PGA Mayakoba Golf Classic Rivieramaya Playa del Carmen

Only one PGA golf Tournament outside USA came to see htis PGA tours event without american visa
The Mayakoba Golf Classic made golf history when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada in February 2007. Now, as the tournament enters its third year, it continues to establish itself as one of the finest stops on the PGA TOUR schedule in the eyes of players, fans and sponsors alike.
With the wonders of the Riviera Maya and Cancun regions, the beauty of the Mayakoba resort and the warmth and hospitality of the Mexican people, the Mayakoba Golf Classis is poised for its best year ever when 132 pro golfers descend upon Playa del Carmen for the 2009 edition of México’s Only PGA TOUR Event.

The Mayakoba Golf Classic is proud to announce that tickets for the third edition of México’s Only PGA TOUR Event are now on sale. The 2009 Mayakoba Golf Classic will take place from February 25 through March 1. Prices start at only $20 USD.
PGA Tournament Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya – Cancún
Date: February 23 – March 1, 2009
Defending Champion: Brian Gay (66-67-62-69-264)
Purse: $3.6 million USD
Course:  El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba
Location: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México is 35 miles south of Cancún in the heart of the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean Sea.
PGA Tour Mayacoba Television Times
Thursday 10:30 pm – 12:30 am CT
1:30 am – 3:30 am CT (Friday) GOLF CHANNEL
Friday 10:30 pm – 12:30 am CT
2:00 am – 3:30 am CT (Saturday) GOLF CHANNEL
Saturday 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm CT
1:00 am – 3:00 am CT (Sunday) GOLF CHANNEL
Sunday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm CT
1:00 am – 3:00 am CT (Monday)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm CT (Monday) GOLF CHANNEL
El Camaleón Golf Club – Course Information
Greg Norman was the preeminent player of his generation, a Hall of Famer who won more than 60 titles around the globe. Ultimately though, the Shark’s golfing legacy won’t be the number of tournaments he won, it will be his golf course designs. With more than 50 courses on four continents, Greg Norman is fast becoming the dominant player in golf course architecture.
El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort, managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is his latest masterwork. The 7,039-yard layout is unique – not just to México but to the entire golfing kingdom. The course bends through three distinct landscapes – tropical jungle, dense mangroves, and oceanfront stretches of sand with holes bisected by massive limestone canals. He’s even incorporated a cenote, a massive, ancient cavern common to the area, into the heart of the opening fairway. And as in all Norman projects, he has balanced the course to make it enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. From the tips, El Camaleón is a major league test, a real Shark bite. However, each hole is sprinkled with a minimum of five tee blocks, so there is a distance for every player.
While the course is a standout, the surrounding golf amenities are equally as stunning. The handsome, Mayan influenced clubhouse rises above the 18th green and the adjoining practice facility and driving range are five star. Even more amazingly, with the resort’s unique canal system, golfers will be able to step out of their rooms and into a boat, which will ferry them to the first tee.
Where is the PGA tour mexico?
In 2006, El Camaleón made history by becoming the first golf course to host an official PGA TOUR event in México 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 and is broadcast exclusively on the GOLF CHANNEL.
Where Mayacoba is located?
Mayakoba is 30 minutes south of the Cancún International Airport and 40 minutes from the Cancún hotel zone. Located in the Central Time Zone, Cancún is easily accessed from many international airports.
Where is Mayakoba?
Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juárez, Km. 298
Playa del Carmen, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo
C.P. 77710, México
How to get mayacoba?
From Cancún International Airport:
Exit the airport and turn right/south onto Carretera Federal 307 towards Tulum.
Travel approximately 30 minutes and then follow the signs to General Parking which will be on your right.
From Cancún hotel zone:
Travel westbound on Avenida Kukulkan towards Carretera Federal 307.
Turn left/south onto Carretera Federal 307.
Travel approximately 30 minutes and then follow the signs to General Parking which will be on your right.
From Playa del Carmen:
Travel westbound on Avenida Juarez or Avenida Constituyentes to Carretera Federal 307.
Turn right/north onto Carretera Federal 307.
Travel 5.1 miles/8.2 km from Avenida Juarez or 4.5 miles/7.2 km from Avenida Constituyentes to Mayakoba. Pass the main resort entrance to Mayakoba, follow the signs to make a u-turn and enter General Parking.
Approximate direct flight times from US cities to Rivieramaya Mayacoba are:
1.5 hours from Miami
2.0 hours from Atlanta
2.0 hours from México City
2.5 hours from Dallas/Ft Worth/Houston
3.5 hours from Chicago
4.0 hours from Los Angeles
4.5 hours from New York City
Hotels in Mayacoba:
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
is the largest luxury hotel company in North America, with a distinctive collection and a worldwide reputation for excellence. Our diverse portfolio includes historic icons, elegant resorts and modern city center properties. From the beaches of Hawaii and Bermuda to the heart of New York City, all of our hotels offer a superior guest experience that is uniquely “Fairmont.”
Hotels under the Fairmont banner offer guests an extraordinary place that is created by combining unique architecture and structure, expressive decor and artistry, and magnificent features all in one great location. Add great service to this and the result is an extraordinary experience that would make your memory of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts a long and lasting one.

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