Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico | GolfPass
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4.1
272 Reviews (272)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
88.9%
Recommend this course
242 out of 272 reviews
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4.1
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 55 reviews
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4.0
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.3%
Recommend this course
88 out of 102 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7136 yards
Slope 148
Rating 76.1

The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya (formerly known as The Golf Club at Playacar) offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and the work of man. This magnificient golf course, carved out of the dense Mayan Jungle is only a few hundred yards away from the crystal-clear, turquoise ocean and the fine white sands of the Mexican Caribbean Sea.

The intelligent architectural design of the golf course has converted Playa del Carmen into one of the most popular tourism destinations in all of Mexico.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert von Hagge (1994) Jeffery D. Blume (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collar shirt with sleeves. Formal bermudas or trousers. Tennis or running shoes, golf shoes with soft spikes or golf sandals. No beach shorts nor bathing suits. No blue jeans. No T-shirts.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa, Showers, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mexico (2021 #20)

Reviews

4.1
272 Reviews (272)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 12
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

BS fees

They made me pay $35 for my daughter to ride in the golf cart. And made me buy her a $75 collar shirt (cheapest they had) for her to ride with me in the cart. She didn’t play golf she was just riding. She was wearing shorts and a light long sleeve shirt.

There was only 3 other groups on the course that I saw. Tee time was 7:30am. Ridiculous that it cost me $105 for my daughter to ride with me.

Had to wait on a few holes because sprinklers were going off across the fairways during my round.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Place To Play

The staff greeted me courteously, directed me to where I needed to go. The starter was professional. The course was in good condition. Weather was hot and humid (End of July). The only complaint was that there were many rocks in the bunkers. Other than that...perfect. The on-course drink service was great. Food and drinks after the round could not have been better. This was the best course I have ever been on. Great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good enough for a resort experience

Went to Cancun (Playa del Carmen) with family, and we decided to try to play golf. We were staying at one of the RIU properties in Playacar, so the Hard Rock course was extremely convenient, just a 10 minute walk.
The rack rate ($250) is ridiculous for this course, but the golfnow Hot Deal rate was just right. $50 for rental clubs is pretty steep, especially for the beat up Cobras we got. Big bonus was drinks and snacks/sandwiches are included. We definitely got our money's worth on that part LOL.
The course itself is fine, pretty well maintained. Lots of doglegs, and lack of map on scorecards made it difficult to know where to aim. Some of the holes have layout maps, but badly faded. Luckily my phone app had the course, so we managed.
Overall, if I were to go to Playa Carmen again, I would play, if I can get a good rate. Would very seriously consider taking my own clubs, though.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Consistent Experience

Staff is always pleasant and helpful. Course is maintained well. Management sometimes overlooks tee times, but normally a good pace of play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course / Great Value

This is a tough course from the blues. Heavily bunkered and water-protected. Given we played mid-summer the course was in really good shape. With food and drinks included and compared to other course fees, you can't beat it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mexican golf

Mexican golf Check in time I played the hard rock course course is very challenging the price of the green fee reasonable with card refreshment lunch had a great time stay in at playacar riviera Maye

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course - but worth it!

Awesome staff, well worth the $$, much better service, golf play and atmosphere than Gran Coyote. Play here, skip Coyote.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Very nice golf but quite pricey

I get a deal at 86USD (100USD with all fees) with GolfNow app instead of current 130USD (+some fees I guess). Even at that price it is quite pricey. I could play comparable course at home for around 45-50 USD, cart included. It was also off season price. Granted I got unlimited alcool and food and access to the hard rock hotel installations but I would rather just want to have a course plus cart fee around 45 USD because I am already in a all inclusive hotel. The course was very nice, well maintained and I enjoyed played there. Played from 10:30 and was almost alone all day. I only see another player. I let him pass because he was a better player than me and played faster. Lots of birds, animals and lizards. I got few intense rains pours, I just waited the rain to stop. The staff keep coming to me every 2-3 hole to offer me some beverages and food. I really enjoyed my game of golf. Sad it is that expensive, I would have come more than once if it was more affordable.

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

Great Course!

We had an absolute wonderful time golfing here. Just make sure you get to the clubhouse before 4 PM because they close the kitchen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hard Rock Playa del Carmen

Property is dated …. $175 usd each for me and my cousin …. Locals only pay $29 usd …. Water hazards throughout are murky green with a putrid odor …. Pro Shop & Grill are nice enough …. We quit after 9 holes, I honestly would like my money returned or credited ….

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t be fooled by the all Inclusive

The conditions were average but the additional all included freebies were not worth the extra $$. The staff in the club house were less than helpful. Our tee time included round trip transportation to our hotel however it was not included when we went to book our ride home. The food on the course looked like it was made by a third grader … the best part was the free beer, but I’m not sure that’s worth the extra 100 you pay

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

Birthday surprise

Didn’t expect to play golf this holiday, but got a great surprise
Pros
Course was great
Wildlife was great
Staff were great
On-site food and drinks great

Negatives
Club hire doesn’t come with any balls

Should have clubs to suit handicap ie option of steel shaft instead of just carbon shaft

Only 12 clubs instead of 14

Overall though had a great day
Tip
If you’re planning on taking the Missus make sure she’s wearing collars or expect to pay $100 for shirt

Bring a golf glove and balls with you or pay a further $150

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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

Booking thru GolfNow better that tour packages

I got a better price booking through GolfNow than I could get through my hotel or through any tour package offer. Everything went smoothly with no hiccups.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course….all-inclusive, I will go back. Only little head scratcher is they allow non golfers to walk the course. Just about hit 2 guys walking dogs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Out of time

Can’t understand there selling a 18 holes round at 13:30 tee off time and when you arrive at the clubhouse there telling you the golf course closing time is 16:30. If you’re able to play 18 holes in 3 hours, good luck! !!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Canada Golfer

Course is a nice layout, pretty nice shape. Lots of water, lots of sand and small greens

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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