About CancunCancun on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula might have the reputation as a party town for college and high-school students on spring break, but there's so much more in this destination. It is Mexico's largest resort region, attracting roughly 3 million tourists annually, so there's an endless parade of entertainment for all ages. Count golf high on the list.
Away from the course, golfers can get pampered at all-inclusive resorts, where guests can revel in the beach, boating, fishing, water sports such as parasailing and water skiing, spa, tennis and more. Every major chain -- Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Hilton, Iberostar, Dreams, Fairmont, Palace Resorts -- has a presence and their own unique charms. Touring archaeological sites around Cancun -- try El Rey, Yamil Lu'um, Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba -- remains the No. 1 attraction. The Xel-Ha is a natural aquarium considered the largest aquarium in the world. This water theme park offers swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling and more.
Day trips to Cozumel, Playa del Carmen or the nature reserve of Sian Ka'an are easily doable for adventurous vacationers.
Top Rated Golf Courses in Cancun AreaMore Offers from Golf Advisor
Staying at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico usually means overindulging on food and drink. You can overindulge on golf, too, at Casa Velas, an adults-only hotel in Puerto Vallarta that offers all-you-can-golf opportunities at three courses owned by ClubCorp.
Big, wide golf courses are all the rage these days, and for good reason. But here are some tight-corridor courses at the other end of the spectrum.
The Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto has been open since 2011, but more flights and the new Danzante Bay Golf Club have officially put this emerging Mexican destination on the map.
Matt Ginella goes south of the border for tee times and tacos in Cabo.
Ginella heads south of the border to Cancun and explores mysterious cenotes and plenty of great golf courses along the Caribbean Sea.
Matt Ginella visits Los Cabos and the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club in this clip from Golf Advisor Round Trip.
Mayakoba, the resort development on Mexico's Riveria Maya, has a brand new resort: Andaz, a contemporary and stylish alternative to Fairmont, Banyan Tree and Rosewood.
Cabo San Lucas is red hot with new golf courses and luxury resorts. Cabo Del Sol and the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos continue to set the pace for a Mexico stay-and-play.
It's not as well known as Riviera Maya or Cabo Del Sol, but Mazatlan has a trio of great value resort golf courses and a laid back ocean vibe.
Located 30 minutes from the heart of Mazatlan's tourist activity Estrella Del Mar Golf & Beach Resort is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. course that makes for the destination's top tee time.
I've stayed at, dined in or toured many of the best resorts/hotels Cabo has to offer golfers. Here's a look at each of them and the courses aligned with each property.
I will talk about the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa experience - particularly their brand-new Towers - in a near-future piece, but I was so stirred by the experience of playing Quivira that I had to tell you about it immediately.
With its new Greg Norman Signature Course the sprawling, 2,500-acre Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta might be Mexico's most versatile golf resort.
We've put together an exclusive package for our readers to one of the hottest resorts in Cabo. Soon, we'll pack our bags and check it out first-hand.
Rees Jones' new Danzante Bay Golf Club in Mexico just celebrated the grand opening of 11 ocean-facing holes that feature a stunning par 3 that's every bit as good as no. 7 at Pebble.
Courses in Los Cabos at the tip of the Baja Peninsula -- Mexico's premier golf destination for affluent snowbirds -- are quickly recovering from Hurricane Newton.
With more than a dozen world-class courses in Cabo, Mexico, couples have plenty of options. Where they want to play golf could dictate where they want to stay.
As a destination, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico has never been easier. Mike Bailey checks in from Pacifica Resort and its fine, Jack Nicklaus-designed Quivira Golf Club.
Cabo golf continues to grow. Discovery Land Company has jumped in to revitalize Chileno Bay, home to a Tom Fazio design.
$269 Starting price
Valid dates: May 14, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
1) ONE GOLFER Deluxe room Welcome tropical beverage & fruit platter. Buffet or American breakfast for two at the Grand CafÌ© Restaurant. 18 holes of golf with cart for one golfer at the Isla Navidad Golf Course (complimentary transportation provided) Wireless Internet Unlimited use of fitness center. 15% Discount on SPA treatments All taxes & gratuitites. All package rates are in Us dollars per room, per night. 2 Nights minimum stay. Package is available for groups of 10 rooms or more.2) TWO GOLFERS Deluxe room Welcome tropical cocktail and fruit basket Buffet or American Breakfast for two at the Grand CafÌ© restaurant Wireless internet 15% discount on SPA treatments Unlimited use of the fitness center 18 holes of golf with cart for two at the Isla Navidad Golf Course (complimentary transportation provided) Taxes and service charge Deluxe room $349.00 Grand deluxe room $389.00 Per room, per night in double occupancy All package rates are in US dollars per room, per night. Package is available for groups of 10 rooms or more.
$362 Starting price
Valid dates: Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
The Nicklaus Design Course at Puerto Penasco cuts an emerald channel between rolling sand dunes and brilliant desert flora. Bordered on one side by the Sea of Cortez and on the other by a vast tidal estuary, the course is a unique beauty, and its challenging intensity equals the richness of its surroundings. The course is a true treasure for golfers, a chance to say they've played on one of the 20 best and most fascinating courses in the world, or what Golfweek Magazine named as one of the Best Golf Courses in the Caribbean or Mexico. Browse the pro shop after your game, or stop for a drink at our 19th hole restaurant. You'll want a moment to reflect on the magnificence of the course you just played.
$266 Starting price
Valid dates: Jul 30, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Enjoy the most amazing golf course in Baja where the desert, ocean and mountains merge together to give you views you'll never forget! Secure the ultimate vacation experience when you stay and play at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and the TPC Danzante Bay Golf Club. Three nights stay in Deluxe Studio Suite Unlimited golf and cart (three days only) $25 USD spa certificate (cannot be combined with other promotions) $500 USD in resort credit coupons per stayRates starting at $266 USD per person, per night* To book online call Villa del Palmar at 1-800-790-4187 *Advertised rate based on double occupancy. Cannot be combined with other offers. Rate is subject to availability, blackout dates and may change at any time without notice. Reserve before December 1st, 2018. Travel window up to December 20, 2018.
$270 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 31, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
The hotel set on a golden sand beach overlooking the sparkling waters of the Banderas Bay, combining understated sophistication with Unlimited-Luxury® amenities, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta redefines all-inclusive and offers the perfect escape for couples, families and friends. During your stay at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, visit the Marina Vallarta Golf Club or Vista Vallarta Club de Golf and enjoy complimentary greens fees through October 31st 2018, 2018! The courses
$270 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 31, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
The hotel Situated on the golden beaches of the Pacific coast within walking distance of the famous El MalecÃ³n boardwalk, this vibrant oceanfront AAA Four Diamond resort provides adults 24/7 access to buzzing nightlife, non-stop entertainment and Unlimited-LuxuryÂ®. Free flow access to Now Amber Puerto Vallarta next door enhances the luxury experience. During your stay at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta, visit the Marina Vallarta Golf Club or Vista Vallarta Club de Golf and enjoy complimentary greens fees through October 31st, 2018! The courses