Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf Course

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4.1
75
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
89.8%
Recommend this course
65 out of 75 reviews
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4.8
4
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.1
12
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7043
Slope 141
Rating 74.8
Type Resort
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7043 yards 74.8 141
Gold 71 6668 yards 72.9 138
Blue 71 6318 yards 71.4 136
White 71 5909 yards 69.6 126
Red (W) 71 5188 yards 70.9 126
Scorecard for Grand Coral 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: 74.8/141 407 214 573 418 165 399 592 205 461 3434 420 412 580 372 206 438 447 174 560 3609 7043
Gold M: 72.9/138 381 196 548 395 148 373 568 191 443 3243 401 391 562 354 184 412 426 160 535 3425 6668
Blue M: 71.4/136 360 180 527 372 141 353 549 175 422 3079 380 372 541 334 167 388 403 143 511 3239 6318
White M: 69.6/126 W: 70.0/118 336 159 493 348 123 322 527 159 396 2863 360 352 517 311 154 366 375 127 484 3046 5909
Red W: 70.9/126 273 136 439 285 104 290 460 136 348 2471 321 313 479 272 127 323 330 110 442 2717 5188
Handicap 11 13 3 9 17 7 1 15 5 14 8 4 12 16 10 6 18 2
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 35 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 71

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

4.1
75

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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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very player friendly

I found the course to be very player friendly. Fairly wide open and straight forward. I did manage to find a bunch of bunkers today, but they were all in great shape. We found a deal online and this place was week worth what we paid. The staff is top notch, from the starter to the beverage cart, and even the ranger were all super friendly and attentive. My only complaint was that the greens were some what inconsistent, as a few greens had some thin areas. I think that in a week or two they should be in great shape.

Conditions Good
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

Great final round.

Decided at the last minute to play Grand Coral again (3rd time) before heading home from vacation.

Course was in good shape and we moved along pretty well.

Broke 80 for 2nd time on the trip and we got to see a gator/croc as well as the monkeys making an appearance on the 18th green. Great ending to a wonderful vacation!

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

Enjoyable round

Despite a couple rain delays and eventually being washed out by downpours after a fantastic drive on the 18th, we still enjoyed the round. Course was in good shape despite the rain. Beats shovelling snow!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better Option

This course is not a bad track by any stretch of the imagination, there are just better options in the area. Sections of fairways and greens are burnt out and to me that is not acceptable in a tropical climate. Bunkers were in good shape as well as the tee boxes. If you like to golf and don't mind spending a little extra there are much better options. Mayakoba and Riviera Cancun to start.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

According to the staff they lost irrigation for a week and have lost some of the fairway. Spring rules apply

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Grand Coral

Great course. Great conditions. Greens are SLOW. There is ZERO run up to the greens! Play your shot 3-5 yards short of the pin and you will do well. We did a 1:40 tee time. I highly recommend playing as early as possible even if it is exponentially more expensive. If you can afford $60 US, you can afford $120 to golf. You will not regret playing at 6:40 and paying full price and pass up sweating your butt off all day in 100 degree heat indexes

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Interesting Track

Staff was fabulous, so helpful. Was rained out on the first day, got a raincheck and returned the following day with no issues.

The layout of this course is challenging, the par 3's are fairly long (depending on tees of course) and I enjoyed the different shots required to score here.

That said, and this is true of Mayakoba (nicest track in the area) as well, the greens are SLOW. If you don't like slow greens, this isn't the place for you. They were amazingly true and smooth, but very very slow, which I believe is normal for the region.

From a maintenance standpoint, the course could be a bit better. Tee boxes and greens were well maintained, there were some rough spots in the fairways where they needed a bit more grass, but this could be indicative of the time of year (VERY hot, humid weather).

I would recommend this track, primarily due to the service and staff friendliness. Layout is good, and from the tips will give you all you could ask for!!

Mayakoba is the gem of this region, but Grand Coral is less than 1/2 the price (maybe 1/3 depending on what rate you get, Mayakoba wanted $299 on some sites) making it a good value if you are in the Playa Del Carmen area.

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

Better than ever

This was my second time playing this course. I played in fall of 2015 and it was great then and even better now.

I love the layout, the greens roll true, at at just over 7000 from the tips it's 141 slope is challanging.

They updated all their carts since last time which is a nice added touch. We paid $89 per person which is a great deal for what you get. I'm sure if you stay on property it's even better.

Looking forward to coming back, it's a must in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course!

We selected this course for the price and hopefully wider fairways. The course was in good condition. I would recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Customer Service

The golf staff forgot to pick us up at the hotel and did not answer the phone when the hotel staff called. Had to take a taxi. Got there just in time to tee off. We had paid for the bucket of balls, which we never received and the staff girl in charge of sending the driver, rolled her eyes when her supervisor was disciplining her. Yes, I speak Spanish. We have golfed here many times and have had similar experiences. Course is beautiful. Cancelled our Thursday tee time.

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

Good course but overpriced for what you get.

The course is nice but not much elevation change. First time playing this course and the distances to the greens were hard to get right with the heat and windy conditions. No gps and sprinklers not marked.

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rental clubs were not good quality. Grips worn out and in some had cracks.

It is a little overpriced for what you get on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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