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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 #5 is Grand Coral Golf Club.  This is the first Nick Price-design golf course in Mexico and measures 7,043 from the back tees and its 8 lakes and 71 traps are a worthy obstacle to overcome for any level of player.

Featuring an impressive clubhouse complete with sauna, steam bath, swimming pool and Jacuzzi as well as included access to their Beach Club featuring a children’s area and beachside services including drinks, towels, lounge chairs and beach umbrellas, your family can enjoy a few hours of fun and relaxation while you enjoy 18 holes of golf.

To play Grand Coral 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

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

Each day until 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.

We are at the halfway point in our countdown, so lets review golf courses 12 through 7.

Coming in at #12 Cozumel Country Club.  This Nicklaus Design Group course is one of the oldest in the area, opening in 2001, and is the first golf course in Mexico to earn the designation of Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary from Audubon International.

At #11 is El Manglar.  This 18-hole, par 54, 2923-yard course opened in early 2003 is great resort course with predominant trade winds that demand pinpoint accuracy and challenges even the most experienced of players.

#10 is Iberostar Cancun. Located in the heart of the Cancun hotel-zone, this 18-Hole, Par 72 Championship golf course is set within ancient Mayan Ruins and teeming with numerous tropical birds, native iguanas and huge crocodiles.

#9 on our list is Riviera Cancun.  Located at the south end of the hotel zone, this 18 hole, 7,060 yard, par 72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course is carved from the terrain’s natural contours and features two holes with gorgeous ocean views.

On our countdown at #8 is Playacar Golf Club.  Designed in 1995 by Robert Von Hagge, this par 72, 7,144 yard course is located in the heart of Playa del Carmen and is considered one of the most challenging in the region, especially the long, narrow front nine.

And at #7, is Playa Mujeres. Opening in July of 2006, this Greg Norman signature design is the region’s longest course at 7,218 yards offering spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and located north of downtown Cancun, 20 minutes from the hotel zone.

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

Cancun Golf

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Riviera Maya Golf

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

Nick Price golf comes to the Riviera Maya

Last Saturday I finally got my chance to play the new course, it was worth the wait. I lived in Hawaii for 15 years and have gotten used to playing beautiful resort courses weekly so I had some expectations about what it might look like and I’ve watched the construction as it progressed for months now.

Grand Coral Golf Course

Grand Coral Golf Course

The exclusive location of the new Grand Coral Riviera Maya resort—within the city limits of Playa del Carmen and right next to the Caribbean Sea—presented a unique challenge to Nick Price as he began designing the golf course: that of creating a course that highlights the region’s natural beauty and its blessed location while still conserving the ecological environment and minimizing the need for excessive use of water. The design team conducted a planning and routing study in conjunction with a carefully selected team made up of the Grand Coral Group real estate developer, wildlife consultants, biologists, civil engineers and environmental consultants.

The layout is eye candy and a treat to play. The course is fair and hard depending upon your choice of tee boxes.

The Grand Coral Riviera Maya project features a magnificent 18-hole golf course with the Nick Price touch and design, where pros and amateurs alike can spend pleasant days playing golf only a few yards away from the Riviera Maya’s spectacular Caribbean Sea.

We played from the blues which added a just the right amount of challenge for me.

The greens are large and will be wonderful after the grounds crew do the final rolling and cut them down to get the speed up it was very slow like shag carpet but that will go away soon believe me.

Resort courses are by nature not intended to punish the tourist golfer if you play from the whites or ladies tee’s.

From the tips or blues it will make you think your way around the course, I know you will find it a pleasure to play and make a small wager with your friends.

I found all the holes a challenge and visually interesting and it wasn’t a push over either.

The new electric carts were fast and very responsive and have a drive gear that allows you to just stop and walk away without setting the brake.

They haven’t added the jugs of sand/grass for repairing divots yet to the carts but I’m sure they will add that as well to protect the grass.

This course will be a must play for your next vacation trip to Mexico or a weekly game if your lucky enough to live here like I do.  Don’t forget to book your next Mexico golf outing through our favorite service TeedOff located in Playa del Carmen and serving the entire Yucatan golf region.

Larry Crowson

Gringosinparadise.com.mx

18 Things you didn’t know about pro-golfer Mark Wilson

Have you ever wondered what the professional golfers are like off the field? We certainly do!  The www.pgatour.com is doing a weekly question and answer spotlight on some PGA tour players to give us the inside scoop on what they are really like according to their wives! This week happens to be the 2009 Mayakoba Golf Classic champion, Mark Wilson. Let us tell you, his wife Amy is quite entertaining. We hope you enjoy the read.

18 Things about Mark Wilson  By: Amy Wilson

1. Mark has a serious sweet tooth but can stop himself after one bite. I know, the self control is amazing. He prefers sugar over chocolate. This is good for me as I prefer the chocolate. We get along well at Halloween.

2. He was born on Halloween.

3. Many people grew up Michael Jackson fans, but how many boys learned how to sew so that they could make their own sequined white glove? Thanks to his mom, Mark did!

4. One of his favorite pastimes is organizing his golf stuff. He organizes everything down to his golf tees. The Container Store would be so proud.

5.  His second favorite pastime is giggling with his two boys. Mark is a very hands-on father. I would not be able to travel 30 weeks a year with two small children without him as my partner.

6. His two favorite karaoke songs are “American Pie” by Don McLean and “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin. He thinks he sounds just like them … I beg to differ.

7. He has driven 130 mph on the Texas Motor Speedway without throwing up.

8. Mark has a strong faith and a loving heart. His favorite quote is: “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words” by St Francis of Assisi.

9. Mark graduated with a 3.7 GPA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He majored in Math and might have pursued a career as an actuary if he did not have the dream to be a professional golfer.

10. Mark can be impatient; he couldn’t even wait for me to finish typing this list. He is standing next to me ironing (see No. 11) and can’t stop making guesses as to what I am sharing.

11. Mark does all the ironing in the house. He will even iron his non-wrinkle golf shirts.

12.  He likes to look at license plate numbers and find their square root. I think this started during his days on the mini-tours and all those long hours driving from tournament to tournament.

13.  As a child, he and his friends set up a WWF ring in his basement, and they would re-enact matches there. They made their own “breakaway” costumes (using Velcro) and a title belt. Who knows, the footage may end up on YouTube one day.

14. I can’t get him to give away his childhood Alf figure.

15. He is a big fan of stand-up comedy. We go see live comedians whenever we can. On long car rides, we often listen to comedy CDs.

16. He is a sucker for a cute furry kitten.

17.  He loves playing Scrabble; he does not like losing at Scrabble.

18. The most romantic gift he has given to me was a list of all the “reasons why I make him a better man.”

Looking to perfect your golf swing?

Check out Jim McLean’s 8-step swing posted here Jim McLean Golf Lesson or on our sidebar under “Video of the Week”. It is not a method but a system for total game improvement.

*Original video taken from www.golflink.com*

If you are interested in learning more of his proven techniques at the Jim McLean golf academy at El Camaleón Mayakoba contact us today to schedule your lesson at Tee’d Off Tee Times www.teedoff.com.mx 1-855-TEED-OFF (Toll-Free US+CAN)/1-984-803-1172 (Local Mexico).