About 40% of all golf the courses in Mexico are located in sunny and beach destinations
Almost anyone can play, meeting certain requirements, since many of these are privately owned. Play venues are located all over Mexico… From the eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula to the desert in the north of Mexico, gorgeous interesting golf options have been designed to summon professionals and amateurs
GOLFING IN MEXICO
Numerous Mexico´s golf courses have been added to the list of “noticeable courses in the world” most of them under the establishment of private clubs. In Mexico there are almost 28,000 registered golfers with monitored handicaps.
Course designer, Agustin Pizá, —the only Latin American member of the European Institute of Architects of Golf— said in an enterview to Mundo Ejecutivo Magazine, that unlike other countries, Mexico has desert, beach, lakes, mountains, tropical forest and even jungle with different heights. “This variety gives us a very special affluence; since we have competitive, recreational and business spaces. The latter ideal is not only to practice the skill, as well as patience and honesty in this sport of gentlemen, where all that is controlled is the next blow.”
Some of Mexico´s best golf courses
Home to the annual OHL Classic on the PGA Tour, where past champions include Fred Funk, Pat Perez and Graeme McDowell. It is characterized by technical difficulties caused by its forms and its majestic views. Hole 1 is located in a cenote and the 15th hole is located next to the Caribbean Sea. One of the characteristics of this resort in the Riviera Maya, is the breath-taking limestone that surrounds the area. It is a Greg Norman-designed layout. Carretera Federal Cancún, Km. 298, 45 minutes south of the Cancun Airport. Price – $199 to $299 USD (Prices may change without prior notice)
Designed by Robert Von Hagge, it is a competition field. 5 of its 18 holes flow into the Pacific Ocean. Its majestic lakes and white sand traps make it an amazing golfing experience. The development is one of the most striking across the continent. It is located in Acapulco, Guerrero. Price – $150 USD (Prices may change without prior notice)
Jack Nicklaus designed this golf course with 27 holes formed by three groups of nine; it distinguishes the presence of high cacti and the Sea of Cortez. It opened in 1992, in Los Cabos, the gorgeos lawn extends over 6,400 meters. The Palmilla Golf Club has been listed amongst the top 100 best golf resorts in the world. It is located in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur. Price $90 to $210 USD (Prices may change without prior notice)
Field desingned by Von Hagge, Baril & Smelek with 7,239 yards. Upon arriving in El Tigre Paradise Village, a breath taking stone arch of a Mayan style temple greets the guests. It has 18 holes, par 72, a competition field, next to it, there is a Bengali tiger living on its protected habitat. It is located in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, México. Price $190 to $205 USD (Prices may change without prior notice)
Possibly be the world’s only Greg Norman/Jack Nicklaus course, overlooks the Sea of Cortes at the last outpost of development before the comforts of modern civilization give way to a rugged, unspoiled coastline. The golf course features spectacular ocean views from every hole and dramatic elevation changes that will challenge and thrill all golfers.It´s located in Cabo San Lucas México. $140-$275 (Prices may change without prior notice)
One of the finest golf properties in the region in terms of course quality, service and facilities. It is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design. It was designed for golf only, so there are no homes or other distractions. —just one hole after the next— exotic birds, iguanas and perhaps an occasional croc will accompany the player. It has lavish sea views, opulent landscapes and surging greens are significant traits of this field. It is located just minutes from both the Cancun´s Hotel Zone and International airport, and 25 minutes from Playa Del Carmen. Price $170-$220 (Prices may change without prior notice)
The Yucatan Times
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