Golf courses in Cancún offer world-class, tournament-level play for one of the most popular holiday sports in the world, designed by world-famous architects like Jack Nicklaus and Nick Price. Cancún boasts no fewer than 15 of these outstanding courses, and if you're heading here on a trip, from a long weekend to a longer stay, you'll want to know which of these are the best.

    Check out the 10 best golf courses in Cancun and prepare for spectacular golf outings in the Caribbean.

    1

    El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Course

    Enjoy a round on tropical jungle terrain

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Course offers tropical jungle terrain, cenotes, mangroves, lagoons, and outstanding views with championship-level play for golfers of every skill level. This course is home to one of the only PGA tours held outside of the United States and Canada. It's a Par 72, 18-hole course that covers 7,024 yards.

    If you're a novice, you might also take a lesson at the Jim McLean Golf School on site. The course is located about an hour and 45 minutes outside of Cancun to the south.

    Location: Carretera Fed. Chetumal, Pto. Juárez Km. 298, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm

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    Iberostar Cancun Golf Club

    Catch a view of an ancient Maya ruin

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    The Iberostar Cancún Golf Club is located in Cancún's Hotel Zone and offers 18 holes of championship golf for all levels with an all-inclusive package. The par-72 course caters to all golfers, from novice to expert, and your green fees include a golf cart, unlimited snacks, beer and soft drinks. Facilities include a putting green, driving range, showers and lockers, storage room, pro shop, rental equipment, and a restaurant.

    Keep an eye out on this course; you might see crocodiles wandering around. The course is just about an hour from city centre Cancún, and offers a stunning view of a Mayan ruin along the 16th hole.

    Location: km 17, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 998-881-8000

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    Golf Puerto Cancun

    Enjoy watersports and shopping after a round

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Puerto Cancún Golf Course offers holes along the Caribbean and canals in an ecological reserve spanning 183 acres. Located in the Hotel Zone, you can add to your experience by viewing boats and yachts docked at the marina and enjoying water sports like skiing, sailing, paddle boarding, and windsurfing. After golfing, you can head for the Marina Town Centre shopping centre with its 120 big-name and boutique shops.

    The course was designed by champion golfer Tom Weiskopf and can be found about an hour from town. The greens fee is lower from May through October, and during the high season, you can get a lower greens fee after 1:30 PM. Juniors under 17 are discounted.

    Location: Av. Bonampak Lote 10, int. 1 Smza.2. Calle, Puerto Acapulco S/N, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +52 998-892-1958

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    Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok

    Play amongst Maya ruins of centuries past

    • Adventure

    Cancún Golf Club is one of the oldest golf courses in Cancún and features holes nestled amongst 1,000-year-old Maya ruins. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr, the course is named after an ancient Maya ball game and covers 6,750 yards of ground. Walking or carting through the course here is like a walk through the ancient Maya past.

    This is also one of the more affordable courses in the Hotel Zone, located about an hour from city centre, and nestled between the sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. Fees are discounted even more during the low season from May through October.

    Phone: +52 551-018-0593

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    Playa Mujeres Golf Club

    Play an Executive Women's Golf Association course

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Playa Mujeres offers 18 holes of championship golf on a course that takes advantage of and respects the local flora and fauna. The course was designed by Greg Norman and is amongst the very few in Mexico supported by the EWG, or Executive Women's Golf Association.

    Course fees include practice balls, a golf cart and bottled water. Greens, teas, and fairways feature SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf grass. You can enjoy a restaurant on site, and bar carts on the course offer snacks and drinks. It's just over an hour away from city centre, north of the Hotel Zone.

    Location: Prol. Bonampak, Carr. a Punta Sam s/n, 77400 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +52 998-234-0430

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    Gran Coyote Golf

    Play in the tranquil landscape

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Gran Coyote Golf course offers 18 holes of challenging golf integrated into the natural beauty of the local environment. Designed by Nick Price, the course used a team of wildlife consultants and biologists, environmental experts, and civil engineers to respect the natural terrain.

    Fees here include a golf cart, transport return, tees, divot repair tool, towels, bottled water, a dressing room, lockers, and even a safe deposit box. It's a Par 71 course and located about 2 hours south of city centre, so plan a day trip.

    Location: México 307 km 294, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 6.30 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +52 984-109-6025

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    7

    El Tinto Golf Club

    Play at a rare Tournament Players Club

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    El Tinto offers the rare opportunity to play at a Tournament Players Club course outside the US, and features a championship layout by Nick Price. The course is just south of Cancun, 7 minutes from the airport, and is often ranked amongst the best courses in the area. Amenities here include a full pro shop, luxury clubhouse, practice areas, and a bar and grill. If you're an amateur, you can take classes at the golf academy.

    The course is part of the Cancún Country Club, which is part of a large residential area, beach club, and hotel. The club uses Platinum Paspalum grass.

    Location: Carr. Federal 307, Chetumal Km 388, 77580 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +52 998-800-1072

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    8

    Riviera Cancun Golf Club

    Enjoy 18 holes amongst rich mangroves

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    The Riviera Cancún Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus-designed course with a laser focus on habitat preservation in its design. Located 5 minutes from the airport in the Hotel Zone, the course makes use of pipelines to irrigate mangroves that are abundant across the course. These pipelines also serve as support for the local crocodile population.

    The course has a clubhouse with premium bar, full pro shop, practice areas, bag storage, equipment rentals and breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean waters. It's everything you need on a luxurious championship-level course.

    Location: Blvd. Kukulcan 25.3, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Friday–Sunday from 7 am to 4.30 pm

    Phone: +52 998-848-7777

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    9

    Nicklaus Design Golf Course at Vidanta Riviera Maya

    Experience an elegant masterpiece of Par 3 hole design

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    The Nicklaus Design Golf Course at Vidanta Riviera Maya, or just Vidanta Golf Course, offers a masterpiece of challenging design nestled between Cancún and Playa del Carmen. The overall course is a 54-par 18-hole course with the Nicklaus Par Three Experience being the highlight. You'll be surrounded the whole way by native jungle and lakes which form part of the challenge.

    This course offers a timeless beauty and has challenged golfers of all skill levels with its historic design. Some of the notable features include a spectacular 17th hole with three bunkers and a green in the middle of a lake.

    Location: Carretera Federal Cancún Playa del Carmen Km 52, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 984-206-4000

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    Moon Palace Golf and Spa

    Play 18 holes and get pampered all day

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Moon Palace Golf and Spa offers a full course of championship golf and a complete spa experience where you can spend the day getting pampered. If you stay at one of the resorts affiliated with the course, you can get free transport to and from the golf course. Only guests of the Palace Resorts may play the course, however.

    Fees here include food and drinks, a golf cart and snacks. The club offers practice range, putting greens, chipping greens, showers, lockers, storage for clubs, a full pro shop and a golf academy for those who want to sharpen their game. The course is just 30 minutes south of the city centre area.

    Location: Cancun - Chetumal Km 340, Riviera Maya, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +1 800-943-5032

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