Cancun is becoming one of the most renowned golf destinations for both amateurs and professional golfers. Test your skills while you enjoy some of the best ocean views in the area. Here’s a list of some of the best golf courses:
One of the most historic sites in Cancun can actually be found at Golf Club Pok Ta Pok. The 18-hole championship golf course is wedged between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon, where water and 1,000-year-old Maya ruins are part of the landscape. At any given time, you can also find a number of retired professionals and avid golfers to share the course with. Before you plan to play here, be sure to check the schedule, Pok Ta Pok is a hot-spot for golf tournaments.
Greg Norman’s latest masterpiece, El Camaleon, can be found nestled on the grounds of the Mayakoba Resort. Also known as “The Shark” of the game, winning over 85 international tournaments along with The Open Championship twice, Norman created a course demanding patience and technique. The course takes you on a tour of Cancun’s ecosystem, spreading through a thick mangrove jungle, limestone canal and ending on a white beach sinking into the sea.
If you’re looking for an excuse to breakout your clubs, then El Manglar is your place. It’s the perfect course for practicing your short game and your technique. The small lake in the middle of the course offers a challenging obstacle, but keep an eye out for the many hills and sand dunes. The waves and palm trees in the distance, the fresh cut grass beneath your feet and a few of your best clubs will make this place one of your favorites.
For more traditional golf, with 6,900 windy yards of course and firm fairways, visit TPC Cancun Country Club. This is an exceptional course, both welcoming and accommodating, a great location for avid golfers or a family trip. There are many well-placed bunkers, and the open layout allows you to get lost on the grounds in an adventurous game of golf.
Grand Coral Golf Rivera Maya is adored for its bright grounds and professional environment. The course has a few super difficult holes including hole 2, which is hampered by a lake and steep hill. Another three holes play on the wind, forcing you to take different routes depending on its mood. Watch out for the 5th hole. With a tee on a small windy hill, this hole is almost certain to land you in a trap.
With its varied terrain, Cancun is a golfer’s paradise. Come try these unique courses that you won’t find anywhere else.
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