Golfing destinations located in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and on nearby Cozumel Island have been making headlines internationally this spring,as The Golf Channel and Yahoo feature two of the region’s favorite courses.
The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel’s Playa Paraiso Golf Club will be featured on The Golf Channel’s premier of its popular reality competition series Big Break, Monday,May 13. Situated just a few minutes from Cancun,between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen,this carefully sculpted course was designed by P.B. Dye to make the most of the scenic Riviera Maya landscape. The show will feature a cast of six men and six women who will compete in mixed teams to win a spot on an upcoming PGA or LPGA Tour.
In addition,Yahoo! reports that the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa has sponsored the 5th Annual International Cozumel Island Golf Tournament on Saturday,May 4 at the Cozumel Country Club. In this popular tournament,golfers from around the world come to enjoy a day of competitive golf in a real tropical paradise. The renowned Nicklaus Design Group created the course to work in harmony with the island’s stunning natural habitat,which includes the Caribbean Sea and the world’s second largest coral reef system located just off shore.
Cozumel is one of the most beautiful places in the world to vacation,making this the perfect reason for serious golfers to plan a visit. The 18-hole course winds through the island’s mangroves,marshlands and tropical rainforest,which provide a tranquil home for blue crabs,crocodiles,iguanas and many other native critters.
Finally,competitors who opt to stay at the Presidente InterContinental resort,its location just a few steps from the nearby ocean waters is sure to provide plenty of other distractions. In fact,Cozumel provides easy access to one of the world’s best underwater destinations,where guests can enjoy snorkeling,scuba diving,or simply opt to take a submarine trip to explore the waters.