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4.6
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
93.4%
Recommend this course
94 out of 106 reviews
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4.4
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 7043 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.8

Situated just minutes from Playa del Carmen, the Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya (formerly known as Grand Coral Riviera Maya) snakes through dense Mayan jungle with scenic glimpses of the Caribbean Sea throughout. The designer, Nick Price, laid heavy emphasis on having the most minimal environmental impact as possible while still providing a fair and challenging round. He even employed a team of biologists and environmental consultants to determine how to minimize water consumption and protect the native wildlife. Price carefully preserved and incorporated the native vegetation into the golf course so that it blends seamlessly into the beautiful surroundings. The dense jungle comes into play along the fairways, requiring some accuracy to maneuver or else you'll surely lose a ball. Water hazards come into play on several holes and there are also strategically placed bunkers lurking near the greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 2011
Greens Paspalum Platinum
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Price (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.6
106 Reviews (106)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 17
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 17

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course

This is the first time I have played this course, I can promise it will not be the last. Beautiful course and extremely well maintained. Lots of water and sand traps, really make you think and position your ball in the right place. My only complaint is that the greens are very firm. I hit some great shots onto the greens only to have them roll off the back. The staff was super friendly and bilingual. I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Save your money

Every other hole was being watered and most had maintenance being done .. workers didn’t stop or turn off equipment... then had to wait as all the staff and I mean everyone was at the putting green playing some game.. I did mention the terrible experience but nothing was said or done.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Exceptional value

Fairways were in great shape, greens were receptive and rolled true. Pace was perfect and staff was friendly and attentive. Tacos from the barbecue outside we’re the perfect end to a great round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gran Coyote A++

If you're in the play del carmen area this course is a must. The course conditions were excellent and staff was very friendly and helpful. I looked at the surrounding courses and this looked to be the best next to Mayakoba. For the special golfnow hot deal price, you cant beat it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

an unexpected pleasure

Booked the course based on GolfNow reviews and it more than lived up to expectations. Great value, played the round in less than 4 hours with 2 real gentlemen from Texas and Tennessee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent putting surfaces

I was quite impressed by the smooth rolling greens at Gran Coyote especially for the price. The staff was so friendly I decided to return a couple days later to hit unlimited range balls for $20. My brother and I highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Everything about the course and the treatment by the staff was excellent. The only (and they are minor) shortcomings — the balls on the range are old and should be refreshed; there is no practice sand trap; the rental clubs are old and need to be updated.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

a great day of golf with my dad

It was just a wonderful day with my dad... And we got to see a crocodile.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time at the coyote!

Great course, great staff, excellent course for players of all abilities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf

The course was very scenic and in very good condition. The greens are large and putt true. The staff is courteous and very helpful.
Great place to play.

Paul SanMarino
Arlington Texas

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great great golf course!!

Had the pleasure of playing grand coyote in July of this year! I’m a scratch golfer currently and have played professionally in the past, so I played for the tips. This is a very challenging golf course from that yardage which requires accuracy and precise iron shots into greens if you are going to score well. I hope they consider hosting a PGA tour Monday qualifier for the Mayokoba golf classic in the future as this venue would test the skills of the best players in the world.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Gran Coral soon to be Gran

Great course have played there a few times. Golf Now had a great deal. A lot better than the deal I could get staying on property thru my time share. The course has always been in great shape with a Nick Faldo design could you ask for more? Thanks for the round Golf Now. And kudos to Gran Coral for their hospitality and superb Course Management.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course amazing Staff

We were staying next next door . It was the cheapest I could find in The area. I was a little apprehensive due to price but couldn’t be further from the truth. Course layout is great not too difficult beautiful greens very friendly staff. If Your in Playa Del Carmen check it out but name now changed to Gran Cayote .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Given that its a zillion degrees out its not exactly busy golf season in Mexico, so other than a twosome who went out 30 mins before me, the grounds staff working on a few holes and the beverage cart operator I didn't see another person for 4 hours, which made for a peaceful and relaxing round. The course is in great shape as are the greens. This course is fun but not too challenging, with lots of room to miss and rough that is only a bit longer than the fairway, so isn't too punishing if you do end up somewhere you don't want to be. There is some water on a few holes but it isn't a big factor on most. Overall I'd say its ideal "vacation golf" in that the course is pretty & in great shape but when you go back to your hotel you aren't totally beat up and you feel pretty darn good about yourself. Rental clubs are TM Aeroburner or for a few bucks more 2017 TM M2. Curiously there was no sand or lob wedge in the M2 set, which for $75 USD I would have expected, but this is a minor gripe. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the range and other facilities were nice too. As another reviewer mentioned yardage signs on the range would be helpful. Overall I had a great day and would return without hesitation

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is not challenging

The course is well manicured but not challenging wide open with some bunkers and water not in play. Pace of play was very good as the course was not busy, we were a twosome and finished in just under four hours.It was such a hot day and was only given two bottles of water for just a few $ more we played at anorher course where transportation, food and drinks was included, throughout the 18 holes and meals / drinks at the restaurant after our game.
Will not recommend as there is better value offered by other courses eg shuttle, drinks and meals included.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Really nice course, greens a little firm but not as quick as I would’ve thought, traveling in from out of town I didn’t find any information on green fee, equipment rental, rider fees (for non-players), I would suggest the golf course needs to make that information public as it seems skeptical when you’re arriving from a foreign country and it almost seems as if they are trying to take advantage of you for not knowing the language. If that information was made public it would better suite everyone. Equipment rental was $55 USD (Taylor-made burners slightly beat up, and it didn’t come with anything you needed to play such as golf balls which they sold for $18 for a dozen of used golf balls. Friendly staff and had zero complaints about them or really the course in general. I would recommend this course to anyone! Had a ton of fun and the course is challenging from the tips!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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