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Best Golf Resorts In Mexico And Central America

March 29, 2021

BAHIA PRINCIPE
Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Courtesy of Bahia Principe

The resort is on the coast south of Cancun, near the ancient Mayan Ruins. The modern Riviera Maya is a tropical design by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Bruce Charlton.
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CABO DEL SOL
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Jim Mandeville/Nicklaus Design

This sprawling golf-resort destination along the Sea of Cortez has several housing options and golf on the Tom Weiskopf Desert Course and the Jack Nicklaus Cove Club, the latter reopened in December 2019 after an extensive renovation. It had ranked No. 91 on the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
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GRAND SOLMAR AT RANCHO SAN LUCAS
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Rancho San Lucas offers Greg Norman course specifically tailored to Cabo’s terrain and locale, creating a sustainable golf experience that flows naturally with the dune and desert landscape. More Information

MAYAKOBA RESORT
Quintana Roo, Mexico

Stephen Szurlej

Choose among the Fairmont, Rosewood, Andaz, and Banyan Tree hotels, then play the jungle-to-ocean Greg Norman-designed El Camaléon, one of two Mexican stops on the PGA Tour.
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MUKUL, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION
Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua

LC Lambrecht/Courtesy of Mukul Beach

Villas are reminiscent of tree houses and grass huts, but the David McLay Kidd Guacalito Golf Course is unlike anything the Scotsman has designed, tree-lined, shady, gentle in presentation and examination.
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ONE & ONLY PALMILLA
San Jose de Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Stephen Szurlej

The hotel and villas sit along the Sea of Cortez. A shuttle ride up the hill takes golfers to the 27-hole Palmilla Golf Course, the first design by Jack Nicklaus in Latin America.
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QUIVIRA GOLF CLUB
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Courtesy of Quivira Golf Club

At the tip of Baja Sur is the newest of more than a dozen Jack Nicklaus layouts in Mexico, and perhaps his most compelling, with holes along and atop granite cliffs and sand dunes overlooking the Pacific. Several lodging facilities nearby offer access.
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*TPC DANZANTE BAY AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Photo: Joann Dost/Courtesy of Danzante Bay G.C.