With more than 150 golf courses to choose from, the golfer looking for a destination in Mexico has a wealth of choices. In fact, some of the biggest names in golf - Nicklaus, Trevino, Jones, Dye, Weiskopf, and Von Hagge - have designed courses here, although these are just some of your options when it comes to hitting the links.
One of the best golf destinations in Meixco is Acapulco. You'll find a number of different courses to choose from in this resort area located on the west coast of Mexico. Plan a round late in the day at the 9-hole course at Club de Golf, or test your skill on the championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones at Pierre Marques. For a little less of a challenge, try the shorter course known as the Acapulco Princess. Designed by Ted Robinson, this course has a resort with more than 1,000 guest rooms located right on the grounds so that you'll never be more than a few minutes away from the game. Or, check out one of the most beautiful courses in Mexico - Acapulco's Tres Vidas - which is located right on the waterfront.
Another option for your golf vacation is Mazatlan. What this city lacks in quantity when it comes to golf courses, it makes up for in diversity. The championship El Cid course by Lee Trevino isn't just challenging to play - it's challenging to get in to. You can only play these 27 holes in the off-season, and tee times are limited, so definitely call ahead. If you can't make it to El Cid, the par five opening hole on the Estrella del Mar course will give you a good indication of what this Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design has in store for you. The beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean will help soothe you, especially if this pro-level course winds up getting the best of you. Mazatlan is also home to one of the oldest courses in Mexico, the Club Campestre Golf and Country Club. This course has 9 holes, and you can play a round for less than $20 - making it an affordable and fun destination.
Finally, one of the most popular golf destinations in Mexico is Cabo San Lucas. Here, you'll find some of the best courses in the country, but expect to pay accordingly. Jack Nicklaus has designed three courses in Cabo San Lucas - the Cabo del Sol, the El Dorado and the Palmilla. However, the jewel of Cabo San Lucas is the Cabo San Lucas Country Club. This is a seaside course with nine lakes, holes in desert and mountain terrain and views of the Sea of Cortes and San Lucas Bay. The course is also home to the longest hole in the country, the 610 yard par 5 seventh hole which doglegs around one of the lakes. However, plan ahead - to play here, you'll need to buy a golf package through the Los Cabos Golf Resort as the course is located in a private community.
When traveling to Mexico on your golf getaway, you can either choose to make your own golfing arrangements or purchase a golf package from a travel guide or through the course itself. Whatever you choose, make sure you include time to explore some of the other things your destination has to offer. After all, you can't get the full experience of Mexico riding in a golf cart.
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