The Best Cancun Golf Courses

By Tuscany Williams

Golf in Cancun is a unique experience for golfers of all skill levels. This vacation paradise offers some of the best golf courses in the world, with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and lush greens. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or just looking for a relaxing day on the green, Cancun has something for everyone.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the favorite golf courses in Cancun, helping you decide where to play on your next vacation.

 Cancun Golf Courses Recommendations!

We highly recommend you take a day to enjoy a Cancun Golf course. If you have under a week in Cancun, here are our recommendations on where you must play! Starting at a very special experience at Mayakoba or Riveria, they are a great start.

If you are staying over a week (lucky you!) work your way through the list, each course offers a different experience for every golfer.

If you want a fun afternoon of golf, or it’s raining, Women Who Golf recommends Puerto Cancun Driving Range, it’s a similar experience to Top Golf, super fun, and great for the whole gang.

Which Ones to Visit From 1 to 6 Golf Course Best For Why You Should Go
#1 El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Course Best For The Best Course In Mexico Yes, this is the most expensive, but if you want to play a gorgeous course and gave the best experience, you can’t go wrong with Mayakoba!
#2 Riviera Maya Golf Club Best For An All Inclusive This is one of the best Championship courses, offering the most challenging and beautiful courses in Mexico. Beautiful rolling hills, strategically placed bunkers, and water hazards. It is also all-inclusive with a great restaurant and drinks cart!
#3 Puerto Cancun Best For An Afternoon of Golf Fun Puerto Cancun is super close to the hotel zone and offers a beautiful golf course to play at. They also have a driving range set up, Shots by TopRacer Range, it’s similar to a Top Golf Experience, where you can play the longest drive, nearest the pin or virtual golf. They have a great bar set up. It’s a great spot to bring the girls for a fun afternoon.
#4 Playa Mujeres Golf Course Best Golf Course With The Best Views Of the Caribbean Playa Mujeres It is one of the few golf courses in the world to be completely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. Designed by Greg Norman, a very beautiful course. It is also part of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, making it Women Who Golf approved!
#5 Iberostar Cancun Golf Club Best For a Hotel and Golf In Hotel Zone Cancun A favorite amongst the Women Who Golf members, you may be already staying here on your holiday. This is a world-class hotel and beautiful golf course right in the Hotel Zone, an easy visit during your stay in Cancun. If you are in the hotel zone, stop by and have a round!
#6 Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort Best For A Course That Offers All Levels Of Golfing Experience Moon Palace offers lush fairways and greens, along with spectacular ocean and jungle views. They are known for a course that accommodates any level of golfer for a newbie to a pro. Everyone will enjoy this course. Plus, they have a spa….enough said?

 

IBEROSTAR CANCUN GOLF COURSE

The Iberostar Cancun Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in Cancun, which features 18 holes, Par 72 championship golf course. Located in the Cancun Hotel Zone, make it a very accessible golf course during your Cancun trip. Iberostar is priced quite reasonably, included in the price is a cart and all-inclusive snacks and beverages. The course includes a practice range, putting green, showers, lockers, restaurant, and has equipment for rent.  Iberostar is one of the most popular courses visited by Women Who Golf members.

It’s a great option if you want a hotel/golf package or experience. The location is great; you have a beach and golf right at your doorstep.

Who is it best for?
If you want a hotel with a golf course, you can’t beat this one. It’s a Woman Who Golf favorite for a golf vacation in Cancun.

What level of difficulty? 
 This championship course offers up some of the most challenging (yet fair) and rewarding golf experiences in Mexico. With several water hazards and bunkers, the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club is one to test the most experienced golfers. 

Is there a golf club rental available? 
Golf club rental is available at the course.

Are drinks included in the price?
Drinks are not included in the price.

Do they provide golf carts?
Golf carts are provided and included in the Green Fee.

What is the dress code?
Casual golf attire.

Is there an additional fee for a caddy?
They are available for an additional fee.

Green Fees
The Green Fee for a round of 18 in the high season is $150 USD, and in the low season, it is $100 USD.

 

RIVIERA GOLF COURSE


Riviera is designed is located about a 10-minute drive away from Cancun International Airport. It’s an 18-hole, par 72 course, surrounded by lush forest, beautiful rolling greens, and glimpses of the blue Caribbean.

