Golfing opportunities abound at the signature Greg Norman, 7,000-yard, 18-hole course, El Camaleón, which in 2006 became the first golf course to host an official PGA TOUR event in Mexico. The championship golf course is the centerpiece of the Mayakoba resort enclave in which Rosewood Mayakoba resides. Located on the resort’s doorstep, El Camaleón meanders through the lush tropical landscape of the Riviera Maya coast, providing a scenic backdrop to guests’ golfing sessions.

Preferential tee times can be arranged through the concierge and charged to each room. The resort also provides complimentary transportation to and from the course.

THE COURSE

THE COURSE

El Camaleón is aptly named for its diverse layout and varied landscape, which bends through tropical jungles, dense mangroves and oceanfront stretches of sand with holes bordered by massive limestone canals. Indigenous and environmentally inspired design aspects are evident from the opening fairway with its imposing Cenote (sinkhole), an ancient underground cavern.

While each hole shines with its own particular magic, the Par 3s have earned the most plaudits. Hole 15 defines the El Camaleón experience. At only 160 yards from the back marker, the hole plays directly towards the sparkling coast. Regardless of one's score, the ocean view remains with the player long after the round. Hole 7 also plays to the edge of the Caribbean Sea, with the sand and spray punctuating the breeze. This is a dramatic, meandering course that makes full use of its proximity to both jungle and ocean, giving golfers a once-in-a-lifetime putting experience.

JIM MCLEAN GOLF SCHOOL AT MAYAKOBA

JIM MCLEAN GOLF SCHOOL AT MAYAKOBA

Already America’s top golf school, the Jim Mclean Golf School at Mayakoba is now the top teaching facility in Mexico. Combining personally selected trainers with state-of-the-art JC Video Swing Analysis technology, the school’s programs are guaranteed to improve guests’ swings. The practice facility is unmatched – the school comes with a 350-yard double-sided tee, a short game facility and a 40-yard wide putting green.