Swinging_The_Clubs_In_Cancun by marcusjames

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Swinging The Clubs In Cancun

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Summary:
As the number of championship caliber courses in the Cancun area
continues to grow, golf will undoubtedly become one of Cancun’s most
popular activities. With a number of courses already conveniently located
in The Hotel Zone – adjacent to all of Cancun’s other activities – a
great round of golf is easy to add to your Cancun itinerary. Most of the
courses you will encounter were designed with the environment and natural
landscape in mind by some of the world’s finest golf cou...


Keywords:
golf vacation, cancun golf, golf resort, cancun mexico


Article Body:
As the number of championship caliber courses in the Cancun area
continues to grow, golf will undoubtedly become one of Cancun’s most
popular activities. With a number of courses already conveniently located
in The Hotel Zone – adjacent to all of Cancun’s other activities – a
great round of golf is easy to add to your Cancun itinerary. Most of the
courses you will encounter were designed with the environment and natural
landscape in mind by some of the world’s finest golf course architects.
For the more committed golfing traveler, several excellent courses are
located throughout the Riviera Maya, just south of Cancun. Regardless of
where you decide to play, you will be treated to some excellent scenery
and an unforgettable round of golf.

Located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, the Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta
Pok is one of the oldest and most renowned courses in the area.
Constructed in 1976 by Robert Trent Jones Jr., this Cancun golf treasure
makes excellent use of the picturesque shoreline and scattered Mayan
ruins. Though the course has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments,
this par 72 offers an enjoyable experience to golfers of all skill
levels. The site also features top-notch practice facilities and a
restaurant with panoramic views of Cancun and the Caribbean Sea. Also in
the Hotel Zone, the Hilton Cancun Beach and Golf Resort, an 18-hole
championship course amongst abundant wildlife and Mayan ruins, is
highlighted by the “island tee” on the majestic 7th hole.

Jack Nicklaus’ signature Cancun golf course is located at The Moon Spa
and Golf Club. Composed of three distinct 9-hole courses – Jungle, Lakes
and Dunes – The Moon Spa and Golf Club is a shining example of the
ecological conservation employed in Cancun golf course construction. In
addition to the exotic vegetation and animal life surrounding the course,
players will be treated to incredible views of the Riviera Maya. Like a
few other courses in the area, The Moon Spa and Golf Club features all-
inclusive service with complimentary food and drinks, as well as
transportation from your Cancun resort.
Located 45 minutes south of Cancun is Greg Norman’s excellent
contribution to Cancun golf, El Camaleon Mayakoba. True to its name, the
course features an incredibly distinctive layout amongst a fluctuating
landscape of jungles, mangrove, subterranean caves, pristine lagoons and
stretches of Caribbean sand. Many players have also been impressed by El
Camaleon’s GPS-equipped golf carts that not only measure your shots, but
also allow you to record your scores electronically and order
refreshments.

Also south of Cancun is a pair of courses perfect for adventurous
golfers, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club and Playacar Golf Club.
Designed by P.B. Dye, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club features narrow
fairways and deep sand traps cut from the vibrant Mayan jungle. The
Playacar Golf Club, designed by Robert von Hagge, is surrounded by a
number of lakes, while several holes hug the Caribbean shoreline.

The first golf course on the island of Cozumel, just southeast of Cancun
– the Cozumel Country Club – is also one of the most challenging courses
ever designed by Jack Nicklaus. Carved from the Mayan jungles and
limestone bluffs at the northwestern tip of the island, the course took
five years to be constructed. However, the course was designed with the
environment in mind, receiving a certification in Environmental Planning
from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.

Given this growing popularity of golf in Cancun, it is no surprise that
several more tournament quality courses are scheduled to open in the near
future. The Puerto Cancun Golf Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf, is
currently being constructed between The Hotel Zone and downtown Cancun.
Though Puerto Cancun won’t be completed until late 2008, the course will
add another championship caliber challenge within close reach of Cancun’s
premier resorts. Scheduled to open in late 2007, The Tournament Players
Course (TPC) of Cancun has potential to be one of the finest courses in
all of Mexico. Designed by Tom Fazio, one of today’s most celebrated golf
course architects, The TPC of Cancun will feature 36 sprawling holes and
plenty of unique challenges. Also under construction is much anticipated
La Roca Country Club, designed by PGA Tour legend Nick Price.

								
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