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4.4
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
92.0%
Recommend this course
79 out of 90 reviews
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4.8
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.7
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 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 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
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Price (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No

Reviews

4.4
90 Reviews (90)

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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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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always the best

Always wanted to golf in Mexico..... then I found the Grand Coral. Value for the money is great, the staff is so friendly and helpful, and the equipment is great quality. (I rented clubs). This is only my second time here but the course seemed in even better condition and best yet is that I found a great deal on GolfNow!

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

Wow!!!

Played this course 3 times in 5 days. Fairways are pretty generous and the greens were fantastic.!! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Special shout out to Glenn Doyle, director of golf, for giving me a break on the cost of my second and third rounds. Highly recommend this course and will be sure to go back next time I am back in Playa del Carmen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Surprise

Heard mixed review but it seems they have made a concerted effort to get this track into excellent condition. Staff was best we’ve met and n Playa. Played for $100 hours n my opinion much better value than Hard Rock. Carts can be an issue in Mexico but these were excellent, ice and water in cooler.

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

Great golf at a reasonable price

I played on Tuesday and enjoyed the course so much that I came back on Thursday. A very nice course. Good design; challenging but not overwhelming. The greens were almost perfect.

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

Great plyable Golf Course

Greens were perfect, staff friendly, perfect job in sand traps, just the good amount of sand with a good base. Practice facility would need some range numbers. Book through TeeOff App and got a great rate....a 300$ day for 81$ !!!! Played at 12:30

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

Great Golfcourse

Nice and challenging golfcourse. The normal price from ¢299 is too expensive.

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

Unexpected gem

I was very surprised on the course and layout. Each hole had cool features and challenges. The tips would be really tough! Greens have subtle breaks so you have to commit to your line. Close to Playa Del Carmon. Play then head into town for food and shops.

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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All inclusive

You need to upgrade to all inclusive or have an option for it. It would greatly increase your revenue

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in bad shape

The greens were in terrible shape and the pace of play was slow the price was to high at 95 buckshad better deal and greens at Hard Rock Golf course

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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