Riviera Maya Golf Club

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.

Course Description

The course layout, holes, and surprise challenges were created by Robert Trent Jones II, the lead architect of Riviera Maya Golf Club. The golf course has been given a course rating of 72.1, and its 18 holes stretch out a total 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.

At a Glance

Check the table just below for a few quick facts.

Riviera Maya Golf Club Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6691 72.1 128 Yes Yes


If putting isn't your strong suit, plan to arrive a bit early to take advantage of some practice time. Luckily, the course does offer a practice putting green for golfers to use to their advantage. Beginners or seasoned golfers who are practicing their swing should spend some time at the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. You can generally expect to share the course with more than a few travelers staying at the closest hotels. There are a substantial number of accommodations near this golf course. You can see the nearest ones to Riviera Maya Golf Club in the table below.

Places to Stay Near Riviera Maya Golf Club
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
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
Oasis Akumal 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


Situated near the heart of Akumal, Riviera Maya Golf Club is on the premises of Grand Bahia Principe Akumal, and can provide a fun golfing experience. Even if you aren't rooming very close, you are free to drop by to experience some of their offerings.

Location: Carretera Federal Chetumal-Benito Juarez at km 250, Akumal, Mexico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (984) 875-5048

Website: http://www.rivieramaya-golfclub.com/


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