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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

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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 #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

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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

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 #8 is Playacar Golf Club. Playacar was designed and constructed under the supervision of famous golf course architect Robert Von Hagge in 1995. This magnificent Golf Course, par 72 with a distance of 7,144 yards, surrounded by a diversity of lakes and exuberant vegetation, is considered the most challenging Course of the Region, especially the long, narrow front nine.

Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just south of downtown Playa in the Playacar residential and hotel area, the club provides a first class practice area, complete with a spectacular driving range, and a large putting green including chipping, pitching, and greenside bunker areas.

Playacar also offers an “All Inclusive” system offers food and beverage at the club house and snacks along the course.

To play Playacar 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

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Riviera Maya Golf

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

El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course

PLAYA
DEL CARMEN, Mexico — From the very first hole, you get the sense that El Camaleon Golf Club is different than your typical resort course. Off in the distance, unreachable by mortal players on this 554-yard par 5, is a cenote, or sinkhole in the middle of the
fairway. The course builders didn’t know about it until a bulldozer fell through the ground
to expose it.
Instead of trying to fill it, designer Greg Norman left it there, creating an unusual
hazard. As it turns out, these cenotes exist throughout the Fairmont
Mayakoba, exposing an underground river system below. There’s another one in
behind the green of the par-3 second hole, but that’s just the beginning of the
topographical anomalies that set this 7,024-yard golf course apart from other
golf courses.
El Camaleon, which has played host to the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic since
2007, has become a quiet favorite among tour players. The PGA Tour event is
played opposite the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Marana, Ariz., which is open to
the top 64 available players in the world. Instead of taking the week off, many
of those players who don’t make the Accenture are choosing to make their way to
the Yucatan Peninsula, 40 minutes south of Cancun to the Mayakoba Resort. The
fields have been improving every year, not only because of the hospitality and
quality of the resort, but the golf course has impressed as well.
“It’s really been word of mouth,” said Director of Golf Kevin Sebulski.
“Guys play here and tell other guys how good it is, and they want to come.
Really, it’s not so bad to be the 65th-ranked player in the world. They have it
pretty good here.”
El Camaleon is a golf course for all levels
Operated by the Fairmont Mayakoba resort, the golf course is 100 percent paspalum,
providing perfect lies on the fairways and consistent, albeit slower green
speeds than found on most tour courses.
But around those perfect fairways is plenty of trouble, including miles of natural
mangrove forests, which are home to all kinds of natural species of wildlife,
including tropical birds and fish and iguanas everywhere (no, there are no
chameleons). Certified by Audubon International, El Camaleon has lots of holes
that are also bordered by canals that were painstakingly carved through the
limestone during construction of the resort. They reveal crystal clear water
that not only provides water hazards on the golf course, but a waterway between
hotels and the golf course. And two holes, including the signature par-3 15th,
are set against the Caribbean Sea, exposed to the sea breeze, which adds
another element of difficulty.
In short, the golf course is anything but easy for the world’s best players, who
play it as a par 71. It requires accuracy, course management and an excellent
short game. The holes are all memorable, especially the finishing stretch.
Fortunately, there are four sets of tees, playing as little as 5,000 yards from the forward
tees. For the resort player, choosing the right set of tees is paramount
because you’ll want to have a shortish club for approaches to avoid finding the
water hazards, which are present on 80 percent of the holes.
El Camaleon Golf Club: The verdict
El Camaleon Golf Club gets high marks for conditioning, interest and beauty. The
golf course is truly one of Norman’s best designs, offering a variety of holes
with different backdrops. There’s nothing boring about El Camaleon. It forces
you to pay attention, but it’s fair. If you manage your game and have
reasonable control over your shots, you can have success. If you spray it,
however, make sure you’ve got several sleeves of golf balls.
Naturally, practice facilities are also outstanding, including an extensive short-game
area, complete with practice putting greens, practice bunker and pitching
green.
Guests will also enjoy the dining at El Camaleon’s clubhouse, which serves up fresh
pico-de gallo, avocadoes, fresh seafood, burgers and quesadillas.
Mike Bailey,
Senior Staff Writer

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.

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