Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya

4.1557352941 4.2 stars from 5 (88)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7136 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 76.1
  • Layout

  • Paseo Xaman-Ha, S/N. Mz. 26, lote 1 , Fraccionamiento Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710
  • 01 (984) 873-4990, 01 (984) 875-1100
  • 01 (984) 873-0674
  • www.hrhrivieramaya.com/world-class-golf.htm

Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Robert von Hagge (1994)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 88 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

76 out of 88 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Great golf course"


u000005920898's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was much nothan I expected. Would recommend to others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome value"


u271530920's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, very tight and postage stamp greens. Cart staff awesome, friendly and attentive. Would play for sure again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great golf right in Playa del Carmen"


u9628401's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff at the Hard Rock work very hard to ensure a pleasant golfing experience. Everyone from the pro-shop staff to the maintenance crew are friendly, helpful, and polite. The course is beautiful and well maintained. If you're lacking precision off the tee, I recommend bringing a few extra balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hokie layout"


u886277673's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in good shape. The works were nice and helpful. If you don’t mind not hitting driver off of any holes on the front nine then this is the course for you. I really didn’t like that layout of the course. It would be nice if they course had a gps system or even a map laying out each hole. A lot of blind tee shots with no real knowledge of what to except after your tee shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u150017633's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u460144096's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006907737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hard rock fun"


Hatt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All drinks and food included at this course great value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



RIchard7306361's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nicer course for price"


jleemd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had lucky to book this course by golfnow.com, paying $54 person, regular price $180, with hotel booking $95. This is second time played. Overall course was well maintained, right distance for me ,old person. It was slight slower pace to play, back 9 holes was much better designed and more scenery. Club provide pick up from hotel, free foods and drinks. Compared to other local course, very expensive $200 -$330, it is worth to play for money and course design.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mexican golf!!"


u5218911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here at the hard Rock . Staff was great golfnow gave us some good deals $54 one day and $70 another. Was all enclusive so was good. Course layout was not bad some weird dbl dog legs. Greens were really small for so many bunkers around them definitely needed to be a good distance iron player. Greens were mediocre sandy and long I didn't bother putting to much read into making puts because you could just power through the break and not worry about it being off the green. Overall was a good experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Get a deal"


Thuntley22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice facilities,. Course is narrow and no GPS in carts. We were going to use our GolfLogix app. but it was not available. Not many yardage markers on course. Recommend if you can get a good deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic!"


u000007720772's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens fairways and traps in great shape. Always a blast playing here. It's all inclusive meaning everything's included; drinks, food and golf! I highly reccommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hard Rock golf course has become our favourite!"


Sallymae's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course five times now in the last eight days and we love it more each time. From the front end staff in the pro shop, including Cesar and Ali, to Paco and Javy at check in, to Fernando and Victor on the service carts, this is an experience to enjoy. The course itself is a tough but fun challenge, and the apres golf includes great service by Marlene or Felipa. Muchas gracias Hard Rock Golf - we love playing here!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First class facility!"


Sallymae's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I played Jan 5th and 6th at the Hard Rock. Friday’s round was a great pace of play but Saturday’s back nine was really backed up, probably due to typical weekend slow play. The course itself is in amazing shape and offers some interesting challenges, including cenotes, water hazards and lots of bunkers. The practice facilities are great and the service during the game made the experience thoroughly enjoyable. We love this course and everything it has to offer and look forward to spending more time with the amazing staff at the Hard Rock (thank you Fernando, Erica, Javy, Victor!)


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Day"


u857428585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I once again enjoyed the golf course.....played in 3 times over the course of one week. My partner and I played from the white tees and it is very challenging.

Your driver has to be straight for the day otherwise your out of the fairway and in the jungle....you can shoot some big numbers....if you choose to go with something shorter off the tee you risk not making it to the corner of many of the doglegs and then you're struggling to make bogey.

I love the golf course...it's tough but fair.....staff is incredibly friendly and the food in the clubhouse is very good....plan to play the Hard Rock again on my next visit to Playa Del Carmen.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hard Rock Golf Course"


u857428585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this golf course, the facility and staff....challenging course is very well maintained and beautiful. Staff is always friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend to all that they play the Hard Rock.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Quirky course"


coryjones840's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played there last Friday. The welcome, bag drop and range were bad but once we got on the course it was fine. There were no range balls ready, and when they arrived ( 7 mins before our tee time) they weren't that clean and it looked like a 20 year old shag bag from a muni. Mix of yellow and white balls, some clearly 10+ years old, scratched and cut. No ice or waters in carts as we hit first tee. We played from 6600 yards (purple tees) and it is a tale of two nines. Front nine is 3000 yds of extreme target golf; water and bunkers galore. Second nine was 3600 yds which is PGA tour tip length and was an awesome layout. I wish we could have played back twice. The course was lush and green and in very good shape. But you definitely would benefit from playing someone who would play there before, especially the front nine as it is very deceiving. Or they should offer a course map with yardage from various tees to hazards because you had great shots in lose balls in weird spots. But the welcome and the range of situation has to improve for that money. That said it was a fun track to play on a vacation and I would do it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bob's Review"


Rmaksymic's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was challenging and basically in pretty good shape with the exception of the greens. Very demanding and not a lot of room for error. The staff were great. The dining facilities were excellent. The greens were sub par and because of this, the green fees should be at least half of what they are asking for. Instead of a $220 golf course it should be between $70 to $100.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not good!"


pete6769's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1. $25 was a great deal for a normal $220. Not sure why so highly but...

2. They must have known we got a great deal. No options in selecting $50 rentals. On the cart and GO. Had to walk to driving range instead of taking cart. I was puzzled.

3. 2 food carts. One on each side. Saw them once on both sides and it was not a busy day.

4. Oh! Greens were aerated but NOBODY said anything.

5. They did not have one (uno, 1) medium glove for my playing partner. A lot of sweating. This is a regular $220.00 green fee place. Amazing!

6. Ordered sandwich on the turn. We had to slow down just for the food cart to get it to us on 13/14. Can't remember, it was pouring rain.

7. Tried to get rain-check due to lightning/standing water. They had to call some manager somewhere and he said NO. We either wait in our drenched clothes or go back to our hotel and come back when the rain is gone. We even said that we don't want the food/drinks and we just want to finish our round.

Loved the layout as almost all the holes was either dogleg right/left. Really had to hit it on the fairway or ball was gone. Can't comment on greens as they were sandy. Would love to play there again when greens are normal but not sure why it was so expensive. Really not sure!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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