The Best of Golfing Mexico

With all that sun, sand and surf—not to mention premier hotels, spas, restaurants and resorts—a luxury vacation experience in Mexico is just par for the course.

And when you add in some of the world’s best course designs, developed by the likes of von Hagge, Smelek & Baril, Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the elite golf experience of a lifetime. Consider this your guide to Mexico’s finest greens.

Over 700,000 golf enthusiasts flock to Mexico each year to take a swing at one of its many world-class courses. With 212 golf resorts currently in operation, and another 30 under construction now, there’s never been a better time to tee off in Mexico.

Here, perfectly manicured and maintained courses collide with the nation’s stunning natural features, from the Sea of Cortez’s shimmering waves to the dense palm forests and rolling hills further inland. World Champion pro golfer and Mexican icon Lorena Ochoa sums up the appeal perfectly: “In addition to magnificent golf courses, [Mexico] has an immensely rich cultural heritage and natural attractions well-appreciated by golfers and all its visitors.” While you’ll find these great greens all across the country, three key areas for golfers are Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and the Riviera Maya region, Cancun in particular. You’re sure to find the courses below, all designed by some of the golf world’s top talent, up to par—and then some.