Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club

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4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6701
Slope 136
Rating 72.4
Type Resort
Located just south of Cancun between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club stand outs from the relatively flat landscape that surrounds it. The course has a surprisingly hilly terrain that features dramatic elevation changes, so prepare for uneven lies. The golf course was carefully carved from Mayan jungle, which was kept in tact to provide a treacherous hazard throughout. The layout was designed by P.B. Dye, who incorporated some of his signature features including extreme vertical movement and untraditional hazards like a rock riverbed. With its narrow fairways and undulating greens bordered by deep bunkers, the golf course is considered one of Dye's toughest designs. Warming up on the club's lighted driving range, or putting green would be helpful before tackling this demanding golf course.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 6701 yards 72.4 136
Back 72 6189 yards 69.7 130
Middle 72 5670 yards 67.4 121
Middle (W) 72 5670 yards 73.0 135
Forward (W) 72 4674 yards 67.7 120
Scorecard for Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 72.4/136 375 171 354 377 489 144 547 463 427 3347 424 451 195 283 485 401 372 177 566 3354 6701
Back M: 69.7/130 354 155 312 350 477 125 518 432 364 3087 369 405 172 265 460 368 354 161 548 3102 6189
Middle M: 67.4/121 327 135 292 340 456 98 508 410 316 2882 324 361 135 230 430 351 314 142 501 2788 5670
Forward W: 67.7/120 249 88 216 258 409 63 417 373 262 2335 281 314 90 221 372 286 245 120 410 2339 4674
Handicap 13 17 11 7 3 15 1 5 9 16 2 12 10 6 8 14 18 4
Par 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Paspalum
Greens Paspalum
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Reviews

4.4
48

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Undulating Greens 16
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 21
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course. Greens were quick and rolled true. Cart person was never far away. Tee'd off before 8 and finished in 3 1/2 hours. Would recommend when in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Previously Played

So good

Played back in 2015 and I was looking forward to getting back on the course. It's a tough course if you stray from where your suppose to put the ball.

I love the design, staff is always great and the value is amazing with the food and drinks included. We had the course to ourselves as I guess not many people golf in June here. We loved it.

I'm looking forward to playing the course again soon, it's a must in the area along with Mayakoba and Grand Coral. What a line up of courses all nearby.

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

Gran campo y excelente atención

La atención, servicio y el campo están excelentes. Un campo muy retador

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
First Time Playing

Nice but looks like a theme park

Very nice and challenging course, maybe too many slopes but very fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout, fast play

Played this course while staying at the Iberostar resort. The course was in good condition and had lots of scenic holes. I played it 3 times throughout the week, by myself, in a cart and hardly ran into anyone. Pace of play was great if you don't mind playing in the afternoon in the heat! Overall, I really enjoyed it

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

Fun course to play, nice faiways, tough greens

I played this course during my stay at Iberostar hotel and enjoy it very much. Firendly staff that wants to make your day pleasant. I made i mistake on my tee time one day and the staff managed it up to make me play even when i was 2 hours early, but i do not recommand to do it. : ) i loved the fairways and had a tough time on greens. You have to play this course at least two times to get an good idea of how to manage your shots to get the par (especially on the 7th and the 18th hole). Beware of the wind... It's a must to play if you are in the area.

Paskal

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

Top Notch Resort Course

I played this course twice while staying at the resort this past week. Obviously, this isn't peak resort season (just after New Year) and the course was pretty much empty both days. Teed off in a twosome (that they arranged for me) at 8AM and finished in under 3.5 hours both times. My partner the second time plays this course a few times every year and said that they tend to push players out shotgun at random and that can slow things down, but didn't impact us.

The course is immaculate and entertainingly interesting. Lots of undulations and a few blind shots. Even though it is at an oceanfront resort, the course is actually across the highway and has no ocean view. Water on about 3 holes. Relatively tight for a resort layout. I had the feeling that if I played it more often, I would get a better feel quickly for the clubs necessary to get the right distance. First time was a challenge. Big greens which rolled flawlessly. Make sure to ask for the course map (which is free). I played from 6100 yards, which was plenty. Not a tremendous amount of roll on the course, and it seemed every time I got roll, it was into a bunker.

The food and drink on the course are free and the driver came by at least 3-4 times per round. We played early, so he wasn't necessary to us. The fee I paid is for resort guests and I believe the outside rate is much higher.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the nicest I have ever played

Everything was great here. The only downside was a large group at the start of the day so we had to start on the 8th hole for a shotgun start. Otherwise the course was in perfect condition, like probably the nicest condition course I have ever played on. Greens were insanely difficult but fun. Cart food was surprisingly VERY good, probably the best cart sandwich I have ever had. Cost was $209 and included round trip transportation from my hotel, and unlimited food and booze. Plus a sweet mayan ruin in the background!

