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4.7
136 Reviews (136)
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
94.9%
Recommend this course
123 out of 136 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.8
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 7043 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.8

Situated just minutes from Playa del Carmen, the Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya (formerly known as Grand Coral Riviera Maya) snakes through dense Mayan jungle with scenic glimpses of the Caribbean Sea throughout. The designer, Nick Price, laid heavy emphasis on having the most minimal environmental impact as possible while still providing a fair and challenging round. He even employed a team of biologists and environmental consultants to determine how to minimize water consumption and protect the native wildlife. Price carefully preserved and incorporated the native vegetation into the golf course so that it blends seamlessly into the beautiful surroundings. The dense jungle comes into play along the fairways, requiring some accuracy to maneuver or else you'll surely lose a ball. Water hazards come into play on several holes and there are also strategically placed bunkers lurking near the greens.

Course Details

Year Built 2011
Greens Paspalum Platinum
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Price (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mexico (2020 #8)

Reviews

4.7
136 Reviews (136)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 17
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 17

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth playing

This was the second of two courses I played this week. The first being El Tinto. I liked this course much better.
The course was in very good condition. It is a fair course with large landing areas. Water does come into play and there are a lot of bunkers. Greens had been punched, I'm guessing 3 weeks ago. They are healing nicely. Bunkers were all raked nicely and they had consistent and plenty of sand in them. They had 2 carts going around with drinks including the ability to make margiritas. I played 36 holes in 5 hr 30 min With a $65 replay cost. Fairways were plush with very little browning.
Advise, there are large run-off areas around all greens, when chipping back up do not expect the ball to release and run out off these collars, it won't. It's better to throw the ball up closer to the hole. The greens were holding very well. GPS on carts and all sprinkler heads are marked.
It's a good fair course. They give you a hand towel for your face..tip... stick it in the cooler with the ice...ice water on that towel when it is 90 deg and humid as F... you'll enjoy it. Hit um long and straight!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
3.0
Previously Played

Under new ownership

This course was purchased by a wealthy Mexican who hopes to compete with the reputation of mayakopa. The previous ownership catered to the golfers, now it caters to the whim of the owner. Prices have gone up, loud, distracting music is continuously played on the driving range and the staff is not as friendly as before. There is no 19th hole for cocktails and refreshments after a round. A makeshift grill is set up under trees near the carts with a very limited food selection. The course is beautiful but overpriced and club owners pay much more and get less, than before.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Forgiving design and meticulously maintained

After playing several courses in the Playa Del Carmen area we settled on this one as our favorite

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
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
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another great day!

We know that there is a lot of pressure on these folks to make money and compete for golf dollars, but the price is competitive, the staff is friendly, and their rate are fair for Playa.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful facility!

We booked our tee time through Teeoff, and for the discounted price, this was a bargain. The staff was very accommodating and even let us go out early and we pretty much had the course to ourselves. The Grill snack bar served up some great hamburgers after the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Experience

I was staying in Puerto Morelos for a week and wanted to play two courses. I settled on Gran Coyote and Cancun Country Club. I played Gran Coyote first and wish I had played this course twice. Excellent value for the price but most importantly, the course was in impeccable shape. It was hard to find a blade of grass out of place. Greens were incredibly smooth and quick. This is what vacation golf is meant to be - forgiving fairways, excellent greens, and an interesting layout that makes you want to play again. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

We had so much fun. Wide fairways and beautiful course. Well taken care of and amazing staff.

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

Great course!

Definitely plan on playing this track again in the future. I would highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
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

Beautiful course

This is a beautiful and very well maintained course the staff super friendly.
By far my best experience playing golf in México!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Just a well maintained beautiful course I would highly recommend to anyone. Staff is also very friendly.

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

Great Condition

The fairways, rough and green conditions were just excellents, even after all the rain that just had fall, I enjoyed my play. Cant't wait to play it again.
Way better than Hard Rock golf, in Playacar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great open course

This course was previously called Grand Coral, but it is still a very nice layout. Fairways and greens are wide and large. Quite a bit of water and lots of sand to keep you on your game. The course was in great shape. Also seeing some of the local wildlife (coatimundi and crocs), is a bonus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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)
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