For golf lovers who wish to enjoy life in a beautiful beachfront area, Playa del Carmen real estate and the surrounding area known as the Riviera Maya is a prime choice; due to the number of world-class golf courses available, this area has been called the “golf capital of Latin America.”

During the first week of September, PGA legend Nick Price visited the area to review the progress of a new course which he designed and an accompanying oceanfront condo development with views of the golf course, the “Nick Price Residences.” The golf course and condos are located in the master development, Grand Coral.

Price held a press conference in the recently finished development, Mareazul (also in Grand Coral), to discuss the progress and answer questions. He informed the audience that he and his team selected Playa del Carmen due to the healthy ongoing growth the area is showing as an upscale tourism destination and community for retirees.

These quality Playa del Carmen condos have been advancing well with sales, and are expected to be completed during 2012. The development will include a club house, with a fitness center, a spa, tennis courts, bars and restaurants. The Nick Price Residences include 3 buildings, 4 stories each for a total of 123 residences with a variety of sizes, from 1 to 3 bedrooms. 2 bedroom units start around $300,000 USD, with a 15% discount, and developer financing available.
Nick Price (right) and Andy Welbourne, TOPMexico Agent
As Nick Price’s other courses, this one is very unique and integrates well with the Grand Coral concept, placing high importance on respect for the environment and natural vegetation. At the time of the press conference, 10 holes were very near completion, and the other 8 were in earlier stages of construction. The course is expected to be completed between the spring and late summer of 2011.

Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya to date include 8 completed golf courses. The following

Mayakoba Golf Course

  • 5-10 minutes from most parts of Playa del Carmen
  • First Host in Latin America of PGA championship tournaments

Playacar Club de Golf

  • In Playa del Carmen
  • 18 hole, 72 par course
  • designed by Robert von Hagge

Iberostar Golf Course

  • 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen
  • Located in the Iberostar resort

Mayan Resorts Golf Riviera Maya

  • 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen
  • 18-hole 54 par, 2923 yards
  • Jack Nicklaus Design, Executive course

Moon Palace Golf Club At Moon Palace

  • 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen
  • 18 hole, 72 par, 7165 yards
  • Jack Nicklaus Signature championship course

Puerto Aventuras Golf Club

  • 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen
  • 9 hole, 36 par (9 new holes under construction)
  • designed by Thomas Lehman

Caesar Park Golf & Beach Resort

  • Cancun hotel district (approx. 1 hour from Playa)
  • challenging championship course

Hilton Cancun Beach & Golf Club

  • Cancun hotel district (approx. 1 hour from Playa)
  • 18 hole, 72 par, 6767 yards

Melia Cancun Golf Club

  • Cancun hotel district (approx. 1 hour from Playa)
  • 18 hole, 54 par, 1818 yards

With these choices available, golf lovers looking for an ideal oceanfront lifestyle will do well to consider a vacation property in Playa del Carmen.; Mexico’s Leading Network of Specialists for Finding and Purchasing Mexican Properties Safely