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4.6
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
94.7%
Recommend this course
111 out of 123 reviews
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4.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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4.7
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
5.0
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 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.

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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

4.6
123 Reviews (123)

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 2
Handicap 0-4
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 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
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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
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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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gran Coyote in rainy season

Rainy season, so it’s hit or miss. Today was a home run Dodged the torrential downpours of past two days and amazing how quickly the course is playable. They have made great strides over past two years. Greens were smooth and true rolling. Marshals were most attentive I’ve ever seen (only 5 rounds here)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course !!

Amazing course, staff was great from the minute we arrived until the time we were done.

Booked a second round for next week !!!

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

Amazing course and staff!!!

Played this course for the first time today and will be booking round 2 in 2 days this evening! Challenging but forgiving course. Rental clubs are higher end amd in great condition. Staff was very accomodating and friendly. Looking forward to round 2 amd maybe even 3 if we can squeeze it before departure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Super nice conditions challenging but fair

One of the nicest courses I've ever played. A bit pricy but golf now hot deal and points made it very reasonable. Rental taylormade clubs in good shape. The heat and humidity was intense take it easy and frequent rest helps. Staff is extremely attentive I felt like a VIP.

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

Awesome outing.

Awesome course Great design ,tough but fair and really fun to play. Great staff and tacos at turn were fantastic.

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

Great Course

This is the first time I have played this course, I can promise it will not be the last. Beautiful course and extremely well maintained. Lots of water and sand traps, really make you think and position your ball in the right place. My only complaint is that the greens are very firm. I hit some great shots onto the greens only to have them roll off the back. The staff was super friendly and bilingual. I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Save your money

Every other hole was being watered and most had maintenance being done .. workers didn’t stop or turn off equipment... then had to wait as all the staff and I mean everyone was at the putting green playing some game.. I did mention the terrible experience but nothing was said or done.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Exceptional value

Fairways were in great shape, greens were receptive and rolled true. Pace was perfect and staff was friendly and attentive. Tacos from the barbecue outside we’re the perfect end to a great round.

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