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4.3
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
93.1%
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154 out of 170 reviews
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4.3
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
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21 out of 23 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.8%
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30 out of 32 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

Reviews

4.3
170 Reviews (170)

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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Amazing value

Loved this course, staff was amazing. First time I played an all inclusive course, lunch liquor all included.

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

Good course, just not as advertised

The course layout is definitely challenging and fun. (Sometimes the former exceeds the latter.) The staff are friendly and helpful. The pace of play (8:17 tee time) was great, at under four hours.

Lots of wildlife that isn’t shy at all. The coati will get really close for some great pictures.

Be advised that the included “premium” liquor is absolutely not premium. The golf carts do not have GPS (and are pretty beat-up).

Still a good experience overall. I just played Playa Paraiso four days prior and the experience was quite different for exactly the same price ($220/player + $50 for clubs)

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

Nice Value

Course was in good shape. All inclusive was the right way to go. Staff was great and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great deal through Golf Now

Challenging course. Drinks and food included. Great staff!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough fun course with great amenities.

Played on a discounted $81 rate at 1215 on Friday as a single. Played the front 9 in an hour and then it was backed up on the back 9. So I asked to play the front 9 again and was joined by one of their members. Great guy and fun to play with.
Food and drink service great at this all-inclusive course.
I play every time I’m in Playa Del Carmen.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

The course closes at 4:30. No way to finish if you tee off after 1:00.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All inclusive.

Great course, price includes breakfast or lunch and all on and off course beverages. Booking with GolfNow/GolfPass is the only way to go.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mediocre service. At the beginning no towel, no tee, no ice in the cool box. Service not classy at
All.

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

Turn on the sprinklers

Nice course but the fairways were the driest of all the courses we played

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

Great course!

The staff is amazing the food is wonderful greens are super fast if you can handle that you will love the scores Paco the Other guys that work there are wonderful I will come back every time I’m here!

Conditions Good
Value Good
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

I brought a friend!

I met Mike at the pool bar. He wanted to golf so I booked the twosome at Hard Rock. Needless to say Mike was blown away with the course, but also the staff and the amenities. He wants to come back, I just don’t know if I have the budget or time. It was great!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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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