
This mini Cancun golf course golf course, suitable for all ages and all levels, is located on the grounds of the Cancun Palace Hotel. Open 11 AM - 11 PM. *Fees: $10 per adult, per round, $5 per child, per round. Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 14.5. Tel: (998) 885-0533.
Pok ta pok
Pok ta pok Campo de Golf Cancun is the main course in the area. Its named after the Maya ball game where the captain of the losing team was beheaded. Depending on your golfing partners are, you shouldn't suffer the same fate at this 18-hole (par 72) course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Its location between the ocean and lagoon offers some of the most spectacular views in the area. The club also has a practice green, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a restaurant. Hours: Open 6 AM 6 PM (last tee-off is at 4 PM). *Fees start at: greens $80 ($45 after 2 PM); clubs, $18; shoes, $10; caddies, $20; and golf clinics, $25 per hour. Electric cars are included in the green fees. Located at Blvd. Kukulcán, between Km 6 and Km 7. Tel: (998) 883-1230. One of the best Cancun golf courses.
Hilton Cancun Beach and Golf Course Resort
This 18-hole (par 72) championship course is definitely the selling point for the Hilton Cancun Beach and Golf Resort. Robert Trent Jr. designed the course, incorporating one Cancun's ruins (Ruinas Del Ray) into the grounds. There are some challenging sand traps and an excellent driving range along with a lovely view of the lagoon. The sunsets are especially beautiful. Open 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. *Fees start at: greens, between $65.00 to 100.00 US with additional guests at $40 to 50; clubs, $20 to $30; shoe rental $7; 25; 25 range balls, $2.50. Fees include golf cart. Pull carts are prohibited. Located at Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 17. Tel: (998) 881-8016. One of the best Cancun golf courses.
Playacar Golf Club
This 50,000 square foot putting complex includes practice bunkers, a stadium-like practice range, and a golf course with interesting twists and turns. This 18-hole (par 72) course, designed by Robert Von Hagge, offers the best golf in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Also on site is a restaurant, pool, and tennis courts. Open 7 AM - dusk. *Fees start at $120 per person per round for walk-ins. Check with the hotel for package deals. Located along Paseo Xaman-há, 26 fraccionamiento Playacar, Playa del Carmen, approximately 40 minutes south of Cancun Golf. Tel: (984) 987-30-624 or 800/882-6684 in the U.S. Golf North America
Moon Palace Golf Resort
Jack Nicklaus has put his signature on the Cancun-Riviera Maya golf landscape with the club at The Moon Palace Golf Resort. This 7,165 yard, par-72, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is a true championship golf course that surpasses even the highest standards set by Palace Resorts and The Moon Palace. With four sets of tees, The Moon Palace Golf Resort will be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels, as this fantastic layout requires the golfer to navigate not only through the native Mayan vegetation, but also numerous natural wetland waste bunkers that have been strategically placed. Among the notable holes at the Moon Palace Golf Resort, No.17 is a 141-yard par-3 that plays to an island green. There is no place to bail out, it is either on the green or in the drink. Definitely a hole where you want to step up and hit that shot that you have always dreamed of!!! *Fees start at: greens, between $90.00 to 130.00 US with additional guests at $32; clubs, $30 to $40; caddy fee (optional) $30; 50 range balls, $3. Fees include golf cart.
Puerto Aventuras is a planned community, 2 hours south of Cancun. The 900-acre self-contained resort is built around its 95-ship marina and 9-hole golf course. The verdant par 36 golf course moves through the surrounding jungle and has a maximum length of 3,236 yards and a putting green. Open daily 7:30 AM - 3 PM. *Fees start at $44 per person, per round. Contact the office for special packages offered. Located on Highway 307, Km 90, approximately one hour south of Cancun golf. Best Golf Courses