Spectacular golf is offered at the signature Greg Norman 7,000-yard, 18-hole course, El Camaleón. The championship golf course is the centerpiece of the resort enclave of Mayakoba in which Rosewood Mayakoba resides. Located adjacent to the resort, El Camaleón meanders through the lush tropical landscape of the Riviera Maya coast. Preferential tee times can be arranged through the Concierge and charged to one's room. The resort also provides complimentary transporation to and from the course.
In 2006, El Camaleón made history by becoming the first golf course to host an official PGA TOUR event in Mexico and the first official PGA TOUR event ever held outside of the United States or Canada. The tournament will continue to be held annually at El Camaleón through 2012.
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, an ancient underground cavern. El Camaleón is the only course in the Riviera Maya featuring two holes just steps from the Caribbean Sea.
While each hole shines with its own particular magic, the Par 3s have earned the loudest raves. 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 right to the edge of the Caribbean Sea with the sand and the spray punctuating the breeze. Hole 10 is another short hole that is long on memories. The figure-eight green is lined with drama. A shot too long or to the right drops deep into the crystal waters of the lagoon.
Jim McLean Golf School at Mayakoba
The Jim McLean Golf School at Mayakoba offers state-of-the-art JC Video Swing Analysis technology. Already America's top golf school, the Mayakoba School is now the top teaching facility in Mexico as well. McLean personally selects and trains instructors to ensure quality. With a 350-yard double-sided tee, short game facility and a 40-yard wide putting green, the practice facility is unmatched in Mexico.
*El Camaleón will be closed for the Mayakoba Golf Classic from Feb. 17-28, 2012.
From May 28 until June 1, 2012, El Camaleon Golf Course will undergo its annual Aeration Process.
From Monday, May 28 to Tuesday, May 29, the course will be open only from Holes 10 to 18. From Wednesday, May 30 to Thursday, May 31 the course will be open only from Holes 1 to 9. The 18 holes will be open to play on Friday, June 1. Special prices will apply. Please contact the Concierge for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Aeration is a mechanical process that creates more air space in the soil and promotes deeper rooting, thus helping the grass plants stay healthy. Top-dressing increases the soil’s ability to leach salts, nutrients and water through the profile while also promoting upright turfgrass growth. Without top-dressing (adding sand to the surface) core aeration, organic matter and thatch can create undesirable playing surfaces.