Playacar Golf Course

Errant tee shot are punished harshly, as the fairways are not only long and thin, but also surrounded by thick rough. There is little hope of retrieving your ball if you get stuck in such thick foliage. Though the course is challenging, a round here is a most tranquil experience. Water comes into play infrequently, but when it does, you'll find stunning lakes teeming with wildlife. Moreover, the course benefits from creative bunkering designs throughout.

Course Description

This course has become a classic location to hit a round of golf, since it was founded in 1994. Robert Von Hagge designed the golf course. It features a course rating of 70.7, and its 18 holes measure out to 6269 yards.

The course winds through various resorts and villas. Along with the accommodation complexes, the course has been carved out of the Maya Riviera on the southern tip of Playa del Carmen. Tucked in by the surrounding jungle, nearly hole is visually closed off from the others. Golfers are thus forced to take it one hole at a time, and to really feel a part of the course's surroundings.

At a Glance

Be sure to look through the following table for a quick summary of this course.

Playacar Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6269 70.7 133 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Greens fees for 18 holes are $180. Juniors, and those teeing off after 2pm will get discount rates. Clubs can be rented for $30-50.


If you need some more time to work on your putting, plan to arrive a little early to take advantage of a little practice time. Fortunately, this golf course does have a putting green for guests to use to their advantage. First-timers or seasoned golfers who are working on their swing could make use of the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

Playacar Golf Course is definitely not a big city beach; the closest populated area is Playa del Carmen. The city is one and a quarter miles out from the golf course. Since it is so close, it will not take long to make a trip with a little exploration in the city.

The closest airport is Playa Del Carmen Airport, so visitors landing and departing there might want to plan on golfing here. The airport is about a few hundred yards away from this golf course.

Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are other choices nearby. Notable courses in the area are El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and The Nicklaus Design Golf Course. All of which are within 12 and a half miles and the nearest one of the bunch, El Camaleon Mayakoba, is readily found by taxi, so hail one and get a ride there for a few rounds of golfing.

The popularity this golf course on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You'll find an impressive variety of lodgings close by, so there will also be large numbers of fellow tourists and hotel guests golfing and taking in the sites alongside you. If you're looking to stay in the area, there are 118 hotels near this golf course. Several of the closest ones have been listed in the table below.

Places to Stay Near Playacar Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Playacar Palace 0.0 N Resort
Xaman Ha Condos 0.1 S Hotel
Hotel Costa del Mar 0.2 NNE Hotel
Condo Hotel Maya Pakal 0.2 NNE Hotel
Hotel Hacienda del Caribe 0.2 NNE Hotel
All Riviera Resort 0.3 NE Resort
Hotel Mimi del Mar 0.3 NE Hotel


Playacar Golf Course, located at Playacar Palace, is situated in Playa del Carmen, 0.6 mi. south west of downtown Playa del Carmen.

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: 811-52-987-306-24



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