The Nicklaus Design Golf Course

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The Nicklaus Design Golf Course at Grand Mayan Riviera Maya has been designed in a 1950's style to increase complexity. A masterpiece of technically and natural beauty, the signature hole is characterized by three traps- one on either side of the green and one in the middle.

Course Description

The first tee time is 7:30 am.

The layout, difficulty of the holes, and surprise challenges all came from the imagination of Nicklaus, the lead architect of The Nicklaus Design Golf Course. They have 18 holes here, which measure a total of 2923 yards.

The Nicklaus Design Golf Course is set in a stunning location right on the water, and the beauty of the place is set off further by a pair of natural lakes that wander all throughout the course.

Jungle vegetation, tropical trees, and rock formations add to the laid-back Caribbean ambiance here on Mexico's eastern shore.

At a Glance

Take a moment to read the table just below for a brief summary.

The Nicklaus Design Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 54 2923 -- -- Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Appropriate golf attire is required.


If you need some more time to work on your putting, get there a bit before you're scheduled to tee off to get in a little practice. Luckily, the course does have a putting green for guests to practice on. Beginners or seasoned golfers who are practicing their swing can make use of the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

The Nicklaus Design Golf Course is close to Puerto Morelos, the closest urban area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the course.

Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are some other courses close by. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area are Playacar Golf Course, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and El Camaleon Mayakoba. All of them are within 12 and a half miles and the closest of the bunch, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, is just a meager trip off from the main course, so it won't be a bother to make heading over for some rounds on the links.

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There is an abundance of lodging options in the area, meaning you will likely be sharing the experience with a decent number of additional traveling guests having a good time golfing and exploring alongside you. Those who'd like to stay near this golf course should be able to find what they are looking for. Below, you can see which hotels are located nearest to the sand pits at The Nicklaus Design Golf Course.

Places to Stay Near The Nicklaus Design Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Grand Mayan Riviera Maya 0.4 E Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Beach 0.5 SW Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar 0.5 S Resort
Valentin Imperial Maya 0.6 ENE Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Maya 0.7 SSW Resort
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso 0.8 S Resort
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa 1.8 S Resort


The Nicklaus Design Golf Course, on the premises of Grand Mayan Riviera Maya, can be found 11.4 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, a city in the Riviera Maya; it is seven and a half miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the south west of Puerto Morelos.

Location: Km 48 Carretera Federal, the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (866) 231-4423




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