Take a swing at these must-see golf courses in Mexico

Do you like golf? Mexico is home to some of the best courses for a memorable golf getaway.

Visitors can practice their favorite sport while marveling at the breathtaking ocean views, warm weather, and Mexican-style luxury. Golf is a sport that requires discipline and patience, but it is also extremely relaxing and fun for holidaymakers.

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Here are some of the must-do courses in the country.

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club

This magnificent 27-hole course overlooking the Sea of ​​Cortez is located at the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club. It was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman in 2007. This complex is also known for the luxury it offers you to play golf with all the comforts, in addition to having large green fields and a unique view. The course has two comfort stations at every nine holes where food and drink are served. What better way to unwind than with a delicious taco and margarita?

Riviera Maya Golf Club

There’s nothing quite like the natural landscape surrounding the course at Riviera Maya Golf Club. Play while marveling at the Mayan jungle, cenotes, and limestone backdrop. In addition to its exuberant nature, this course has 18 creative holes designed by Robert Trent Jones II. In addition, this architect is a member of the PGA in Latin America, an association dedicated to supporting the development of golfers and tourist experiences.


One of the favorite sports for national tourists and extranjeros is golf.
This magnificent 27-hole course overlooking the Sea of ​​Cortez is located at the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club.

Marina Vallarta Golf Club

The Marina Vallarta Golf Club, located in Puerto Vallarta, perfectly combines luxury, modernity and eccentric nature. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and natural lagoons. It is located opposite the shores of Banderas Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre mountain range, offering spectacular views. This 18-hole course was designed by the famous American architect Joe Finger. In addition, it is very well located since it is only a few minutes from the most important hotels in Puerto Vallarta.

Golf of Punta Mita Bahia

The Bahia Golf Course, located in Punta Mita, is perhaps one of the most creative and challenging. Its undulating fairways and greens make the course an eccentric and challenging experience, with putting technique becoming the protagonist of the game. Jack Nicklaus designed this magnificent course in a fascinating area since one of the most original holes has a sloping approach with a panoramic view of Banderas Bay. You can play golf on a rock that floats above the sea.


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The Marina Vallarta Golf Club, located in Puerto Vallarta, perfectly combines luxury, modernity and eccentric nature.

Yucatan country club

This 18-hole course is located at the Yucatan Country Club in Mérida. This club is one of the most exclusive developments in southeastern Mexico, so it has all the luxury services you can imagine. This Jack Nicklaus design plays on modernity and the ancient Mayan civilization. The course is surrounded by the nature of the jungle, 13 lakes of crystal clear water and several archaeological remains that refer to the way of life of the great Mayan culture.

Chapultepec Golf

This club, located in Mexico City, was the main venue for the Mexican Open Golf Championship between 1944 and 1960 before the tournament started rotating around the country. The first event took place in December 1944. This course is considered one of the most difficult courses in the world due to its elevation, as the 8th hole (par 4) is among the 13 most difficult in all the PGA Tour, and this site is the only one in Mexico included by the association. The club is close to downtown Mexico City and players can even eat in a high-altitude restaurant and drink a mezcal or a beer in a canteen in the historic center of the big city.


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Michael C. Ford