Entries Tagged as 'Riviera Maya'

Golf in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya

We here at Tee’d Off Tee Times are not only the local booking agency for the 12 golf courses here in the destination, we are also local residents and golfers ourselves.  We can recommend the best courses based on your criteria, course condition and service, pricing and travel time to and from your resort.

Recently, we published Our List of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun Destination…click on the link to find out more about each golf course.

  1. El Camaleon Mayakoba
  2. Riviera Maya-Bahia Principe
  3. Iberostar Playa Paraiso
  4. TPC Cancun-Cancun Country Club
  5. Grand Coral
  6. Moon Palace
  7. Playa Mujeres
  8. Playacar
  9. Riviera Cancun
  10. Iberostar Cancun
  11. El Manglar-Mayan Palace
  12. Cozumel

The criteria we used 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.

To play any of the 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

Teed Off Tee Times Lists the 12 Best Golf Courses in Cancun/Riviera Maya

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 #2 is Riviera Maya Golf Club. A 27 hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. design features an 18 hole championship layout and a 9 hole executive course.  The course is laid out in a unique natural environment surrounded by more than 290 hectares of dense tropical forest.  It is the furthest south, 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen but only 10 minutes north of Tulum.

The course is an impressive work of architecture with a spectacular synergy between golf and the lush Mayan jungle, integrating natural lakes and cenotes (sink holes) within the rugged terrain of an ancient limestone quarry. The Par 5-14th (shown) and the Par 3-15th are two of the most picturesque holes in the destination.

To play Riviera Maya Golf Club or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

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Teed Off Tee Times Lists the 12 Best Golf Courses in Cancun/Rivera Maya

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 #3 is Iberostar Playa Paraiso. Designed by P.B. Dye, course is located 30 minutes south of the Cancun hotel zone and 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. It is the only course with dramatic vertical movement and maintains excellent playing conditions year round and is the site of the Monday qualifier for the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic.

This “All-inclusive” course caters to your every need.  Deep bunkers, narrow fairways, undulating greens and beautiful vistas are at every turn. On course beverages and snacks, included in your green fee, will keep you fuelled for what is sure to be a 4-hour battle with one of Dye’s toughest designs.

To play Iberostar Playa Paraiso or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

Cancun Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

Riviera Maya Golf http://teedoff.com.mx/riviera-maya-golf-courses/

Teed Off Tee Times Lists the 12 Best Golf Courses in Cancun/Riviera Maya

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 #6 is Moon Palace Golf Club.  This Jack Nicklaus signature design is the only 27 hole golf course in the destination and uses a combination system of blending golf from The Lake, The Dunes and The Jungle nines.  It also features a Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf on site.

The course is conveniently located less than 10 minutes south of Cancun Airport and features an “All Inclusive” system offering unlimited food and beverage at the Club House and along the course.

To play Moon Palace or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

Tee’d Off Tee Times Lists The 12 Best Golf Courses In Cancun/Riviera Maya

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 #12 is Cozumel Country Club.  This Nicklaus Design Group course is one of the oldest in the area, opening in 2001.  One of Cozumel’s biggest claims to fame is it became the first golf course in Mexico to earn the designation of Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary from Audubon International.

This golf course has been carefully crafted from the surrounding mangrove marshlands and tropical rainforest to preserve its environmental integrity, as well as providing attractive challenges for players of every skill level.

To play Cozumel Country Club or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

Eco Friendly Yucatan Peninsula Golfing Will Enhance Your Vacation

Golfing is a great passion for a lot of us and sometimes the reason for that is how much we love being outside. If we can be outside in a gorgeous environment, then so much the better. That’s why Mexico can make a great choice if you want to do some exotic golfing in glorious locations. Let’s take a peek at a couple of terrific options you might not have heard about before.

For golfing, a lot of the best that Mexico has to offer is going to be located on the Yucatan Peninsula, with options like Cancun golf courses. The reason for this is that this is the eastern coast of Mexico where there is a lot of white sandy beach to run on and plenty of tropical jungles or even ancient Mayan ruins to explore. Oh, and you wouldn’t want to forget the sparkling sapphire waters of the Caribbean right there for you to scuba, kite board, water ski or just go swimming in. The great part about this section of Mexico is that the people here value the preservation of nature. They go out of their way to keep things beautiful.

If you have never heard of the island of Cozumel, this is a small island off the coast of the Yucatan and located in Quintana Roo. The place is beautiful and this is where a lot of people go to enjoy a real island paradise. A recent article on Ecplaza {http://www.ecplaza.net/news/13/73787/cozumel_island_celebrates.html} shows that this is, in fact, the home of a unique golf tournament. The Annual Cozumel Island Golf Tournament is now in its 3rd year and looking like a great place to hit the green. Plenty of challenges await you and so do sights of mangrove forest and jungles, too.

A place you just might have heard of, due to its connection with the PGA Tour, is Mayakoba. A recent Fox News Latino article (http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2011/02/23/lorena-ochoa-greg-norman-design-golf-course-mexico/) shows that Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa is going to be helping to design a golf course in this ecotourism hot spot. Once that is built you are not going to want to miss tee times here, for sure. After all, Ochoa was the top female golfer for 3 years straight so she knows what she is doing.

As you can see, Mexico has plenty for golf fans that is great golfing and eco friendly. You can check out Cozumel or Playa del Carmen golf courses or even savor some fun at Mayakoba, the choice is yours. One thing is for sure, though: the Yucatan is a tremendous place to tee off if you want to be surrounded by tropical majesty of the finest kind. Mexico is the place for golfers who love sunshine and care about natural beauty.

