El Manglar Riviera Maya

This is a par-3 course, but doesn't at all follow the cookie-cutter design for such a course. Instead, they have been very innovative with their use of sand traps and water hazards, which factor into almost every hole. It's unique design coupled with its waterfront location and great scenery, make this a memorable place to play a round.

Course Description

The greens, hole placement, and practice areas are all part of the design by Nicklaus, the lead architect of the course. The golf course has a course rating of 51.0, and its 18 holes have a total distance of 2438 yards.

El Manglar 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 look at the following chart if you want some quick facts.

El Manglar Riviera Maya Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 54 2438 51.0 90 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Green fees are between $75 and $89.

Appropriate golf attire is required.


If you need a little extra help with putting, plan to arrive a little before you're scheduled to tee off to have some practice. The great thing is that this golf course does have a putting green for golfers to practice on. Learning beginners or seasoned golfers that are fine tuning their swing should use the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

El Manglar Riviera Maya is close to Puerto Morelos, the most close by urban area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the golf course.

At only 12 and a half miles away away from the golf course, the nearest airport, Playa Del Carmen Airport, is typically utilized by the same type of travelers as those golfing at El Manglar Riviera Maya.

If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are three other golfing options close by. Well- known courses in the area include El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and Playacar Golf Course. All of them are within 13 miles and the nearest one of the bunch, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, is only a quick hike away from the main golf course, so it won't be a bother to plan on going over for some rounds on the links.

The crowdedness of the golf course can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few hotel guests who are staying close by. If you're thinking it would be nice to stay in this vicinity, you should be able to find what you are looking for. In fact, you can find the ones closest to the golf course in the following table.

Places to Stay Near El Manglar Riviera Maya
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Grand Mayan Riviera Maya 0.4 SE Resort
Valentin Imperial Maya 0.5 ENE Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Beach 0.6 SW Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar 0.6 S Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Maya 0.8 SW Resort
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso 0.9 SSW Resort
El Dorado Royale 1.8 NE Resort


El Manglar Riviera Maya is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it's seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the south west of Puerto Morelos.

Address: Km 48 Carretera Federal, The Riviera Maya, Mexico

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (866) 231-4423

Website: http://www.mayanpalace.com/resorts/riviera-maya/golf

Email: conciergerm@mayanpalace.com.mx


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