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4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7136 yards
Slope 148
Rating 76.1

The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya (formerly known as The Golf Club at Playacar) offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and the work of man. This magnificient golf course, carved out of the dense Mayan Jungle is only a few hundred yards away from the crystal-clear, turquoise ocean and the fine white sands of the Mexican Caribbean Sea.

The intelligent architectural design of the golf course has converted Playa del Carmen into one of the most popular tourism destinations in all of Mexico.

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Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7136 yards 76.1 148
Blue 72 6655 yards 74.7 142
White 72 6269 yards 73.4 136
Gold 72 5750 yards 72.0 132
Red (W) 72 5176 yards 72.8 134
Scorecard for Riviera Maya
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.1/148 381 600 188 342 386 376 349 205 390 3217 428 621 422 216 442 598 468 194 530 3919 7136
Blue M: 74.7/142 359 590 172 323 365 346 308 190 348 3001 403 592 384 186 401 567 455 177 489 3654 6655
White M: 73.4/136 339 582 161 305 343 315 288 170 325 2828 388 556 375 179 365 537 444 154 443 3441 6269
Gold M: 72.0/132 312 542 133 285 298 276 262 159 312 2579 348 522 354 146 337 519 392 136 417 3171 5750
Red W: 72.8/134 270 432 125 275 280 256 228 144 288 2298 318 492 345 138 325 444 300 105 411 2878 5176
Handicap 8 2 12 16 10 6 14 18 4 11 3 13 7 17 15 1 9 5
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert von Hagge (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collar shirt with sleeves. Formal bermudas or trousers. Tennis or running shoes, golf shoes with soft spikes or golf sandals. No beach shorts nor bathing suits. No blue jeans. No T-shirts.

Reviews

4.3
108 Reviews (108)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 11
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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Hard Rock Rivera Maya

First the bad, greens were punched and sanded. Learned about this the day before. Course was in great shape otherwise. Tight fairways was the review and they were tight on most of the course. We were out early to try to beat the humidity. Nope it was a jungle out there. Pun intended. Cart person made their way around 3 times. Great value for our round because it included resort pickup and ride back as well as food and drinks. Played El Chameleon before this and that place was wow!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Hard Rock Golf-Playa Del Carmen

To start, the shuttle pick-up was perfectly on time. The golf course was in decent shape, but it was not very busy.. The brakes on the golf cart did not work, but other that that, all went well. The drink and snack cart visited fairly often and also offered sandwiches. The course was not as challenging as expected (compared to other Hard stock courses) and its route crossed several public roads. Alejandra, the server at the restaurant was wonderful , attentive and very efficient in preparing our drinks and meals. Then after our shuttle ride back to our hotel was uneventful.
Overall aver positive experience at hard rock , Playa del Carmen..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow pace with the Marshall pushing the group in front of us along constantly. Great staff and great grounds. Very pleased with the exception of the pace. Would definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful and Challenging

Check-in went well, hit some practice balls and headed out. A slow group with a beginner let us play through which was much appreciated. Lots of sand and water and rocks, so challenging to judge your second shot. Only challenge was the timing of the shuttle back to the hotel with a mid-afternoon tee-time as there wasn’t enough time to complete the round, though admittedly we played slower than usual. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

We were very happy to play this golf and were surprised we the all included for food and beverages!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Holiday golf

Tight course with lots of wild life to keep you busy while you stand around waiting to play your shot. Sloooow ... that apart, it was fun and with a GolfNow deal and an all inclusive food cart and buffet at the end it means good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great perks and fun course

Great deal from GolfNow, payed $50 USD. First it includes food and drinks, the beer carts are all comp!! They make it fun and it’s a tight challenge with narrow fairways, tiny greens and a ton of challenges. You better not pay anywhere close to $150 for a round but if you are looking for a great deal, fun golf and a shocking challenge play HardRock. It has its flaws but well worth the GolfNow deal, by FAR the best in the Cancun region.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course and views

Two beach holes, an island green and a good wide open layout Of all the Cancun courses I played this was a solid course with a lot to love. Worth the $100 fee for the area and the staff are great. Expect wildlife to entertain you throughout the round. No free food/drink is a letdown but this course is clearly newer and better kept.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good time at the Hardrock

With the all inclusive deal it made it easy. Trans , balls , golf carts, food Drinks and greens fees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Facility and overall great time

Course has a very friendly staff and an all inclusive feature for meals and drinks while playing. The course is in good shape and challenging. Youo have to keep the ball in play since both sides of the holes are lines with jungle. We lost 2 balls during the round and this is from 2 people that usually play a few rounds with a ball.
I will recommend it hightly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All inclusive

All inclusive as far as drinks and food. May want to make sure you bring your own clubs. $42 American to rent clubs for 18 holes seems rather excessive. ESP in Mexico. Kinda goes with crazy numbers for green fees I guess

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great GolfNow deal

Played here on Christmas Day and thoroughly enjoyed. Would normally play further back but the white tees are just great for holiday golf - especially on this course which has fairly narrow fairways and small greens. The pace on the front nine is very slow (both days we played were well over 2.5 hours) but the back nine was much quicker at 2 hours and is a nicer layout. The course is well looked after though the greens are fairly slow and uneven. Grand Coral we’re much better. The all inclusive food and beverage is great though one word of warning - I think it’s the 11th tee is where loads of caotis gather and look for food. Not dangerous or frightening but if you leave your cart unattended they’ll be into everything.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Super All inclusive

Naprosto výjimečná služba All inclusive, kdy je veškeré občerstvení (jídlo, pití všeho druhu) poskytováno v průběhu celého dne zdarma.
Hřiště je ve velmi slušné kondici, jen je pro průměrného hráče díky úzkým fervejím poněkud náročné.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would play again

I booked an early morning round at the Hard Rock Golf Club in Playacar on a Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Teeing off at 7am there was only one pair in front of me and they played fast enough that I didn’t see them anymore after the third or fourth hole. After that the only people I saw on the course were maintenance staff or the cart boy. I thoroughly enjoyed playing in peace, at my own pace. The course was in great shape but slightly too narrow for many of my drives... In the end, I’d played one of my worst scores in years but I’d happily play the course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Played this course twice this week. The staff went above and beyond to help. Marlene in the clubhouse was a great server and extremely friendly. Fer was constantly coming around the course with drinks and snacks. The guys were ready with the cart and drinks and clubs. The course was extremely challenging, especially the back 9. Love the all inclusive part with the golfing. Will definitely go back and recommend it to anyone who wants a great course to golf at.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course - and value!

The green and fairways are first class as is the course layout. Playing the whites on the front is a mistake although it helps you get through a very challenging and tight layout with tight doglegs. Better to play purple which puts a bit more stress on getting a solid and accurate tee shot. The greens were a bit bumpy but it appears they may have been aerated within the last couple of weeks. Paco Taco the starter was super friendly and managed the placement of 2 s ahead of 4 somes superbly. Other players on the course graciously let us play through and we were done in 3 hours. Food choices were just OK in the snack bar and I had a bad experience following a hot dog (should not have done that!). All in all fantastic value for money and my commendations to the welcoming staff team.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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