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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 #7 is Playa Mujeres Golf Club. The second Greg Norman signature design in the destination is located north of downtown Cancun and 20 minutes from the hotel zone. Great news is that the highway between Cancun and Playa Mujeres is being expanded, which will cut down on travel time when completed.

This Greg Norman signature 18-hole course features ecologically friendly championship golf with carefully crafted water holes, jungles, bunkers and greens, utilizing a rearrangement of the site’s native plants, trees and other indigenous foliage.

Opening in July of 2006 and the longest course in the region measuring 7,218 yards, this course sits between the Caribbean Sea and Chachmochuc Lagoon and several holes offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.

To play Playa Mujeres 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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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 #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.

To play El Manglar Golf Course 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://teedoff.com.mx/

Planning A Great Golf Vacation To Mexico

If you are thinking about planning a golf vacation to Mexico you are not alone. Mexico is the world’s number two golf destination for U.S. golfers. And Mexico is planning on taking the number one spot away from Hawaii as soon as it can. At the rate we are going it probably won’t be too long before we realize our goal. The country is diverse geographically and there are gorgeous courses located throughout Mexico.

The best time to visit might be before or after the rainy season, which is from June through September. Nevertheless, most of the courses you will encounter are well made and will drain quite well. And since it usually rains in the afternoon you can avoid the heavy downpours by booking morning tee times. Mornings are the best time to golf in Mexico anyway because of the heat. Additionally, if you travel during the low season you can save hundreds in lower hotel rates and greens fees.

The next decision will probably be picking where you want to spend your golf vacation. You will find a wide range of courses across the length and breadth of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Teed Off Tee Times has several choices of links and the decision can be left to whatever other activities or ambiances you would like to experience. Cancun, Cozumel, or Playa del Carmen are known as party towns as well as being home to several championship style courses as well.

Another type of golf vacation to consider is having us arrange for an escorted tour of outstanding courses that would include your lodging as well as other side tours that center on the history and culture of Mexico. These tours can be designed especially with your desires in mind and can offer what would seem to be two vacations in one. You can golf in the morning, dine in the jungle for lunch, and then take a tour of a cenote. This might be just one day’s itinerary!

For someone who enjoys golf, travel to far away, exotic lands with championship style golf courses represents the ultimate get away. Mexico, with all of its myriad resort areas and complement of all different types of golf experiences can provide anyone with a great golf vacation. And, with comparable prices to a golf trip to Hawaii, traveling to Mexico for your next golf vacation can prove to be an affordable good time.

If you are thinking about planning a golf vacation to Mexico you are not alone. Mexico is the world’s number two golf destination for U.S. golfers. And Mexico is planning on taking the number one spot away from Hawaii as soon as it can. At the rate we are going it probably won’t be too long before we realize our goal. The country is diverse geographically and there are gorgeous courses located throughout Mexico.

The best time to visit might be before or after the rainy season, which is from June through September. Nevertheless, most of the courses you will encounter are well made and will drain quite well. And since it usually rains in the afternoon you can avoid the heavy downpours by booking morning tee times. Mornings are the best time to golf in Mexico anyway because of the heat. Additionally, if you travel during the low season you can save hundreds in lower hotel rates and greens fees.

The next decision will probably be picking where you want to spend your golf vacation. You will find a wide range of courses across the length and breadth of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Teed Off Tee Times has several choices of links and the decision can be left to whatever other activities or ambiances you would like to experience. Cancun, Cozumel, or Playa del Carmen are known as party towns as well as being home to several championship style courses as well.

Another type of golf vacation to consider is having us arrange for an escorted tour of outstanding courses that would include your lodging as well as other side tours that center on the history and culture of Mexico. These tours can be designed especially with your desires in mind and can offer what would seem to be two vacations in one. You can golf in the morning, dine in the jungle for lunch, and then take a tour of a cenote. This might be just one day’s itinerary!

For someone who enjoys golf, travel to far away, exotic lands with championship style golf courses represents the ultimate get away. Mexico, with all of its myriad resort areas and complement of all different types of golf experiences can provide anyone with a great golf vacation. And, with comparable prices to a golf trip to Hawaii, traveling to Mexico for your next golf vacation can prove to be an affordable good time.

Take A Real Vacation And Try Golf In Cancun

It is somewhat ironic to think that every year, college students head to Cancun to enjoy Spring Break. Of course, a lot of the time they are engaged in so much frantic partying that they come back rather wiped out. This is not the way it has to be, though. In fact, there are a lot of activities such as Mexico golf that you can enjoy which are actually relaxing and low key. If you want to learn about how to have a chill time in Cancun, read on.

One of the things you want to do before you get here is read up a bit on what all there is to do in Cancun other than partying. The city is now showing itself off as a family destination, too, so you will find there are more calm activities that may refresh you. Spas are an excellent idea, but Cancun golf can be a leisurely way to spend the day, too. In addition to the obvious beach time you can enjoy, remember that as Cozumel blog recently pointed out (http://cozumelblog.com/blog/2011/04/07/international-travel-tips-for-a-cancun-vacation/), you can also enjoy gorgeous local parks that preserve the native ecology here. Watching nature is another great way to unwind.

You’ll want to keep the culture here in mind, as well. All fashion is not always appreciated on the golf course. While mexico golf courses tend to be laid back, you want to avoid loud and flashy attire that would be best suited to a club. Also, tipping is often appropriate in this part of the world as an All About Cancun post (http://allaboutcancun.com/about-cancun/travel-tips/) explains. You do not always have to tip your cab driver, but room service and other service people do expect a little something even if it is not cash. Asking your hotel desk person can often reveal this kind of information for you.

Of course, the golf resorts here in Cancun do stand out as wonderful ways to relax. You can recover a bit from any partying you might do and if you do not feel like having to hang out with a large group as you should do during the night time in the city, then it is a good idea to head out on the green and get in some of that gorgeous Yucatan sunshine. This gives you some physical activity while still being a calm way to relax, too.

If you do plan to enjoy Cancun area golf activities like playa golf courses just down the road, you may want to set things up in advance. The resort you are staying at could well have a tournament planned and if so you would be better off knowing in advance. A little planning goes a long way down here.

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.

Tee’d Off Tee Times-Weekly Specials

Our staff at Tee’d Off Tee Times is excited to announce our weekly specials exclusively with El Camaleón golf course located in Playa del Carmen. This course designed by Greg Norman, is home to Mexico’s only PGA tour event The Mayakoba Golf Classic.

El Camaleón Ultimate Package $272 USD
(from 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. everyday)
Includes green fee, taxes, shared golf cart, transportation, and golf club rental.

El Camaleón Premium Package $195 USD
(after 10:30 a.m. before Twilight)
Includes green fee, taxes, share golf cart,transportation, and golf club rental.

In order to ensure special pricing all tee times must be reserved through Tee’d Off Tee Times. For more information please contact us via our webpage at www.teedoff.com.mx or call us directly at our office 1-855-TEED-OFF (Toll-Free US+CAN) and 984-803-1172 (Local Mexico)

Mexico broke the Guinness World Record!

Did we tell you that Mexico holds the Guinness World Record over China for the largest golf lesson in the world? Yes… it is true! The lesson was located at El Camaleon golf course at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen and was given by Mexican-native professional golfer Esteban Toledo with a total of 1, 073 participants. A fun time was had by all that came out! Here are some pictures below of the event…






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

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