Courses & TravelFebruary 20, 2010

More On Mayakoba

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Contrary to the belief that the only thing happening in golf this week is that Tiger touched his chest in an attempt to touch our hearts (or that Sergio enjoys match play), Mayakoba is also hosting a PGA Tour event. Last I checked Joe Durant was leading by two (12-under) and John Daly is in the mix (minus 6).

The course at that resort, with two lodging options, is designed by Greg Norman. Other than Doonbeg, El Camaleon is probably my second favorite Norman course that I've played. I liked Doonbeg after The Shark was brought back to make the course more playable. (The first version was slightly ridiculous.) I also hear the course he did on Lanai is worth the trip. The last time I was there, I only had time to play the Nicklaus course.

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Most of the tour players are staying at the Fairmont, which is more affordable, and more conducive to the needs of young families.

[Here's a link to the Away Game about my trip to Mayakoba.

](http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/2008-10/awaygame_mayakoba)

--Matty G.

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