The pick of the places to play in Mexico

Trav Cabo Del Sol Ocean Course 7

You can’t have failed to notice that Mexico’s popularity as a tourist destination, particularly amongst Brits, is soaring.

The country now attracts in excess of 500,000 holidaymakers from the UK every year, with the region of Quintana Roo – where the resort towns of Cancun and Playa del Carmen are located – comfortably the most popular stop-off.

But developments in recent years, along with a year-round warm climate, has also seen Mexico become a world-class golf destination. The country now has almost 200 courses and here are four of the best…

Cabo del Sol

Cabo San Lucas
cabodelsol.com

The Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol has been attracting world-class golfers to the southern tip of the beautiful Baja Peninsula since 1994. A stunning Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, the course stretches across an awe-inspiring landscape of desert, mountain, and sea, with seven thrilling holes along the rugged coastline of the Sea of Cortés. Also on-site is the Tom Weiskopf designed Desert Course, which adds to Cabo del Sol’s golf offering.

• The pick of the places to play in the Bahamas

• Take a peek at Troon International's most exotic courses

El Camaleon Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen
mayakobagolf.com

Designed by none other than two-time major champion Greg Norman, El Camaleon Mayakoba combines three diverse ecosystems – tropical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands and the beach – into a captivating layout stretching to more than 7,000 yards. As a mark of its prestige, in 2007 it became the first course to stage a PGA Tour event outside the USA or Canada and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba is still played there to this day.

Trav El Camaleon

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Punta Mita
fourseasons.com/puntamita

The Four Seasons Punta Mita sits in the shadows of the Sierra Madre Mountains and features two fantastic 18-hole courses. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Bahia Course boasts panoramic views of Bahía de Banderas, a hole nestled on the beach just steps from Punta Mita’s famed El Faro surf spot, and stunning lakes and water features, while the Pacifico Course is home to the famed ‘Tail of the Whale’ – the world’s only natural island green. The 200-yard hole isn’t part of the 18-hole set-up, though, and is optional to play.

• The best places to play in South Carolina

• Courses that should be on EVERY golfer's Bucket List

Riviera Cancun

Cancun
rivieramayagolfcourses.info

This amazing golf course, also designed by Jack Nicklaus, is located only five minutes south of the Cancun Hotel Zone, making it convenient for people in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The ecology of this course is so varied, offering everything from lagoons, to mangroves, to sand dunes, to lush forests.

Planning a golf break? 

If so, make sure you check out the 2019 Travel Guide from bunkered. Available to read online, it is a 48-page digital lowdown on the best holiday golf destinations on the planet.

CLICK HERE TO READ IT!

Travel Guide2019Cover 180906 091631

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
The one swing thought EVERY golfer needs
lessons
play button
FOOTJOY PRO|SL CARBON vs ECCO S-THREE - Are these the best spikeless golf shoes money can buy?
FootJoy
play button
A simple way to get better rhythm in your golf swing
lessons
play button
This drill will fix your backswing... INSTANTLY!
lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Listen up! The new golf podcast from bunkered is here!
NEW! THE BUNKERED GOLF PODCAST
Ryan Moore passes up PGA place for bizarre reason
Arrests made after ex-footballer 'racially abused' at golf club
Two more former champs are OUT of the US PGA

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Swing it like Joe Miller says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
How to stop hooking the ball
Callaway
play button
How to hit the golf ball higher
Watch
play button
Start the golf ball on your intended target line
Watch
See all videos right arrow