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Here are some of the golf courses you can play in Mexico

Pacific coast of Mexico, ie Mexican Riviera :

Acapulco - Fairmont Pierre Marques - par 72

Designed by Percy Clifford and recently renovated by Robert Trent Jones II, this new challenge is steps away from the Pacific Ocean. To score well, you need to be accurate from the tee and be able to play precise shots into the well-guarded greens. A challenge to relish!

Last updated November 2007

Cabo San Lucas - Cabo del Sol - both courses par 72

The Ocean Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and it stretches for more than a mile along a coastline of craggy rock outcroppings and sun-washed shores. This championship layout is praised by Nicklaus himself for having the "three finest finishing holes in all of golf." The 5th and signature 17th holes are among the best in the world, according to Golf Magazine.

The Desert Course is a masterful Tom Weiskopf design and features mesmerizing ocean views from all 18 holes, each artfully sculpted through incredible natural surroundings. A unique combination of desert and ocean, canyon-like arroyos and a variety of foliage creates a breathtaking backdrop as well as a significant challenge. The course varies in length from 4,810 to 7,100 with undulating greens, challenging elevation changes and dramatic bunkering. The Desert Course is rated no. 6 in Mexico by Golf Digest placing it behind only the Ocean Course among Los Cabos' resort golf offerings.

Last updated November 2007

Huatulco - Tangolunda - par 72

Most of the holes on this championship course are narrow off the tee so you have to be accurate! If you are, you can score well. The course is well watered and a great challenge!

Last updated November 2007

Mazatlan - El Cid Golf and Country Club - par 72

The El Cid Golf and Country Club has played host to many international golf events and is situated on a nature reserve with deer, turtles, fish, exotic birds and crocodiles! There are some wonderful views and the course offers a challenge whatever your handicap.

Last updated November 2007

Puerto Vallarta - El Tigre - par 72

The El Tigre golf course was designed by Von Hagge, Smelek and Baril - designers of over 200 of the world’s finest courses. They have created a wonderful course which offers one of the best challenges in Mexico whilst, at the same time, it is considered forgiving by less experienced golfers. It will probably be unlike any course you have played before!

Last updated November 2007

Zihuatanejo / Ixtapa - Club de Golf Marina - par 72

Robert von Hagge designed this championship links course in 1994 with the thought of taking advantage of the natural surroundings. The courses' "dunes-style" topography requires both accurate tees and approach shots in order to navigate the rolling terrain, expansive bunkers and water hazards that come into play on 14 of the 18 holes. As the greens are large and undulating, getting to them is only half the challenge! Ranked by Golf Digest magazine as one of Mexico's best, this tropical paradise is a utopia for golfers of all levels.

Last updated November 2007

Ensenada - Bajamar - par 71

This beautiful seaside course has holes reminiscent of Pebble Beach with great views and spectacular holes at every turn! The 18 original holes at Bajamar, now the Lagos and Vista nines, were designed by Percy Clifford in 1976. In the early 1990s the course underwent a redesign, mostly to the tees and greens and a new irrigation system was installed. The Oceano nine, designed by Robert Von Hagge, opened in June 1996.

Bajamar offers a scenic and memorable golfing experience to players of all skill levels and abilities.

Last updated November 2007

Caribbean coast of Mexico:

Cozumel / Calica - Playacar Golf - par 71

Playacar Golf is Cozumel's first and only world-class championship golf course. It was created by the Nicklaus design team and incorporates the natural habitats of the island in its design and construction. The course is built around Cozumel's native trees, red mangroves, and natural wetlands in order to preserve ecologically sensitive areas. There are only three areas on the golf course where golfers playing another hole are visible, allowing the golfers to enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings.

Last updated November 2007

Playa del Carmen - Playa Paraiso Golf Club - par 72

Reflecting the beauty of the landscape it occupies, the Playa Paraiso Golf Club was designed by the world-renowned golf course architect P. B. Dye. The vertical movement and distinctive rock work are signatures of his design. This world-class layout features conditions seen only at the best golf destinations around the world. Located in the Riviera Maya, just 30 minutes south of Cancun, this course offers deep bunkers, narrow fairways and undulating greens with beautiful vistas at every turn.

Last updated November 2007