Gran Coyote Golf
Gran Coyote Golf Club overview
Located in Playa del Carmen on the east coast of Mexico and 40 miles south of Cancun is Gran Coyote Golf. One of the younger golf facilities in the area having opened in 2011, this Nick Price design is always in great condition with manicured fairways and contoured greens that blend into the natural surroundings.
The facilities at the clubhouse are first-class, from the extensive practice area and the stocked pro-shop to the food and drink available both on and off the course.
The Coyote Grill is in the shade of a large tree next to the clubhouse and serves up everything from barbequed New York steak tacos to pulled pork sandwiches and a selection of beverages. The 19th Hole Snack Restaurant is a relaxed alternative overlooking the 18th green and serving breakfast specials to late afternoon appetizers.
Gran Coyote Golf Course overview
The Nick Price-designed course at Gran Coyote Golf is an 18-hole, par-71 layout that works its way through the coastal jungle landscape. The fairways are relatively wide however the wind can play a factor both off the tee and with your approach into the greens as it is known to whip in off the nearby ocean.
With excellent putting surfaces and manicured fairways, it’s an enjoyable course to experience in Playa del Carmen, and although 7000 yards off the tips there are many teeing options to suit all golfers.
Despite having only opened in 2011, the course has already gained recognition as a qualifying course for the World Amateur Championship.
The highlight of the round will come at the par-3 5th hole. Measuring 148-yards from the championship tees it may appear easy on paper, however, golfers are met with a difficult tee shot into a green protected both left and right by bunkers and a large water hazard. Anything short is destined for trouble and even if you hit the green, the undulating putting surface is challenging.
Accommodation near Gran Coyote Golf
The 5-star, all-inclusive Playacar Palace is a high-end resort in the town of Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun. Stay here for an oceanside setting in upscale surroundings, offering many activities.