El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort

Carr. Federal Cancún- Playa del Carmen Km 298,

nr Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo 77710

  • Office

    +52 (984) 873 4900
  • Pro shop

    +52 (984) 206 4653
  • Fax

    +52 (984) 873 4901
  • Academy

    Jim McLean Golf School at Mayakoba

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, mangroves, oceanside (Pacific Ocean) for two holes & limited residential.

  • Designer:

    Greg Norman

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7024
6123
5078
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.8
69.5
69.0

Location

Latitude:

20.689815

Longitude:

-87.031696

How to get there:

8 km NE of Playa del Carmen / 58 km SW of Cancún.

El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2006

El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort is home to a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Mexico. This very natral tree-lined and open parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy.

The Chameleon's expansive and briefly oceanside layout is, as its name suggests, ever changing. The layout weaves through three distinct environments. These include dense tropical jungle, mangrove forests, and on two holes, stunning oceanfront stretches of sand.

On several occasions the course is bisected by large limestone canals. Designer Greg Norman has even incorporated a cenote, an ancient underground cavern and river system into the centre of the opening fairway.

El Camaleón's par 3s are among the course's highlights, with the 7th and 15th holes playing right to the edge of the Carribbean Sea. In the distance is one of the world's largest coral reefs and the island of Cozumel. A Mexican "must play."

Stay&Play at Mayakoba Resort: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Yucatan Peninsula

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: resort guests US$259; outside visitors US$349. Golf cart included.

Contact club/resort for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Golf carts are equipped with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent (incl a double-ended driving range).

Did you know?

In 2006, the El Camaleón course made history, becoming the first golf course to host an official PGA Tour event in Mexico (the Mayakoba Classic), and the first PGA Tour event held outside the United States or Canada. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Mayakoba).

El Camaleón Mayakoba holds six Audubon International certifications for environmental stewardship and awareness.

Published ranking

Mexico's 8th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Fairmont MayakobaAAA 5-Diamond

    Ctra. Federal Cancún-Playa del Carmen Km 298, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710.

    +52 (984) 206 3000

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    The Fairmont Mayakoba, a Riviera Maya resort, features 401 elegantly appointed guestrooms. These luxury accommodations include lagoon and jungle view casitas and beach area suites, designed around a network of crystal clear waterways. Fairmont Mayakoba guests will appreciate the 18-hole El Camaleón golf course, Willow Stream Spa, and dining experiences at the award-winning Las Brisas and El Puerto restaurants and European style Café Maya.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      El Camaleón

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Playacar (10 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Paraiso Beach

  • Rosewood Mayakoba

    Ctra. Federal Tulum-Cancún Km 298, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710.

    +52 (984) 875 8000

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    Surrounded by emerald jungle and pristine white beaches, Rosewood Mayakoba is a Riviera Maya resort that defines a private world of luxury. The 130 exclusive suites are built along serene lagoons and the Caribbean Sea. Hidden by the tropical jungle, the Sense Spa lies on its own island, secluded from the rest of the resort. The Greg Norman designed El Camaleón golf course provides the centerpiece of the Mayakoba resort enclave, in which Rosewood Mayakoba resides.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      El Camaleón

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Playacar (10 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Paraiso Beach

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