Looking for an amazing beach getaway the whole family will enjoy that also offers plenty of options for you to hit the links and play a few rounds of golf? One word: Mexico.
“Three stalwart seaside destinations with numerous picturesque and playable courses – Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya – can be found in Mexico,” wrote Golf Digest. “All you need are your clubs, a few pairs of shorts and shirts, and a pocketful of pesos (18.86 pesos equals $1 USD as of this post) and you’re ready for an awesome vacation.”
Want a little help deciding where to go? Here are the five best golf courses in Mexico according to Golf Digest – have a great round (or two)!
Situated along the Caribbean Sea just south of Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the Gran Bahia Principe Coba offers easy access to the Cancun International Airport, as well as the eco-chic town of Tulum, which lies just to the south. This prime piece of beachfront real estate means there are always plenty of exciting activities for travelers of all ages and interests, but the signature golf course, the Riviera Maya Golf Club, is what attracts serious golf aficionados. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the course offers 27 holes of pure perfection, with magnificent Mayan jungle views, natural lakes and cenotes in a rugged and visually stunning environment.
This breathtaking golf resort stretches along the Sea of Cortez on Mexico’s Pacific coast, offering a variety of accommodations and two golf courses near the popular vacation destination of Cabo San Lucas. Golf enthusiasts can try their hand at both the masterful Tom Weiskopf-designed desert course and the Jack Nicklaus-designed ocean golf course, which was ranked at No. 70 on the Golf Digest list of the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses in 2014.
Back along Mexico’s only Caribbean coast, situated just north of downtown Playa del Carmen in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Visitors can choose between three hotels – the Fairmont, the Rosewood and the Banyan Tree, which are all amazing resorts with impressive amenities. Mayakoba is also home to Mexico’s only PGA Tour golf course, El Camaleón, which was designed by Greg Norman and is nothing short of spectacular.
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With a gorgeous hotel and villas that sit along the Sea of Cortez, One & Only Palmilla is located in San Jose del Cabo, which is a neighbor to Cabo San Lucas. A short shuttle ride from the resort like the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, which was the first course in Latin America designed by the golfing legend. Opened in 1992, the 27-hole course consists of three nines: Arroyo, Mountain and Ocean.
Located at the tip of Baja Sur near Cabo San Lucas, the Quivira Golf Club is the newest Jack Nicklaus golf course in Mexico and – according to some avid golfers – one of his most remarkable. Featuring holes along the top of granite cliffs and sand dunes that provide breathtaking views of the Pacific, while a variety of nearby lodging options provide easy access to all that Cabo offers.
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