Best Golf resorts in Cancun. Where to play golf in Cancun

Golf in Cancun

Golf Resorts and Golf Clubs

Golf in Cancun is one of the enjoyable things to do while on vacation. Despite the fact, Cancun is famous by turquoise sea water and long sandy beaches, it also offers exciting tours for families and tours for teens and adults. Moreover, the best golf resorts in Cancun Hotel zone or close to it – Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Iberostar Resort with Golf Club and Paradisus Cancun.

Golf Club Playa Mujeres designed by Greg Norman is recognised one of the best golf courses in Mexico.
More golf courses are in Riviera Maya. Staying in Cancun and going to Riviera Maya to play golf? All possible! Check with your golf provider travel time from your resort to Riviera Maya and consider Weather and Season before reserving tee times!

We review Cancun Golf Resorts and Golf Club Playa Mujeres . They are open for any golfer who likes active vacation!


Moon Palace, resort and golf course


Designed by Jack Nicklaus. 27 holes: Dunes-Jungle, Jungle-Lakes and Lakes-Dunes. The all-inclusive resort offers unlimited food and drinks at the club and during the golf play.

Players who stay in resort can use resort credits to pay for green fees. Resort credits are NOT counted towards private lessons. Furthermore, private lessons rates are here. Reservations for lessons can be made upon arrival.

Golf academy uses modern technology to enhance golfer’s skills while in training: high-speed cameras – golf simulator – computerized putting lab and more. One of the available academies to learn golf in Cancun.


Moon Palace resort

Location – from Cancun airport  it takes 5 – 10 min in the direction towards Riviera Maya, not  towards Cancun Hotel Zone strip. This family oriented, all inclusive luxury resort is a good choice for all ages.

Rooms have whirlpool tub , CHI amenities, Smart TV, balcony and 24 hrs room service. Unlimited calls to U.S. and Canada.

Dining options include Italian, Mexican, Pan-American, seafood restaurants, pastry shop, grill station for lunch and snacks in the pool/beach area. Night Club and stylishly decorated pub and bar keep resort guests entertained and relaxed in the evening.

Beach and pools. Since the resort is not located on a Cancun beach strip,  the Moon Palace Cancun beach area has more Riviera Maya beach style rather than Cancun. Equipped with water slides, large pools, water activities and gorgeous pool area, the resort is an excellent choice for pool lovers.


One of the professional courses to play golf  in Cancun Hotel Zone.


Iberostar cancun golf resort

18 hole Golf course stretches between the Caribbean sea and Lagoon, close to Mayan archeological site El Rey.
Designed by Japanese professional golfer Isao Aoki, par-72 golf course has all features and layout for world-class championship.

The course is well maintained, including tropical trees and exotic plants that thoughtfully planted over 150 acres of Cancun land scenery. It is worth to mention that diverse Cancun fauna including peacocks, iguanas and other species can be met on this course.

Open at 6:30 am in summer and 7:30am in winter (more about Cancun seasons and weather are here). Course map is available.

Golf dress code is required: polo shirts and mid-thigh shorts. If you need to purchase golf attire, duty-free shopping plazas with multiple brand stores are located in the center of Hotel Zone.

Drinks and snacks are unlimited during your golf rounds. Want to improve golf techniques, need a professional advice or lessons for your teens? –  certified golf pros lessons can be booked in Iberostar Golf Club.


iberostar golf, cancun

Extensive beach with plenty of beach chairs and beach umbrellas (palapas). Finally, it is one of few resorts in Cancun with much greenery, palm trees that creates a natural shade in hot days. 7 pools in the resort. One of the best swimming pool layouts in Hotel Zone Resorts. Bar island is in the large pool. Some pool relax areas are scattered on different levels, allowing to be near the pool, but at the same time having more privacy.

Table tennis near the pool.  Some medium and small pools have basketball hoops so that you can have sport fun with your family and friends. Amazing pool and beach entertainment team, from sport activities to cooking parties with dance lessons right in the pool or beach area.

Kids club (4-12 years old) is in the pool area. Different activities created for Iberostar children.

4 specialty a la carte restaurants. Main buffet restaurant has an outdoor terrace. Lobby bar has also outdoor patio, so that you can enjoy all inclusive drinks or coffee in the beautiful green area.

Moreover, modern wellness facility with spa treatments. Spa menu is available here.

Recommended – Night shows! Interactive entertainment encouraging to participate both kids and adults, lots of fun. Separate theater facility with the bar, spacious with lots of seats. To shopping plaza – 5-7 minutes by taxi or Hotel Zone bus.


