Along the Riviera Maya, the sport of golf and the quality of courses available has come a long way in the past 8 years or so. Below you will find a brief description of each course along with operational hours, contact information and web links (where available).
All the courses are within close proximity to or on the coast and the biggest factor that comes into play is the wind. It is fairly constant, with the winter months being the windiest of the year. Pay attention to the movement of the treetops in order to gauge your shot direction and club selection. The second factor that a player needs to respect is the dense jungle that lines the fairways. If you like to hit big off the tee, bring extra balls, you'll need them! The greens tend to be fast, so some practice putting before a round is advisable. All these courses have clubs and shoes for rent. They are usually good quality with Taylor Made, Titleist and Callaway clubs seeming to be the most common.
Reservations are suggested, especially during the high season, mid December-late April. Common golf etiquette rules apply here, collared shirts, no torn shorts or pants. There are no shoe regulations that we are aware of. In the winter months, having a windbreaker in the bag is advisable as it can get a bit chilly in the late afternoon. All the pro shops sell everything you would expect, but the markups are high, if you are not traveling with your sticks, at least pack some balls and a glove or two. They all employ English speaking locals who can assist you with any questions. Twilight rates are generally offered and start between 1-2 PM. Green fees will vary depending on the time of the year for both daily play and twilight hours. Sol Maya is happy to arrange tee times in advance for its clients, just contact us.
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