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4.5
166 Reviews (166)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
91.9%
Recommend this course
159 out of 166 reviews
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4.1
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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4.3
29 Reviews (29)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
86.2%
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25 out of 29 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

4.5
166 Reviews (166)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Javier and Me (3 hours 30 minutes)

I was paired on a Sunday morning with Javier. That asked if I wanted to play with someone..We tee’d off 20 minutes early. The starter got us out in front of 2 hackers..The fairways and greens (Paspalum) were dialed in. My only critique is the bunkers were unraked and poorly maintained.

I didn’t bring my clubs. The rentals were not the best. The bag had 2 wedges(PW and SW)

I would definitely go and play this course again. The gentleman I played with rated the 3rd best course in Cancun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing scenery

This course is beautiful and exactly what I love….water! Lots of water, so bring balls…lots of balls

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf in Cancun

A course with lots of water carved out of the mangrove. Fun but challenging!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beware of This Course

Be careful ! This is probably the only course in the general Cancun area that shuts down at 4 p.m. (although website says 4:30 p.m.) They accepted a 1:30 tee time for 18 holes from my hotel's conciege desk...but failed to tell them about the early closing time. The front desk took my $170+ but forgot to tell me they closed at 4 p.m. The starter sent me off at 1:40 p.m., but didn't tell me I'd be kicked off the course at 3:45 p.m. When I got back to the club house and complained...starter referred me to the registration desk, the registration desk said sorry...told to the manager, the manager was "busy" and told the registrtion desk to tell me to complain to my hotel. Highway robbery folks....and a manager that could care less as long as he collected my greens fee.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birthday Surprise

My wife book this place the day before we went for a birthday surprise. Free food and drink while you golf so bring tipping money. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Greens are very fast and challenging, narrow fare way. Had a great time, only one ocean view. Lots of wildlife on the course. Fare ways had brown spots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging and Beautiful Course

Amazing and friendly staff - excellent but challenging course. Pace of play was a little slow, but had a Sunday mid-morning tee time. Need accurate approach shots to score well. Would highly recommend. We’ll be back again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Good and Bad

The Good:
It is great that everything is all inclusive while on property. The greens rolled great with good speed. Layout is tough but very good.

The Bad:
There were no range balls when we showed up, once they did the balls were warped and probably 20 years old. The fairways were in bad shape and had burnt out and mud patches on every hole. Round was 5+ hours. The staff pulled the couple I was playing with off the 18th hole because the shuttle the course provided and scheduled was ready. Why couldn’t the shuttle wait 10 minutes for these people to finish their round?

I would have been very disappointed if I spent the full price to play this course especially after playing Mayakoba twice the week before (prices are similar)

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good but tough course

Be prepared for lots of water and wild life !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but humbling

A wonderful track set on the shore near the airport in Cancun . Nicolas layout. In awesome shape. Much water to consider . 135 slope from the whites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Avid golfer

Nice course. Better than rio tinto. Fairways good. Greens decent. Great scenery and wildlife. Fairly tight fairways and decent amount of water. Worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Holes closed and sandy greens

The 14, 15 & 16th holes are closed due to hotel construction. These are also the only holes with ocean view. The greens were very sandy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Personnel serviable et installation qualitative

Un grand merci à Adan et son équipe pour l’accueil et le professionnalisme.
Belle qualité de service - boissons et snacking à volonté tout au long du parcours. Practice très bien entretenu aussi.
Je recommande vivement.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Lots of potential

Long, challenging and fun. Some improvements include rangeballs quality, cartpath repairs, and communication on course conditions ( three holes were out of commission). Great staff and the grill was excellent. The best value found in a month of golfing. Ole Jack had a great vision for this course. The largest clubhouse I’ve ever seen!
Keep the ball in the fairway or you’ll never find it in the mangroves!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice Staff

Nice course but avoid playing after rain. Staff is very friendly and pay attention to details!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Golf Packages
FROM $617 (USD)
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