Cancun on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula might have the reputation as a party town for college and high-school students on spring break, but there's so much more in this destination. It is Mexico's largest resort region, attracting roughly 3 million tourists annually, so there's an endless parade of entertainment for all ages.

Count golf high on the list.

Away from the course, golfers can get pampered at all-inclusive resorts, where guests can revel in the beach, boating, fishing, water sports such as parasailing and water skiing, spa, tennis and more. Every major chain -- Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Hilton, Iberostar, Dreams, Fairmont, Palace Resorts -- has a presence and their own unique charms.

Touring archaeological sites around Cancun -- try El Rey, Yamil Lu'um, Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba -- remains the No. 1 attraction. The Xel-Ha is a natural aquarium considered the largest aquarium in the world. This water theme park offers swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling and more.

Day trips to Cozumel, Playa del Carmen or the nature reserve of Sian Ka'an are easily doable for adventurous vacationers.

Cancun By The Numbers

Average Overall Rating

3.8 stars from 5

based on 310 reviews.

4-5 stars:
3-4 stars:
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1-2 stars:
Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 3.4 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In Cancun Area

Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. Riviera Cancun Golf Club

    Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    4.6 stars from 5 (120)

  2. Puerto Cancun Golf Course

    Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    4.5 stars from 5 (69)

  3. The Golf Club at Moon Palace

    Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    4.4 stars from 5 (18)

  4. Iberostar Cancun

    Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    4.2 stars from 5 (78)

Cancun Area Map

All Courses In Cancun Area