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With more than 160 courses, some that embrace mountain and jungle settings, others that take in ocean and desert backdrops, golf in Mexico is all about variety. The majority of the best south-of-the-border courses are situated in three main resort areas; Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta (Nayarit/Jalisco) on the Pacific Coast and Cancun/Riviera Maya, where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean Sea.
In 25 short years, Los Cabos has morphed from a sleepy sportfishing town with one government-owned nine-hole course to a genuine, albeit pricey, golf mecca, with more than a dozen championship courses open for play and more on the books.
Mexico’s Pacific Coast is renowned for its beaches, jungle settings and for its national beverage, Tequila, which by law can be produced only in the state of Jalisco. Today, Jalisco and its most famous resort region, Puerto Vallarta are world-class, while the state directly to the north, Nayarit, has established itself as a superb resort destination in its own right.
Located on the eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula in the liltingly named Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the town of Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya are home to a heat-fueled mix of sand, surf and Mayan Jungle ruins, together with dozens of acclaimed, all-inclusive resorts. To the north, also in Quintana Roo, is the spring break—and now golfers–paradise of Cancun. In combination, they make for a terrific destination.