Golfing in the US has long been a vacation activity that attracts players from all around the world. However, though there are certainly world class courses and resorts in the U.S., our neighbor to the south also has some amazing locations for avid golfers. Here are the top five Mexican golf cities every golfer should visit:
San Jose Del Cabo - Baja California Sur, Mexico
One of the premiere destinations for golf in Mexico is literally just south of the border in Baja California. The city of San Jose Del Cabo is a popular tourist destination, but golfing takes center stage. Some of the popular golf resorts include Los Cobos Golf Resort, Palmilla Golf Course, and One & Only Palmilla. One & Only Palmilla, for instance, offers amazing views of both the desert and ocean, bringing an unmatched feeling of paradise.
Mazatlan - Sinaloa, Mexico
Directly across the gulf from San Jose Del Cabo sits Mazatlan. This resort area has a number of world class courses including Estrella del Mar. This course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is consistently rated as one of the top courses in Mexico. Another great course worth checking out is El Cid. This course is a golfer's dream complete with Bermuda grass greens and a challenging par-72 18-hole course.
Mexico City, the federal and business hub of Mexico, also has a number of nice courses to take in. Many travel to Mexico City for business, and thus, golf courses have been popping up over the years. One of the top courses in the area is Club Campestre El Copal. Described as a "hidden gem," this course is highly rated and a perfect destination for those looking to get away from the office for a few hours.
Cancun - Quintana Roo, Mexico
When most people think of vacationing in Mexico, Cancun often crosses their mind. This resort city has been designed for those seeking sun and fun, which includes golfing. One of the most well known golf courses and resorts in Cancun is the Moon Palace Golf & Spa. The course at the Moon Palace is as challenging as it is fun and perfect for those who are a looking for an option that is a bit less serious than other courses. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course offers amenities, lessons, and outstanding views.
Acapulco - Guerrero, Mexico
Acapulco is a very popular southern Mexico tourist destination, and you can be sure that you will find a number of amazing golf courses. One of these courses is the Turtle Dunes Country Club located at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess resort. This course is a private course, only available to members and guests of the hotel. Designed by Tripp Davis, this exclusive course is nestled in the tropical foliage and offers a number of challenges for players. Often called "deceitful" and "difficult," this is one course you shouldn't take lightly.
If you are traveling to Mexico in search of a golfer's paradise, make sure to look into one of these south of the border links destinations.