Golf at Tulum
Bahía Príncipe Clubs & Resorts, unveiled the Riviera Maya Golf Club, a new 36-hole golf course, conceived to provide personal enjoyment to players from around the world. The facilities have been designed by the Robert Trent Jones II architectural firm. Once the project has been completed, it will boast a 36-hole course set out on 90 hectares of land and will become one of the most important in the area. Play began on Dec. 15, with nine professional holes in play (par 36). By February 2010, Riviera Maya Golf Club will have 18 professional holes and another nine executive ones, which will allow golfers to play a complete round.
The field is located in the Riviera Maya, next to Hotel Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya and in the real estate project, Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Residencial Golf. The first of several that make up the residential real estate division of Grupo Piñero. Residental contemporary design located in the most exclusive places in the world (Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica) and offer lots of options: lots overlooking the golf course, luxury villas built as apartments, overlooking the sea, etc.
On December 15, 2009, I opened the first 9 holes Riviera Maya Professional Golf Club (par 36). It is envisaged that next February will have 18 professional and 9 holes “executive”, so that golfers visiting Maya Riviera Golf Club, will play a complete round of 18 holes.
The original design of 36 holes will be completed next spring with the opening of the last 9 holes professionals. Maya Riviera Golf Club has also, plenty of facilities such as clubhouse, pool, spa, Pro Shop, restaurants, and bars.
To develop the field has followed a recovery of flora and fauna along with the organic Eco-Bay Foundation. This has been guaranteed the preservation and protection of ecosystems, native species, and endangered species, rescuing and relocating a large number of plant species and conserving the typical landscapes of the region. The combination of these species in the lakes and cenotes, make Clubuna Golf Riviera Maya experience for golf lovers and a place worth visiting for nature lovers.
“In this field,” says Vanessa Vignali, corporate director of Bahia Principe Golf, “the first thing that leaves you speechless is its natural environment. Although you are playing golf in the end it is almost the least … you are so surrounded by incredible birds of all colors, iguanas that cross your path, coatis and serequés, etc., that you almost forget the game a little. At least it happens to me, which is still a bit of a concentration problem … Then, those cenotes in the middle of a hole that impress.
“The design,” he continues, “is spectacular. Here you have to constantly place the ball because you either have a cenote or islets in the middle of a hole or the mangroves that delimit the streets. And that the rough is not very high. Greens also have their complication. I would say that it is the most demanding course in this area. It is also long with some certainly difficult holes ”.
“Among the holes I would highlight is the 4, which I really like, with the Kang Ha River that winds its way. It is a par 5 in which you can try, taking risks, get two to the green, but it is complicated. Then, of course, hole 6, with a cenote in the middle of the street that you hardly see until you get to it. The drive has a very narrow drop, with a wall to the right … You have to put the ball in place to have a shot on the green. I also really like 14, a spectacular par 5, and, of course, 15, one of the most beautiful par 3 I know. Compensates for the almost ‘impossible hole’ character with the beauty of the design. Getting out of here with a double bogey almost matters less than the pleasure of playing this hole. ”
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