18 hole, par 72 – another gem designed by Greg Norman and recognized as one of the best courses to play golf in Cancun and even in Mexico.

Located –  about 30 minutes from Cancun Hotels and Resorts, in famous Yucatan subtropical jungles. As further you go, the Carribean nature comes into play with breeze and water, adding a little bit to challenge even advanced golfers.

If you didn’t bring your golf clubs, you can rent them in the golf course. Rental Fees and golf club brands are here. Golf balls are not included into the price of clubs rental.
Pro shop sells golf accessories and golf balls.

Special discounts are applied for particular resorts.

Tips – before reserving tee times, check with resort concierge or your tour operator the price for this golf club. Your resort might have some specials. It depends on the season and occupancy of golf club and Cancun resorts overall.


Great golf course for beginners or less professional golfers. You will be able to take your time while mastering your shots. Perfect for family with teens to spend time together.

9 hole, par 3 Golf course is in front of the hotel, easy accessible when you stay in Paradisus.

No golf carts needed to enjoy tee times in this medium size 2 parts golf course. Absolutely walking distance, average time to play 2 hrs. NEVER CROWDED, no need to wait to start your rounds. There are enough trees and bushes on the course to find cool, shade area while your party is giving the best shot. The course has small ponds, favorite places for subtropical birds.

Start your vacation day early in the morning to avoid hot temperatures in the afternoon.  To know more about Cancun weather and seasons go here. BRING YOUR SUNSCREEN and a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

Golf clubs can be rented out in the hotel store on the ground floor. Ask for a golf course, map, cards and a push buggy to carry your clubs!

Personal butler can book tee times for you in advance, if you stay in Royal Service Pyramid.


Cancun Paradisus Melia

One of  the Spanish Luxury Melia Hotels that hosted Spanish Royal family. Strong hospitality traditions, enough staff to take care of all your needs.

Pyramids have stunning green gardens all over inside the hotel that creates exclusive atmosphere and freshness.

You can find comfortable couch to relax among fish ponds with colorful fishes and tropical trees. One part of the garden is used as an a la carte sushi restaurant that have tables on different levels of the garden.

All pyramids have rooms overlooking golf course and lagoon or ocean. Nicely decorated with outdoor private terraces, great place to have morning coffee or after – the – beach drink.

Beach area – extensive and very well-arranged . Large pool with hot tub, island bar and many chairs to accommodate pool lovers.


Dining in Paradisus deserves a separate section to describe a variety of restaurants and food options.

Main restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has stunning ocean view whether you choose to sit inside or outside. Good selection of buffet dishes,  fresh vegetables, fruits, desserts, etc.

Gluten free bread and dishes are available.

Fresh smoothies stations at breakfast. You can choose your own ingredients. Great for those who plan to spend couple of days following detox program and starting morning with green juice, yoga or beach jogging.

A la carte dining – modern Mexican, Peruvian, sushi, Brazilian outdoor grill restaurants and famous Il Tempo by French chef Martin Berasategui.

Il Tempo Restaurant is at additional cost.

Tempo Paradisus

Excellent food and wine pairing dinner. Sommelier will guide you through the courses and suggest the right wine to each dish. Great dining experience. If you celebrate anniversary in Cancun, Il Tempo is your optimum choice to have memorable event.

Bana Sushi Restaurant

sushi Cancun Melia

It is a la carte restaurant, part of all-inclusive packages. Located in the lobby garden area, truly amazing setting in the evening. Sushi is of a very good quality.

For  romantic dinner, reserve a table in lower zone that is inside a lush garden away from the main sitting area. If you celebrate anniversary, birthday, coming on St. Valentines or it’s your honeymoon, let concierge or your Royal Service Butler know to arrange some special decor for you.


Royal Service Pyramid is exclusively adults only section. The same style with garden, fish ponds, but quiet and private. It has a separate buffet, lunch and dinner served in the garden area. however, guests still can go to the main buffet.

Separate pool and beach area for Royal Service Pyramid guests. Personal Butler will assist you during your stay. Through communication via the mobile phone provided, you will be able to contact your butler during your stay at any time. He can arrange for you tee time in the resort golf course, book a table for dinner, organize romantic dinner on the beach or give a suggestions what to see in Cancun.


SPA Paradisus Cancun

Great wellness center with out door hydro therapy pool, therapeutic showers, outdoor relax area. Spa has sauna and steam room. Moreover, skin treatments are among the best things to do in Cancun. Couple massage, body wraps, excellent facial treatments and program after-the-sun are available there.