Golfing In Mexico Can Mean A Unique Eco Friendly Experience

Golfing in CozumelGolfing is a great passion for a lot of us and sometimes the reason for that is how much we love being outside. If we can be outside in a gorgeous environment, then so much the better. That’s why Mexico can make a great choice if you want to do some exotic golfing in glorious locations. Let’s take a peek at a couple of terrific options you might not have heard about before.

For golfing, a lot of the best that Mexico has to offer is going to be located on the Yucatan Peninsula. The reason for this is that this is the eastern coast of Mexico where there is a lot of white sandy beach to sun on and plenty of tropical jungles or even ancient Mayan ruins to explore. Oh, and you wouldn’t want to forget the sparkling sapphire waters of the Caribbean right there for you to scuba, water ski or just go swimming in. The great part about this section of Mexico is that the people here value the preservation of nature. They go out of their way to keep things beautiful.

If you have never heard of the island of Cozumel, this is a small island off the coast of the Yucatan and located in Quintana Roo. The place is beautiful and this is where a lot of people go to enjoy a real island paradise. A recent article on Ecplaza shows that this is, in fact, the home of a unique golf tournament. The annual Annual Cozumel Island Golf Tournament is now in its 3rd year and looking like a great place to hit the green. Plenty of challenges await you and so do sights of mangrove forest and jungles, too.

A place you just might have heard of, due to its connection with the PGA Tour, is Mayakoba. A recent Fox News Latino article shows that Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa is going to be helping to design a golf course in this ecotourism hot spot. Once that’s built you are not going to want to miss tee times here, for sure. After all, Ochoa was the top female golfer for 3 years straight so she knows what she is doing.

As you can see, Mexico has plenty for golf fans that is great golfing and eco friendly. You can check out Cozumel or savor some fun at Mayakoba, the choice is yours. One thing is for sure, though: the Yucatan is a tremendous place to tee off if you want to be surrounded by tropical majesty of the finest kind. Mexico is the place for golfers who love sunshine and care about natural beauty.

Book your Maya Riviera tee time today at TeedOff!

Cine Para Todos!

Guess what else happened last week in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya? CINE PARa TODOS!!! Which means “Movies for Everyone” in Spanish… This event which was put on by the Greg Norman Production Company the week of the tournament was a spin off from their Golf PARa Todos which is a free golf clinic that they host once a month throughout the rest of the year at El Camaleon golf course. Except the twist this time was an on-site movie theater playing one of the funniest golf movies ever “Happy Gilmore” with Adam Sandler. This event was free to the public for anyone that wanted to grab a seat and watch! Isn’t that so fun?! We thought so. Here are some pictures below from the event…look carefully below for the Mayakoba Golf Classic mascot “Don P. Pelota”!!!



*All photos are provided by professional photographer Mike O'Bryon*

Some pictures last week at the Mayakoba Golf Classic!

 

All photos are provided by professional photographer Mike O'Bryon

Mayakoba Golf Classic 5th Anniversary Wrap-Up Final Notes

Wow. Another great Mayakoba Golf Classic has come and gone, and it just keeps getting better and better. Can you believe it has been 5 years? Our hat goes off to all the staff, volunteers and spectators alike to make it such a fantastic experience.
Johnson Wagner won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on Sunday for his second PGA TOUR title, beating Spencer Levin with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Wagner, winner of the 2008 Shell Houston Open, closed with a 4-under 67 to match Levin at 17-under 267 on the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón course.
John Daly, Charles Howell III and Boo
Weekly are just a few of the names that participated in this
year’s Mayakoba Golf Classic, that was held at El Camaleon Golf Club at
Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Classic, which made history
in 2007 by becoming the first PGA Tour event held outside of the
United States, began Wednesday, February 23 with the Pro-Am
competition. The first round of the tournament started Thursday
morning with the final round taking place Sunday, February 27. All
four rounds of the tournament were broadcasted on the Golf Channel.
The Mayakoba Golf Classic highlights a growing trend in the Riviera
Maya region to move closer to self sustainability, while focusing on
the eco-tourism of the area. Nestled on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula,
Riviera Maya offers tourist numerous eco-tourism options including a
mile long stretch of powdery, white sandy beaches with turquoise
waters, snorkeling and diving at a pristine coral reef, which is the
second largest in the world, and a world class golf course in El
Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba. The area also offers archeological
day trips including Chichen Itza, famous for the 91-step pyramid and
Tulum, a walled Mayan port city perched above scenic beaches on the
Caribbean coast.
Mayakoba is home to four luxurious resorts, two of which are AAA
Five-Diamond Award winners, including Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood
Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba and The Viceroy Mayakoba (opening next
year). Each property is doing its part to contribute to the area’s
sustainability as well, by making a conscious effort to maintain and
protect the area’s fragile eco-system. The hotel properties in
Mayakoba feature locally authentic architecture and are all built
below the tree-line in an effort to integrate the resort properties
with as little disruption to the local environment as possible.
Additionally, to harmonize with its distinctive surroundings, the
Fairmont Mayakoba employs a full-time ecologist, and throughout the
property, indigenous flora have been carefully tagged, transplanted
and grafted in special beds, employing a traditional Mayan technique
known as socoleo. Even the property’s restaurants promote
sustainability practices with their use of the chef’s garden, which
grows a wide range of fruits and vegetables from pineapples to papaya
and tomatoes to carrots.
For more information on eco-tourism opportunities in Mexico and
Mayakoba, please visit www.visitmexico.com.
For more details on the tournament please visit: www.mayakobagolfclassic.com