El Camaleon Mayakoba

The course features an abundance of water hazards, which factor into all but three of the eighteen holes. When making its way closer to the ocean, the course is lined by sand dunes and distinctive mangroves. Further inland, it winds through a dense tropical jungle. Such dramatic changes in the landscape is the why its aptly been named El Camaleon (the chameleon). Golfers of all ages and abilities will be able to enjoy this picturesque course.

Course Description

You can golf here year round.

The course is open daily from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Golfers can expect this to be a contemporary, fairly new course. It was built in 2004. The layout, hole placement, and practice areas were created by Greg Norman, the lead architect of the course. They have 18 holes here, and they stretch out a total distance of 7024 yards.

The course is situated on the Caribbean coast across from Cozumel. Fairways are bordered by water at times, thick forest at others, and occasionally by the resorts around which it makes its home. Two breathtaking holes take golfers right up to the ocean. Subterranean caves and sparkling lagoons are prominent features elsewhere.

At a Glance

Check out the following chart for a brief summary of this course.

El Camaleon Mayakoba Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 7024 -- -- Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

El Camaleon Mayakoba accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Master Card, and Visa.

Metal spikes are not permitted at the course.


If you need some more time to work on your putting, plan to arrive a bit before your scheduled tee time to have a little practice time. Fortunately, this golf course does house a putting green for patrons to use. Novices or professionals that are practicing their swing can make use of the driving range that is found here.

What's Nearby

El Camaleon Mayakoba is in the same area as Playa del Carmen, the most close by major area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the course.

The most proximate airport is Playa Del Carmen Airport, so vacationers flying in there might want to consider golfing here. The airport is about five and a half miles away off from this golf course.

If you like to have a variety of golf options available to you, there are some other courses close by. Well- known courses in the area include Playacar Golf Course, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and The Nicklaus Design Golf Course. All of which are within seven miles and the nearest of the group, Playacar Golf Course, is easily driven to by cab, so call the local taxi service and get a ride there for a great golfing experience.

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this course, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest hotels. There are a substantial number of accommodations near this course. The ones located closest to El Camaleon Mayakoba are listed in the table below.

Places to Stay Near El Camaleon Mayakoba
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Fairmont Mayakoba 0.4 SE Resort
Rosewood Mayakoba 0.4 NE Resort
Banyan Tree Mayakoba 0.4 S Resort
Blue Diamond Riviera Maya 0.7 NE Hotel
Ocean Maya 1.0 NE Resort
Grand Velas Riviera Maya 1.1 SSE Resort
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun 1.1 ENE Resort


Located in the Riviera Maya, El Camaleon Mayakoba is found within Fairmont Mayakoba, and offers a fun chance to golf. Whether or not you're rooming in this location, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Playa del Carmen is four and a half miles (seven kilometers) to the south west.

Location: Carr. Fed. Chetumal-Pto Juarez, the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (984) 206-4653

Website: http://www.mayakobagolf.com/

Email: info@mayakobagolf.com


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