The course is all-inclusive, with golf clubs and carts, and has all the necessary equipment available to rent. The affordability of this course is what sets this course apart. The green fees are surprisingly low for the quality of the course, really making it a great value for golfers. It really is a special place and a must-visit during your Cancun vacation. 

Who is it best for?
For those wanting a challenging course with all-inclusive food/drinks. This is a great spot to enjoy your golfing day.

What level of difficulty? 
The Riviera Maya Golf Club in Cancun offers a championship-level course. It’s perfect for experienced golfers; offering both a challenge for experienced golfers and making it enjoyable for beginners to intermediate. Combines are great experiences for all levels. 

Is there a golf club rental available? 
Yes, you can rent at the club. They have Callaway XR clubs available to rent for $60usd 

Are drinks included in the price?
The course is known for its great food and drink options, making it a good spot to relax after your game. A drinks cart is regularly passing with options for snacks or ordering food from the clubhouse. 

Do they provide golf carts?
Yes, they do. 

What is the dress code?
Smart Golf attire, with collar. 

Is there an additional fee for a caddy?

They don’t provide a caddy service.

Transport to and from your hotel?
Yes, they do and it’s included in the green fee 

Green Fees
We have the same price year all year $236usd for a morning round and $207usd for a twilight round.

 

PLAYA MUJERES GOLF CLUB

Playa Mujeres Golf Course in Cancun is renowned for its beautiful visuals, and creatively designed and maintained course. It is a Greg Norman-designed 18-hole golf course, surrounded by beautiful green vegetation and turquoise blue water of the Caribbean and Isla Mujeres.  The course also features a comprehensive golf academy, driving range, and putting green, making it the perfect place for golfers of all ability levels.

 It is the only course in Mexico supported by the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWG) and is considered one of the best in the country. Perfect for our Women Who Golf members. It truly is something special, with its picturesque views, challenging holes, and all-inclusive access. Whatever level of golfer you are from a pro, professional to beginner, you will admire the beauty of this course. 

Who is it best for?
This is voted as one of the best in the country with a strong women’s presence. It’s worth checking out for some beautiful views of the water, Isla Mujeres, and scenery. Highly recommend it if you want a course with some of the best views in Cancun.

What level of difficulty? 
Playa Mujeres Golf Course in Cancun is truly something special, with its picturesque views, challenging holes, and all-inclusive access. Whether you’re a casual player or a pro, you will appreciate the quality and beauty of the course.

Is there a golf club rental available? 
Yes, shoes and clubs are available to rent at the club. 

What is the dress code?
Smart Golf attire, with collar. 

Are drinks included in the price?
The course is all-inclusive and you can rent golf clubs for an additional fee.

Do they provide golf carts?
Yes, they do. 

Green Fee
Can cost up to $345 USD per person during the high season (November 1 – April 30) and $285 USD per person during the low season.

 

MOON PALACE GOLF & SPA RESORT

 

The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is an excellent option for golfers in Cancun. An 18-hole par 72 luxurious golf course is designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course is surrounded by lush vegetation and has stunning views of the turquoise Caribbean sea. Another plus, after a day of golf, players can take full advantage of the amenities at Awe Spa. They also offer golf lessons and clinics, making it a great option for all women golfers.

Who is it best for?
Jack Nicklaus, the renowned golf course designer, created three different nine-hole courses, the Jungle, Lakes, and Dunes. They provide a variety of challenges and experiences. Plus, they have a spa nearby for you to go wine-down at.

What level of difficulty? 
Any golfer can play here. They have different courses for all levels of golfers.

Is there a golf club rental available? 
Yes, club rental is available for $75usd. They are Taylor Made clubs.

Are drinks included in the price?
Food and drinks are included in the price.

Do they provide golf carts?
Yes, they do. 

What is the dress code?
Formal Bermudas, capri pants, trousers or skirts, golf shoes with soft spikes, or tennis shoes (sneakers).

Is there an additional fee for a caddy?

Yes and is subject to availability

What are the amenities available?
They have a restaurant, sports bar, and Spa.

Do you have transport to and from the course?
Transportation is included by booking 24 hours in advance.

