For avid golfers, traveling and experiencing new courses go hand in hand. So if you’re heading to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, you might want to consider the golf destination of Riviera Maya Golf Club.
This course is located on the impeccably landscaped grounds of Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an. The club is available to guests of all 4 Bahia resorts on the property (Akumal, Coba, Tulum, and Sian Ka’an) and to outside visitors.
This Robert Trent Jones II design blends the best of everything the terrain has to offer with 2 layouts on-site — an Executive 9-Hole course and a Championship 18-hole course. They include sweeping fairways and greens as well as ponds and lakes that provide additional hazards on the course. It also includes the Mayan jungle and all the flora and fauna that go along with it. It’s not uncommon to see coatimundi or deer on the fairway, or an abundance of iguana sunning themselves on the greens. A wide variety of birds and reptiles coexist in the area, as well as several exotic mammals like monkeys, ocelots, and jaguars. As luck would have it, we caught a boa sunning itself on the greens early in the morning.
With so much to see in such a beautiful and tropical setting, it might be difficult to keep your mind on the game and the challenge at hand – challenges that include a variety of bunkers styles, rock formations, and water holes, as well as changes in slope and terrain.
So, to assist with your game, Riviera Maya Golf Club includes a Driving Range and Putting Greens, as well as Golf Lessons, including private or group, and lessons specifically designed for children.
For novices and players wishing to forego the struggle of getting their own clubs onto the plane as checked luggage, or using ShipSticks to have them delivered to their vacation destination, this club provides rental services of ALL equipment as well as shoes. Convenient package deals are available to merge rentals with time spent on the course, and there are reasonably priced offers that provide unlimited golf for a full week. Whatever you desire, the ProShop will assist you in choosing a package and price point that’s right for you.
Also on site is a well-stocked clubhouse and pro shop, and a cool and modern snack bar. Or, there is a cart service with the opportunity to have your drink conveniently delivered to you on the course. Last but certainly not least is a friendly and helpful staff that go above and beyond to ensure that your game is a good one.
In the end, time spent at Riviera Maya Golf Club isn’t just about the game… it’s about the experience!
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