Each day between now and the end of October, Tee’d Off Tee Times will list each of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun/Riviera Maya destination.
The criteria we use is not scientific and the difference between 12 and 1 is really not that much. Personal preference, prestige in playing, designer, course design and layout, course conditioning and guest service were all taken into consideration.
Coming in at #11 is El Manglar Golf Course. This 18-hole course opened in early 2003 and was conceived with full respect for both, the naturally abundant fauna and the environmentally sensitive areas that surround it. A great resort course with predominant trade winds that demand pinpoint accuracy and challenges even the most experienced of players.
An 18-hole, par 54 course, this 2923-yard long filled with radiant white sand traps, the dark tones of natural stone lining pristine lakes, the deep, lush hue of the greens and the waste bunkers, this course is a garden of delights for golf lovers.
An imposing golf course with many surprising features, for example the 276 yard-long 13th hole played into the prevailing wind. The 17th, the course’s signature hole, nicknamed “Donna-green”, boasts two bunkers on either side of the green and one more at its center, making it a one-of-a-kind, and notoriously difficult to escape from with a par. On the 195-yard 18th, players have only a one-shot chance to get to the green, which is built on an island-like mound with a trap at the entrance.