Green Fees
The price for the Green Fee 18 holes is $303usd (year-round). Also included are 25 practice balls for the driving range.

 


EL CAMALEON MAYAKOBA

The most expensive out of this list, El Camaleon Mayakoba is an incredible golf course that everyone should experience at least once. It is 18 holes, Par 72, with views over the beautiful Caribbean, they also have the famous cenote turned bunker. It’s an experience to hit up to it and check out the cave system that lies beneath.

El Camaleon is home to the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the only official PGA Tour, and now this year in 2023, LivGolf. This course was created with the goal of holding tournaments and competitions while maintaining an enjoyable course for golf players of all skill levels.

Women Who Golf owner Tuscany Williams had the chance to play there last year. Mildred Gorostiza organized this for her and went out of her way to make it an unforgettable experience. She is such a lovely person if you decide to play here. Make sure to ask for her upon check-in.

Who is it best for?
It’s expensive yes, but if you want to play an exceptional golf course with beautiful greens and an all-around amazing experience. You must tick this one off the list. It’s worth it.

What level of difficulty? 
Playa Mujeres Golf Course in Cancun is truly something special, with its picturesque views, challenging holes, and all-inclusive access. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you will appreciate the quality and beauty of the course.

Is there a golf club rental available? 
Yes, shoes and clubs are available to rent at the club. 

Are drinks included in the price?
This is an all-inclusive course that includes unlimited food and beverage at the clubhouse and on the course.

Do they provide golf carts?
Yes, they do. 

What is the dress code?
Smart Golf attire, with collar. 

Is there an additional fee for a caddy?

Yes, caddies are available at El Camaleon Mayakoba golf course upon request.

Green Fees

High Season: A high season rate starting at $299USD for green fees, as cited in

Low Season

Prime Time 7:00 to 11:50 hrs, costing $259USD and Twilight 12:00 to 16:00 hrs, costing $199 USD

For 18-holes (with cart) tee times, 7:00 AM – 10:20 AM cost $329 and 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM cost $270. To maximize your stay, tee times before 10:20 a.m. cost $229

 

PUERTO CANCUN GOLF COURSE

Puerto Cancun Golf Club is seen as one of the best golf courses in Cancun, it is a fantastic course to play, and the design, grounds, and views of the Caribbean sea are spectacular A 18-hole, par-72 course that offers challenging play for experienced golfers, as well as enjoyable rounds for beginners. The course has a driving range, putting green, café, bar, golf academy, and pro shop. The course is well looked after, one of the bests in Cancun.

They have also launched a type of Top Golf there, called Shots by TopRacer Range. It’s designed to have interactive games at the driving range, designed for any golfer. A super fun activity in Cancun, particularly on a rainy day or some twlight golf.

Side note: If you want some shopping or a meal after your game, check out Puerto Cancun Marina. Great shopping on the marina, lots of restaurants, and a food court with a spectacular view over Puerto Cancun. It’s about a 5-minute drive from the golf course.

Who is it best for?
Another of the Women Who Golf members’ favorites. Puerto Cancun is a beautiful spot close to the Hotel Zone. Also, they have a great driving range to have a hit while enjoying some food and drink.

What level of difficulty? 
The Puerto Cancun Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole golf course that offers a great golfing experience for all levels of golfers. The fairway and greens are well maintained, making it a great experience.

Is there a golf club rental available? 
Yes, shoes and clubs are available to rent at the club. 

Are drinks included in the price?
No, drinks aren’t included.

Do they provide golf carts?
Yes, they do. 

What is the dress code?
Smart Golf attire, with collar. 

Green Fee
The fees vary depending on the season. From November to February, the price is $199 USD per person, while from April to October, it’s $180 USD per person.

Shots TopRacer Range at Puerto Cancun Prices (Public Rate)
Monday Closed, Tuesday to Sunday 7 am to 11 pm for $50usd.

 

CANCUN GOLF COURSES

With some of the best golf courses in the world, it’s no wonder why Cancun is a favorite delimitation. Whether you are an experienced player or just getting started, Cancun has many golf courses to offer. We hope this list makes it easier for you to choose your next golf course during your trip to Cancun, Mexico!

 

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