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

This is a very challenging course

Played this course twice this trip. Good value for the money, drinks and snacks included as well as range balls. Like most of the courses in the Cancun area you have to keep your ball in the fairway. Left or right of the fairway an you are in the jungle, bad things live in the jungle so say goodbye to your ball. I'm an 11 handicap at home but my scores were close to 100. My suggestion is go to have fun and don't worry about your score.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Condition

So far my favourite course in the area. The course was in great shape, the greens perfect and the layout was challenging. Not much room for error on the tee. A few bind shots which after playing now, will be more comfortable next time playing. The club house and driving range is not as high end as El Cameleon, the golf carts don't have GPS, and the quality of FB is not as good. The experience and course condition was definalty better. Mainly because their greens were perfect. I will be heading back there. Wildlife all over the course adds the life in the area. High praise for Iberostar which is the same for many other people from what I see on here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great day

Played two courses this week at riviera maya. Mayakoba wich is great even if a bit pricy -- you can play all day that said -- and Parasio. Great course, lots of ondulations on faiways and greens are biggest challenge. With the wind that is a big factor. every holes offer a new challenge. Greens were perfect and even if it was realy hot the service on the course maid it easier to deal with. Like Mayakoba, Parasio is a place to play. 35 $ replay pour extra 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Vacation Golf

Great location adjacent to the resort. $$$, but expected when on vacation. Rental clubs were in good condition. expect to pay $200USD with rental clubs

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Mild for a Pete Dye course

Usually not a big fan of Pete Dye Designed courses, but found this course to be quite mild. Not a lot of blind tee shots and not too tricked up. There were a couple of holes that I would play differently now that I have played them. Course conditions were excellent and lay out was good. Lots of variety and the scenery is gorgeous!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 01/15/2016

It is not a Pete Dye course. PB Dye is one of Pete's sons.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great design and great value with Golfnow.com price

I really enjoyed playing this Pete Dye course with all the elevation fairway changes and somewhat narrow fairways. the course condition was great and the greens do make you think on the break of the putt. This course with the drinks and lunch included was a great value. I would play here again over other courses I played including Mayacoba. The staff is great and more than accomodating.

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

Superb design

This Pete Dye course is so fun to play. The design of some of the greens are juste awsome. The course is well manicured especialy the greens. The course doesn't play very long but gets your attention on the approach shots. Played other courses in the region and would rank it #1. free snacks and drinks is a nice Touch.

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

BEST COURSE IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN AREA

We played as a foursome with 2 couples, the wives just started playing in 2014. Booked out tee times with GolfNow and arranged for transportation for a 11:00 pick up for a 12:20 tee time. When we arrived the staff grabbed our bags got the in carts while we went into the pro shop. It took less than 2 minutes to get checked in. The Iberostar package includes food and beverages and we hit some balls at the range and then grabbed lunch before our round. The course is very well layed out for advanced players and beginners. We played our 18 holes in just over 4 hours and never got pushed due to beginners in our group. I can't say enough good things about this course and staff. If you are in the Playa Del Carmen area this is the course that you should go to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

All-inclusive golf at Iberostar

I love the wild and wackiness of P.B. Dye. He shaped plenty of mounds and wild green sites to give the flat terrain some unique character. Purists might hate it - it's definitely artificial in how it looks and plays - but it's such a good change of pace from the other local resort courses. All the slopes and undulations means you'll get some crazy lies if you stray off the intended path. That's on you, not P.B. Dye. It's a fun course. Those who stay at the Iberostar get free food and drink throughout the round, another huge bonus.

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

Very Nice Course

We really enjoyed this course, tough but fair. The booklet they gave us showed distances from tees, distances from spots on fairway to greens, and helpful hints. Undulating greens were a challenge. Basically got 1/2 price on round from GN that included cart, range balls and food and drink on course and in clubhouse at end of round. (food/drink cart was slow to come around....get two drinks at a time).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wonderful golf experience

This course is first class from the moment you come to the property. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The course was in fabulous shape and P.B. Dye really knows how to make a challenging course, especially with the crowned, multi-tiered greens. I was paired with a very nice couple from Canada and we had a great time. I am a 4 handicap, played well, and this may have been my best golf experience ever.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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