Golf in the Riviera Maya


June 25, 2020

Have you ever played golf?

Believe it or not, golf is very popular. It is considered one of the 10 most popular sports in the world.

Although not many people consider golf as a sport, it requires a lot of precision and honesty, because unlike other sports - like soccer, for example- there is no referee in golf.

This is why golf requires a lot of concentration and patience. Golf players, rather than compete against other players, are competing against themselves.

And yes, golf is a sport. While exorbitant physical strength is not required, playing golf requires that you exercise your muscles. It is also considered a very quiet but highly competitive sport.

Thus, it is not surprising that golf is one of the favorite sports of investors and businessmen, since strategy is key to being successful.

In addition, golf is a low-risk activity that can make you burn between 700 calories just by playing in a 9-hole course. It is believed that when you play golf you exercise around 17 muscles of the arms, legs and abdomen. In addition, being a sport that needs a lot of concentration, golf is also one of the favorite sports of those who want to relax and enjoy.

While golf is known worldwide, the Americas -especially the United States, Canada and Mexico-, are home to 54% of the golf supply.

Although in Mexico golf is not as popular as soccer, the country is one of the top countries to play golf. For starters, Lorena Ochoa, one of the best golfers in the world and the first Mexican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, is from Guadalajara.

According to the Golf Digest Magazine, the best golf course in Latin America is located in the Riviera Maya, on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean.

But before talking about golf in the Riviera Maya, it is important that we clarify what golf is and why more and more investors are interested in acquiring properties with this amenity.

What is golf?

Even if you have never played golf, surely you have some idea of ​​what it is and the objective of the game: to hit balls into holes using a kind of inverted stick that is called golf club.

In order to hit the ball into a hole it is necessary to apply force depending on the type of course, distance, golf club and ball.

Golf consists of putting the ball into the hole using the fewest number of strokes. The game is played on courses with 18 holes -when talking about professional playing-, since there are courses with 9 holes. For example, each hole has a different distance in which the golfer must test his capacity in the least amount of strokes. That is why golf is a sport that requires a lot of patience and practice.

There are different types of equipment according to the level of the golfer. An amateur player can choose to play with balls for beginners instead of playing with balls for advanced or professional golfers.

Another thing that is important to note is that you can only have 14 different golf clubs in your bag. These will also depend on your level and ability. Many beginners feel they need to buy all possible golf clubs to become the best golfer, but they will only be useful according to the skills of the owner.

Remember, golf is a sport to challenge yourself. If you are thinking about starting to play it, wanting to show off to other players can be counterproductive.

Person playing golf.
Golf is a sport that requires precision, concentration and strategy. Golf players, rather than compete against other players, are competing against themselves.

Golf in retirement

Golf is a sport that many retirees want to practice in their spare time. This has not gone unnoticed by real estate developers and today there are several investment offers with access to golf courses.

As mention in ‘Tips to acquire your home for retirement’, the dream of many workers is to be able to enjoy retirement without worries, especially when they have a challenging job that did not allow them to travel. Of course, each worker has different interests, however, everyone wants to enjoy retirement at its fullest.

That is why many retirees start planning retirement in advance, especially if they want to move out of their country.

As you may know, Mexico is one of the favorite countries for retirement thanks to the low cost of living - compared to other countries such as the United States and Canada - and for its natural attractions. Thousands of foreigners are attracted to the possibility of living a quieter life, far from the stress.

However, there are those foreigners who do not feel very confident in the Mexican infrastructure. Fortunately, this has changed over time.

Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Merida are some of the best places to retire in Mexico thanks to the quality of life and infrastructure. It is also important to keep in mind the affordability of services, especially health services. This allows people to enjoy a high quality of life.

Banner of real estate developments in the Riviera Maya.

Golf in the Riviera Maya

Have you ever wondered why living near the beach is recommended for sick people? You probably know someone who move near the beach to improve their health, or probably you have seen it on tv shows or films.

It is not that the sea alone has healing properties, but it is proven that living in beach towns is more relaxed and less stressful than living in urban cities.

In addition, sea waves can help calm nerves, anxiety and stress. Another advantage of living near the beach is that air quality is more beneficial for those who have respiratory diseases. Experts believe that living close to the ocean can stimulate health because residents are motivated to walk or do activities near the beach, in other words, they feel inspired to run, walk, do yoga, unlike doing activities in environments where pollution and noise are a daily thing.

Places like Los Cabos and the Riviera Maya have become a paradise for golfers.

However, as mentioned at the beginning, the Riviera Maya has the best golf course in Latin America, and this year will host the Latin American Amateur Golf Tournament.

Yes, the Riviera Maya Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones II and located in the residential complex of Bahia Principe.

Golf course.
Thanks to its design that integrates the natural resources in the area, the Riviera Maya Golf Club in Bahia Principe is the best golf course in Mexico and Latin America.

Riviera Maya Golf Club

The golf club features an 18-hole golf course and other with 9 holes. Both courses blend perfectly with the landscape and the Mayan jungle. Riviera Maya Golf Club takes the environment into account and was created with cutting-edge technology to highlight the beauty of the lakes, mangroves and cenotes in the Riviera Maya.

The field was inaugurated in 2010, and the design that perfectly integrates the environment attracts golfers to challenge themselves in the 9-hole golf course -where a round can take between one or two hours- or in the professional 18-hole course for more experienced golfers.

12th Latin American Amateur Golf Tournament

Thanks to the quality and design of the Riviera Maya Golf Club, it has been chosen to host the Latin American Golf Tournament Finale.

The tournament is one of the most prestigious in all of Latin America. 140 golfers from 10 different countries compete. The golfers represent their respective countries forming teams.

For the first time the tournament will be hosted in Bahia Principe, thus consolidating the Riviera Maya Golf Club as one of the best golf clubs in Mexico and the Americas.

Investing in the Riviera Maya

As you can imagine, being able to play golf surrounded by the Mayan jungle and the Mexican Caribbean is a key reason to make a real estate investment in the Riviera Maya.

The importance of the tourist flow in the area cannot be ignored: the Riviera Maya is one of the most important destinations in Mexico.

Cultural and gastronomic diversity, the possibility of enjoying regions such as Tulum, Akumal and Playa del Carmen, have grabbed the attention of investors who are looking to generate extra income listing their property in Airbnb.

Investing in the Riviera Maya is an excellent opportunity to protect your money from inflation, own a property with high capital gain, as well as enjoy the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, and play in one of the best golf courses in the Americas.

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