The Golf Club at Playacar (Paseo Xaman-Há opposite Hotel Viva Azteca, tel. 998/193-2010, ext. 8670, www.palaceresorts.com, 6 a.m.–sundown daily) is a challenging 7,144-yard championship course designed by Robert Van Hagge and located in Playacar, the upscale hotel and residential development south of Playa del Carmen proper.
Greens fees are US$200 per adult, US$120 after 1 p.m., and US$40 for children under age 17 (accompanied by adult), including cart, snacks, and drinks; free hotel pickup is included for full-price rounds. Reserve at least a day in advance November–January.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition