09 Mar 2018

Playing golf in Tulum and along the Riviera Maya is a magnificent opportunity to live a real full immersion in one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world, all the while practicing your favorite sport.

The entire Riviera Maya area, currently more renowned than the once worldwide famous Cancun, guarantees a laid-back and fascinating appeal that is perfect for a concentration sport such as golf. And especially because Tulum’s panoramic scenes are just so wonderful, no athlete would ever miss the chance to experience golf in this otherworldly beautiful territory in Mexico.

There are certainly several golf options in the Riviera Maya for golf lovers and what is even better is that they are all unmatched anywhere. Can you imagine what it will feel like to focus on your next move while you walk among some of the most beautiful Mayan sceneries in the world?

And then, after you spend some unforgettable hours golfing and challenging this culturally intense terrain, you will definitely want to dip into a swimming pool or – even better! – the Caribbean sea.

Of course, golf is not a sport that is indigenous of Mexico, and yet in the last years several offers related to this sport have found their place in Tulum and its surroundings. Why? The answer is simple, and we are sure you already know what it is: golf is about intuition but also sensorial beauty, and no place in the world can guarantee that more than the Riviera Maya.

According to Jim Kerr at Worldgolf.com, “Golf in Mexico has traditionally been a passion of the wealthy upper class, played on private courses located near large urban centers such as Mexico City, where the first golf club in the country opened in the suburb of San Pedro de los Pinos in 1905. It took tourism, specifically along the Pacific Coast and Baja Peninsula, to dramatically pick up the pace of course construction during the past 20 years. When Cancun was launched, golf was a natural addition to the east coast as well, although the limestone terrain, marshy landscape, jungle foliage, salt water intrusion, heat and other elements presented challenges that only 20th century technology could feasibly and economically overcome. Indigenous ruins were another sensitive issue. The area is filled with Mayan excavations, burial centers, cenotes, and abandoned population sites. In keeping with Mexican tradition and conservation policies, courses were built around untouched ruins, incorporating the natural surroundings. This often means coatis, lizards and birds have the right-of-way, and their natural habitat of jungle and lagoons are part of the scenery.”

And that’s the point: golf in the Riviera Maya and Tulum is a super-unique experience. Not only you will find several professional terrains and courses, but in each and every one of them you won’t fail to notice the perfect synergy between “man-made” constructions and natural resources. Respecting the environment is considered especially important in Tulum, and the complete fusion with the natural resources of the area is what makes this Mexican territory one of the most preferred by golf lovers from every corner of the world.

Plus, it has to be said that playing golf in the Riviera Maya also means getting in touch with magnificent golf courses designed by famous, seasoned professionals such as Robert Trent Jones II, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio and Robert Von Hagge. They all have taken up the challenge of giving birth to spectacular, unforgettable and unique golf course by respecting two “simple” conditions. The first one: designing a terrain that can be enjoyed both by professionals and simple golf lovers. The second one: keep the environment in its pristine conditions.

Are you ready to start? Contact us now to find out more about golf courses in Tulum!