The Nicklaus Design Golf Course

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The Nicklaus Design Golf Course at Vidanta 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.

Nicklaus designed the golf course. There are 18 holes here, which measure out to 2923 yards.

The Nicklaus Design Golf Course is set in an 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 to learn a couple of key facts concerning this course.

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 your highest skill isn't putting, arrive a bit before you're scheduled to tee off to get in some practice time. Luckily, the course does have a practice putting green for patrons to practice on. Learning beginners or seasoned golfers that are taking the time to practice their swing can use the driving range that is found here.

What's Nearby

The Nicklaus Design Golf Course is near Puerto Morelos, the most close by urban area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go.

Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are other golf courses to choose from close by. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include Playacar Golf Course, El Camaleon Mayakoba, and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club. All of which are within 12 and a half miles and the nearest one of the group, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, is only a quick hike away from the main golf course, so it won't be hard to plan stopping in for a few rounds of golf.

The activeness of the golf course——bustling and full, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying nearby. This area is a hotel hot spot, so if you're looking for a place to stay near here, you have some viable options to consider. Find the hotel that suits you best in the list of nearby options below.

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


Set in the Riviera Maya, 11.4 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, The Nicklaus Design Golf Course can provide a unique golfing experience. Even if you are not staying in this location, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It's 7.7 miles 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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