The best golf courses to enjoy in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

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Could you imagine living in a Gated Community with hectares of green areas and a lower building density? If you also like golf, you are probably dreaming of having one at your doorstep.
This is all possible if you choose a property within a Residential area that has a Golf Course. It offers an exceptional landscape and natural environment to live in.

Here are our best picks:

PLAYACAR – PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Located in Playa del Carmen, it is still one of the Gated Communities that has the highest demand for properties in the Riviera Maya.

Designed by Robert Von Hagge and inaugurated in 1994, it has numerous lakes, a few cenotes and exuberant vegetation that contrasts with the turquoise of the Caribbean Sea. Plus, it is possible to find archaeological remains, making it one of the favorites by residents and tourists.

The course has narrow fairways and small greens and Hole 7 is considered the most challenging par-5 in the Mexican Caribbean.

In Playacar, it is possible to find from luxurious beachfront villas to more affordable apartments scattered throughout the different areas of the Gated Community.

Features

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yards: 7,144

Slope: 148

Rating: 76.1/73.4/72.8

BAHÍA PRINCIPE – RIVIERA MAYA

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful courses in the area where natural elements of the Riviera Maya have been combined: jungle, natural lakes, cenotes and a wonderful variety of vegetation in a 90 hectares area. In 2011, Top Ten Golf & Spa Magazine ranked it as Mexico’s third best golf course.

Hole 2, Par-3 is considered one of the most challenging.

The Residential area has hotels, beach clubs and offers modern real estate. Although the level of development is still very low compared to other residential areas of the Riviera Maya, it is an excellent option for those who are looking for an investment opportunity, especially considering that it is the only golf course near Tulum.

Features

Holes: 27

Par: From the first 18 holes is Par-72, from the other 9 holes is Par-27

Yards: 7,272

Slope: 137

Rating: 75.0

Grass on Fairways and Greens: Paspalum Platinum

EL CAMALEÓN – MAYAKOBA

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Probably Riviera Maya’s most international Golf Courses, it was designed by Greg Norman. It offers multiple challenges and beautiful landscapes; jungle, mangrove and sea. It also incorporates natural obstacles such as cenotes and crystal clear lagoons.

On the first hole, golfers witness a unique feature on this course, a large cenote. On the other holes, players enjoy a peaceful environment with a large number of birds, iguanas, and a few meerkats.

In Mayakoba, we can find first class hotels from the following hotel groups: Banyan Tree, Rosewood, Fairmont and the most recent one, Andaz.

For years, it has been considered the most exclusive resort in the destination. Inside, we can find houses and villas managed by them.

Mayakoba is currently developing a new complex in front of the Resort called Ciudad Mayakoba, with a wide range of Medium – Premium residential housing.

Features

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yards: 7,024

Slope:131

Rating: 71.7

Grass on Fairways and Greens: Paspalum Turf

PUERTO AVENTURAS

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Definitely one of Riviera Maya’s deans and also one of the most loved by its residents.

It was designed by Thomas Leeman in 1991. It is a challenging and exciting golf course where you can enjoy the region’s flora and fauna throughout its 9 holes. The project was never completed.

Puerto Aventuras also has a very busy Marina for fishing boats and yachts, excellent beaches and a wide range of gastronomy that has given it an important tourist activity. It is a retirement place for a large Canadian and American community. Although the buildings are generally a bit old, in recent years new houses and apartment buildings have been developed, giving a new life to this excellent residential complex.

Features

Holes: 9

Yards: 3,236

Par: 36

Grass on Greens: Bermuda.

PUERTO CANCÚN

Puerto Cancún is a Premium tourist and residential complex located north of the City of Cancun.

The professional 18 holes golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf, covers 75 hectares. Hole 18 ends on its own island on Puerto Cancun’s main canal. Hole 14 is located seafront and runs more than 400 yards, offering spectacular views of the Mexican Caribbean.

It is important to mention that this real estate complex is destined to become one of the benchmarks of luxury in Latin America. Currently, some important chains and developers are already building within it, among which we can highlight: SLS, famous for its complexes in Miami, Inmobilia, Luximia or Mira among others.

Puerto Cancún’s Marina is the largest in Cancún. Specifically designed to house mega yachts up to 125 feet long, the marina will be used as Cancun’s nautical community headquarters, with more than 175 docking points.

It also has a new shopping center and currently there are several office buildings under development. Undeniably the best place to live in Cancun.

Features

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yards: 7,218

Slope: 139/121

Paspalum SeaDwarf grass on Greens, Tee Boxes and Fairways.

We invite you to visit each of these places to find the perfect place for you to live in the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

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