Experience golf in Mexico at its purest on this unbelievable golf vacation...

  • Playa del Carmen is an hour south of Cancun and is rated #1 for best beaches in Mexico. Offering a more relaxed atmosphere than its northerly neighbour, along with a distinct European flavour, ‘Playa’ is the perfect spot to base yourself for easy access to the best golf courses along the Riviera Maya. The jewel in the crown is Greg Norman’s El Cameleon, which hosts the PGA Tour’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba. This is very well supported by the RTJ designed Gran Coyote Golf, and PB Dye’s Iberostar Playa Paraiso. We recommend staying at either the Hard Rock Riviera Maya or Grand Bahia Principe resorts which are both south of Playa del Carmen, or at the Playacar Palace for those wanting easy access to downtown and the famous 5th avenue.

    Average weather graph for Cancun and Playa del Carmen

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1199pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Cancun airport and travel to Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal (1hr 10 min transfer)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Riviera Maya Golf Club (10 min transfer)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Grand Coral Golf Club (40 min transfer)
    • Day 4 - Play golf at El Camaleon Golf Course at Mayakoba (45 min transfer)
    • Day 5 - Return home

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  • Flights
    Flights are frequent and direct from many major US hubs to Cancun International airport (CUN). 

    Due to its easterly location Cancun is on EST all year-round.

    Whilst Spanish is the national language in Mexico, English is widely used, particularly within resorts and the golf courses. 

    Although Mexico Pesos (MEX$) are the official currency, US Dollars are also widely used and accepted in the majority of resorts, bars, restaurants and courses.

    US & Canadian citizens can travel freely to Mexico on their own country’s passports. Visas are not required, unless a stay is exceeding 180 days.  There is a departure tax of 1040 pesos per person (approximately US$50) which is paid in cash at the airport. Some airlines include this charge in the price of the ticket and it is worth checking this pre-travel.

    The Weather
    The temperature in the Cancun and Playa del Carmen region is perfect for golf all year round.  January has the coolest average temperature at 23 degrees Celsius with May to September the hottest period averaging 28 degrees.  The winters are typically dry with rain more likely through the summer and autumn.  However the rain will occur in brief downpours that pass quickly and certainly won’t interrupt a day’s play. 

    The Golf - Caddies and Carts
    The carts are the norm at 90% of the courses in the Cancun and Playa del Carmen and are generally included as part of the green fee. Caddies can usually be pre-booked given plenty of notice. Please ask your sales agent for details when booking your vacation.

    The Golf - Practice Facilities
    The majority of resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen feature world-class practice facilities, similar to those available in the US. Take advantage of these amazing facilities before you head out onto the course to ensure you're on top of your game plus, they are usually included in your greens fee.  

    The Golf - Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Halfway houses are a main feature at the majority of resorts and courses, serving up hot/cold food, light snacks and refreshments. Beverage carts are also common circling the course. At some of our all-inclusive resorts the on-course food and drink is all part of the package - please ask for details when booking your vacation.  

    The Golf - Handicap restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and may require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don't hold up play.


Adam Ward

Director of Product – The Americas

“Greg Norman's El Camaleon is an absolute dream to play, and is well backed up on this vacation by the impressive RTJ designed Riviera Maya and PB Dye’s Iberostar Playa Paraiso. ”

Adam Ward

Director of Product – The Americas