Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya, on the Eastern side of the Yucatan peninsula, between the Caribbean Sea and an evergreen tropical jungle. This destination has become increasingly popular among tourists from the United States of America and Canada who enjoy vacationing at amazing beaches as well as playing in World Class golf courses.
There are over 12 golf courses in the Riviera Maya, most of them are part of all inclusive resorts and allow non guests to play at their courses at a full price rate. Green fees range between 100 to 200 USD depending on the season and the tee time.
Riviera Maya Golf Club
Located 20 minutes north of Tulum and part of the Bahia Principe resort complex, it has an impressive landscaping created by the world famous Robert Trent Jones II, who managed to incorporate the golf course design to the existing Maya jungle, cenotes (natural water sinkholes) and lakes.
This golf resort was recently acknowledged by Golf Digest magazine as one of the best resorts in Mexico and the Americas.
$185 US green fee
It also has an Executive 9 hole, Par 27 course that can be enjoyed by younger golfers, expert golfers that want to perfection their short game or have less time to play but don’t want to miss the experience of golfing in the Riviera Maya.
Length 7272 yards
El Camaleon Mayakoba
Designed by the legendary golf icon Greg Norman among different ecosystems: mangroves, tropical jungle, crystal clear water canals and the beach. This course has 2 ocean holes that allow you to enjoy the majestic views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. It is considered to be by far the best known golf course of the Riviera Maya, it is home for the OHL Mayakoba Classic which has attracted PGA legends such as Jordan Speith, Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler. This golf course is about 45 minutes north of Tulum.
Green fees vary on seasons and number of hours.
Length 7024 yards
Puerto Aventuras Golf Course
The Puerto Aventuras Golf Course was the first golf course of the Riviera Maya and is located only 20 minutes north of Tulum. It’s a beautiful and challenging 9-hole golf course, 36 Par, designed by Thomas Leman. It is open every day year-round from 7:30 AM until dark, golf carts are not mandatory and no reservations are necessary. Tee Times are recommended for groups larger than a 4 some.
Greens fees are around $88.00 US Dollars
Length 3255 yards
Vidanta Golf Course
Located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, lays this fabulous golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It has 28 challenging bunkers and 2 beautiful lakes.
Golfweek magazine awarded the Nicklaus Design Course at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco #17 on the list of “Best Courses in Mexico and the Caribbean 2019”
This course has predominant trade winds that challenges even the most experienced of players.
Rates are about $100 usd or less depending on the season and tee time.
Length 2923 yards