Jack Nicklaus designed the par-72 championship course at Cozumel Country Club (Carr. Costera Norte Km 6.5, tel. 987/872-9570, www.cozumelcountryclub.com.mx , 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m. daily), located at the far end of the northern hotel zone.
Greens fees are US$169 until 12:30 p.m., when they drop to US$105. Carts are required and included in the rate.
In addition to the slightly rolling, moderately challenging course, the club has a driving range, putting and chipping areas, overnight bag storage, a retail shop, and lessons from PGA golf pros. Book online for a discount.
For something more laid-back, Mini Golf Cozumel (Calle 1 at Av. 15 Sur, no phone, minigolfcozumel [at] hotmail [dot] com, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon., 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Tues.–Sat., US$8) features a fun 18-hole course set on a plot laden with tropical foliage plus a faux waterfall or two; it’s just three blocks from the ferry. You’ll get a walkie-talkie with your putter; use it to order $1 sodas and $2 beers and sangria, delivered to you right on the green. Watch for iguanas.