The Most Incredible Golf Courses in Mexico
Mexico may be known for its colonial cities, ancient Mesoamerican ruins, and postcard-perfect coastlines, but in more recent years it has also emerged as a major player on the golfing scene. In fact, golf Courses in Mexico, have become one of the most prestigious in the world!
Opulent courses designed by some of golf’s greatest legends and a constant warm climate. Mexico should be on every golfers’ to play list!
We are here to help you choose from the multitude of golf Courses in Mexico.
From the individual courses with the highest ‘wow factor’, to the best beaches to relax on after a game.
Of course, Latitude21Resorts offers a wide range of vacation and timeshare rentals in some of Mexico’s most luxurious resorts, so we’ll also be offering tips on some of the best places to stay for a world-class golfing retreat.
Baja California Sur
We begin in the resort town of Los Cabos at the southern tip of Baja California Sur.
Los Cabos is home to several colorful towns, the Land’s End rock formation in Cabo San Lucas, and a dazzling collection of top golf courses in Mexico.
The Desert Course & The Ocean Course, Cabo Del Sol
Located just across the bay from the Cabo San Lucas rocks- Cabo Del Sol boasts Tom Weiskopf’s masterpiece, The Desert Course.
Rocky outcrops, theatrical bunkers, and dramatic clusters of cacti serve as the obstacles in this course. Offering a stark contrast of desert landscaping against serpentine fairways and rolling greens.
The real highlight of this course? Why that would be the sweeping views of the sea from all 18 holes! If you want more, Cabo Del Sol has it!
A second extraordinary course dubbed The Ocean Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and concludes with what many pros consider to be three of the finest finishing holes in golf.
Fees for both Cabo Del Sol courses range from $95 - $345 USD.
This golf club lies further up the coast of Los Cabos, in the direction of San José del Cabo.
Cabo Real Course architect, Robert Trent Jones, refashioned its pre-existing layout to playfully resemble the Sierra de la Laguna mountaintops that provide the backdrop to the course.
The rugged Cabo Real course weaves through hilly terrain, steep canyons, and broad arroyos to reach the Sea of Cortez. With astounding views every step of the way… not to mention a notoriously challenging back nine.
Greens fees vary between $140 and $240 USD, and include practice balls, shared golf carts, and bottled water.
Alternative Courses to Consider
Some other great golfing hotspots to look out for in Los Cabos include the Quivira Golf Club and the Diamante courses (both in Cabo San Lucas).
Also, the Palmilla Golf Club and the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club (both in San José del Cabo).
Where to Stay In Los Cabos
This idyllic western state bursts with vibrant color at every seam. Brightly-hued exotic wildlife, pristine white sand beaches, and the sparkling blue of the Pacific Ocean.
The golfing experience here is no exception; adventurous, lush green courses with astounding coastal views.
In between games, visit the colonial town of San Blas or the beautiful beaches of Sayulita. For the more adventurous we suggest heading a little further south to enjoy a spot of surfing at Matanchen Bay.
Pacifico, Four Seasons Resort
Pacifico, Nestled amongst the tropical landscape of Punta Mita offers one of the top golf courses in Mexico and in the world!
This Jack Nicklaus course extends across 200 acres and offers breath-taking views from every angle; from the towering Sierra Madre Mountains on one side, to whale watching in Banderas Bay on the other.
The unique feature of this course is the affectionately dubbed Tail of the Whale, an optional par 3 hole that incorporates the only natural island green in the world.
Named twice by Condé Nast Traveller as the best golf course on the planet, this is certainly not one to be missed. This Four Seasons Resort is also home to the Bahia course, another stunning Nicklaus design with panoramic ocean views.
Fees for both courses range between $130 - $240 USD.
The Norman Signature Course, Vidanta
In the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, you will find one of Vidanta’s multiple high-class golf courses.
The Norman Signature Course by golf legend Greg Norman can only be accessed via the world’s longest golf cart suspension bridge, over the Ameca river; Making this course truly unforgettable before you have even arrived at the first tee.
In the same resort, you will also find the technically challenging Nayar course and the Jack Nicklaus Academy of golf. A state-of-the-art facility offering both private and group instruction.
More recently, this Vidanta resort opened a third course; the new 10-hole Lakes course, which is the only lit course in the area, allowing guests to play up until 11 PM.
Rates differ according to course and season.
Alternative Courses to Consider
There are plenty of amazing golf courses to explore elsewhere in Nayarit, including El Tigre, Greg Norman’s Litibu course in Punta Mita, and the Flamingos course in Puerto Vallarta.
If you’re keen to explore further, the neighboring state of Jalisco has plenty of great golf clubs to offer too. Vista Vallarta, and Marina Vallarta just a short trip away.
Where to Stay in Nayarit
Our quest to find the most outstanding golf destinations draws to an end on the eastern coast, in the state of Quintana Roo.
This state has a lot to offer – from the luminous city of Cancun, to deep sea diving in the world’s largest known underwater caverns.
Don’t worry if you’re just here just for the golf – Quintana Roo will continue to exceed your expectations on every level.
El Camaleón, Mayakoba
Situated on the Riviera Maya 5 miles north of Playa del Carmen, this flawless Greg Norman design is the definition of a picture of paradise. Complete with palm trees, white sand beach, and the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
El Camaleón, takes its name from the chameleon, this varied course winds through jungle, wetlands, and beachfront, encountering bunkers, sinkholes and striking contouring along the way. Definitely, one of the most stunning golf courses in Mexico!
Before your game, make use of the superb practice facility or check out their pro shop for some souvenir shopping.
After you’ve worked up an appetite on the course, indulge in the acclaimed menu at Mayakoba’s elegant Koba Restaurant. You'll be able to enjoy your food while looking out over the 18th hole.
Green fees range between $139 and $329 USD.
Playa Paraíso, Iberostar
Playa Paraíso Golf Course, located just 30 minutes south of Cancun, provides a tranquil escape from the often-chaotic life of the city.
Players of every level can enjoy this P.B. Dye course. Narrow, undulating fairways, blind shots, and dramatic elevation changes, all bordered by remarkable natural wildlife.
This course has hosted the Canadian Tour, as well as qualifier rounds for the PGA tour, marking it a great place to really test your ability!
Fees vary between members and non-members, from $89 to $250 USD.
Alternative Courses to Consider
Other golfing highlights in Quintana Roo include the Moon Palace Golf, the El Tinto course, the Riviera Maya Golf Club, and the Hard Rock Golf Club.
Where to Stay in Quintana Roo
Whether you’re heading to Mexico for an all-out golfing retreat, or just hoping to fit in a quick game on a family vacation, there are a vast collection of courses to choose from all across the country.
Golf courses in Mexico have enough ‘wow factor’ to be included on any golfer’s bucket list. For more travel tips and recommendations on your visit to Mexico, visit our blog!