"El Camaleón Mayakoba has two distinct characteristics. The ocean side of the course is part of a vast system of mangrove wetlands with minimal undulation. Upper area holes are rolling and rocky. Design features are dramatic and cenotes create unusual hazards. Several holes have tight landing areas. This, coupled with great playing conditions, make it a first-rate venue."
Designed by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman and inaugurated in 2006, El Camaleón Golf Course made golf history in 2007 when it became the home of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA TOUR event to be contested outside the US and Canada. Like the chameleon, from which it takes its name, the course offers constantly changing views as it winds through three diverse ecosystems: the tropical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands and the Mexican Caribbean Sea coastline. Distinctive hazards such as cenotes (sink holes), extensive bunkers and crystal-clear fresh water canals are unique features of El Camaleón, certified by Audubon International for its commitment to the environment.
18 Holes 7,024 Yards Par 72 Rating 74.8 Slope 139 Paspalum Grass
“I like to give players options, whether using a driver or long iron off the tee to shape a certain shot, or different flop shots around the green areas. When traveling to Mayakoba, make sure to take all 14 clubs in your bag.”
Our full stock Logo Pro Shop offers the latest golf apparel for both gentlemen and ladies, as well as a variety of balls, gloves, divot repair tools and other golf accessories. You will also find MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC logoed merchandise that will make for a fabulous souvenir. Professional line golf clubs are available for rent.
The practice facility features a 450 yard long two sided tee driving range, a short game area to practice chipping and bunker shots and a large putting green to a feel the shape and speed of the greens prior to going on the course. An All Day Pass with unlimited usage of range balls is available and we host the only Jim McLean Golf School in Latin America offering a variety of programs for players of all levels as well as group clinics.
Koba Restaurant offers on-course Beverage Cart service with a variety of refreshments and alcoholic drinks, cigars, snacks, sandwiches, etc. At the Club House you can enjoy a delicious seating down Mexican breakfast, our acclaimed El Camaleon Burger or crusty cheese flank steak tacos overlooking the 18th hole. Koba Restaurant also offers an elegant bar and a comfortable lounge area where you can watch the Golf Channel or sport games while you savor your meal. The Koba Restaurant hours are from 7:00am to 6:00pm.
El Camaleon features a PGA Tour style locker room with 144 individual lockers where you can find the commemorative plaques of all GOLF MAYAKOBA CLASSIC champions. It also offers stylish showers and a spacious lounge seating TV area with nice views of the 18th hole.
El Camaleon is certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary for its commitment to the environment and eco-friendly practices, thus meeting the required standards for protecting and sustaining the land, water quality, conserving natural resources, and providing wildlife habitats. Much like the rest of the Mayakoba Resort, the course is teeming with birds, iguanas, coatis, spider monkeys and other wildlife that golfers can enjoy during their round. For more information about Audubon International programs and certifications visit www.auduboninternational.org
El Camaleon is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, 30 miles south of Cancun International Airport and 5 miles north of cosmopolitan town Playa del Carmen. It lies inside the Mayakoba Resort Complex along with 4 luxurious hotels and residential homes fronting the Caribbean Sea and second largest coral reef in the world. Cancun is well connected with the main cities in the US and Canada such us New York, Dallas and Toronto offering direct flights.