Golf courses with stunning views of the sea, located in the middle of the desert or next to mangroves and jungles, it will be impossible to choose among the 5 best in Mexico!
In recent years, Mexico has become a favorite destination to play golf thanks to its spectacular fields surrounded by sea, dunes, jungles and mountains. These are the 5 golf courses that will leave you amazed.
1. Diamante Dunes (Baja California Sur)
Designed by Davis Love III in 2013, this field quickly placed in the top 50 according to Golf Magazine, and as the number one in Mexico according to Golf Digest. It is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the sand dunes of the peninsula; It has shooting areas, a performance center and two main fields of practice, among others. In addition, it hosts the Tiger Woods International Championship: El Cardonal.
23 minutes (13.5 km) from Cabo San Lucas airport and 39 minutes (53 km) from Los Cabos.
2. Punta Mita Resort (Nayarit)
It is considered one of the best 100 golf courses in the world and is located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Banderas Bay. It offers views of the ocean and the Sierra Madre and has 19 holes. Yes, you read correctly, 19. And it is due the park’s designer, Jack Nicklaus, created Hole 3B, better known as “Whale Tail” for those who want to fly their ball over the sea to the green located on an island 200 yards away. If this does not impress you, think that the breeze, the sand traps and the ocean itself will make your victory in this par 3 a challenge.
50 minutes (40 km) from the Puerto Vallarta airport.
3. One & Only Palmilla (Baja California Sur)
It was the first field designed by Jack Nicklaus in Latin America, and to date it is still one of the most preferred worldwide. The golf cart will take you through various hills to enjoy the 27 holes that make up this luxury course nestled on the shores of the Sea of Cortez. The velvety grass extends over 6 thousand meters and is surrounded by tall cacti, canyons and deep blue waters. As if that were not enough, it is also on the list of the 100 best golf courses in the world.
23 minutes (25 km) from Los Cabos airport and 35 minutes (33 km) from Cabo San Lucas.
4. El Camaleon (Quintana Roo)
Half an hour from Cancun is Mayakoba, a paradise resort surrounded by mangroves, beaches and jungle with one of the best golf courses in the country. Designed by Greg Norman, it has 18 holes and is the only stop in Mexico on the PGA Tour. Possibly its most famous hole is 15 par 3 because it is located next to the wonderful Caribbean Sea. In addition, swing fans will find lakes and white sand traps to get around.
35 minutes (47 km) from the Cancun airport.
5. Cabo del Sol, Ocean Course (Baja California Sur)
Located in Cabo del Sol, this field was in charge of Jack Nicklaus and is one of the favorites worldwide to practice swing while enjoying breathtaking views of the sea. Among sand traps and flower-filled gardens you will find an independent training area for the practice tee, as well as a clubhouse and two of the best holes in the world: 5 and 17. Yes, don’t miss the famous tacos of fish and shrimp between holes 9 and 10.
21 minutes (16 km) from Cabo San Lucas airport and 32 minutes (41 km) from Los Cabos.