Riviera Cancun Golf & Resorts
|Red (W)||72||5065 yards||72.4||136|
|Black M: 76.2/146||433||415||535||148||428||326||412||189||529||3415||401||430||188||427||541||196||458||474||530||3645||7060|
|Blue M: 74.1/139||410||380||504||127||380||301||401||165||493||3161||377||395||171||396||495||171||407||449||497||3358||6519|
|White M: 72.3/136||348||343||479||113||375||293||371||144||488||2954||365||375||156||390||480||162||398||435||485||3246||6200|
|Red W: 72.4/136||309||274||397||71||284||268||275||107||437||2422||238||292||128||268||405||115||313||343||389||2491||4913|
wildlife on the course (watch out for crocs and coatis who will take your food) Photo submitted by Rexus7
don't be deceived (fairways are narrow and greens are contoured) Photo submitted by Rexus7
Hole 18 approach Photo submitted by Rexus7
Hole 7 approach Photo submitted by Rexus7
Lake Ontario Photo submitted by Fuzzer
Omar, Raj and Juney Photo submitted by Fuzzer
Crocodile (nadda) Rock Photo submitted by Fuzzer
Grip it "n" Rip it Photo submitted by Fuzzer
Shesellseashells Photo submitted by Fuzzer
Watering at every hole Photo submitted by Fuzzer
Testing little hole Photo submitted by Stuart1974
Beautiful fairways Photo submitted by u000007638871
Extra hazzardous ;-) Photo submitted by u000007638871
Very lush Photo submitted by u000007638871
Course is narrow with a lot of water
Had a good time people are great food was good. Would play this course again.
Amazing Golf in Cancun!
It's on the south side of the Hotel Zone and quite isolated. So far removed from the main road in Cancun so it feels exclusive. The staff is amazing. Pro shop is overpriced and no souvenir items such as ball markers really. I was bummed there weren't more options. PSA - bring your own balls and lots of them. The balls they have in the pro shop are very expensive and not worth it.
Practice greens - there are two right next to the clubhouse. They have some serious contours and undulations which are true on the golf course as well. Spend at least 15 minutes getting used to speed. There was sand on the practice and actual greens. Not sure why but it was the ONE thing I would complain about.
Practice range - down the bridge toward Hole 1. Not the best scenery or perfectly mowed area. I played Puerto Cancun and they had an amazing practice range! So worth playing there too. The balls were run down but it does the trick.
Watch out for crocodiles and an indigenous animal called the coati. They kinda look like foxes. They steal your food and phones if you leave them in the carts. We were warned so we didn't have any issues or come into contact with any of them. We did see one walk by before we teed off on Hole 1 though. Other players have lost food to them.
Food and beverage - free with tee time. We saw the cart girl at least 5 times during our round. Not much food except some ham/cheese croissant, chips, peanuts, and drinks (mostly water, sodas, and beers), not sports drinks like Gatorade, etc. Wasn't an issue for us at all. We drank plenty of water and beers and ate some food. We kept the food in the cooler that's attached to the cart. Cart also has ball washer and club washer. No GPS on cart.
Front 9 - Relatively wide fairways but lots of carries and location of bunkers were in the right spots. So aim your tee shots properly. Nicklaus always seems to place the bunkers in the right landing areas - Riviera is no different. The greens are very contoured so it's difficult to 2-putt. But the speeds are consistent so it's not impossible. The sand on the green messed me up at times cuz it seemed like it slowed the putts down a bit. Our playing partners who played the prior day said they didn't have sand on it the previous day. I shot a great 39 on the front 9 (7 pars, mostly up and downs, bogey and a double). The Front 9 is beautiful with lots of water holes and just very scenic.
Back 9 - completely different feel from the front 9. Narrow fairways, bunkers in the right spots again, and if you miss any of your drives, just take a drop. Started off hot with 2 pars, but then nearly lost it! Any pulls or slices are lost balls. I reached the signature hole Par 5 Hole 13 (I think) and birdied that made me feel good. But every hole is challenging on the back 9. Don't get me wrong... it was a lot of fun! Just error on the side of finding your balls. There's not so much water here but creeks that cut the fairways. If you have a golf GPS app on your phone, take a look at the hole layout. You'll need to know your distances and carries.
Concerns - The bunkers were hard, packed down,. and very little sand for some reason. This is my biggest complaint actually. The course was in perfect condition but the bunkers were just mediocre and on some holes, just plain bad. For the price and quality of the course, I was disappointed. (Probably cuz it cost me a couple strokes)
Overall, this course is great and I think it's a must-play if you're in the Hotel Zone in Cancun. I booked using Golfnow using the Hot Deal so I didn't get free transportation. It was $20 each way, plus additional $5 for tip.
The lunch was in the clubhouse and there's no prices on the menu as it's provided with the round of golf. Like I said, incredibly rewarding and fun round. Jack Nicklaus created a beauty.
The course is maintained perfectly. Staff was friendly and helpful. Don't try it first time without a yardage card.
The course was absolutely beautiful, and very well maintained. It was very challenging for us (20+handicap) but it wasn't overly busy while we were there so we never felt rushed on the course.
Biggest piece of advice I'd give- hit the ball straight or bring lots of balls! It's definitely not like hitting into the rough back home. On a few instances we were able to find wayward shots, but not many. The "rough" is very thick trees/vegetation, often in the water. So not much chance of finding. I had read that prior to going, so we were prepared!
Drinks and food were included, so that was a nice perk, and all of the service we had was excellent. We'll play here again on our next visit- for sure.
Very professional and accommodating staff.
The course is a nice layout with challenging greens. The staff was very helpful and attentive, on the course and in the clubhouse. I would recommend the course while in the area. Course conditions and greens were in great shape.
Was fun but need more right information
It was great golf course.
People so nice and kindness.
Food was good.
But when I driving myself direction was totally different way to go.
Golfnow got wrong address.
I have Played many Yucatan courses and this is the Top of my list. Amenities, layout, etc.Spectacular.
Front is short, back is long .We had a rare Windless day and i can imagine several of the holes that go dead into the Gulf Trade wind have to be a BEAR..and not the Golden one. Water Bog infront of EVERY tee. Wide Fairways, transition to first cut, second cuff,, then Like Axle Rose said "Welcome to the Jungle"
everything was great. excellent practice facilities and staff was awsome. course was tough but fair. will play again