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4.3
255 Reviews (255)
5 Stars
159
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
84.5%
Recommend this course
234 out of 255 reviews
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3.5
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
66.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 27 reviews
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4.1
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.6%
Recommend this course
45 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7060 yards
Slope 146
Rating 76.2

The Riviera Cancun Golf Club is the most recent addition to Cancun. Jack Nicklaus has done remarkable job carving this gem using the natural contours of the terrain, this course boasts strategic bunkering, immaculate greens, wooden bridges and the peaceful tranquility of the natural reserve that surrounds the course. Golfers will also enjoy the ocean views on holes 14 and 15.

The spectacular Mexican-Contemporary Club house greets guests before they begin their journey over bridges, through the dunes, mangroves and lakes which are only some of the elements which make this course visually stunning. The resort is 100% Mexican owned and is located in the Hotel Zone and only 5 minutes from the airport.

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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Fairways Paspalum
Greens Paspalum
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Sauna

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
255 Reviews (255)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Brunch 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 28
Forced Carries 16
Bunkers 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 24
Convenient to the City 15
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 145
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
First Time Playing

Very Average Mexico Golf

The course is very average in both condition and design... Hence the 3 star rating. Very overpriced as well for what it is. It is an $80 course back home. Not one of jack Nicklaus' best.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible

I read a review about this course and hopes the reviewer was exaggerating. Unfortunately, not in the least. For $180 USD here what you will get:
-Terrible driving range facility with 20 or so balls that have been used since the 1980's.
- No GPS on the carts which also look like they are about 15 years old.
- No tees in the cart
- No water in the cart
- Bunkers are unplayable

The only plus about this place is that the staff are very friendly. I genuinely feel bad that they have to work at thisplace. This course is worth a out $50 USD.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Decent Course

I’ve played Riviera Cancun a few times over the years. Course is decent and well maintained. Sand traps could use some work. Staff is friendly and helpful. The clubhouse is very nice, large and ornate with shower facilities. The restaurant is nicely appointed as well however food options are basic and not impressive. Driving range is nice however the range balls are VERY old and are literally garbage balls. Price wise it’s steep but most courses in Cancun and area are. Given the lack of play I’ve seen I’d venture to say golf is falling to the wayside due to overly inflated prices. These courses could be a gold mine if priced appropriately. All in all we enjoyed our round and will likely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun but tough

This is a nice course but probably overly challenging for my playing partner, and to be honest me too. I am a 19 handicap and with the water and wind it was a tough day. My lack of skills should not diminish the day though. Course was challenging and we had fun.
Staff was super friendly, drinks and snacks on the course were included as well lunch afterward. Worth your time if in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Fun

We expected a challenging course surrounded by jungle but instead, we got an extremely narrow and unfair layout with no GPS or even a paper course layout. We lost several balls on "good" shots because they were blind and there is trouble everywhere. The course is not very well maintained like a cheap muni in the US, the parking breaks on both of our carts didn't work at all, they let 3 singles and a twosome go out flanked by foursomes and in general, the play was super slow, they are near the Caribbean but you do not see anything except a giant ugly hotel, they charge $10 a pro V1, food and drinks were included but they make it very difficult to actually get the food and drinks on purpose. Basically, I can't say enough bad things about my experience. Playa Mujeres was a MUCH better track and experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Follow-up to Previous Reveiw

Follow-up with GolfNow regarding my booking. I dealt with a very nice customer service rep, who kindly took my issue to her Manager and the problem was resolved. They issued me a full credit to be applied to my future GolfNow bookings.

All I wanted at the golf course was to be treated like a normal, decent human being! Unfortunately, the staff at the Riviera Cancun Golf Club were unable to use common sense to deal with a customer. So, again they have lost a customer for life; and one who will tell all his friends about the horrible experience dealing with them.

GolfNow, on the other hand, has secured my business for life by treating me with common sense and the diginty we all deserve.

Thanks very much to GolfNow.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Extremely Upset

Apparently, I booked our threesome one day early in error. The counter staff didn't care and basically said "to bad, so sad."

Then they wanted to charge us $195.00 each to play when we had booked for $89.00 + taxes, etc..

One would think they would accomodate an obvious error. We paid for the round and they obviously got paid by Golf Now for the round. We just wanted to work something out....squeeze us in or give us credit for a future date if they had no tee times.

So, they just lost a customer for life.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Caddie stoles

Caddie stoles! Lost over $1,000 value items. Watch your items. We’re visiting this course for like three times in one week so caddie chats with us and knows about it was our last day in Cancun there. The guy who cleans our clubs holds our bags until our driver arrived so we didn’t have time to double check our items. Caddie stolen our rangefinder and an iron 10. So our whole iron set is useless now. We contacted them but got no response. The front desk just gave us a fake number to contact for the investigation so absolutely there is no investigation.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course with value

Booked for 4 players course was very wet from earlier rain so cart path only
Course was beautiful bunkers were full of water.
All the beer and snacks / lunch included
Highly recommended

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs some changes and more upkeep

Driving range is a joke and the balls are horrible to prevent people from using them on the course. As the the cheapest balls in the pro shop are noodles for $5 USD a piece so definitely bring your own balls and extra as the course has a lot of hazards. The other disappointment was the sand traps being unplayable. Either completely waterlogged or extremely packed down sand with large rocks all over. Besides that, the course layout is fun and challenging. Difficult and fairly fast greens. Course and restaurant has a strict 4pm close so plan accordingly with your tee time.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Only issue would be the condition of the bunkers. There was a storm the day before but the sand is more like gravel.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cancun riviera

Great layout, very challenging, bring lots of balls

Course is wet most of the times, so soft spots, ball will plug, or go nowhere

Greens are excellent

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just another round of golf

Nothing to get excited about. No signature holes. Drink and food (just popcorn and chips) cart very basic. Only one bathroom on course so don’t drink too much. Crocs all over the place so don’t look for your lost balls.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent layout!

The course has a great layout, challenging but fair. The wind made it tougher. My one complaint was that quite a few sand traps were "ground under repair."

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course close to the Hotels

Excellent option for the player looking to play but doesn't want to drive way out to the other courses. Wait for the HOT Deals to get lower than the clubhouse rate definitely makes a better option

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Track

The staff are great..the course & greens were in great shape.. the pace of play was good & food/beverage cart was on point... wortha shot if in area....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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CANCUN/RIVIERA MAYA, MX | Enjoy 4 nights’ accommodations at Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya and 3 rounds of golf at Playa Paraiso Golf Club and El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club.
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