Unlike most other courses in the Maya Riviera, which are generally fairly flat, this course achieves a surprising amount of elevation change. While the terrain on the front 9 is more gentle, the back 9 experiences the bulk of the elevation shifts. The back 9 is also where the vegetation becomes more mature, and where golfers can enjoy the course's cenote's.
The lay of the land, holes, and feared sand traps are all part of the design by Robert Trent Jones II, the lead architect of this golf course. The golf course has been given a course rating of 72.1, and its 18 holes measure a total distance of 6691 yards.
The Riviera Maya Golf Club features 2 courses: an 18-hole and a 9-hole. The courses were cut out from a limestone quarry, and are spread out over the dense jungle of Mexico's Caribbean coast. The course is home to many of the natural features that make Mexico's eastern coast special, including their cenote's -- the spectacular sinkholes collapsed from the underlying limestone bedrock.
Take a moment to read the following table for a few quick facts.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
If you need a little extra help with putting, get there a bit before your scheduled tee time to have a little practice time. Luckily, the course does offer a putting green for golfers to use to their advantage. Novices or seasoned pros that are taking the time to practice their swing should spend some time at the driving range that is found here.
The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely ——it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. There may be hotel rooms nearby, meaning there will also be a rather high numbers of fellow vacationers playing some holes and kicking back alongside you. Those who'd like to stay in this vicinity have many good options to consider. Below, we've listed the nearest hotels and resorts.
|Grand Bahia Principe Tulum||0.4||SE||Resort|
|Grand Oasis Riviera Maya||0.5||E||Resort|
|Hotel Be Live Grand Riviera Maya||0.6||E||Resort|
|Grand Bahia Principe Akumal||0.9||S||Resort|
|Akumal Beach Resort||1.7||NE||Hotel|
|Hotel Akumal Caribe||1.9||NE||Hotel|
Riviera Maya Golf Club, within Grand Bahia Principe Akumal, is located just outside the heart of Akumal.
Location: Carretera Federal Chetumal-Benito Juarez at km 250, Akumal, Mexico
Primary Phone: (984) 875-5048
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