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4.2
185 Reviews (185)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
90.1%
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166 out of 185 reviews
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4.0
23 Reviews (23)
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4.0
Value
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Layout
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4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.0%
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4.2
47 Reviews (47)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
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4.5
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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

Reviews

4.2
185 Reviews (185)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 11
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Just a tough experience for the price we payed. Carts don’t have any amenities or power steering. Sloping, divot filled tee boxes. Choppy, firm greens. And a pace of play that took about 3 hours on the front nine.
Don’t recommend at all, and check elsewhere before you book.

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

Course closes at 4:30pm

Despite the 1pm tee time we were able to just get it in as the staff let us off at 12:40 from hole 10. If you book a twilight at 1pm be aware they close the course regardless at 4:30. Start on hole 10 and you play back 9 in roughly 2 hours and front we wizzed through in 80 minutes.

Tough course with well protected green. Nice staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Warning : do not book after 12PM.

We booked twilight time 1pm hoping we will easily finish by 5:30pm. First thing we were told by the pro shop guy that we have to stop playing at 4:30pm because they close at that time and again the started warned us that if we don't come back by 4:30 pm they will come get the power carts wich was very rude. Sun set is 5:30 pm but don't know why they close early.

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

Joe

Rental clubs could have been better. Putter surface dented. A little pricey. Carts in rough shape. Greens need work.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course, just way to expensive now days

Have played this course several times over last 10 years and when it was $50, it was a good deal, but now they want $200. The amenities aren’t That good. As long as you can hit straight, the course is not that tough.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

$$$$ Nice course - staff not 2 friendly

$180 weekday at 9:30, course in great shape. Never saw refreshment cart on front side & very hot. Staff was pretty un-enthusiastic. They have shortened up back 9 on 2 holes due to new hotel. Went from tough back 9 to so-so.
Price is up a lot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Travel guru

This is by far the toughest golf course in the area. Each requires very careful shot planning and straight off the tee, position is everything to make the green in regulation. Jungle on both side of the fairway or water or sand, it's better to tee off with an iron or 3 wood on the short par 4, most holes are dogleg and par 5's double dog legs. I've played this course for 20 years and it's still the toughest most demanding course I've played. From the tips it will make you cry if you don't drive the ball at least 240 and straight. Course was in great shape with average greens. It's all inclusive so food and drinks are complimentary with the round. Bring balls as they charge close to $100 for a dozen or go to Costco or Wal-Mart before your round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course but bring your own balls

Overall the course and experience was great my only issue was the price of golf balls. I expected a little more than I would pay normally but $98 for a dozen balls is a bit ridiculous.

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

Value for moneu

This is the closest course to Playa del Carmen. Minimal travel time makes it good value. Good layout with some challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Good course, good layout and good condition. Great course and general but pretty difficult course. And all is included in the price so that's very nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, a bit soggy from rain

They did a great job after 2 days of flooding rain. Course was in good shape water in a few areas and staff, food and drinks were excellent!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Father’s Day present from my wife!

A bit too pricey, but the all inclusive helps a bit.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Golf Packages
FROM $677 (USD)
CANCUN/RIVIERA MAYA, MX | Enjoy 7 nights' accommodations at Grand Velas Riviera and 5 rounds of golf at Gran Coyote, Riviera Cancun, Iberostar Playa Paraiso, and El Camaleon Mayakoba.
FROM $347 (USD)
CANCUN/RIVIERA MAYA, MX | An all-inclusive package at Fairmont Mayakoba including up to a 7 nights' stay and up to 5 rounds of golf at El Camaleon Mayakoba, Gran Coyote, Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Riviera Cancun.
FROM $437 (USD)
CANCUN/RIVIERA MAYA, MX | Enjoy 7 nights' accommodations at Andaz Mayakoba Resort and 5 rounds of golf at El Camaleon Mayakoba, Gran Coyote, Iberostar Playa Paraiso, Riviera Cancun.
FROM $617 (USD)
CANCUN/RIVIERA MAYA, MX | This all-inclusive stay & play package to The Grand at Moon Palace includes options to stay up to 7 nights', play unlimited golf at Riviera Cancun and Moon Palace golf courses, and more.
FROM $167 (USD)
CANCUN/RIVIERA MAYA, MX | Enjoy up to 7 nights' at Hilton Cancun La Isla and up to 5 rounds of golf at Puerto Cancun, Riviera Cancun, Playa Paraiso and El Camaleon Mayakoba.
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